About Us

Honorary Director General

Yamagishi Satoshi
Honorary Director General

  1. 1961 Graduated from the Department of Natural Science, the Faculty of Education , Shinshu University
  2. 1977 Granted Ph.D. from Kyoto University
Positions and Functions
  1. 1983 Associate Professor, Osaka City University
  2. 1988 Professor, Osaka City University
  3. 1993-1997 President, the Ornithological Society of Japan
  4. 1997-2002 Professor, Kyoto Graduate School of Science
  5. 2000-2002 Deputy Director General, Yamshina Institute for Ornithology
  6. 2002-2010 Director General, Yamashina Institute for Ornithology
  7. 2005- Guest Professor , Tokyo University of Agriculture
  8. 2005- President , Ecology and Civil Engineering Society
  9. 2010- Honorary Director General, Yamashina Institute for Ornithology
Research interests

Ecology, Ethology and Animal Sociology mainly of birds; Ornithology

  1. 1973 Hortative Awards of Ornithological Society of Japan
  2. 1999 Ornithological Award in Memory of Dr.Yamashina Yoshihiro
  3. 2006 The Minister of Environment's Prize
Recent papers and reports
  1. Yoshihisa Mori,Seiichi Kawanishi,Navjot S. Sodhi,Satoshi Yamagishi. 2007. Importance of shallow area for pochards in dam lakes. Ecol. Civil. Eng. 10(2):185-190.
  2. Hiroshi Kaneda,Dewi M.Prawiradilaga,Satoshi Yamagishi,2007.Home Tange and Habitat Use of an Individual Javan Hawk-Eagle,Spizaetus bartelsi. J.Raptor Res. 41(1):68-71.
  3. Murakami, M., Ohshima, S. & Yamagishi, S.2007. Effect of Aquatic Insect Emergence on the Bird Community in Riparian Forest ,J. Yamashina Inst Ornithol.38:80-89.
  4. S.Asai, Y.Yamamoto, and S.Yamagishi, 2006. Genetic diversity and extent of gene flow in the endangered Japanese population of Hodgson's hawk-eagle, Spizaetus nipalensis. Bird Conservation International.16:113-129.
  5. Y.Yamamoto, R.Kakizawa, and S.Yamagishi,2006. Mitochondrial Genome Project on Endangered Birds in Japan: 2.Red-tailed Tropicbird, Phaethon rubricauda. J. Yamashina Inst Ornithol. 37:137-146.
  6. Y.Yamamoto, R.Kakizawa, and S.Yamagishi, 2005. Mitochondrial Genome Project on Endangered Birds in Japan: 1.Ancient Murrelet, Synthliboramphus antiquus. J. Yamashina Inst Ornithol. 37:20-29.
  7. Nakano, T., Horai, S., Yoshida, A., Akishinonomiya, F. & Yamagishi, S.2005. Report on the Eggshell Cutting Process of the Extinct Malagasy Elephant Bird Aepyornis,J. Yamashina Inst Ornithol. 36:154-161.
  8. H.Kaneda,and S.Yamagishi, 2005. Video Analysis of Hodgson's Hawk-eagle Spizaetus nipalensis Predation on Live Chiken. J. Yamashina Inst Ornithol. 36:145-149.
  9. Yoshida, A., Akishinonomiya, F., Yamagishi, S. & Tanida, K.2005.Underground Temperature Change throughout a Year Measured at a Coastal Dune Bearing Sub-Fossil Egg Shell Fragments of the Elephant Bird (Aepyornis) in Faux-Cap, Southern Madagascar,J. Yamashina Inst Ornithol.36:136-140.
  10. S.Yamagishi, 2005. Social Organization of the Malagasy Rufous Vanga . Japanese Journal of Animal Psychology, 55(No.1) :17-23.
  11. Ando, T., Mukoyama, H., Yoshida, A., Akishinonomiya, F. & Yamagishi, S.2004.Chemical Identification of Brownish Stain Adhered to the Eggshell Surface of Extinct Elephantbird, Aepyornis, from Madagascar, J. Yamashina Inst Ornithol.35:203-206.
  12. M.Nakamura,T.Okamiya, and S.Yamagishi, 2004. The Diet of Adult and Nestling Sickle-billed Vangas Falculea palliate, a Species Endemic to Madagascar. J. Yamashina Inst Ornithol. 35:155-158.
  1. S.Yamagishi(ed.) 2005. Social Organization of the Rufous Vanga;The Ecology of Vangas - Birds Endemic to Madagascar pp.211. Kyoto University Press & Trans Pacific Press.