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Ishikawa Prefectural University

Teaching Staff Information

Mantaro Hironaka Associate Professor

Degree:Doctor of Agriculture

  • E-mail: hironaka[at]ishikawa-pu.ac.jp ※Please change [at] to @

Affiliated Departments
Undergraduate Faculty Department of Bioproduction Science Biological Sciences Group  
Graduate School:
Master’s Degree Course
Division of Bioproduction Science Basic Plant Production Research Field Plant Protection
Graduate School:
Doctoral Degree Course
Division of Sciences for Bioproduction and Environment Bioproduction Science Research Field Plant Protection

Subjects taught
Undergraduate Faculty Plant Protection, Applied Entomology, Basic Experiments for Plant Production Ⅱ (Plant Pathology)
Graduate School:
Master’s Degree Course
Advanced Course of Bioresources and Environmental Sciences Ⅰ, Special Lecture on Bioproduction Science Ⅰ, Advanced Course of Molecular Plant Function
Academic Societies/Awards/Background
Background Experiences
2017—present Associate professor, Ishikawa Prefectural University, Japan
2010—2017 Assistant professor, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan
2007—2010 Postdoctoral fellow, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan
2004—2007 Research Fellowship for Young Scientists, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan

Mar. 2003 Ph.D. in Agriculture, Kagoshima University, Japan
Mar. 1999 M.S. in Agriculture, Saga University, Japan
Mar. 1997 B.S. in Agriculture, Saga University, Japan
Academic Societies/
The Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology, Japan Ethological Society, Zoological Society of Japan, The Japanese Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry

Primary Research
Research Fields Applied Entomology, Ethology
Keywords insect, phototaxis, physical pest control, light trap, low insect-attraction technology, ecological light pollution, orientation, navigation, migration
Research Topics
  • Behavioral analysis of visual orientation and navigation in insects

  • Development of insect light trap and low insect-attraction lamp

Research Achievements
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