ASARI Yushin Specially Appointed Senior Assistant Professor

My DreamUnderstand and go on well with wildlife

ThemeElucidation of the ecology of wildlife and development of countermeasures to resolve conflicts with human

Field

Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management, Road Ecology, Urban Ecology

Keyword

Arboreal mammals, Small mammals, Raccoon, Nest box, Animal damage, Urban forest, Habitat fragmentation, Corridor, Roadkill, Transportation infrastracture

Instructable research topic for doctoral thesis

  • 樹上生哺乳類の生態に関する研究
  • 都市緑地の哺乳類の生態・保全に関する研究
  • ロードキルの原因解明・対策に関する研究
  • 獣害の原因解明・対策に関する研究

Message

人が生きていくためには自然環境が不可欠ですが、その中で暮らしている野生動物は多くの問題を抱えています。開発や環境の変化によって生息地が減少し、絶滅の恐れがあるものがいる一方で、個体数増加や分布域拡大によって農林畜産業に被害を出しているものなど、野生動物と人との多様な軋轢が生じています。これを解消していくためには、野生動物の生態を知り、対象種の特性を踏まえたうえで対策を練る必要があります。しかし、野生動物の生態はすべての個体で同じわけでなく、地域によっても異なってきます。すべてを明らかにすることは難しいですが、少しずつ明らかになっていくことや研究結果を対策に還元できるという喜びを持てると思います。また、研究を一人で行なうことはとても大変です。周りの人と協力する研究活動を通じて、人とのコミュニケーション、説明力、判断力などを養ってもらえればと思います。

Academic degree Ph.D. Agr.
Self introduction

I was born in Odate City (the former Tashiro Town), Akita Prefecture. I grew up in mountains where Asiatic black bears and Japanese serows would show up behind my house. Sometimes I'd go fishing in the river.

Room addressGeneral Research Building 2
Mail address asari atmark obihiro.ac.jp

Belongs

Research Department/Department of Agro-environmental Science/Division of Ecology and Environmental Science/Section of Ecology and Environmental Science

Introduction

Most mammals in Japan are forest species, and the decrease and fragmentation of their habitats due to road construction, residential land development, and farmland expansion have become major issues. Since exchanges between populations are hindered and road kill (which occurs when cars hit animals) occurs, we've studied animals' ability to move and other basic ecology, examined effective measures to ensure uninterrupted movement of animals, and verified their effects (Photo 1). We've also studied the ecology of raccoons and other animals that affect the agriculture and livestock industries from the viewpoint of feeding damage and transmission of diseases, and we've used the results to reduce and prevent damage.

Photo 1
Affiliated academic society The Ecological Society of Japan, The Mammal Society of Japan, Japan Society for Impact Assessment, Association of Wildlife and Human Society
Editor Mammalian Science; 2018-2020
Academic background 2000 Faculty of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture (Graduated)
2005 Graduate School of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (Completed Master's Degree)
2008 The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Iwate University (Completed Doctoral Degree)

2001-2002 Research Fellow, Japan Wildlife Research Center
2002-2003 Research Student, Faculty of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture
2003-2008 Teaching Assistant, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
2008-2017 Engineer, CHODAI CO., LTD.
2017-present Specially Appointed Senior Assistant Professor, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine