Development of ecology in Japan, with special reference to the role of Kinji Imanishi

  title={Development of ecology in Japan, with special reference to the role of Kinji Imanishi},
  author={Y. Itǒ},
  journal={Ecological Research},
  • Y. Itǒ
  • Published 2006
  • Biology
  • Ecological Research
  • The development of ecology in Japan, especially after the Meiji Restoration (1868), is briefly reviewed. Pioneering studies of Hiratsuka, on the calorimetric budget of a silkworm population, and Motomura, on the relation between numbers of species and individuals in biotic communities, are noteworthy. A critical examination of his role in ecology in Japan reveals Kinji Imanishi to have played pivotal roles in leading Japanese population ecologists to realize the importance of dispersal in… CONTINUE READING
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