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: August 25, 2019 (Publications)
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.
Current topics 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.
Protected areas Reprints GSP workshop Backup
The website of current researches by Akinori Takasuka (髙須賀明典/高須賀明典).