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Yakushima Wildlife Conservation Project (Project began in January, 1993. Continuing.)
Field Study in Asia
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Location of Site: JAPAN, Yakushima, Kagoshima-ken

Director: David A. Hill
Phone: 44 1273 877343   Fax: 44 1273 678433   E-Mail:
Falmer, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 9QG UNITED KINGDOM
Department: School of Biological Sciences
Institution: University of Sussex

Research Objectives: To assess the influence of habitat disturbance and recovery on the ecology and behavior of forest mammals (especially Yakushima macaques, deer and insectivorous bats). To assess the influence of the macaques and deer on species composition of secondary forest, through seed dispersal and selective browsing on seedlings and saplings. NB Current focus is on bats.

Field Positions and Volunteers: No current openings.

Species Studied: Macaca fuscata yakui (Yaku macaque)

Last Updated: 2003-12-07

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