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Bossou-Nimba researchers and students
First visit to Bossou 1975
Yukimaru Sugiyama    Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor, Founder of Bossou site

Institutional Affiliation:  Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University (Japan)
Topic of Research:  Population dynamics and life history, social organization, cultural behavior

First visit to Bossou 1986
Tetsuro Matsuzawa    Ph.D.
Director of Bossou-Nimba site

Topic of Research:  Tool use, field experiment of stone-tool use,
Institutional Affiliation:  Primate Research Institute Kyoto University (Japan)
WEB:  http://www.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/koudou-shinkei/shikou/staff/tetsuro_matsuzawa.html

First visit to Bossou 1987
Osamu Sakura    Ph.D.

Topic of Research:  Party composition, tool-using behavior
Institutional Affiliation:  Interfaculty Initiative in Infromation Studies, University of Tokyo(Japan)
WEB:  http://sakuralab.jp/

First visit to Bossou 1989
Takao Fushimi    Ph.D.

Topic of Research:  Field experiment of stone-tool use
Institutional Affiliation:  Kitasato University (Japan)

Hisato Ohno

Topic of Research:  Behavioral observation
Institutional Affiliation:  Railway Technical Research Institute (Japan)

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First visit to Bossou 1990
Miho Nakamura

Topic of Research:  Video recording
Institutional Affiliation:  ANC Productions Inc.(Japan)
WEB:  http://www.wrc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/members/mihonakamura.html

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First visit to Bossou 1991
Kiyonori Kumazaki

Topic of Research:  Behavioral observation, application to enrichment in captivity
Institutional Affiliation:  Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University (Japan)

Nobukatsu Miwa

Topic of Research:  Behavioral observation, application to enrichment in captivity
Institutional Affiliation:  Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University (Japan)

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First visit to Bossou 1992
Naoto Yokota

Topic of Research:  Topography and vegetation of Bossou
Institutional Affiliation:  Oita Junior College (Japan)

Rikako Tonooka    Ph.D.

Topic of Research:  Leaf-folding for drinking water by wild chimpanzees.
Institutional Affiliation:  Tokai Women's University (Japan)

Noriko Inoue-Nakamura    Ph.D.

Topic of Research:   Field experiment of stone-tool use
Institutional Affiliation:  Showa Women's University (Japan)
WEB:  http://gyouseki.swu.ac.jp/swuhp/KgApp?kyoinId=ymidgmogggy

Gen Yamakoshi     Ph.D.

Topic of Research:  Food availability and its effect on behavior, history of human-chimpanzee interaction
Institutional Affiliation:  Graduate School of Asian African Area Studies, Kyoto University (Japan)
WEB:  http://www.africa.kyoto-u.ac.jp/member/yamakoshi.html

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First visit to Bossou 1995
Tatyana Humle    Ph.D.

Topic of Research:  Development, tool use, culture, laterality and efficiency in behavior. Conservation issues related to human-wildlife conflict.
Institutional Affiliation:  Kent Univ, UK
WEB:  School of Anthropology & Conservation - University of Kent

Hiroyuki Takemoto    Ph.D.

Topic of Research:  Interactions between Bossou forest and feeding ecology of chimpanzees. Institutional Affiliation:  Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University (Japan)

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First visit to Bossou 1996
Akiko Uchida

Topic of Research:  Urinary hormone
Institutional Affiliation:  Waseda University (Japan)
WEB:  http://www.waseda.jp/sils/jp/about/faculty.html

Satoshi Hirata     Ph.D.

Topic of Research:  Tool use, Social interaction
Institutional Affiliation:  Program-Specific Associate Professor,Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
WEB:  http://www.wrc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/kumasan/en/members/satoshi-hirata.html

Masako Myowa-Yamakoshi     Ph.D.

Topic of Research:  Playing behavior, mother-infant interaction
Institutional Affiliation:  Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University
WEB:  http://www.educ.kyoto-u.ac.jp/myowa/en/index.html

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First visit to Bossou 1997
Michael A. Huffman     Ph.D.

Topic of Research:  Access availability of medicinal plants available to chimpanzees, ascertain the presence of Oesophagostomum in the Bossou group
Institutional Affiliation:  Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University (Japan)
WEB:  http://www.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/sections/social_systems_evolution/huffman/index.html

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First visit to Bossou 1998
Naruki Morimura    Ph.D.

Topic of Research:  Animal Welfare: Cognition and environemntal enrichement
Institutional Affiliation:  Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto University (Japan)
WEB:  http://www.wrc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/members/morimura.html

Tomomi Ochiai-Ohira

Topic of Research:  Behavioral time budget
Institutional Affiliation:  Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University (Japan)
WEB:  http://www.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/koudou-shinkei/shikou/staff/ochiai/index.html

Maura Lucia Celli    Ph.D.

Topic of Research:  
Institutional Affiliation:  

Dora Biro     Ph.D.

Topic of Research:  Individual cognitive and social learning aspects of tool use (nut-cracking and leaf-folding)
Institutional Affiliation:   Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
WEB:  Department of Zoology, University of Oxford

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First visit to Bossou 1999
Makoto Shimada     Ph.D.

Topic of Research:  Gene genealogy and gene flow
Institutional Affiliation:  Japan Biological Information Research Center
WEB:  http://www.fujita-hu.ac.jp/~hnagashi/LDB/open/mshimada.html

Sachiko Hayakawa     Ph.D.

Topic of Research:  Genetic analysis in Bossou
Institutional Affiliation:  Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University (Japan)
WEB:  http://www.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/sections/ninchi/people/hayakawa/shayakaw.html

Shiho Fujita     Ph.D.

Topic of Research:  Comparison in reproductive potential of female chimpanzees between wild populations; Health monitoring of chimpanzees for their conservation
Institutional Affiliation:  Yamaguchi University (Japan)
WEB:  http://www.vet.agr.yamaguchi-u.ac.jp/member/fujita/fujita_p.htm

Gaku Ohashi    M.Sc

Topic of Research:   Fission-Fusion of chimpanzees, Mating and Courtship in chimpanzees, Distribution and Cultural Variation of chimpanzees on Nimba county, Liberia
Institutional Affiliation:  Japan Monkey Centre

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First visit to Bossou 2000
Claudia Sousa    Ph.D.

Topic of Research:  Tool-use and social transmission. Chimpanzee vocal communication
Institutional Affiliation:  New University of Lisbon (Portugal)

Polly Walker    Ph.D.

Topic of Research:  Behavioral observation
Institutional Affiliation:  University of Oxford (UK)

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First visit to Bossou 2001
Chiemi Hisakawa-Kadota

Topic of Research:  Behavioral observation, application to enrichment in captivity
Institutional Affiliation:  Wanpark Kochi Animal Land (Japan)

Marie-Claude Huynen     Ph.D.

Topic of Research:  University of Liège (Belgium)
Institutional Affiliation:  Ecology and conservation

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First visit to Bossou 2002
Misato Hayashi     Ph.D.

Topic of Research:  Field experiment of stone-tool use
Institutional Affiliation:  Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University (Japan)
WEB:  http://www.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/koudou-shinkei/shikou/staff/misato_hayashi.html

Michio Nakamura    Ph.D.

Topic of Research:  Behavioral Comparison between Bossou and Mahale
Institutional Affiliation:  Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto University (Japan)
WEB:  http://www.wrc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/nakamura/

Nicolas Granier    M.Sc.

Topic of Research:  Ecology and Conservation of Chimpanzees in N'Zo- Gouéla II area of Mont Nimba, Guinea-Ivory Coast
Institutional Affiliation:  University of Liège (Belgium)

MARTINEZ Laura     Ph.D.

Topic of Research:  Chimpanzees vocal identity recognition
Institutional Affiliation:  Ewha Womans Univ, Korea

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First visit to Bossou 2003
Kathelijne Koops    M.Sc.

Topic of Research:  Seringbara chimpanzees, elementary technology of foraging and shelter (e.g. ground nesting), habituation
Institutional Affiliation:  Dept. of Biological Anthroology & Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies (LCHES), Cambridge University

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First visit to Bossou 2004
Linda Marchant

Topic of Research:  Biological Anthropology, Behavioral Primatology, Hominid Evolution, African Apes
Institutional Affiliation:  Department of Anthropology, Miami University

William C. McGrew    Ph.D.

Topic of Research: Primate socio-ecology, evolution of material culture, chimpanzee technology, laterality of function, ape rehabilitation 
Institutional Affiliation:  Professor, Department of Biological Anthropology, Cambridge University (UK)
WEB:  Cambridge University

Yuu Mizuno    Ph.D.

Topic of Research:  Development of social behaviors in interactions of mother-infant chimpanzees: smiling, laughing, and crying.
Institutional Affiliation:  Cyubu Gakuin University(Japan)
WEB:  http://web2.chubu-gu.ac.jp/blog/web_labo/yumizuno/index.html

Akino Kato-Watanabe

Topic of Research:  Veterinary medicine
Institutional Affiliation:  Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University (Japan)

Kimberley Hockings    M.Sc.

Topic of Research:  Importance of cultivars in the chimpanzees' diets and behavioural adaptations to crop-raiding and road-crossing
Institutional Affiliation:  New University of Lisbon (Portugal)

Kazunari Ushida    Ph.D.

Topic of Research:  Intestinal microbiology of wild chimpanzees
Institutional Affiliation:  Kyoto Prefectural Uni. (Japan)

Shinya Yamamoto    Ph.D.

Topic of Research:   Tool use, Ant-fishing, Social interaction
Institutional Affiliation:  Program-Specific Assistant Professor, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
WEB:  http://www.wrc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/kumasan/en/members/shinya-yamamoto.html

Shigeo Kobayashi    Ph.D.

Topic of Research:  Effects of fuel wood consumption and water utilization on the forest
Institutional Affiliation:  Graduate School of Asian African Area Studies, Kyoto University (Japan)
WEB:  http://www.asafas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/kobayashi/index.html

Miho Ito   Master student

Topic of Research:  Ecological Anthropology, Utilization of Raphia palm and its management by local people
Institutional Affiliation:  Graduate School of Asian African Area Studies, Kyoto University (Japan)

Asami Kabasawa    M.Sc

Topic of Research:  Population census of the Bossou village
Institutional Affiliation:  Graduate School of Asian African Area Studies, Kyoto University (Japan)

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First visit to Bossou 2005
Gentaro Uenishi

Topic of Research:  Intestinal microbiology of wild chimpanzees
Institutional Affiliation:  Kyoto Prefectural Uni. (Japan)

Ryutaro Goto

Topic of Research:  Plant-Insect interaction, mainly in Phyllanthaceae and Balanophoraceae.
Institutional Affiliation:  Kyoto University(Japan)

Etsuko Nogami

Topic of Research:  Behavioral observation, application to enrichment in captivity,
Institutional Affiliation:  Kumamoto Sanctuary, WRC, Kyoto University
WEB:  http://www.wrc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/kumasan/chimp/staff.html

Ryo Hasegawa

Topic of Research:  Hexatube technical expert-Green Corridor Project
Institutional Affiliation:  Phytoculture Control Co., Ltd. (Japan)
WEB:  http://www.phytoculture.co.jp/

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First visit to Bossou 2006
Susana Carvalho

Topic of Research:  Applying the "Chaine Operatoire" concept to "nut-cracking"- studying Bossou and Diecké chimpanzees
Institutional Affiliation:  Cambridge Univ, UK
WEB:  Susana Carvalho

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First visit to Bossou 2008
Michiko Fujisawa    Doctor of Medicine

Topic of Research:  Health and longevity: specialized in geriatrics, aging and dementia
Institutional Affiliation:  Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto University (Japan)
WEB:  http://www.wrc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/members/fujisawa.html

Kozo Matsubayashi    Professor, Doctor of Medicine

Topic of Research:  Health and medical studies
Institutional Affiliation:  Research Institute of South-East Asia
Kyoto University (Japan)
WEB:  http://www.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/staff/matsubayashi/matsubayashi_en.html

Masahiro Nakatsuka    Doctor of Medicine,    Ph.D. Candidate

Topic of Research:  Health and medical studies
Institutional Affiliation:  School of Medicine, Kyoto University (Japan)

Yoriko Kasahara Nurse,    Ph.D. Candidate

Topic of Research:  Health and medical studies
Institutional Affiliation:  School of Medicine, Kyoto University

Christopher Martin

Topic of Research:  Chimpanzee Cognition
Institutional Affiliation:  Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University (Japan)
WEB:  http://www.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/koudou-shinkei/shikou/staff/christopher_martin.html

Mari Hirosawa

Topic of Research:  Chimpanzee Cognition
Institutional Affiliation:  Kumamoto Sanctuary, WRC, Kyoto University
WEB:  http://www.wrc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/kumasan/chimp/staff.html

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First visit to Bossou 2009
Yumi Yamanashi, Ph.D.

Institutional Affiliation:  Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto University
WEB:  http://www.wrc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/members/yamanashi.html

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