About Us


Deguchi Tomohiro,
Researcher, Chief of Division of Avian Conservation

e-mail: deguchi(a)yamashina.or.jp (Please replace (a) with @)

Main Research Fields

Behavioral Ecology
Marine Ecology

Interest Theme in Research
  1. Effects of climate change on animal foraging and breeding
  2. Proximate factor determining life history strategy
  3. Stress physiology
Activities in Charge at the Institute
  1. Restoration of a short-tailed albatross colony on Mukojima, Ogasawara Islands group
  2. Analysis of relationship between climate change and bird-banding records
  1. Bachelor of Fisheries, Hokkaido University, 1997
  2. Master of Fisheries, Hokkaido University, 1999
  3. Doctor of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, 2004

Doctor of Agriculture, March 2004, Hokkaido University
Title: Foraging and breeding responses of rhinoceros auklets to oceanographical changes and mechanisms determining fledging of their chicks

Professional Experience
  1. Research assistant, Hokkaido University, 2003
  2. Researcher, Yamashina Institute for Ornithology, 2005 -
  3. Chief, Division of Avian Conservation, Yamashina Institute for Ornithology, 2017 -
Experience Summary
  1. Eight years experience as a member of seabird study group
  2. Two years experience as a member of pinniped study group
  3. Nine years experience on Short-tailed Albatross translocation project with Yamashina Institute for Ornithology, Japan
Academic Society
  1. Ecological Society of Japan
  2. Japan Ethological Society
  3. The Ornithological Society of Japan
  4. Pacific Seabird Group
Main Contribution to Academic Societies
  1. Conservation committee of the Ornithological Society of Japan
Papers and Reports

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