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Dr Tatsuya Amano

Dr Tatsuya Amano

Research Associate, Centre for Existential Risk (CSER),

The David Attenborough Building, University of Cambridge


Biography:

Tatsuya Amano is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER). His current project aims to assess the likelihood of catastrophic ecosystem shifts causing existential risks through statistical modelling based on both empirical data and expert knowledge.

He has a background in ecology and conservation biology, and his primary research interests are in the effective use of scientific information for biodiversity conservation. His research is focused in particular on the following three aspects of information use in conservation science: (i) identifying gaps in information and their drivers, (ii) overcoming information gaps with modelling approaches, and (iii) bridging the research-implementation gap.

He received his PhD at the University of Tokyo in 2006, after which he worked for the National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Japan for five years. Since 2011, he has been based in Cambridge, and has previously been funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship by the European Commission, and the Isaac Newton Trust. 

 

Keywords

  • overcoming information gaps with modelling approaches
  • assessing the likelihood of catastrophic ecosystem shifts
  • biodiversity conservation