We are pleased to welcome Taka as a visitor to the ICCS lab, he is a Senior researcher at the National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan and a Visiting Research Fellow, University of Kent, UK.
I am focused on economics and human behaviour change concerning biodiversity conservation, and park and wildlife management. Ever since I was a child, I have been fascinated by nature; however, I realized that human behaviour is the critical component to enhance conservation management through my fieldwork. I completed the PhD “Essays on wildlife management in protected areas using econometric approaches” at Natural Resource Economics, Kyoto University in 2015; then, I started a researcher position at the National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan. From 2020, I am a visiting researcher in ICCS and DICE in the University of Kent, UK.
My primary research interests are conservation finance design, and human behaviour and decision making around environmental issues. My research aims to contribute to the development of market and non-market mechanisms to balance nature and human well-being. I am also interested in the incorporation of broad scientific knowledge into economic analysis and interdisciplinary approaches in conservation.
I am currently working on the project “Promotion of biodiversity conservation through changes in human behaviour: Field experiments for policy evaluations” funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), in collaboration with Diogo Veríssimo and the environmental NGOs. Besides, I am working on the development of valuation approaches by using mobile phone data and policy impact evaluations associated with wildlife trade.
2020-Curret Visiting Research Fellow, School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent, UK
2020-Curret Overseas Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan
2020-Curret Senior Researcher, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan
2015-2020 Researcher, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan
2013-2015 Visiting scholar, Resource Economics & Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta, Canada
2012-2015 Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan
2012-2015 Ph.D., Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Japan
2010-2012 M.Sc., Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Japan
2006-2010 B.Sc., Department of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Japan
Kubo, T., Uryu, S., Yamano, H., Tsuge, T., Yamakita, T., & Shirayama, Y. (2020). Mobile phone network data reveal nationwide economic value of coastal tourism under climate change. Tourism Management, 77, 104010. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2019.104010
Kubo, T., Mieno, T., & Kuriyama, K. (2019). Wildlife viewing: The impact of money-back guarantees. Tourism Management, 70, 49-55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2018.06.010
Kubo, T., Tsuge, T., Abe, H., & Yamano, H. (2019). Understanding island residents’ anxiety about impacts caused by climate change using Best–Worst Scaling: a case study of Amami islands, Japan. Sustainability Science, 14(1), 131-138. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-018-0640-8
Kubo, T., Shoji, Y., Tsuge, T., & Kuriyama, K. (2018). Voluntary Contributions to Hiking Trail Maintenance: Evidence From a Field Experiment in a National Park, Japan. Ecological Economics, 144, 124-128. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.07.032
Kubo, T., & Shoji, Y. (2014). Spatial tradeoffs between residents’ preferences for brown bear conservation and the mitigation of human–bear conflicts. Biological Conservation, 176, 126-132. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2014.05.019