PWS Kick-off symposium The 1st International Symposium on Primatology and Wildlife ScienceMarch 6-9, 2014

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March 6 DAY 1

  • 12:00-
  • 13:30 -
    Opening Remark
  • - 15:00
    Session 1
  • 15:00 - 15:30
    Coffee Break
  • 15:30 - 17:00
    Session 2
  • 17:00 - 17:30
    Coffee Break
  • 17:30 - 19:30
    Poster & Interview*1
    with dinner
  • 19:30 - 20:00
    Coffee Break
  • 20:00 - 21:00
    Mentor Session

March 7 DAY 2

March 8 DAY 3

March 9 DAY 4

*1: We will conduct interviews of PWS student candidates in the evenings of March 6-8, from 17:30 - 19:30.
*2: The winners of poster award will have a short talk on March 9.
*3: We will arrange a bus to Kyoto.
This is the annual symposium of PWS. The symposium aims to celebrate the new endevour. All the PWS people are expected to join it. The interview to the candidate students is also scheduled. PWS covers the cost of all of the participants.

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Co-Hosted by
Leading Graduate Program in Primatology and Wildlife Science (PWS), Kyoto University
"Origins of human mind", International Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS), and
The 42nd KUPRI-Joint Research Conference of Hominization on "Wildlife Science"

Date:From Afternoon of March 6 th to Morning of March 9 th, 2014

International Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS)


Foreword for a kickoff symposium The Leading Graduate Program of Primatology and Wildlife Science

Leading program of PWS

It is my pleasure to introduce a new initiative: the Leading Graduate Program of Primatology and Wildlife Science (PWS). In terms of studying nonhuman primates, Japan holds a unique position. There are no species of monkeys or apes native to either North America or Europe. In contrast, Japan has its own species of monkey; the Japanese macaque. Thus, in Japan, the discipline of Primatology grew out of a curiosity about this native monkey and benefitted enormously from its presence. The field study of Japanese monkeys started in Koshima in Deceber 3rd, 1948. Kinji Imanishi (1902-1992) with his two students went to the island to see the monkeys. Koshima mokeys became well-known by the finding of the cultural behavior, sweet-potato washing. The Kyoto University Primate Research Institute (PRI) was founded in 1967. Following an upsurge in research interest in primates, and other wildlife at primate field-sites, in 2008, Kyoto University founded a new research center called The ‘Wildlife Research Center (WRC)'. The WRC focuses on flagship endangered species other than primates, such as lions, elephants, giraffes and dolphins. However, despite the growing research expertise in Japanese Primatology and Wildlife Science, there are distinct deficiencies in terms of applied research. There are very few wildlife conservationists working in the field, a shortage of zoo and aquarium curators, and insufficient young people with the skills and means to dedicate themselves to outreach programs in foreign countries. In short, Kyoto University has produced academic professionals, but, as yet, no vocation-oriented wildlife professionals. In response, on October 1st, 2013, Kyoto University launched a new leading graduate program in “Primatology and Wildlife Science" (PWS). The aim of this exceptional and novel PWS leading program is to produce professionals in: conservation, welfare, and outreach development. To achieve this goal, the PWS Program focuses on education in wildlife conservation, animal welfare, and skills for outreach programs in particular countries. The target countries are those with biodiversity hotspots within Asia, Africa, Central and South America. PWS involves a unique curriculum; based predominantly on practical fieldwork experience. Such fieldwork will take place: in areas of great Natural importance within Japan, such as Koshima Island, Yakushima Island, Ryukyu Islands and Myoko-Highland; and at important, long-running field sites abroad, such as Bossou, Mahale, Wamba, and Kalinzu. In addition, PWS provides the option to take laboratory courses and lecture/seminar courses in comparative cognitive science, animal behavior, ecology and sociology, evolutionary genomics, conservation biology and animal welfare, among others. This innovative Program also offers invaluable opportunities to take part in internship programs at zoos and aquariums, and within UN-related organizations and NGOs under the MoU. In sum, PWS will provide a new generation of trained professionals to protect the environment by conserving wildlife, informing the public and developing overseas outreach.

Oral Presentations

Session 1

Ecology & Conservation 1 Chair: YAMAGIWA, Juichi

YAMAGIWA, Juichi Social Structure and Life History Strategy of Gorillas
BASABOSE, Augustin Kanyunyi Long Term Ecological Study of Chimpanzees Inhabiting the Montane Forest of Kahuzi-Biega National Park (DR Congo): Findings and Future Perspective
NGOMANDA, Alfred La Recherche à l'IRET (Gabon): Mieux Caractériser la Biodiversité et L'écologie des Forets Denses Humides d'Afrique Centrale pour Mieux les Gérér
KEITA, Sékou Moussa Présentation de la République de Guinée avec ses Principaux Écosystèmes Suivie

Session 2

Behavior & Mechanisms 1 Chair: IDANI, Gen’ichi

IDANI, Gen’ichi Wildlife Reserches in the Arid Area, Tanzania
SUGIURA, Hideki Survey of Mammals and Field School in Yakushima Island
Bercovitch, Fred The Life & Plight of Giraffes
GARCIA, Cecile Evolution of Mating and Reproductive Systems in Primates
PENG, Zhang Distribution and Vicissitude of Gibbons in China during the Last 500 Years

Session 3

Mind 1 Chair: TOMONAGA, Masaki

TOMONAGA, Masaki Minds in the Forest, Minds Underwater: Comparative Cognitive Science of Primates and Cetaceans
WATANABE, Shigeru What Is "Columban simulation"?
YAMAGISHI, Toshio In Search of Homo economicus
HAYASHI, Misato Cognitive Development in Great Apes Assessed by Object Manipulation
SEKIYAMA, Kaoru The Primary Area Hypothesis of Young Children's Body Schema

Session 4

Outreach Chair: ADACHI, Ikuma

TANAKA, Masayuki Behavioral and Cognitive Studies Will Contribute to Species Conservation in the Zoo
KIM, Sanha Korea's Commitment to Primatology and Conservation: Focusing on Wild Javan Gibbons, Tarsiers, and Captive Apes
SAKAMOTO, Ryota Creating a Health Checkup System for the Elderly in the Kingdom of Bhutan
SUGIYAMA, Shigeru Four Seasons in Sasagamine: An Introduction to Fieldwork for Wildlife Science
HORIE, Masahiko Global Environmental Affairs and Climate Change

Session 5

Genomics Chair: AGATA, Kiyokazu

AGATA, Kiyokazu Comparative and Meta-Genomics
KISHIDA, Takushi Whales and Sea Snakes: Aquatic Adaptation and the Evolution of the Loss of Olfaction
HIRAI, Hirohisa Incredible Chromosomal Distinction of Alpha Satellite DNA in Small Apes
IMAI, Hiroo Evaluation of Feeding Behaviors of Primates by Genomic and Molecular Techniques
MURAYAMA, Miho Molecular-based Approach for Wildlife

Session 6

Mind 2 Chair: NISHIDA, Shin’ya

NISHIDA, Shin’ya Perception of real world
SAKAGAMI, Masamichi From cell to circuit-Functional studies on neuronal circuits with advanced technology-
ADACHI, Ikuma Good is up? Conceptual Metaphors in Chimpanzees
YOSHIDA, Masatoshi Toward Comparative-cognitive-neuro-psychology of Consciousness
WATANABE, Masataka Default Mode of Brain Activity in the Monkey

Session 7

Behavior & Mechanisms 2 Chair: OKAMOTO, Munehiro

OKAMOTO, Munehiro Parasites (Mushi) and Insects (Mushi)
KIKUSUI, Takefumi Neurobehavioral Basis of Animal Symbiosis
HUFFMAN, Michael Learning to Become a Monkey; The Evolution of a Primatologist
MACINTOSH, Andrew The complex animal: ecological constraints and the emergence of behavioral organization
FURUICHI, Takeshi Mechanisms of peaceful coexistence in Pan and human

Session 8

Ecology & Conservation 2 Chair: YUMOTO, Takakazu

YUMOTO, Takakazu Plant-animal Interactions and Their Implication for Conservation of Tropical Forests
NAKAGAWA, Naofumi Studies on Intra-specific Differences in the Japanese Macaques by "Acting Multi-locally"
HASHIMOTO, Chie Chimpanzees of Kalinzu Forest, Uganda - Research and conservation
OKAYASU, Naobi The Impact of Globalization on Environment and Wildlife Conservation
AGETSUMA, Naoki Are Deer Populations Increasing Unnaturally?

Session 9

Ecology & Conservation 3 Chair: KOKHSHIMA, Shiro

KOHSHIMA, Shiro "Field Museum" projects by Wildlife Research Center of Kyoto University
HILL, David Calling Out to Bats in the Dark
Wong, Anna The Prospect of Collaborative Research On Primate Study In Sabah
SAH, Shahrul Anuar Mohd Eleven Years Study on the Breeding Season of Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) in Penang Island, Peninsular Malaysia
VAIRAPPAN, Charles S Efforts for Wildlife ConservationInstitute by Tropical Biology and Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (ITBC)

Session 10

Mind 3 Chair: HIRATA, Satoshi

HIRATA, Satoshi Comparative Cognitive Studies of Chimpazees and Bonobos
HATTORI, Yuko Rhythmic Entrainment in Chimpanzees and Humans
YAMAMOTO, Shinya What Is Human Uniqueness?: Observation and Experiments with Wild/Captive Chimpanzees and Bonobos
MATSUBAYASHI, Kozo Evolutional Trade-offs in Human Aging

Session 11

Poster Award Chair: MATSUZAWA, Tetsuro

Session 12

Ecology & Conservation 4 Chair: MATSUZAWA, Tetsuro

LONG, Yongcheng China Primate Conservation
SURYOBROTO, Bambang Evolutionary Deployment of Seven Species of Sulawesi Macaques
Matsuzawa, Tetsuro Going Higher: Snub-nosed Monkeys in Yunnan, China

Poster Presentations





AGETSUMA-YANAGIHARA, Yoshimi Agonistic Interactions Among Deer in Foraging P-05 7th
AISU, Seitaro 日常業務の紹介と沖縄出張の報告 P-50 7th
ARUGA, Natsumi Mother-infant Relationships in the Captive and Wild Chimpanzees and Future Activities for Connecting Zoo with Field Research P-46 8th
BASABOSE Augustin K. Long-term ecological study of chimpanzees inhabiting the montane forest of Kahuzi-Biega National park (DR Congo): Findings and future perspectives.
BERNSTEIN, Sofia Kaliope Previous Study at the Valley of the Wild Monkeys and the Next Generation of Research and Community Outreach P-36 7th
ETIENNE-FRANCOIS, Akomo Okoue Difference in Abundance of Forest Ungulates among Habitats in Moukalaba, Gabon P-07 6th
FUJIMORI, Yui Asynchrony on Estrus Cycles of Female Chimpanzees in a Captive Group P-71 7th
GONSETH, Chloe Multimodality of Linguistic Communication: Gesture/Speech Interaction in Pointing Tasks P-13 6th
HAN, Ning From Knowing to Understanding --- Window between Chimpanzees and Humans, Bridge between China and Japan P-28 6th
HASHIMOTO, Naoko 飼育下ニホンザルにおける正の強化トレーニングを用いた福祉向上の取り組み P-47 6th
HAYAKAWA, Takashi Molecular Ecology and Population Genomics in Wild Chimpanzees P-30 8th
HIRAGURI, Akemi チンパンジーの自発的なタイミング取り P-31 6th
HIROSAWA, Mari Bonobos in Kumamoto Sanctuary P-32 7th
HONG, Wang-Ting Individual Differences in Physiological Responses to Stressors and HPA Activity in Captive and Wild Slow Loris: a Research Plan P-33 8th
HONGO, Shun Progression of Mandrills: Implications for Their Social System P-49 6th
ICHINO, Etsuko A Change of The Proximity Among Individuals in Captive Chimpanzees: Record of Thier Sleeping Sites P-02 7th
IIDA, Eriko Habitat Use by Bush Hyrax (Heterohyrax brucei) in the Miombo Forest, Western Tanzania P-01 6th
INOUE, Eiji Genetic Studies of Mammals in Moukalaba, Gabon P-68 6th
ITO, Satomi The Role of Antebrachial and Brachial Secretions in Ring-tailed Lemur(Lemur catta) P-03 8th
KANAMORI, Tomoko P-09 8th
KANEKO, Akihisa P-69 7th
KAWAKAMI, Fumito The Phylogeny and Ontogeny of Smiles P-10 6th
KIM, Yena No Gratitude, Nor Punishment: Orangutans' Insensitivity to Unfairness P-23 7th
KINOSHITA, Kodzue Non-invasive Estrous Monitoring Methods in Captive Carnivores P-12 8th
KITAJIMA, Ryunosuke Generation and Analysis of Nonhuman Primate iPS Cells for Comparative Studies P-11 7th
KURIHARA, Yosuke Comparison of Feeding Behavior between Two Different-sized Groups of Japanese Macaques in Yakushima P-18 8th
KUROSAWA, Yoshiki Chimpanzees’ Choice: Present, Past and Future P-37 8th
KUROTORI, Hidetoshi 飼育下におけるオランウータンの複雄飼育の飼育状況の調査 P-49 7th
KUTSUMA, Ryo Introduction to My Previous and Future Studies P-44 6th
LABOISSIERE, Anna-Katharina A Philosopher in the Laboratory: Observing Human-animal Interactions in Primatology P-63 6th
LEVE, Marine Grooming Network in a Group of Captive Chimpanzees : Effect of the Wild or Captive Origin of Members P-64 7th
MATSUKAWA, Aoi Ecology of Long-tailed Porcupine in Tropical Rainforests of Borneo, Malaysia: Burrow Use and Behavior in The Nighttime P-52 7th
MATSUSHIMA, Kei Comparative Structural Analysis of Termite Gut Microbiota and My Future Work in WRC P-45 7th
MINH, Nguyen Van Age-related Changes in the Skull of Japanese Macaques (Macaca fuscata fuscata) P-55 7th
MIZUGUCHI, Daisuke Underwater Song and The Behavioral Context in Captive Bearded Seals P-34 6th
MIZUKOSHI, Kaede Calls of Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) in Rausu, Japan:Its Distinguishing Features?and?Comparison with Other Regions' Populations P-39 7th
MIZUNO, Kaori A Study of Cognitive Behavior in Asian Elephants and My Plan to Become an Animal Curator P-35 6th
MORIMOTO, Mayumi ニホンザルの3つの飼育形態と体重変化 P-50 8th
MORINO, Luca 4 things you didn't know about siamangs P-56 8th
MURAMATSU, Akiho Concept of Number and Memory in Chimpanzees P-54 6th
NAKABAYASHI, Miyabi Frugivoros Carnivore; Palm Civets and Binturong P-22 6th
NAKAMURA, Miho How Scientific Research and TV Production Can Collaborate? P-25 6th
NAKAZAWA, Nobuko Feeding Ecology of Leopards (Panthera pardus) in Tanzania P-41 6th
NATSUME, Takayoshi サル飼育環境への植物の導入 P-51 6th
NGOMANDA, Alfred PROCOBHA: Collaboration between Gabonese and Japanese
NISHI, Emiko Difference in Sensitivity to Sucralose and Sucrose between Human and Japanese Monkey P-26 7th
NOMOTO, Masayo Becoming a Professional of Wildlife Conservation Worldwide from a Limited Guest Worker-What I Pursue through a Research of Endangered Species and the Leading Graduate Program in PWS based on the Experiences as a Volunteer at Wildlife Management and Conservation- P-29 7th
OGURA, Tadatoshi Introduction of Research Projects in Higashiyama Zoo, Nagoya P-70 8th
OHASHI, Gaku We Need to Protect Chimpanzees Even in Non Protected Forest P-66 6th
OTANI,Yosuke Socio-ecological Study on?Japanese Macaques and Pig-tailed Macaques P-08 7th
PENE, Camille Color Perception in Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) P-61 7th
RYU, Heungjin Prolonged Maximal Swelling in Wild Bonobos Facilitates Affiliative Interactions between Females P-67 8th
SAKAKIBARA, Kasumi Possible Guarding Behaviors in Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) P-59 8th
SAKURABA, Yoko Welfare for Captive Chimpanzees with Physical Disability; Care and Rehabilitation P-15 8th
SAKURAGI, Hiroko P-38 6th
SARABIAN, Ceceile On the Origin of Hygiene: From Japanese Macaques to African Great Apes P-20 7th
SAWADA, Akiko Feeding Ecology of Japanese Macaques: From Field to Lab P-14 7th
SERES, Michael P-16 6th
SINUN, Waidi Activities of Sabah Foundation for Conservation and Environmental Management in Sabah, Malaysia P-48 8th
SUZUKI, Mariko Group Differences in the Rate of Coo-call Bouts in Wild Japanese Macaques P-47 7th
TAKAHASHI, Akiko Interaction of Population Dynamics of the Japanese Macaques and Their Feeding Ecology in Koshima Island P-24 8th
TAKE, Makiko How Can We Live Together with Wildlife? :From the View Point of Plant Ecology P-19 6th
TAKESHITA, Rafaela Sayuri Cicalise How Non-invasive Hormone Analysis Promotes Primate Welfare and Conservation P-40 8th
TAKIMOTO, Ayaka Inequity Aversion in Horses (Equus caballus) P-17 7th
TERADA, Shoko Examples of National Park in Thailand P-51 7th
TODA, Kazuya Studies on Female Transfer in Wild Bonobos and Future Directions for Conservation of Great Apes and Their Habitat P-43 8th
TOKUYAMA, Nahoko Aggressive and Post-conflict Behavior in Bonobos and Japanese Macaques P-21 8th
UEDA, Sayoko Does Facial Color Patter of Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) Suggest Their Gaze Communication? P-04 6th
UEDA, Sou Visit and Interview of The Conservation Organizations in Costa Rica P-06 8th
WATANUKI, Koshiro P-65 8th
WATSON, Claire Fiona Esther Investigating Evolutionary Origins of Human Social Culture in Monkeys" P-53 8th
YAMAMOTO, Emi Orangutan Mother-infant Interaction in Food Sharing P-60 6th
YAMAMOTO, Yukiko Time Dependent Habitat Use in Botos (Inia geoffrensis) Observed by Passive Acoustic Monitoring P-62 8th
YAMANAKA, Atsushi 宮崎出張報告~幸島のサル見学ほか P-70 6th
YAMANASHI, Yumi Welfare Studies in Captive Chimpanzee; toward Understanding Species and Individual Characteristics Affecting Their Welfare States P-27 8th
YOKOTSUKA, Aya Considering Primate Conservation Through Local People's Life. Study for Folklore Recognition Gaps and Changes between Young Ages and the Olders in Luo Scientific Reserve, Democratic Republic of the Congo. P-42 7th
YOSHIDA, Yayoi Estimation of The Lag Time in Echolocation of Captive Commerson’s Dolphins P-57 6th
YU, Lira Chimpanzees Synchronize Their Behavior under the Face-to-face Setting P-58 7th


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