Masashi Soga D.Phil. (Born in 1988 in Tokyo, Japan)


Overview

I am an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Tokyo. I am an applied ecologist interested in interdisciplinary and mixed-methods research. My current research focuses on understanding the causes and consequences of the ongoing, widespread loss of human-nature interactions, the so-called 'extinction of experience'. I am particularly interested in how people interact with nature in their everyday lives, and how these interactions affect health and wellbeing and pro-environmental attitudes and behaviour.

 

Research interests

  • Conservation biology
  • Human-nature interactions 
  • Urban ecology

 

Qualifications 

2015 PhD Agriculture (University of Hokkaido)

2010 BSc (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)


Career

2019-            Associate Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Tokyo

2016-2019  Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Tokyo

2015-2016  JSPS Research Fellow, University of Tokyo

2012-2015  JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Research Fellow, University of Hokkaido


Contact

Department of Ecosystem Studies

Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences

University of Tokyo

1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-8657

Tel: +8180-3476-8870

Email: asoga (a) g.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp