Staff Profile

NameSATO Tetsu
AffiliationResearch Department
Year of Birth1955
Professional CareerAssociate professor, Department of Bioloby, Unversity of Malawi, Republic of Malawi (1997)
Conservation director, WWF Japan (2001)
Professor, Nagano University (2006)
Professor, RIHN (2012)
Deputy Director-General, RIHN (2013)
Higher DegreesD.Sc(Sophia University,1985)
M.Sc(Sophia University,1980)
Fields of SpecializationEcology
Sustainability Science
AppealI studied ecology and behavior of cichlid fishes of Lakes Tanganyika and Malawi for 20 years. I have since expanded my research areas to community-based conservation and natural resource management. Throughout my research career, I focused on creating scientific knowledge bases for sustainable development and community-based management of ecosystem services. I also led a project to create a network of local scientists producing Integrated Local Environmental Knowledge (ILEK) from 2008 to 2012. ILEK, the central concept of the RIHN ILEK project, is a blend of various modes of knowledge production including scientific, local or traditional knowledge, providing bases for stakeholder-driven action toward sustainability.
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Sato, T. 2014,03 Integrated Local Environmental Knowledge Supporting Adaptive Governance of Local Communities. Alvares, C. (ed.) (ed.) Multicultural Knowledge and the University. Multiversity India, pp.268-273.

Research Presentations

【Oral Presentation】

Sato, T. Residential Research and Integrated Local Environmental Knowledge concepts for Adaptive Governance. 10th Annual Meeting of the ITdNet, 2013,04,10-2013,04,11, Munich, Germany.

Sato, T. Integrated Local Environmental Knowledge supporting adaptive co-management of SATO-UMI social-ecological systems. Pacific Congress on Marine Science and Technology, 2012,12,10-2012,12,14, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA.

【Invited Lecture / Honorary Lecture / Panelist】

Sato, T. Behavioral interactions and niche construction: Implications for rapid evolution of complex communities among cichlid fishes in Africa. Brown Bag Seminar, Mote Marine Laboratory, 2014,03,19, Sarasota, FL, USA.

Sato, T. Integrated Local Environmental Knowledge supporting decision making and actions toward sustainability. Seminar at University of Saskatchewan, School of Environment and Sustainability, 2013,10,13, Saskatoon, Canada.

Sato, T. New types of scientists/knowledge producers supporting community actions to restore coastal environment. Public Forum on the Concept and Implementation of “Sato-Umi”: Integration of Science and Community in Restoration Monitoring and Sustainable-use of Marine Resources, 2013,05,08, Sarasota, FL, USA.

Sato, T. Integrated Local Environmental Knowledge supporting adaptive governance of local communities. AIU International Conference on “University Leadership for Integrating Knowledge Diversity for Sustainability, 2012,10,05-2012,10,07, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia.