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Yamashina Yoshimaro Award

Update: July 20, 2017

Recipients of the Award

* titles are those at the time of award

19th Award (Awarded on July 13, 2016)
Ueda Keisuke (Professor Emeritus, Rikkyo University)

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鳥類の行動生態学の分野の多岐に亘るテーマで、野外観察や野外実験などのフィールドワークを中心とした研究を行い、後進の育成、普及啓発にも貢献された。


18th Award (Awarded on September 23, 2014)
Special Award: Kikkawa Jiro (Emeritus Professor, The University of Queensland)

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ハイムネメジロを対象とした長期に亘る研究から、多岐にわたる研究業績をあげるとともに、熱帯雨林における鳥類群集の研究でも大きな成果をあげられた。多くの後進を育成し、日本と海外の学界との交流に貢献された。 2016年5月逝去


Special Award: Konishi Masakazu (Bing Professor, Emeritus, California Institute of Technology)

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鳥類の歌の学習と音源に関する情報処理について研究し、神経行動学の発展に寄与したことに加え、多くの後進を育てるとともに、研究成果が一般にもしばしば紹介されたことなどで日本の研究者と鳥類愛好家も啓発された。


17th Award (Awarded on September 23, 2012)
Society for Research of Golden Eagle Japan

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30年以上に亘りイヌワシについてきわめて重要な科学的データを提供するとともに、生態的な知見にもとづく保護上の実践を行った。また普及啓発にも努めてこられた。 For over 30 years, they provided extremely important scientific data on Golden Eagles and conducted protective practices based on ecological findings. They also tried to practice public awareness.


16th Award (Awarded on September 23, 2010)
Morioka Hiroyuki (Curator Emeritus, National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo)

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He made significant achievements in bird taxonomy, which forms the basis of all fields of avian science. He also contributed to education of the public and the younger generations.

Died in December 2014.


15th Award (Awarded on September 23, 2008)
Tatsukawa Ryo (Professor Emeritus, Ehime University)

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He revealed the impacts of anthropogenic pollutants on birds and ecosystem and devoted himself in raising social awareness and educating younger generations.

Died in May 2017.


14th Award (Awarded on September 23, 2006)
Hasegawa Hiroshi (Professor, Toho University)

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He succeeded in recovering the population of the Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus based on the scientific knowledge on ecology and ethology, and practiced public awareness raising on bird conservation.


13th Award (Awarded on September 23, 2004)
Yui Masatoshi (Professor, Iwate Prefectural University)

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He established the estimation method of bird population in forests and pursued his research on the relationship between forests and avian population from the perspectives of fundamental and applied research. He also contributed to education of younger generations.


12th Award (Awarded on September 23, 2003)
Ishii Susumu (Professor Emeritus, Waseda University)

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He pursued in understanding the gonadotropin hormone of birds and contributed to artificial breeding of endangered species. He also contributed to education of younger generations.


11th Award (Awarded on June 7, 2002)
Nakamura Hiroshi (Professor, Shinshu University)

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He revealed the existence of co-evolution between parasitic cuckoos (Cuculidae) and hosts, especially host-switching and host-specific lineages or 'gentes'. He has also contributed in education of younger generations.

He is currently serving as the president of the Japan Rock Ptarmigan Meeting.


10th Award (Awarded on June 1, 2001)
Ogi Haruo (Professor, Hokkaido University)

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He built the cornerstone of seabird conservation based on his research in ecology of seabirds in the northern Pacific. He also contributed in education of younger generations.

He retired from Hokkaido University on March 31, 2002. He's Professor Emeritus of the same university as of April 2002.


9th Award (Awarded on June 17, 2000)
Fujimaki Yuzo (Professor, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine)

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He contributed to breeding and conservation management of the Hazel Grouse Tetrastes bonasia based on his research of this species in Hokkaido. He also promoted exchanges among ornithologists in Japan and Russia.

He retired from Obihiro University on March 31, 2002. He's now Professor Emeritus of the same university.


8th Award (Awarded on July 3, 1999)
Yamagishi Satoshi (Professor, Kyoto University)

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He continued promotion of socio-ecological research of Japanese birds and education of younger generations. He conducted research on adaptive radiation and conservation of Vangas (Vangidae) in Madagascar.

He retired from Kyoto University on March 31, 2002 and served as the Director General of the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology since April 1, 2002. He has been Honorary Director General of the Institute since April 1, 2010.


7th Award (Awarded on July 4, 1998)
Higuchi Hiroyoshi (Professor, the University of Tokyo)

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He made significant achievements by introducing multidimentionaility of evolution in avian ecology and promoted conservation ecology by establishing the method of satellite tracking of birds.


6th Award (Awarded on September 9, 1997)
Masatomi Hiroyuki (Professor, Hokkaido College, Senshu University)

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He conducted ecological research and conservation of the Japanese Crane Grus japonensis and made significant achievements in his creative ethology research using the ethogram method.

He retired from Hokkaido College, Senshu University on March 31, 2003. He is Professor Emeritus of the same university since April 1, 2003.


5th Award (Awarded on July 3, 1996)
Nakamura Noboru (Professor Emeritus, Joetsu University of Education)

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He built the foundation for avian sociology through his research of tits, and taught and guided the younger generations.

Died in November 2007.


4th Award (Awarded on July 5, 1995)
Kuroda Nagahisa (Director General, Yamashina Institute for Ornithology)

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He conducted a wide range of researches regarding morphology and ecology of avian species and their conservation, and built the cornerstone of modern ornithology in Japan.

Died in February 2009.


3rd Award (Awarded on July 5, 1994)
Nakamura Tsukasa (Professor Emeritus, University of Yamanashi)

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He contributed to ornithology and bird conservation through his research on physiology of avian migration, while continuing his research and conservation of avian species in Yamanashi prefecture.

Senior member of the International Ornithological Committee, Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, Honorary member of the Ornithological Society of Japan


2nd Award (Awarded on July 5, 1993)
Matsuyama Shiro (Advisor, Yamashina Institute for Ornithology)

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He contributed to the development of ornithology and conservation of wild birds in Japan through promotion of fundamental research on applied ornithology, especially conservation management of wild birds, and achieved significant results in guiding younger generations.

Died in August 2000.


1st Award (Awarded on July 3, 1992)
Haneda Kenzo (Professor Emeritus, Shinshu University)

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He contributed significantly to the development of ornithology in Japan by continuing his creative research on community ecology of geese and ducks, while fostering the next generation of ornithologists.

Died in November 1994.