- Yumoto, Takakazu (Takakazu Yumoto, Japan)
Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto University
President, Association of Wildlife and Human Society
Dr. Takakazu Yumoto. Born 1959 in Ikeda Town (today, Miyoshi City) in Tokushima Prefecture. Graduated from Kyoto University’s Faculty of Science and completed both his M.A. and Ph.D. in botany, also at Kyoto University. Doctor of Science. Currently, Professor, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University. Formerly, Instructor, then Lecturer at Kobe University; Assistant Professor, Kyoto University; and Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature. President, Association of Wildlife and Human Society.
Major publications include Yakushima: kyoboku to mizu no shima no seitagaku (Kodansha, 1995) and Nettai urin (Iwanami Shoten, 1999), as well as edited volumes such as Sekai isan o shika ga ku (Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, 2006), Shiriizu Nihon retto no san-man go-sen nen: hito to shizen no kankyoshi (6 vols.) (Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, 2011).