Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Staff Profile

NameKATO, Yumi
AffiliationResearch Institute for Humanity and Nature
PositionVisiting Researcher
Arrival day2010年4月10日
Leaving the office day 
Year of Birth 
Academic CareerFaculty of Letters Arts and Sciences, Waseda University (2003)
Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University (2006)
Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University (2009)
Professional CareerJSPS Research Fellow (DC, 2008)
JSPS Research Fellow (PD, 2010)
Higher DegreesMaster (Kyoto University, 2006)
Ph. D. (Kyoto University, 2011)
Fields of SpecializationCultural Anthropology
Ecological Anthropology
Ethnobiology
Academic Society MembershipsInternational Society of Ethnobiology (ISE)
Malaysian Social Science Association (PSSM)
Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology
The Society for Ecological Anthropology
Japan Society for Southeast Asian Studies
Japan Society of Tropical Ecology

 

Papers

【Original Articles】

Kato, Y. 2012,02 Expansion of oil palm plantations and its effect on local people’s subsistence activities.. Collapse and Restoration of Ecosystem Networks with Human Activity. Research Institute for Humanity and Nature.:178-184.

Sakai, S., Choy, Y.K., Koizumi, M., Kishimoto-Yamada, K., Ichikawa, M., Kato, Y., Takano, T. K., Itioka, T., Soda, R., Samejima, H., Nakashizuka, T. 2012,02 Changes in the lives of indigenous people and their environments in Sarawak. . Collapse and Restoration of Ecosystem Networks with Human Activity. Research Institute for Humanity and Nature.:185-189.

Hon, J., Sakai. S., Choy, Y. K., Koizumi, M., Kishimoto-Yamada, K., Ichikawa. M., Kato, Y., Takano, T.K., Itioka, T., Soda, R., Samejima, H. 2012,02 Distribution and trend of animal abundance in the Rajang and Baram regions, Sarawak, based on questionnaire survey. . Collapse and Restoration of Ecosystem Networks with Human Activity. Research Institute for Humanity and Nature.:158-165.

Kato, Y. 2008,08 Oral history of Sihan mobility and their relation with neighboring ethnic groups. "Engaging Malaysian Modernity: 50 Years and Beyond" The Proceedings of 6th International Malaysian Studies Conference. Malaysian Social Science Sddociation. (reviewed).

Kato, Y. 2008,07 Ethnohistory of Sihan subsistence ant their concern with sedentarisation.. "Borneo onthe Move: Continuity and Change" The Proceedings of BRC 9th Biennial International Conference. Borneo Research Council.. (reviewed).

Ichikawa, M., Kato, Y., Samejima, H., Koizumi, M. 2007,10 Indigenous knowledge and techniques in forest resource uses in Borneo. Full paper submitted for The 2nd RIHN International Symposium “Asian Green Belt: Its Past, present and the future”. Kyoto

Kato,Y. 2006,11 The use of forest resources for food and income in a Borneo hunter-gatherer community.. The Proceedings of Kyoto Symposium "Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries and Re-visioning Area Studies: Perspectives from Asia and Africa" 21st Century COE Program, ASAFAS & CSEAS, Kyoto University:253-256. (reviewed).  http://areainfo.asafas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/kyotosympo/proceeding/main.html

Kato, Y. 2006,11 The use of forest resources and local biodiversity for food and cash income: livelihood strategies in the Sihan community, Sarawak, East Malaysia. Paper presented at the 10th International Congress of Ethnobiology. The International Society of Ethnobiology.

Kato, Y. 2006,07 The transformation of hunting-gathering activities and the strategy to market economy: a case of Sihan communiy in Belaga district, Sarawak. The proceedings of the 8th BRC Biennial International Conference. Borneo Research Council. (reviewed).

Kato, Y. 2008,03 The Significance of Ecosystem Services for the Livelihod of Local People in Sarawak. Sustainability and Biodiversity Assessment on Forest Utilization Options. Research Institute for Humanity and Nature:348-351.

Research Presentations

【Oral Presentation】

Kato, Y. The relationship between wild animals and indigenous community in Malaysia: The important relation with bearded pig (Sus barbatus). JSPS support program for improving graduate school education, 2009.09.03, Yaounde, Cameroun.  http://www.asafas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/kaikaku/reports/2009joint_tropical.html

Kato, Y. The role of wild animals among the indigenous cmmunity in Borneo: The importance of bearded pig (Sus barbatus) and its use. International workshop on the dynamics of ecological resource and human activity in tropical area: cases from Asia and Africa, 2009.08.27, Nairobi, Kenya.  http://www.asafas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/kaikaku/reports/2009joint_tropical.html

Kato, Y. A "surviving ethnic minority"?: One year experience of field research with the Sihan. Social Science Research Seminar Series, 2009.02.18, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia.  http://www.fss.unimas.my/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=65:brown-bag-seminar-semester-2-0809&catid=33:brown-bag-seminar&Itemid=109

Kato, Y. Oral history of Sihan mobility and their relation with neighboring ethnic groups. The 6th International Malaysian Studies Conference, 2008.08.05-2008.08.07, Sarawak, Malaysia.  http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Persatuan+Sains+Sosial+Malaysia+(Malaysian+Social+Science...-a0179660423

Kato, Y. Ethnohistory of Sihan subsistence and their concern with sedentarisation. The 9th Borneo Research Council International Conference, 2008.07.29-2008.07.31, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.  http://sepanggar.wordpress.com/

Ichikawa, M., Kato, Y., Samejima, H., Koizumi, M. Indigenous knowledge and techniques in forest resource uses in Borneo. The 2nd RIHN International Symposium, “Asian Green Belt: Its Past, present and the future”, 2007.10.30-2007.10.31, Kyoto.  http://www.chikyu.ac.jp/archive/event/international-symposium/02/index.html

Kato, Y. 'The use of forest resources and local biodiversity for food and cash income: Livelihood strategies in the Sihan Community, Sarawak, Eastern-Malaysia'. The 10th International Congress of Ethnobiology, 2006.11.05-2006.11.09, Chiang Rai, Thailand.

Kato, Y. The transformation of hunting-gathering activities and the strategy to market economy: a case of Sihan community in Belaga district, Sarawak. The 8th International Conference of Borneo Research Council , 2006.07.31-2006.08.01, Kuching, Malaysia.

Kato, Y., Samejima, H., Ichikawa, M., Soda, R., Alternatives of Local People’s Subsistence Activity in Kemena and Anap River Basin.. Annual Meeting on “Planted Forests in Equatorial Southeast Asia: Human-nature Interactions in High Biomass Society”, 2012.01.27-2012.01.28, Kyoto University.

Soda, R., Kato, Y. Oil Palm Smallholder in Tubau, Bintulu.. Annual Meeting on “Planted Forests in Equatorial Southeast Asia: Human-nature Interactions in High Biomass Society”, 2012.01.27-2012.01.28, Kyoto University.

【Poster Presentation】

Kato, Y. Utilization of rattans and transmission of knowledge for handicraft production. Sarawak Biological Resources Forum, 2010.03.29-2010.03.31, Kuching, Malaysia.

Kato, Y. 'The use of forest resources for food and income in a Borneo hunter-gatherer community’. Kyoto Symposium “Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries and Re-visioning Area Studies: Perspectives from Asia and Africa”, 2006.11.09-2006.11.13, Kyoto University Clock Tower Centennial Hall.  http://areainfo.asafas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/kyotosympo/index_j.html

【Invited Lecture / Honorary Lecture / Panelist】

Kato Y. Dynamics of human activities and its impact on ecological resources in Malaysia.. RIHN-NTU Biodiversity Colloquium., December 2011, Taipei, Taiwan.

Kato, Y. Living in a Plantation: Rural Development and Ethnic Minority in Sarawak. Exchange Lecture on Culture and Society in Southeast Asia, 2010.09.29, University Malaysia Sabah.  http://www.aa.tufs.ac.jp/fsc/meis/KK_100929.html