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HONGO Shun

Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University/Program-Specific Researcher
Field of Research:Conservation science, Wildlife management, Primate ecology


Shun Hongo earned his PhD from Kyoto University in 2016 and worked as a researcher at Kyoto University Primate Research Institute and as an expert for Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). He now joins a bilateral collaborative project between Cameroon and Japan. To establish a sustainable management system of wild mammals—an essential source of food and income for rural people in the Congo Basin—he seeks to integrate scientific methods such as camera trapping and practical knowledge of indigenous and local people.
Received awards include Best paper award, Primate Society of Japan (2015), Poster presentation award, The Mammal Society of Japan (2017).

Activity Databased on Education and Research, Kyoto University:
https://kdb.iimc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/profile_private/en.d718e39e481d2837.html

Personal Website:
https://sites.google.com/view/shunhongo/home

Papers published:
Link: https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1365-2664.14257
Title: Predicting bushmeat biomass from species composition captured by camera traps: Implications for locally based wildlife monitoring
Published: 26 August, 2022
Author: Shun Hongo, Yoshihiro Nakashima, Etienne François Akomo-Okoue, Fred Loïque Mindonga-Nguelet

Link: https://academic.oup.com/jmammal/article/103/1/159/6438960
Title: Seasonality in daily movement patterns of mandrills revealed by combining direct tracking and camera traps
Published: 25 November, 2021
Author: Shun Hongo, Yoshihiro Nakashima, Etienne François Akomo-Okoue, Fred Loïque Mindonga-Nguelet