This personal website is designed to be an introduction of the current researches by Akinori Takasuka. My interests have been directed to the mechanisms of fish population dynamics. The current main topics are biological mechanisms of species alternations, growth-based survival mechanisms during early life stages, and spawning biology of small pelagic fish. Special emphasis has been on biological and ecological perspectives.
Brief personal history
I have had an interest in fish since early childhood. During grade-school years, I would often go in a river to catch catfish. Also, I was an enthusiastic aquarist and collected foreign freshwater fish in aquariums.
Finally, I decided to be a fisheries biologist, when I proceeded to a junior year in the University. In March 2003, my PhD thesis was finished. This seems somewhat funny for myself, as my childhood dream was to be a fish-doctor (sensu a person of broad knowledge).
Always, I hope to be a researcher of "hot heart & cool mind" and aspire to be "a specialist with the property of a generalist".
Update: April 27, 2021 (Publications)
Current topics April 26, 2021 Takasuka et al. (2021) FF publsihed online. April 12, 2021 Yoshitake et al. (2021) SR publsihed online. December 21, 2020 Kanamori et al. (2021) FR publsihed online. December 16, 2020 Peck et al. (2021) PO publsihed online. November 18, 2020 Takasuka (2020) JSFO publsihed online. November 18, 2020 Okunishi et al. (2020) JSFO published online. October 6, 2020 Kuroda et al. (2020) FMS publsihed online. August 29 2020 Takasuka et al. (2020) FOG publsihed online. May 27, 2020 Sassa & Takasuka (2020) DSR-I publsihed online. August 15, 2019 Kanamori et al. (2019) MEPS publsihed online. June 12, 2019 Takasuka et al. (2019) FF publsihed online. June 12, 2019 Keynote talk at the Johan Hjort symposium in Bergen, Norway. May 31, 2019 Sassa & Takasuka (2019) DSR-I publsihed online. April 1, 2019 Moved from Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency to the University of Tokyo.
Organizing a symposium & workshop on "Growth–survival paradigm in early life stages of fish: controversy, synthesis, and multidisciplinary approach" (Yokohama, Japan, November, 2015). 国際シンポジウム・ワークショップ 「魚類の初期生活史における成長–生残パラダイム: 論争・統合・複数分野を跨るアプローチ」を主催 (2015年11月横浜).
"Growth–survival paradigm in early life stages of fish:
controversy, synthesis, and multidisciplinary approach"
will be held in Yokohama, Japan, November, 2015.
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The website of current researches by Akinori Takasuka (髙須賀明典/高須賀明典).