Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Staff Profile

NameYUMOTO, Takakazu
AffiliationResearch Institute for Humanity and Nature
PositionProfessor
Arrival day2003-04-01
Leaving the office day 
Year of Birth1959
Academic CareerFaculty of Science, Kyoto University (1982),
Department of Botany, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, M. Course (1984),
Department of Botany, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, D. Course (1987)
Professional CareerResearch Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (1987),
Assistant Professor, College for Liberal Arts, Kobe University (1989),
Lecturer, College for Liberal Arts, Kobe University (1992),
Lecturer, Faculty of Science, Kobe University (1992),
Associate Professor, Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University (1994),
Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (2003)
Higher DegreesD. Sc (Kyoto University, 1987)
M.Sc (Kyoto University, 1984)
Fields of SpecializationEcology
Academic Society MembershipsThe Ecological Society of Japan,
The Botanical Society of Japan,
The Japan Society of Tropical Ecology,
Japan Society for African Studies,
The Society for the Study of Plant Species,
Japanese Association of Historical Botany,
Wildlife Conservation Society

 

Books

【Authored/Co-authored】

Yumoto, T. & Isono, H. 2008 Tropical Rainforests as Living Forests. Yumoto, T. & Isono, H. , 152pp. (in Japanese)

【Chapters/Sections】

Okuro, T., Yumoto, T., Matsuda, H., Hayashi, N. 2012 What are the key drivers of changes and current status of satoyama and satoumi?. Anantha K. D., Nakamura, K., Takeuchi, K., Watanabe, M. & Nishi, M. (ed.) Satoyama- Satoumi Ecosystems and Human Well-Being. United Nations University Press, Tokyo, pp.60-124.

Yumoto, T. 2012 Why is satoyama and satoumi a concern?. Anantha K. D., Nakamura, K., Takeuchi, K., Watanabe, M. & Nishi, M. (ed.) Satoyama- Satoumi Ecosystems and Human Well-Being. United Nations University Press, Tokyo, pp.125-154.

Osumi, K. & Yumoto, T. 2011,03 Sustainable use and its collapse on forest resources. Yumoto, T. (ed.) Environmental History of Villages and Woods. 35,000 Years of the Japanese Archipelago: An Environmental History between Humanity and Nature, 3. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, pp.249-264. (in Japanese)

Yumoto, T. & Osumi, K. 2011,03 From forests to woods, and villages. Yumoto, T. (ed.) Environmental History of Villages and Woods. 35,000 Years of the Japanese Archipelago: An Environmental History between Humanity and Nature, 3. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, pp.11-16. (in Japanese)

Yumoto, T. 2011,02 "Wise use" and layered governance in the Japanese Archipelago. Yumoto, T. (ed.) What is Environmental History. 35,000 Years of the Japanese Archipelago: An Environmental History between Humanity and Nature, 1. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Sinjuku-ku, Tokyo, pp.11-20. (in Japanese)

Yunoto, T. 2011,02 Why the Japanese Archipelago is one of biodiversity hotspots?. Yumoto, T. (ed.) What is Environmental History?. 35,000 Years of the Japanese Archipelago: An Environmental History between Humanity and Nature, 1. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppann, Sinjuku-ku, Tokyo, pp.21-32. (in Japanese)

Yumoto, T. & Uesedo, Y. 2011 A future for tradition: cultural preservation and transmission on Taketomi Island, Okinawa, Japan. Baldacchino, G. & Niles, D. (ed.) Island Futures. Springer, Tokyo, pp.139-152.

Yumoto, T. 2009,03 Water circulating in ecosystems. RIHN (ed.) Futurability of Water and Human. RIHN series. Syowado, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, pp.69-107. (in Japanese)

Yumoto, T. 2008 Let’s consider natural resources around us. RIHN (ed.) Prescription to the Earth: Roots of Global Environmental Issues. Showa-do, Kyoto, pp.72-75. (in Japanese)

Yumoto, T. & Yoneda, M. 2008 What have been eaten by humans in the Japanese Archipelago ?. Yumoto, T. (ed.) Global Environment Viewed from Foods: Sustainability of Foods and Agriculture. Showa-do, Kyoto, pp.25-60. (in Japanese)

Editing

【Editing / Co-editing】

Yumoto, T. (ed.) 2011,03 Environmental History of Islands, Sea and Forests. 35,000 Years of the Japanese Archipelago: An Environmental History between Humanity and Nature, 4. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 351pp. (in Japanese)

Yumoto, T. (ed.) 2011,03 Environmental History of Villages and Woods. 35,000 Years of the Japanese Archipelago: An Environmental History between Humanity and Nature, 3. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan , Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 284pp. (in Japanese)

Yumoto, T. (ed.) 2011,03 Environmental History of Grasslands and Pasture. 35,000 Years of the Japanese Archipelago: An Environmental History between Humanity and Nature, 2. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 333pp. (in Japanese)

Yumoto, T (ed.) 2011,03 Environmental History of Mountains and Forests. 35,000 Years of the Japanese Archipelago: An Environmental History between Humanity and Nature, 5. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 381pp. (in Japanese)

Yumoto, T. & Suka, T. (ed.) 2011,03 Grasslands of Shinshu: Their History. Hoozuki Shoseki, Nagano, 175pp. (in Japanese)

Yumoto, T. (ed.) 2011,02 What is Environmental History ?. 35,000 Years of the Japanese Archipelago: An Environmental History between Humanity and Nature, 1. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 310pp. (in Japanese)

Yumoto, T. (ed.) 2008 Global Environment Viewed from Foods- Sustainability of Foods and Agriculture. Showa-do, Kyoto, (in Japanese)

Papers

【Original Articles】

Yumoto, T. 2011 Historical perspectives on the relationships between humanity and nature in the Japanese Archipelago. Hong, S.K., Wu, J., Kim, J.E., Nakagoshi, N. (ed.) Landscape Ecology in Asian Culture. Ecological Research Monographs. Springer, Tokyo, pp.3-10. (reviewed).

Kusaka, S., Nakano, T., Yumoto, T. & Nakatsukasa, M. 2011 Strontium isotope evidence of migration and diet in relation to ritual tooth ablation: a case study from Inariyama Jomon site, Japan. Journal of Archaeological Science 38:166-174. (reviewed).

Yumoto, T. 2011 The future of islands. Ogasawara Research 37:97-102. (reviewed).

Kawase, D., Yumoto, T. & Sato, K. 2010 Phylogeography of serpentine rare plants Arenaria katoana (Caryophyllaceae) . Acta Phytotaxonomica et Geobotanica 60:19-25. (reviewed).

Yumoto, T. 2010 Trans-disciplinary study on the dynamic process of semi-natural grasslands . Japanese Journal of Grassland 56:220-224. (in Japanese) (reviewed).

Kusaka, S., Hyodo, F., Yumoto, T. & Nakatsukasa, M. 2010 Carbon and nitrogen analysis on the diet of Jomon populations from two coastal regions of Japan. Journal of Archaeological Science 37:1968-1977. (reviewed).

Tsujino, R., Fujita, N., Katayama, M., Kawase, D., Matsui, K., Seo, A., Shimamura, T., Takemon, Y., Tsujimura, N., Yumoto, T. & Ushimaru, A. 2010 Restoration of floating mat bog vegetation after eutrophication damages by improving water quality in a small pond. Limnology 11:289-297. (reviewed).

Kawase, D., Hayashi, K., Takeuchi, Y. & Yumoto, T. 2010 Population genetic structure of Lilium japonicum and serpentine plant Lilium japonicum var. abeanum by using developed microsatellite DNA polymorphism marker. Plant Biosystems 144:29-37. (reviewed).

Yumoto, T. 2010 Why the Japanese Archipelago is one of biodiversity hotspots?. Seibutsukagaku 61(2):117-125. (in Japanese) (reviewed).

Tsujino, R., Ishimaru, E., & Yumoto, T. 2010 Distribution patterns of five mammals in the Jomon period, middle Edo period, and the present, in the Japanese Archipelago. Mammal Study 35:179-189. (reviewed).

Kawase, D., Tsumura, Y., Tomaru, N., Seo, A. & Yumoto. T. 2010 Genetic structure of an endemic Japanese conifer, Sciadopitys verticillata (Sciadopityaceae), by using microsatellite markers. Journal of Heredity 101:292-297. (reviewed).

Hosaka, T., Yumoto, T., Kojima, H., Komai, F. & Md. Noor N. S. 2009 Community structure of pre-dispersal seed predatory insects on eleven Shorea (Dipterocarpaceae) species. Journal of Tropical Ecology 25:625-636. (reviewed).

Kusaka, S., Ando, A., Nakano, T., Yumoto, T., Ishimaru, E., Yoneda, M., Hyodo, F. & Katayama, K. 2009 A strontium isotope analysis on the relationship between ritual tooth ablation and migration among the Jomon people in Japan. Journal of Archaeological Science 36:2289-2297. (reviewed).

Kitamura, S., Suzuki, S., Yumoto, T., Wohandee, P. & Poonswad. P. 2009 Evidence of the consumption of fallen figs by Oriental Pied Hornbill Anthracoceros albirostris on the ground in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand. Ornithological Science 8:75-79. (reviewed).

Tsujino, R. & Yumoto, T. 2009 Topography-specific seed dispersal by Japanese macaques in a lowland forest on Yakushima Island, Japan. Journal of Animal Ecology 78:119-125. (reviewed).

Imamura, A. & Yumoto, T. 2008 Dynamics of fruit-body production and mycorrhiza formation of ectomycorrhizal ammonia fungi in warm temperate forests in Japan. Mycoscinece 49:42-55. (reviewed).

Ishimaru, E., Umino, T., Yoneda, M., Shibata, Y., Yumoto, T. & Tayasu, I. 2008 Expansion in the distribution of marine products revealed by the identification of marine fish origins: a new perspective from carbon and nitrogen stable isotope data from Chugoku and Shikoku. Archaeology and Natural Science 57:1-20. (in Japanese) (reviewed).

Tsujino, R. & Yumoto, T. 2008 Seedling establishment of five evergreen tree species in relation to topography, sika deer (Cervus nippon yakushimae) and soil surface environments. Journal of Plant Research 121:537-546. (reviewed).

Kusaka, S., Ikarashi, T., Hyodo, F., Yumoto, T. & Katayama, K. 2008 Variability in stable isotope ratios in two Late-Final Jomon communities in the Tokai coastal region and its relationship with sex and ritual tooth ablation. Anthropological Science 116:171-181. (reviewed).

Kitamura, S., Yumoto, T., Noma, N., Chuailua, P., Maruhashi, T., Wohandee, P. & Poonswad, P. 2008 Aggregated seed dispersal by wreathed hornbills at a roost site in a moist evergreen forest of Thailand. Ecological Research 23:943-952. (reviewed).

Yamagiwa, J., Basabose, A. K., Kaleme, K. & Yumoto, T. 2008 Phenology of fruits consumed by a sympatric population of gorillas and chimpanzees in Kahuzi-Biega National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo. African Study Monographs (Supplementary Issue) 39:3-22. (reviewed).

Kitamura, S., Yumoto, T., Poonswad, P., Suzuki ,S. & Wohande, P. 2008 Rare seed predating mammals determine seed fate of Canarium euphyllum, a large-seeded tree species in a moist evergreen forest, Thailand.. Ecological Research 23:169-177. (reviewed).

Terakawa, M., Isagi, Y., Matsui, K. & Yumoto, T. 2008 Microsatellite analysis of the maternal origin of Myrica rubra seeds in the feces of Japanese macaques. Ecological Research 25:663-670. (reviewed).

Terakawa, M., Matsui, K., Hamada, T., Noma, N. & Yumoto, T. 2008 Reduced seed dispersal effectiveness in the large-seeded tree Myrica rubra in the absence of the Japanese macaque on Tanegashima Island, Japan. Japanese Journal of Conservation Ecology 13:161-167. (in Japanese) (reviewed).

Suzuki, S., Kitamura, S., Kon, M., Poonswad, P., Chuailua, P., Plongmai, K., Yumoto, T., Noma, N. Maruhashi, T. & Wohandee, P. 2007 Fruit visitation patterns of small mammals on the forest floor in a tropical seasonal forest in Thailand. Tropics 16:17-29. (reviewed).

Kawase, D., Yumoto, T., Hayashi K. & Sato K. 2007 Molecular phylogenetic analysis of the infraspecific taxa of Erigeron thunbergii A. Gray distributed in ultramafic rock sites. Plant Species Biology 22:107-115. (reviewed).

Kitamura, S., Yumoto, T., Poonswad, P. & Wohande, P. 2007 Frugivory and seed dispersal by Asian elephants, Elephas maximus, in a moist evergreen forest of Thailand. Journal of Tropical Ecology 23:373-376. (reviewed).

Sato, H., Yumoto, T. & Murakami, N. 2007 Cryptic species and host specificity in the ectomycorrhizal genus Strobilomyces (Strobilomycetaceae). American Journal of Botany 94:1630-1641. (reviewed).

Tsujino, R. & Yumoto, T. 2007 Spatial distribution patterns of trees at different life stages in a warm temperate forest. Journal of Plant Research 120:687-695. (reviewed).

Tsujino, R., Matsui, K., Ushimaru, A., Seo, A., Kawase, D., Uchihashi, H., SUzuki, K., Takahashi, J., Yumoto, T. & Takemon, Y. 2007 Invasion of the Mizorogaike Wetland by sika deer, and their effects on vegetation. Japanese Journal of Conservation Ecology 12:20-27. (in Japanese) (reviewed).

Research Presentations

【Oral Presentation】

Yumoto, T. Lessons from environmental history in the Japanese Archipelago. Convention of Biodiversity: Harmony between Utilization and Conservation, 2011.02.26, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. (in Japanese)

Yumoto,T. Satoyma landscape and its implication for biodiversity conservation. The Third International Conference on Forest Related Traditional Knowledge and Culture in Asia, 2010.12.14-2010.12.15, Kanazawa.

Yumoto, T. & Matsuda, H. Ecosystem management at community initiative in Biosphere Reserves in Japan. 5th EAFES Conference, 2010.09.14-2010.09.17, Sanju, Korea.

Yumoto, T. History of Satoyama Japan and its implication in the modern environmental issues. 5th EAFES Conference, 2010.09.12-2010.09.17, Sanju, Korea.

Yumoto, T. Satoyama concept: The case of bio-cultural landscape in the Japanese Archipelago. International Conference on Biological and Cultural Diversity for Development, 2010.06.08-2010.06.10, Montreal, Canada.

Yumoto, T. Human-nature interaction and climate in the Japanese Archipelago. PAGES Regional Conference, 2010.06.05-2010.06.06, Nagoya.

Yumoto, T. Ecosystem service provided by Satoyama and culture. URBIO: 2nd International Conference of Urban Biodiversity and Design, 2010.05.18-2010.05.22, Nagoya.

Yumoto, T. Cultural service provided by Satoyama landscape and its role for the conservation of biodiversity. World Congress of Agroforestry, 2009.08.23-2009.08.28, UNEP, Nairobi, Kenya.

Yumoto, T. Satoyama as refugia of endangered plants and animals in Japan. 10th International Congress of Ecology, 2009.08.16-2009.08.21, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia.

【Invited Lecture / Honorary Lecture / Panelist】

Yumoto, T. . COP10 satellite meeting "A joint programme of work on biological and cultural diversity", 2010.10.25, Nagoya.

Yumoto, T. Historical changes of ecosystem services provided by Satoyama. Meeting of Environmental Sociology "Satoyama Reflections", 2010.10.24, Tokyo. (in Japanese)

Yumoto, T. Forests as a global environmental issue. COP10 Forum: A Dialogue between Society and Academic Community, 2010.09.04-2010.09.05, Nagoya. (in Japanese)

Yumoto, T. Research on maintenance process of semi-natural grassland in Japan: a trans disciplinary approach. Annual meeting of Japanese Society of Grassland Science, 2010.03.26-2010.03.28, Tsu, Mie. (in Japanese)

Yumoto, T. A new exploration into human-nature relations in the japanese Archipelago- a transdisciplinary approach. Wildlife Management Project, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 2009.10.23, Fuchu, Tokyo. (in Japanese)

Yumoto, T. Satoyama in the Future: Bio- and Cultural Diversity. Public Lecture in Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Forestry, 2009.03.26, Kyoto. (in Japanese)

Yumoto, T. Ecosystem service provided by Satoyama and its sustainable use. International Symposium “Satoyama: Nature as Culture”, 2008.12.13, Kyoto. (in Japanese)

Yumoto, T. Loss of diversity is a global environmental issue. International Conference on Science and Technology for Sustainability 2008, 2008.09.12, Tokyo.