Faculty of Nursing and Rehabilitation, Chubu Gakuin University
ACADEMIC FIELD & RESEARCH
I study behavior and ecology of western lowland gorillas either in captive condition and in the wild. My current research topics are 1) social development and 2) intergroup interaction. As well as research, I am doing conservation activities of wild gorillas. I am currently looking for the way to realize symbiosis of local people and wildlife.
RESEARCH FIELD (FIELD SITE, LOCATION OF RESEARCH)
・Moukalaba-Doudou National Park, Gabon
・Higashiyama Zoo, Nagoya, Japan
- Takenoshita Y. ” ‘Neglecting moms?’ – Gorilla” There is No One Correct Answer: Animals Raising Children. Hasegawa M. (Supervision), Saitou A., Hiraishi K., Kuze N. (Eds.) University of Tokyo Press, pp.197-210, 2019. (Japanese)
- Takenoshita Y. “Society as a ‘story’: Work sharing, cooperative breeding and the evolution of otherness” Others: The Evolution of Human Sociality. Kawai K. (Eds.) Kyoto University Press & Trans Pacific Press, pp.387-406, 2019.
- Takenoshita Y. “Male homosexual behavior in Arashiyama macaques” The Monkeys of Stormy Mountain: 60 Years of Primatological Research on the Japanese Macaques of Arashiyama. Leca JB., Huffman MA., Vasey PL. (Eds.) Cambridge University Press, pp. 173-185, 2012.
- Takenoshita Y., Maekawa Y. “Importance of the Arashiyama-Kyoto Japanese macaques in science and environmental education” The Monkeys of Stormy Mountain: 60 Years of Primatological Research on the Japanese Macaques of Arashiyama. Leca JB., Huffman MA., Vasey PL. (Eds.) Cambridge University Press, pp. 453-469, 2012.
- Okuno K., Shiino W., Takenoshita Y. (Eds.) The Anthropology of Sex. Shumpusha Publishing, 2009. (Japanese)
- Takenoshita Y. Human society as community of practice. The Japanese Journal of Developmental Psychology, 28: 176-184, 2017. (Japanese)
- Takenoshita Y. From vision to narrative: A trial of information-based gorilla tourism in the Moukalaba-Doudou National Park, Gabon. Tropics, 23: 185-193, 2015.
- Takenoshita Y., Ando C., Yamagiwa J. Fruit phenology of the great ape habitat in the Moukalaba-Doudou National Park, Gabon. African Study Monographs, Supplementary Issue 39: 23-39, 2008.
- Takenoshita Y., Yamagiwa J. Estimating gorilla abundance by dung count in the northern part of Moukalaba-Doudou National Park, Gabon. African Study Monographs, Supplementary Issue 39: 41-54, 2008.
Recently I have realized that what I am really interested in is not the primates themselves, but how they appear to the observer.