Research Introduction
Introduction
This personal website is designed to be an introduction of the current researches by Akinori Takasuka. My interests have been directed to the mechanisms of fish population dynamics. The current main topics are biological mechanisms of species alternations, growth-based survival mechanisms during early life stages, and spawning biology of small pelagic fish. Special emphasis has been on biological and ecological perspectives.
Brief personal history

I have had an interest in fish since early childhood. During grade-school years, I would often go in a river to catch catfish. Also, I was an enthusiastic aquarist and collected foreign freshwater fish in aquariums.
Finally, I decided to be a fisheries biologist, when I proceeded to a junior year in the University. In March 2003, my PhD thesis was finished. This seems somewhat funny for myself, as my childhood dream was to be a fish-doctor (sensu a person of broad knowledge).

Always, I hope to be a researcher of "hot heart & cool mind" and aspire to be "a specialist with the property of a generalist".

Update: October 31, 2018 (Publications)
Organizing a symposium & workshop on "Growth–survival paradigm in early life stages of fish: controversy, synthesis, and multidisciplinary approach" (Yokohama, Japan, November, 2015).
国際シンポジウム・ワークショップ 「魚類の初期生活史における成長–生残パラダイム: 論争・統合・複数分野を跨るアプローチ」を主催 (2015年11月横浜).

Symposium on
"Growth–survival paradigm in early life stages of fish:
controversy, synthesis, and multidisciplinary approach"
will be held in Yokohama, Japan, November, 2015.
Symposium website
Current topics
  • Takasuka et al. (2019) published in FR on October 30, 2018
  • Takasuka et al. (2018) published in FF on September 30, 2018.
  • Fisheries Scien Series Book (Aoki, I., Yamakawa, T., Takasuka, A. (eds.) "Fish Population Dynamics, Monitoring, and Management: Sustainable Fisheries in the Eternal Ocean") publsihed on May 23, 2018.
  • Nakayama et al. (2018) published in FO on June 7, 2018.
    Kuroda et al. (2018) published in JMS on November 21, 2017.
  • Invited talk at Small Pelagic Fish symposium in Victoria, Canada, March 6–11, 2017.
  • Nyuji & Takasuka (2017) publsihed in JSR on March 2, 2017.
  • Takasuka et al. (2017) published in CJFAS on October 13, 2016.
  • Takasuka et al. (2017) published in DSR-I on January 4, 2017.
  • Yasue et al. (2016) published in MEPS on December 29, 2016.
  • Invited talk at PICES 2016 Annual Meeting in San Diego, USA, November 1–13, 2016.
  • Invited talk at ICCAT GBYP workshop in Madrid, Spain, September 12–14, 2016
  • Invited talk at ECOLATUN workshop in Málaga, Spain, September 8–9, 2016.
  • Takasuka et al. (2016) published in FO on June 27, 2016.
  • Symposium & workshop on "Growth–survival paradigm in early life stages of fish: controversy, synthesis, and multidisciplinary approach" in Yokohama, Japan, November 9–13, 2015.
  • Keynote talk at the 38th Annual Larval Fish Conference in Québec City, Canada, August 17–21, 2014.
  • Oozeki et al. (2014) published in PO on June 2, 2014
  • Takasuka et al. (2014) published in FO on April 18, 2014.
  • Nishiyama et al. (2014) published in FS on April 12, 2014.
  • Peck et al. (2014) and Yasue et al. (2014) published in ICES JMS on January 1, 2014.
  • Japan–Canada collaboration workshop on "Growth–survival paradigm in early life stages of fish: theory, advance, synthesis, and future. Part III (follow-up workshop)" in Yokohama, Japan, November 8–15, 2013.
  • Joint seminar "Frontline studies on growth and survival during early life stages of fish II" at NRIFS in Yokohama, Japan, November 8, 2013.
  • Workshop on "Comparative study on biological processes of species alternations in the Kuroshio and Humboldt Current systems: Information sharing and preliminary analysis" in Yokohama, Japan, October 28 – November 1, 2013.
  • Joint seminar "Comparative study on biological processes of species alternations in the Kuroshio and Humboldt Current systems:
    Information sharing" at NRIFS in Yokohama, Japan, October 29, 2013
  • Keynote talk at ICES/PICES Symposium on "Forage Fish Interactions: Creating the tools for ecosystem-based management of marine resources" in Nantes, France, November 12–14, 2012.
  • Invited talk at PICES 2012 Annual Meeting, Hiroshima, Japan, October 12–21, 2012.
  • Japan–Québec collaboration workshop on "Growth–survival paradigm in early life stages of fish: theory, advance, synthesis, and future. Part II (follow-up workshop)" in Vancouver, Canada, May 23–26, 2012.
  • Invited talk at ICES/PICES Conference for Early Career Scientists "Oceans of Change" held in Majorca, Spain, April 23–27, 2012. [YouTube video by IMEDIA]
  • Japan–Québec collaboration workshop on "Growth–survival paradigm in early life stages of fish: theory, advance, synthesis, and future" in Yokohama, Japan, October 26 –November 1, 2011.
  • Joint seminar "Frontline studies on growth and survival during early life stages of fish" at NRIFS in Yokohama, Japan, October 26, 2011.
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The website of current researches by Akinori Takasuka (髙須賀明典/高須賀明典).