Ayako Suzuki

Nationality: Japan
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.