Masahiko Kitahara is now the Chief of the Laboratory of Animal Ecology and the Head of the Division of Natural Environmental Research at the Yamanashi Institute of Environmental Sciences (YIES), Yamanashi, Japan. He received his B.E. degree from the University of Yamanashi, Japan, his M.A. degree from the University of Tsukuba, Japan, and his Ph.D. degree from the Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan. His major field of study is insect ecology and its community ecology and conservation biology. His current research interests and studies are the diversity, management, and conservation of butterfly communities and its endangered species in various types of habitats and biotopes in Yamanashi Prefecture, central Japan.
Biography Updated on 13 December 2011