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Expert NameDr. Ren’ya Sato
TitleAssosiate Professor
DivisionGraduate School of Social and Cultural Studies, Kyushu University
Telephone+81 92 802-5627
Work ExperienceProject leader of several projects of anthropological, geographical and environmental studies on shifting cultivators in Southwestern Ethiopia, subsidized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology; Mitsubishi Foundation, Sumitomo Foundation, Fukutake Science and Culture Foundation; Japan Geographic Data Center (1998-present). These projects include studies on human-environment interactions in Ethiopian forest and savanna; relationship between warfare and environment; fertility-mortality dynamics of local population. Also conducted various investigations as a member of other projects on Ethiopian studies. Recently also engaged in investigation on land use dynamics as well as economic change of peasant societies in Loess Plateau areas (China), as a project leader subsidized by the Center of Arid Studies, Tottori University (2005-2007).
QualificationsPh.D; Letters; Kyoto University; 1999
Number of Publications36
AwardsTakashima Prize of the Japanese Association of Nilo-Ehiopian Studies (2000).
Other Activities
Publications1. Ren'ya Sato (2008)African area studies by Japanese geographers, 1987-2007. Geographical Review of Japan 81(5): 349-360. 2. Ren'ya Sato (1999) Current Trends in Studies of Swidden Agriculture in the Tropics: Ecological Aspects and Historical Contexts. Japanese Journal of Human Geography 51(4): 47-67. 3. Y.Teramoto, R.Sato, and S.Ueda. (2005)Characteristics of fermentation yeast isolated from traditional Ethiopian honey wine, ogol. African Journal of Biotechnology4(2):160-163. 4. SATO, R. (2002) Evangelical Christianity and Ethnic Consciousness in Majangir. In James, W. et al. (eds). Remapping Ethiopia: Socialism and After. Oxford: James & Currey,185-197. 5. Hoshino Buho, H. Nawata, R. Nagasawa, R. Sato, N. Yamanaka, Wenhui Zhang and Qingchun Hou (2007) Evaluate the Eco-Effectiveness of Sloping Land Conversion ‘Grain for Green’ Project of China Using a Satellite-Derived Land Surface Parameter. _Journal of Arid Land Studies 17-2: 87-91.
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