Received doctorate in Kyoto University for the research of tropical rainforest. After working as a researcher at Hokkaido University and the University of Sheffield, currently working as an associate professor at the University of Tsukuba. For the fields of mountains, forests, and grasslands, studying the mechanism by which immobile plants adapt to the environment and renew their generations. Also conducting research and education on the evolution and the conservation of biodiversity. Skill: tree rope-climbing, mountain skiing, plant identification by leaves, medium-scale DNA analysis of about 1000 samples.