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Mammal Study Award

 The Mammal Study Award Committee gives the Mammal Study Award to a few excellent papers each year. All published papers are eligible, irrespective of whether the authors include a member of the Mammal Society of Japan. Authors of the award-winning papers are given a certificate and the right to make their paper open access for free. Please use this opportunity to make your excellent paper more visible and highly cited. We look forward to receiving your submission to win the award.

 See below for reasons why the award-winning papers won (originally provided in Japanese by the Mammal Study Award Committee)

2021

Tomoko Naganuma, Shinsuke Koike, Rumiko Nakashita, Chinatsu Kozakai, Koji Yamazaki, Shino Furusaka, Koichi Kaji (2020) Age- and sex-associated differences in the diet of the Asian black bear: importance of hard mast and sika deer. Mammal Study 45(2):155-166. [Reason]
Yu Endo, Liang-Kong Lin, Koji Yamazaki, Kurtis Jai-Chyi Pei, Shih-Wei Chang, Yen-Jean Chen, Keiji Ochiai, Shuuji Yachimori, Tomoko Anezaki, Yayoi Kaneko, Ryuichi Masuda (2020) Introduction and expansion history of the masked palm civet, Paguma larvata, in Japan, revealed by mitochondrial DNA control region and cytochrome b analysis.Mammal Study 45(3):243-251. [Reason]

2020

Shin S. Satoh, Chie Murata, Kenji Yoshida, Kiyotaka Shibata, and Hidetoshi B. Tamate (2019) Population Genetic Study of the Lesser Japanese Mole Mogera imaizumii using Novel Microsatellite Markers with Special Reference to Sex-Biased Dispersal.Mammal Study 44(2):91-97.
Nozomi Nakanishi and Masako Izawa (2019) Rediscovery of Otters on the Tsushima Islands, Japan by Trail Cameras.Mammal Study 44(3):215-220.

2019

Satoshi D. Ohdachi, Kazunori Yoshizawa, Yasushi Takada, Masaharu Motokawa, Masahiro A. Iwasa, Satoru Arai, Junji Moribe, Yasushi Uematsu, Eiichi Sakai, Takashi Tateishi, Hong-Shik Oh, Gohta Kinoshita (2018) Phylogeography of the Japanese White-Toothed Shrew (Eulipotyphla: Soricidae): A Clear Division of Haplogroups between Eastern and Western Japan and their Recent Introduction to Some Regions.Mammal Study 43(4):245-259.

2018

Chinatsu Kozakai, Yui Nemoto, Ami Nakajima, Shinsuke Koike, Naoki Ohnishi and Koji Yamazaki (2017) Influence of Food Availability on Matrilineal Site Fidelity of Female Asian Black Bears.Mammal Study 42(4):219-230.
Hiroko Wakabayashi, Satoshi Noda and Takashi Saitoh (2017) Intraspecific Variation in the Frequency of Multiple Paternity in the Japanese Wood Mouse (Apodemus speciosus).Mammal Study 42(2):81-88.

2017

Tomoyuki Namba and Satoshi D. Ohdachi (2016) Top-down cascade effects of the long-clawed shrew (Sorex unguiculatus) on the soil invertebrate community in a cool-temperate forest. Mammal Study 41(3): 119-130.
Nozomi Kobayashi, Haruna Okabe, Isao Kawazu, Naoto Higashi, Hirokazu Miyahara, Hidehiro Kato and Senzo Uchida (2016) Spatial distribution and habitat use patterns of humpback whales in Okinawa, Japan.Mammal Study 41(4): 207-214.

2016

Kaori Murase, Reiko Horie, Masae Saito, Masaaki Koganezawa, Toshiyuki Sato and Koichi Kaji (2015) Integrating Analyses of Population Genetics and Space-Time Information for Wildlife Management: An Empirical Study on Japanese Wild Boar Populations. Mammal Study 40(2): 61-78.

2015

Jun J. Sato, Tsukasa Kawakami, Yurina Tasaka, Masaya Tamenishi and Yasunori Yamaguchi (2014) A few decades of habitat fragmentation has reduced population genetic diversity: A case study of landscape genetics of the large Japanese field mouse, Apodemus speciosus. Mammal Study 39(1):1-10.

2014

Yasuhisa Nakajima and Hideki Endo (2013) Comparative Humeral Microanatomy of Terrestrial, Semiaquatic, and Aquatic Carnivorans using Micro-Focus CT Scan. Mammal Study 38(1):1-8.

2013

Shinsuke H. Sakamoto, Satoshi N. Suzuki, Yousuke Degawa, Chihiro Koshimoto, and Ryo O. Suzuki (2012) Seasonal habitat partitioning between sympatric terrestrial and semi-arboreal Japanese wood mice, Apodemus speciosus and A. argenteus in spatially heterogeneous environment. Mammal Study 37(4):261-272.
Akiko Takii, Shigeyuki Izumiyama and Makoto Taguchi (2012) Partial migration and effects of climate on migratory movements of sika deer in Kirigamine Highland, central Japan. Mammal Study 37(4):331-340.

2012

Chris Newman, You-Bing Zhou, Christina D. Buesching, Yayoi Kaneko and David W. Macdonald (2011) Contrasting Sociality in Two Widespread, Generalist, Mustelid Genera, Meles and Martes. Mammal Study 36(4):169-188.
Satoko Yoshikura, Sachiko Yasui and Takashi Kamijo (2011) Comparative Study of Forest-Dwelling Bats' Abundances and Species Richness between Old-Growth Forests and Conifer Plantations in Nikko National Park, Central Japan full access. Mammal Study 36(4):189-198.

2011

Nikolai E. Dokuchaev, Naoki Kohno and Satoshi D. Ohdachi (2010) Reexamination of Fossil Shrews (Sorex spp.) from the Middle Pleistocene of Honshu Island, Japan. Mammal Study 35(3):157-168.
Keiji Ochiai, Kayoko Susaki, Takashi Mochizuki, Yasuhiro Okasaka and Yusaku Yamada (2010) Relationships among habitat quality, home range size, reproductive performance and population density: comparison of three populations of the Japanese serow (Capricornis crispus). Mammal Study 35(4): 265-276.

2010

Shinichi Watanabe (2009) Factors Affecting the Distribution of the Leopard Cat Prionailurus bengalensis on East Asian Islands.Mammal Study 34(4):201-207.
Rika Matuo and Keiji Ochiai (2009) Dietary Overlap Among Two Introduced and One Native Sympatric Carnivore Species, the Raccoon, the Masked Palm Civet, and the Raccoon Dog, in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.Mammal Study 34(4):187-194.

2009

Kazuhiko Satoh and Fumihiko Iwaku (2008) Foramen magnum angle and its effect on visual field in two Apodemus murids.Mammal Study 33(4):151-155.
Masanobu Yoshio, Masahiko Asada, Keiji Ochiai, Koichi Goka, Kaori Murase, Tadashi Miyashita and Haruki Tatsuta (2008) Spatially heterogeneous distribution of mtDNA haplotypes in a sika deer (Cervus nippon) population on the Boso Peninsula, central Japan.Mammal Study 33(2):59-69.
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