This site is the website which shows the research and educational activities
by Naofumi Nakagawa as a faculty staff of the University.
I have studied mainly on feeding ecology of Japanese macaques and comparative
feeding ecology of patas monkyes and savannah monkeys, using feeding rate
(i.e., food intake, and/or intake of energy/nutients per unit time) as
an original research tool. Then, my research interest have shifted into
socio-ecological studies. At present, I team up with many researchers including
those belonging to other universities/institutions, and go on research
project to examine intraspecific variation of sexual and social behaviours
in Japanese macaques with special reference to environment, genes and culture.
I also look into several phenomena which occurred during the course of
human evolution on a basis of ecological view point of patas monkeys adapted
to savannah environment and evolutional history of patrilineal society
in modern human beings by literature survey.
My educational policy is not to provide research theme with my graduate
students. Each of my students freely choose the theme on a basis of their
own interests and complete thier studies. At the time of deciding the theme,
I recomend them to go to the field to observe the monkeys first although
it is important to survey the previous papers. I believed it to be real
thrill for the field work that they find out thier own original theme in
the field. I would like you to feel such kind of moment of inspriration.
This experience would offer you true confidence as an independent researcher.
You can enjoy the English site only on "Product summary", "List
of Publications" and "Personal history".
"Association of Conservation and Management for Non-human primates" has been founded and I became one of representative directors（https://sarukanri.jimdofree.com/）NEW