Home institute: Tokyo University of Agriculture
Start and end of Master thesis: 01.04.2017 – 31.03.2019
Supervisor: Koji Yamazaki
Primary theme group: Understanding and Managing Biodiversity Conflicts
Secondary theme group: Movement and population ecology
Master thesis title: The origin of Japanese black bears in Abukuma mountains
Description of master thesis project:
In Abukuma mountains which are located in northern Japan, Japanese black bears had not existed since 250 years ago. But recently, some evidences of bears existence have been recorded and the number is increasing. I am going to collect hair samples in Abukuma mountains to analyse mtDNA and estimate the origin of the bears.