Professor, Research Institute for Higher Educational Programs, Hokkaido Tokai University, Sapporo 006, Japan.
B.S., University of Ibaraki, 1973.
M.S., Tokyo Kyoiku University, 1977.
Ph.D., University of Tsukuba, 1982.
Lecturer, Tokai University, 1983-1988.
Assistant Professor, Research Institute for Higher Educational Programs, Hokkaido Tokai University, 1988-1993.
Professor, Research Institute for Higher Educational Programs, Hokkaido Tokai University, 1993-present.
Numerous herpetological collecting expeditions throughout Japan since 1975, in addition to the following: Korean Herpetological Expedition, 1984, Chungchon, Republic of Korea; Lazovskii Herpetological Expedition, 1990, Lazov
skii Nature Reservation, Lazo, Primorskii, Russia; Russian Far East Herpetological Expedition, 1991, Ussuri, Khabarovsk, and Southern Sakhalin Island.
Since 1978, 21 scientific publications on the taxonomy, distribution, ecology, behavior, and reproductive and population biology of amphibians and reptiles.
Five publications most relevant to the present proposal:
- TAKENAKA, S. 1982. Trends in ecological studies of lizard reproduction. Trans. Soc. Pop. Ecol., 36: 1-10.
- Moriguchi, H., and S. TAKENAKA. 1984. Reptiles and amphibians of Kaminokuni, Hokkaido. Jour. Nippon Herp. Soc., 28: 1-22.
- TAKENAKA, S. 1986. Amphibians and reptiles of Itabashi, Tokyo. Rept. Fauna Itabashi, 8: 149-154.
- TAKENAKA, S. 1988. Reproductive ecology of Japanese lacertid lizards. Curr. Herp. East Asia, 3: 364-389.
- TAKENAKA, S. 1993. Amphibians and reptiles of Hokkaido, and their distribution. pp. 103-112, In: S. Higashi, A. Osawa, and K. Kanagawa (eds.), Biodiversity and Ecology in the Northernmost Japan. Sapporo: Hokkaido University Press.