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Profile

Satoshi YOKOYAMA Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Geography, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University

2013-2014:  Visiting Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University

2011:  Visiting Associate Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

2009-2013:  Cooperative Researcher, National Museum of Ethnology, Japan

2007-present:  Extramural Research Collaborator, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University

2007-2013:  Cooperative Researcher, Center for Integrated Area Studies, Kyoto University

2003-2008, 2009-2013:  Cooperative Researcher, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

2005-2006:  Visiting Scholar, Research Program on Environmental Studies, East-West Center

2003-2009:  Lecturer/Associate Professor Kumamoto University

2000-2002:  Researcher, Department of Geography, National University of Laos

Educational Background

2003:  Ph.D. in Science from the University of Tsukuba, Japan

1999:  MSc. in Geography from the University of Tsukuba, Japan

1997:  BA in Geography from Saitama University, Japan

Discipline

Geography, Cultural Ecology, Political Ecology, Southeast Asian Studies (especially Laos)

Research Interests

Human-nature interactions, Land Use Changes, Natural Resource Use, Subsistence Changes, Indigenous Eco-knowledge of Mountain People

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Research Projects

  • FY2015-FY2017: Regional vernacularity and global domestication of forest ecological resources funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi), Scientific Research(A). Principal Investigator: Shigeru KOBAYASHI, Kyoto University
  • FY2014-FY2016: Folk history in the middle Mekong Corridor (Mimec Project) funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi), Scientific Research(B). Principal Investigator: Yoshikatsu NAGATA, Osaka City University
  • FY2013-FY2016: Population dynamics, re-production and livelihood changes in small-scale communities of Laos (PRELIC Laos Project) funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi), Scientific Research(A). Principal Investigator: Satoshi YOKOYAMA, Nagoya University
  • FY2012-FY2014: The origin and diffusion of Natto (non-salted fermented soybeans) funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi), Challenging Exploratory Research. Principal Investigator: Satoshi YOKOYAMA, Nagoya University
  • FY2010-FY2013: The reconstruction of livelihood transition and sustainable humansphere in rural Southeast Asia, funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi), Scientific Research(A). Principal Investigator: Yasuyuki KONO, Kyoto University
  • FY2010-FY2013: Restructuring of Ecosystem Services by Introducing the concept of 'Relationship Value', funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi), Scientific Research(A). Principal Investigator: Tomoya AKIMICHI, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
  • FY2009-FY2011: Comparative Study of Forest Use in the Two Regions; the Mainland Southeast Asia and Japan: A Case Study of Tabu-noki (Machilus spp.) for producing traditional incense stick, funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi), Scientific Research(C). Principal Investigator: Satoshi YOKOYAMA
  • FY2008-FY2009: A Cultural Ecological Study of 'Swidden on the Verge of Vanishing' in Southeast Asia, funded by Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Joint Research by CSEAS Grant. Principal Investigator: Satoshi YOKOYAMA Outline of Research
  • FY2008-FY2011: Major Power and Ethnic Minorities: beyond the Theory of Chinese Hegemony in Mainland Southeast Asia, funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi), Scientific Research(B). Principal Investigator: Yukino OCHIAI, The Kagoshima University Museum
  • FY2007-FY2010: Development of Agricultural products/Foods Exporting to Japan and the Impact to Exporting Countries under the Third Food Regime, funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi), Scientific Research(B). Principal Investigator: Hitoshi ARAKI, Yamaguchi University
  • FY2003-FY2007: A Trans-disciplinary Study on the Regional Eco-history in Tropical Monsoon Asia: 1945-2005,, by Research Institute for Humanity and Nature. Principal Investigator: Tomoya Akimichi, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
  • FY2004-FY2007: Spatial Analysis on People/Commodities/Information Flows and Subsistence Changes in Mountainous Regions of Mainland Southeast Asia, funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi), Scientific Research(C). Principal Investigator: Satoshi Yokoyama
  • FY2004: Study on the change of spatial structure with the diffusion of commercial crop in northern Laos, funded by Fukutake Science & Culture Foundation. Principal Investigator: Satoshi Yokoyama
  • FY2003-FY2004: Land-Allocation Program and Stabilization of Shifting Cultivation in the Northern Mountain Region of Laos, Macroeconomic Policy Support for Socio-economic Development for Laos ( Phase 2) by JICA
  • FY2001: Gathering of Forest Products in Mountainous Regions of Laos: Geographical Study on the Spatial Structure from Gathering to Marketing, funded by Toyota Foundation. Principal Investigator: Satoshi Yokoyama
  • FY2000-FY2001: A Geographical Study on the Change in Socio-economic Activities and Its Factors in the Mountain Villages of Northern Laos, Asian Studies Scholarship Program funded by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

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Selected Publications (in English)

  • Ingxay, P. Hirota, I. and Yokoyama, S. 2015. Access to livelihood assets under the influence of a climate event in upland northern Laos' "Geographical Review of Japan Series B" 87(2), 131-145 DOI: 10.4157/geogrevjapanb.87.131
  • Ingxay, P., Yokoyama, S. and Hirota, I. 2015. Livelihood factors and household strategies for an unexpected climate event in upland northern Laos "Journal of Mountain Science" 12(2), 483-500  DOI: 10.1007/s11629-013-2879-y
  • Yokoyama, S., Okamoto, K., Takenaka, C. and Hirota, I. (eds.) "Integrated Studies of Social and Natural Environmental Transition in Laos (Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research)" Tokyo: Springer.
  • Yokoyama, S. 2014. Laos in transition: The runner in front, leading the race or lagging a lap behind? in Yokoyama, S., Okamoto, K., Takenaka, C. and Hirota, I. (es.) "Integrated Studies of Social and Natural Environmental Transition in Laos (Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research)" Tokyo: Springer, 3-27.
  • Shirai, M. and Yokoyama, S. 2014. Grazing behavior and local management of cattle and buffaloes in rural Laos, in Yokoyama, S., Okamoto, K., Takenaka, C. and Hirota, I. (eds.) "Integrated Studies of Social and Natural Environmental Transition in Laos (Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research)" Tokyo: Springer, 63-84.
  • Sharifi, A., Chiba, Y., Okamoto, K., Yokoyama, S. and Murayama, A. 2014. Can master planning control and regulate urban growth in Vientiane, Laos? "Landscape and Urban Planning" 131, 1–13  DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2014.07.014
  • Yokoyama, S,. Hirota, I., Tanaka, S., Ochiai, Y., Nawata, E., and Kono, Y. 2014. A review of studies on swidden agriculture in Japan: cropping system and disappearing process. "Tropics" 22-4, 131-155, DOI: 10.3759/tropics.22.131
  • Yokoyama, S. 2013. A review of the developments in Nature and Society Studies in Japan from the 1980s onward. "Geographical Review of Japan Series B" 86-1, 62-74, DOI: 10.4157/geogrevjapanb.86.62
  • Umemura, M. + Aoyama, C. + Tokumoto, Y. + Abe, K., Hirota, I. and Yokoyama, S. 2012. Vegetation and plant use differences between a secondary forest and an Eucalyptus plantation site in Bolikhamxay province, Laos." Lao Journal of Agriculture and Forestry" 27, 88-109.  PDF[1.9MB]
  • Shirai, M.*; Zhang, X.; Yokoyama, S.; Okamoto, K.; Yoda, K. 2011. Recording movement pattern of cattle by GPS data loggers in Lao People's Democratic Republic "Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on sustainable animal agriculture for developing countries 2011" Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, 69-73.  PDF[524KB]
  • Okamoto, K., Takenaka, C. and Yokoyama, S. 2011. "Understanding the Contemporary Environmental Matters in Mainland Southeast Asia"  Nagoya: Nagoya University Global COE program"From Earth System Science to Basic and Clinical Environmental Studies"  G-COE Web PDF[15MB]
  • Yokoyama, S. 2010. The Trading of Agro-forest Products and Commodities in the Northern Mountainous Region of Laos "Southeast Asian Studies" 47-4, 374-402. CiNii(PDF Link)
  • Yokoyama, S. 2009. Siam Benzoin, in Akimichi, T. (ed.) "An Illustrated Eco-history of the Mekong River Basin" Bangkok:White Lotus, 151-154.
  • Tanaka, K., S. Yokoyama and K. Phalakhone 2007. Land Allocation Program and Stabilization of Swidden Agriculture in the Northern Mountain Region of Laos, in Saxena, K. G., Liang, L. and Rerkasem, K. (eds.) "Shifting Agriculture in Asia: Implications for Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Livelihood" Dehra Dun (India):Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, 407-420.
  • Yokoyama, S. 2004. Forest, Ethnicity and Settlement in the Mountainous Area of Northern Laos. Southeast Asian Studies 42-2: 132-156.  PDF[1.8MB]
  • Yokoyama, S. 2002. "The Livelihood System of the Population of a Mountainous Area in Northern Laos, (Official Research Report of Asian Studies Program in fiscal year 2000)" Vientiane: National University of Laos.  PDF[2.08MB]
  • Yokoyama, S. 2001. The Situation of Ethnic Minorities in Laos. Ministry of Health and JICA Study Team (eds.) "Lao Health Master Planning Study, Progress Report I" Vientiane: Ministry of Health, A6.1-A6.8.  PDF[248KB]
  • Kawase, M., K. Tanaka, S. Yokoyama and Z. Zahoran 2000. Industrial linkages in the electrical machinery industry in the Hitachi Industry Area, Japan. Annual Report of the Institute of Geoscience, the University of Tsukuba 26: 3-8.
  • Yokoyama, S. 1996. "The Basic Rural Features and the Development Consciousness of the Villagers in Oudomxay Province, Lao P.D.R. (UNDP/UNCDF Village Study Report)". Vientiane: UNDP.  PDF[1.09MB]

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Presentations for International Conference

  • Yokoyama, S. 2015 Population increase, temporary transnational migration, and paddy holdings in a rural village of Laos "SEASIA 2015 Conference"December 12, 2015 (Kyoto International Conference Center, Japan) PDF[1,1MB]

  • Yokoyama, S. 2015. Demographic change and farmland holdings in a rural village of Laos "Regional Conference of the International Geographical Union (IGU), 2015 Moscow Conference" August 20, 2015 (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia)
  • Yokoyama, S. 2014. Perspectives and directions for future research in Southeast Asian studies: Reflections of Japanese geographer's experience "Annual Meeting of Korean Geographers 2014" June 21, 2014 (Seoul National University, Korea)
  • Inxay, P.* and Yokoyama, S. 2013 Unexpected situation in opland people's livelihood: a case study in northern Laos "Regional Conference of the International Geographical Union (IGU), 2013 Kyoto Conference" August 7, 2013 (Kyoto International Conference Center, Japan)
  • Yokoyama, S.* and Inxay, P. 2013 Agrarian livelihood change in Chinese border areas of northern Laos "The 21th Annual Colloquium of the International Geographical Union Commission on the Sustainability of Rural Systems" July 30, 2013 (Nagoya University, Japan) PDF[972KB]
  • Yokoyama, S. 2011. Changes in shifting cultivation and farmers' livelihood in the mountainous mainland Southeast Asia "International Geographical Union (IGU), 2011 Santiago Conference" November 15, 2011 (Liberator Bernardo O`Higgins Military School, Santiago, Chile)
  • Shirai, M.*; Zhang, X.; Yokoyama, S.; Okamoto, K.; Yoda, K. 2011. Recording movement pattern of cattle by GPS data loggers in Lao People's Democratic Republic "International Conference on Sustainable Animal Agriculture for Developing Countries 2011" July 26-29, 2011 (Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand)
  • Yokoyama, S. 2008. Political Ecology of Livelihood and Land Use in Rural Laos "The 31st International Geographical Congress (IGC)" August 13, 2006 (Le Kram Center, Tunis, Tunisia)  PDF[449KB]
  • Yokoyama, S. 2007. Forest policy for maintaining indegenous eco-knowledge "International Workshop on Sustainable Natural Resources Management of Mountainous Regions in Laos" November 30, 2007 (Luang Namtha Provincial Hall, Luang Namtha, Lao PDR)
  • Ochiai, Y. and Yokoyama, S. 2007. Plant use in everyday life: Cultural landscape and complex subsistence activities in hill villages of northern Laos "International Workshop on Sustainable Natural Resources Management of Mountainous Regions in Laos" November 30, 2007 (Luang Namtha Provincial Hall, Luang Namtha, Lao PDR)
  • Ochiai, Y. and Yokoyama, S. 2007. Plant uses mapping in villages of northern Laos: An ecological approach for allocation and process "International Workshop on Sustainable Land Management Network in the Mountainous Region of Mainland Southeast Asia" August 11, 2007 (Xingping, Yunnan, China)
  • Yokoyama, S., K. Tanaka and K. Phalakhone 2006. Forest Policy and Swidden Agriculture in Laos. The 8th Southeast Asian Geography Association Conference, November 30, 2006 (Namyang Girls High school, Singapore)  PDF[247KB]
  • Tanaka, K., S. Yokoyama and K. Phalakhone 2006. Land-allocation program and stabilization of swidden agriculture in the northern mountain region of Laos "Synthesis Workshop on Shifting Agriculture, Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods in the Marginal Mountain Environments" September 23-25, 2006 (Guwahati, India)
  • Yokoyama, S. and Y. Ochiai 2006. Forest Use and Indigenous Eco-knowledge in Northern Laos. "International Geographical Union (IGU) 2006 Brisbane Conference" July 4, 2006 (Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia)  PDF[250KB]
  • Yokoyama, S. 2005. NTFPs Trade in the Northern Laos: the Progress of Globalization and the Change of Livelihood in the Mountainous Region. "Mainland Southeast Asia in Transition: Resource and Eco-history", June 17, 2005 (Yunnan University Anthropology Museum, Kunming, China)
  • Yokoyama, S. 2005. The Trade Flow of Agro-forest Products and Commodities in Northern Mountainous Regions of Laos. "First International Conference on Lao Studies", May 20, 2005 (Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, USA)

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