Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
ACADEMIC FIELD & RESEARCH
I study the society and habitat of Western lowland gorillas in Moukalaba-Doudou National Park, situated in southwest Gabon. My research theme is the social relationships concerning males. The male children of Western lowland gorillas leave the group they were raised in once they have grown and begin solitary lives before creating a new group with females. I am interested in the various changing social relationships: growth within the group, life as a solitary male, the approach to females, and the late years of the male.
RESEARCH FIELD (FIELD SITE, LOCATION OF RESEARCH)
Western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla ), Moukalaba-Doudou National Park, Gabon.
- Tsubokawa K. Participation in the 27th international primatological society congress, and report on observations from the Uaso Ngiro baboon project. Primate Research, 35: 53-57, 2019. (Japanese)
- Yamagiwa J., Tsubokawa K., Inoue E., Ando C. Sharing fruit of Treculia africana among western gorillas in the Moukalaba-Doudou National Park, Gabon: Preliminary report. Primates, 56: 3-10, 2015.
- Tsubokawa K. Comment 1 at the 33rd anthropological society of nippon’s evolutionary anthropology subcommittee symposium ‘the sociality of humans and its evolution: The structure and non-structure of coexistence’. Anthropological Society of Nippon’s Evolutionary Anthropology Subcommittee Newsletter, 3: 18-20, 2015. (Japanese)
- Tsubokawa K. Sociality of a solitary male Western Gorilla. Newsletter of the Society for Ecological Anthropology, 20: 5-9, 2014. (Japanese)
I would like to drive my thinking about the process of human evolution through the lens of gorilla society.