Asura International Seminars

A wide variety of topics are brought to you by experienced and knowledgeable lecturers.




December 16th, 2015
  • Dr. Robert Ogden
November 24th, 2015
Dr Robert Ogden
  • Dr. Robert Ogden
October 26th, 2015
October 28th, 2015
Dr Robert Ogden
  • Dr. Laura Martinez
September 14th, 2015
  • Dr. Lydia Hopper
August 28th, 2015
  • Mr. Thananh KHOTPATHOOM and Mr. Vongdueane VONGSIHARATH
August 26th, 2015
PHEROMONATHERAPY: THE USE OF SEMIOCHEMICALS TO CONTROL ANIMAL EMOTION. FIRST PRINCIPLES
  • Prof. Daniel Mills
July 24th, 2015
Reconstructing the social system of Homo erectus
  • Drs. Carel P. van Schaik & Erik Willems
February 27th, 2015
Deeping Japan-Laos Friendship through Lao Elephant Breeding Project
  • Prof. Houngphet CHANTHAVONG (Dean of Faculty of Forestry, National Univ. of Laos)
  • Mr. Saysamone PHOTHISAT (Deputy Director of DFRM, MoNRE, Lao P.D.R.)
February 23rd, 2015
University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan:
Introduction and future perspective
February 16th, 2015
  • Dr. Rekha Chhetri (Senior Lecturer、College of Natural Resources、Royal University of Bhutan)
  • Mai Kobayashi
December 8th, 2014
  • 「ワイルドライフサイエンスへの展望」(今回は日本語で開催いたします)
December 4th, 2014
  • Dr. Boniface Kayang ( Department of Animal Science, University of Ghana )
    Characterization for conservation and sustainable use of local animal genetic resources in Ghana.
  • Dr. Erasmus Owusu ( Department of Animal Biology & Conservation Science, University of Ghana)
    Human-Wildlife Conflicts in Ghana: The Role of "Uncharismatic" Species
November 14 th, 2014
  • Yumi Yamanashi (JSPS Research Fellow [PD], Wildlife Research Center of Kyoto University)
    Long-term stress monitoring in captive chimpanzees: development of practical methodologies and application to welfare practices
  • Ai Kawamori (Research Fellow, School of Advanced Science, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies)
    Did interspecific competition cause divergence of risk sensitivity? Laboratory experiments of bird species
  • Augustin K. Basabose (Centre de Recherche en Sciences Naturelles de Lwiro, Democratitic Republic of Congo /
    Visiting Scientist for PWS, Kyoto University)

    GETTING TO KNOW AN UNHABITUATED CHIMPANZEE COMMUNITY USING NONINVASIVE GENETIC METHODS.
November 11 th, 2014
  • Augustin K. Basabose (Centre de Recherche en Sciences Naturelles de Lwiro, Democratitic Republic of Congo /
    Visiting Scientist for PWS, Kyoto University)

    LONG-TERM ECOLOGICAL STUDIES ON CHIMPANZEE INHABITING THE MONTANE FOREST OF KAHUZI-BIEGA NATIONAL PARK: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES.
November 4,6,
2014

A new international field study program in Sri Lanka on Wildlife and Primate Conservation

August 8 th, 2014
  • Tashi Phuntsho (Senior Program Officer, Ministry of Health, Royal Government of Bhutan)
    Community Based Medical Care for Elderly People in Bhutan
  • Namgay Dawa (District Health Officer, Wangdue Phodrang District, Bhutan)
    Community Based Medical Care for Elderly People at the District Level
  • Ryota Sakamoto (Assistant Professor, Kyoto University)
    Community Based Medical Care for Elderly People in Khaling
July 18 th, 2014
  • John Iversen (University of California San Diego [UCSD], USA)
    Music and animals
  • Maciej Trojan (University of Warsaw, Poland)
    Nature and animals in Poland
  • Yoriko Nishizawa (Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital, Thimphu, Bhutan and CICASP, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University)
    1170days of nestling close to neonates in Bhutan
June 11 th, 2014
  • Dr. Pema WANGDA, PhD (Chief Forest Officer, Watershed Management Division, Department of Forest and Park Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Kingdom of Bhutan)
    Evergreen Broad-leaved forest dynamics and its uses in the Bhutan Himalaya
June 06th, 2014

The 3rd International Seminar on Biodiversity and Evolution

Cosponsored by:
MEXT Leading Graduate School Doctoral Program, “Leading Graduate Program in Primatology and Wildlife Science"
JSPS Core-to-Core Program, A. Advanced Research Networks, “Tropical Biodiversity Conservation"
JSPS Core-to-Core Program, B. Asia-Africa Science Platforms, “Study for Wildlife Conservation in the Western Tanzania"
June 4 th, 2014
  • Prof.Vera Maria Ferreira da Silva (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia)
    Project BOTO (Amazon river dolphin)
May 21 st, 2014
Mr. Jean Mobuli
  • Mr. Jean Mobuli (WWF-Malebo, Republique Democratique du Congo, Base-camp Manager [Chef de Station])
    Conservation and habituation of bonobos (Pan paniscus) in the West part of the Batekes-North region, Station WWF-RDC/Malebo.
April 18 th, 2014
Asura International Seminar
JSPS Core-to-Core Program “Research of Wild Chimpanzees in West Africa"
  • Dr. Kimberley HOCKINGS ( Research Fellow, Anthropology Centre for Conservation, Environment and Development, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Oxford Brookes University )
  • Dr. Kathelijne KOOPS ( Junior Research Fellow, Homerton College, Division of Biological Anthropology, Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Cambridge )
  • Dr. Susana CARVALHO ( Postdoctoral Scientist, Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology, George Washington University )
April 16th, 2014
Asura International Seminar
JSPS Core-to-Core Program “Research of Wild Chimpanzees in West Africa"
April 16 th, 2014
  • Dr. Dora BIRO ( Associate Professor, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford )
  • Dr. Claudia SOUSA ( Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Universidade Nova de Lisboa )
  • Dr. Tatyana HUMLE ( Lecturer, School of Anthropology & Conservation, University of Kent )
April 4 th, 2014
Prof. William C. McGrew
Place: Seminar room (BF1) of Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto
  • Prof. William C. McGrew
    (Emeritus Professor of Evolutionary Primatology, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge)

    Cultural Primatology: Issues and Insights
February 21st- 22 nd, 2014
  • Lecture Ⅰ
    • Scott GILBERT (Swarthmore College, USA)
      "Eco-Devo-Evo: We never were individuals: A symbiotic view of life"
  • Workshop "Ecology, Animal Diversity and Development Ⅰ"
    • Shin-ichi NAKAGAWA(RIKEN, Wako)
    • Kazuyoshi CHIBA (Ochanomizu Univ, Tokyo)
    • Akira NAKAMURA (Kumamoto Univ)
    • Kenji SHIMAMURA (Kumamoto Univ)
    • Toshihiko FUJIMORI (National Institute of Basic Biology, Okazaki)
    • Masanori TAIRA (Univ of Tokyo)
  • Lecture Ⅱ
    • Scott GILBERT (Swarthmore College, USA)
      "How the turtle gets its shell: A paracrine hypothesis"
  • Workshop "Ecology, Animal Diversity and Development Ⅱ"
    • Naoki IRIE (Univ of Tokyo)
    • Shosei YOSHIDA (National Institute of Basic Biology, Okazaki)
    • Kunimasa Ohta (Kumamoto Univ)
    • Hiyoshi SAWA (National Institute of Genetics, Mishima)
    • Atsuo NISHINO (Hirosaki Univ. Aomori)
    • Hiroyuki TAKEDA (Univ of Tokyo)
February 7 th, 2014
Place: Large Conference Room, Primate Research Institute, Inuyama
  • David Hill (Professor, CICASP)
    Listening and talking to bats in the dark: sensory excursions in ultrasound
  • Andrew JJ MacIntosh (Assistant professor, CICASP)
    The complex animal: ecological constraints and the emergence of behavioral organization
  • Yuko Hattori (Reserach fellow, Section of Language and Intelligence)
    Rhythmic entrainment in human and non-human primates -A comparative cognitive approach to evolutionary origins of human bonding mechanism-
February 4 th, 2014
Place: Conference Room, Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto
  • Takushi Kishida (Research fellow, Division of Biological Science, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University)
    The ontogeny of male social partner preferences in maturing mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei)
  • Kodzue Kinoshita (JSPS Research Fellow (PD), Wildlife Research Center of Kyoto University)
    Fecal near infrared spectroscopy to discriminate sex and species in the field
  • Haruko Ando (JSPS Research Fellow (DC2), Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University)
    Feeding ecology of an endangered bird in oceanic island, estimated by high-throughput sequencing
January 31 st, 2014
Place: Large conference room, Primate Research Institute, Inuyama
  • Stacy Rosenbaum (Graduate Students, Department of Anthropology, University of California, United States)
    The ontogeny of male social partner preferences in maturing mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei)
January 28 th, 2014
Place: Conference Room, Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto
  • Stacy Rosenbaum (Graduate Students, Department of Anthropology, University of California, United States)
    The ontogeny of male social partner preferences in maturing mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei)
  • Laurent Tarnaud (Lecturer, National Museum of Natural History, France)
    Meshing Education in Animal Behavior with Wildlife Science and Conservation For New Leadership
December 3 rd, 2013
Place: Conference Room, Primate Research Institute, Inuyama
  • Tetsuro Matsuzawa (PRI&PWS, Kyoto University, Japan)
    Introduction of the Leading Graduate Program of Primatology and Wildlife Science
  • Emilie Genty (Cognitive Science Center, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland)
    Intentional communication and cooperation in apes
  • Gema Martin Ordas (Cognitive Zoology group, Lund University Cognitive Science < LUCS >, Sweden)
    Episodic memory and semantic memory in the comparative arena: looking at the future
December 2 nd, 2013
Place: Conference Room, Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto
  • Tetsuro Matsuzawa (PRI&PWS, Kyoto University, Japan)
    Introduction of the Leading Graduate Program of Primatology and Wildlife Science
  • Emilie Genty (Cognitive Science Center, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland)
    Intentional communication and cooperation in apes
  • Gema Martin Ordas (Cognitive Zoology group, Lund University Cognitive Science < LUCS >, Sweden)
    Episodic memory and semantic memory in the comparative arena: looking at the future