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Nao Takashina 

Associate Professortakashina(at)

My research focuses on conservation biology, fisheries management, and macro/community ecology, which are often studied using mathematical models. My current projects include (i) determining effective implementation of protected areas, (ii) investigating socio-ecological systems in ecosystem management/conservation, and (iii) developing an ecosystem model that describes macroecological patterns across spatial scales.

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Hubert Cheung 

Visiting ResearcherMarie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellow, Sapienza University of Romeh.cheung(at)

I use interdisciplinary methods to study the complex human dimensions of conservation. My research focuses on wildlife trade and conservation geopolitics. I work at the interface of science, policy and practice to deliver positive change for nature. In addition to my post at the University of Tokyo, I am also an Adjunct Faculty member at Northern Arizona University and a co-founder of Atlas Conservation Initiative, a registered charity in Canada.

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