Publications

Other Achievements

RIHN researchers and projects also publish a variety of individual volumes on specific themes.

Field Guidebook on Philippine Fishing Gears - Fishing Gears in Estuaries
Field Guidebook on Philippine Fishing Gears - Fishing Gears in Estuaries

This book aims to document the fishing gears and methods used in an estuary, with New Washington-Batan estuaries, Aklan, Philippines. It illustrates the physical processes in the estuary that influence the choice and success of fishing methods, how fish biology and behaviour affect fishing gear efficiency, and how to conduct field work related to capture fisheries. It also provides information on the possible ecological and social implications on the use of each gear.

  • Harold Monteclaro, Kazuhiko Anraku and Satoshi Ishikawa (eds.)
  • Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
  • 2017/ 3 Release
  • Not for Sale
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GUIDE TO OPERATION OF ACOUSTIC DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM (AQFI-1301) FOR SHALLOW WATERS
GUIDE TO OPERATION OF ACOUSTIC DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM (AQFI-1301) FOR SHALLOW WATERS

This book introduces the equipment for investigating the acoustic resource amount in shallow coastal areas. It covers everything from hardware to software of a simple type weighing fish finder system using a commercially available fish finder and it is recommended for those who want to start investigating acoustic resources in shallow water at low cost.

Laboratory Manual on Fundamental Ichthyology
Laboratory Manual on Fundamental Ichthyology

This text book to study fishes is originally published in Japanese for undergraduate students of School of Marine Science and Technology, Tokai University. The translation has done on selected chapters for worldwide users. This publication is supported by Area-capability Project, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature and School of Marine Science and Technology, Tokai University.

  • Hirokazu KISHIMOTO, Nobuhiro SUZUKI and Izumi AKAGAWA (eds.)
  • This selected English version is translated & edited by Benjamin F. Muto Tokai University Press
  • 2017/ 2 Release
  • Not for Sale
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Market fishes of Panay Island, Republic of the Philippines
Market fishes of Panay Island, Republic of the Philippines

This poster includes color photographs of 240 market fishes from Panay Island, the Philippines.

  • Motomura, H., U. B. Alama, N. Muto, R. Babaran, and S. Ishikawa (eds.)
  • Kagoshima University Museum, Kagoshima, University of the Philippines Visayas, Iloilo, and Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto
  • 2017/ 2 Release
  • Not for Sale
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Commercial and bycatch market fishes of Panay Island, Republic of the Philippines
Commercial and bycatch market fishes of Panay Island, Republic of the Philippines

This book provides 911 color photographs of 597 fish species belonging to 132 families from Panay Island on the basis of voucher specimens. At least 19 of the 597 species in this book represent the first record of the species from Philippine waters, and several unidentified species expressed as “sp.” are probably undescribed species that need further study. Each species account includes family name, scientific name, English name, morphological features, distribution, habitat, size, and comments on taxonomy, nomenclature, comparisons, and market information.

  • Motomura, H., U. B. Alama, N. Muto, R. Babaran, and S. Ishikawa (eds.)
  • Kagoshima University Museum, Kagoshima, University of the Philippines Visayas, Iloilo, and Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto
  • 2017/ 1 Release
  • Not for Sale
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Megacities vol.4  Development of Emerging Economics and Megacities
Megacities vol.4  Development of Emerging Economics and Megacities
  • Edited by MURAMATSU Shin, YAMASHITA Yuko
  • Published by University of Tokyo Press, 2016
  • A5 224 pages, 3,672 yen (tax included)
  • ISBN 978-4-13-065154-7
Megacities vol.3  Historical Imprints on Megacities
Megacities vol.3  Historical Imprints on Megacities
  • Edited by MURAMATSU Shin, SHIMADA Ryuto, KAGOTANI Naoto
  • Published by University of Tokyo Press, 2016
  • A5 272 pages, 4,104 yen (tax included)
  • ISBN 978-4-13-065153-0
Megacities vol.2  Evolution and Diversity of Megacities
Megacities vol.2 Evolution and Diversity of Megacities
  • Edited by MURAMATSU Shin, FUKAMI Naoko, YAMADA Kyota, UCHIYAMA Yuta
  • Published by University of Tokyo Press, 2016
  • A5 440 pages, 5,184 yen (tax included)
  • ISBN 978-4-13-065152-3
Megacities vol.1 Megacities and Sustainability
Megacities vol.1 Megacities and Sustainability
  • Edited by MURAMATSU Shin, KATO Hironori, MORI Koichiro
  • Published by University of Tokyo Press, 2016
  • A5 304 pages, 4,104 yen (tax included)
  • ISBN 978-4-13-065151-6
GField guides on small-scale fisheries in Rayong, Thailand
Field guides on small-scale fisheries in Rayong, Thailand

Field surveys on small-scale fisheries in Rayong, Thailand have been conducted since December 2012. Information on actual condition in small-scale fisheries is compiled on a field guides. The field guides is useful in making guideline of management plans for not only Rayong coastal fisheries but also small-scale fisheries in tropical region.

  • Anukorn BOUTSON, Keigo EBATA, Satoshi ISHIKAWA, Kazuo WATANABE, Takafumi ARIMOTO (eds.)
  • “Coastal Area-capability Enhancement in Southeast Asia”, RIHN
  • 2016/ 3 Release
  • Not for Sale
  • ISBN 978-4-906888-26-9
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Field Guide to Biodiversity of Higashi-Hazu Tidal Flat in Mikawa Bay
Field Guide to Biodiversity of Higashi-Hazu Tidal Flat in Mikawa Bay

AC project members at RIHN and Tokai University contributed to this guidebook to introduce the attractive nature and culture of Hazu area in Mikawa bay from each member’s unique perspectives. This field guidebook should be a good use of travel to Hazu area, shell gathering and environment studies.

  • Edited by Ishikawa, S., M. Niki and N. Yoshikawa
  • Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, 2016
  • Not for Sale
  • ISBN 978-4-906888-22-1
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FLiving and nature of coastal community in Higashi-Hazu
Living and nature of coastal community in Higashi-Hazu

This book introduces our research on coastal area in Higashi-Hazu. Topics include comprehensive essence such as remains, ports, fisheries, elemental analysis, plankton, seaweeds, shrimp & crabs, fishes, dolphins, environmental studies, active learnings and regional development. This book should attract not only people who live in Hazu, but also those who visit Hazu, and even who do not know Hazu to the natural environment and social culture in Hazu.

Mizu Wo Wakatsu
International Certification for Sustainable Resource Management: Ecolabels Linking the Global and the Local
  • Edited by OMOTO Suzuko, SATO Tetsu and NAITO Daisuke
  • Published by University of Tokyo Press, 2016
  • A5 256 page 4,800 yen (tax included)
  • ISBN 978-4-13-060314-0
Mizu Wo Wakatsu
Sharing Water -Co-designing Sustainable Futures through local water resources management
(Mizu Wo Wakatsu)
  • Edited by KUBOTA Junpei
  • Published by BENSEI.JP, 2016
  • A5 250 page 4,200 yen (tax included)
  • ISBN 978-4-585-23040-3
Humanity and Nature in the Japanese Archipelago

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Humanity and Nature in the Japanese Archipelago

In 2015 the CRP(Center for Research Promotion) published Humanity and Nature in the Japanese Archipelago, an English language illustrated volume based on research conducted at RIHN between 2000-2009 and originally published in Japanese in The Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Studies (2010). Working with several authors of the original texts as well as a number of current RIHN researchers and a skilled team of scientific illustrators and artists, the original entries were brought into a single narrative describing key themes in the study of long-term human-environmental change in Japan. The volume includes a core section on the Jomon period in Japan, a fascinating segment of human and environmental history about which there is precious little written in English for a non-specialist audience.

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Kodomo Tachi ni Kataru Korekara no Chikyu
  • Edited by HIDAKA Toshitaka and RIHN
  • Published by Kodansha, 2006
  • 1,365 yen (tax included)
  • ISBN978-4-06-213383-8
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Oasis Chiikishi Ronso
  • Edited by INOUE Mitsuyoshi, KATO Yuzo and MORIYA Kazuki
  • Published by Kodansha, 2007
  • 4,620 yen (tax included)
  • ISBN978-4-87-974605-4
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黒水城人文与環境研究
  • Edited by SHEN Wei Rong, NAKAWO Masayoshi and SHI Jing Bo
  • Published by Renmin University of China, 2007
  • ISBN978-7-30-007956-1 / 7300079563
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人類学生態環境史研究
  • Edited by YIN Shao Ting and AKIMICHI Tomoya
  • Published by China Social Science Press, 2006
  • ISBN7500454880
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Zuroku Mekong no Sekai
  • Edited by AKIMICHI Tomoya
  • Published by Koubundou, 2007
  • 5,040 yen (tax included)
  • ISBN978-4-335-56114-6
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Mizu to Sekai Isan
  • Edited by AKIMICHI Tomoya
  • Published by Shogakukan, 2007
  • 1,890 yen (tax included)
  • ISBN978-4-09-387715-2 

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