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Department of Zoology


Dr Hiromi Yamashita

Trustee of the Japanese Society of Environmental Sociology 
Advisor for the Ramsar Regional Center - East Asia
Advisor for Arao Tidal Flat Conservation and Wise Use Committee 
Ex-Science& Technical Review Panel (STRP) member of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
(Research focus)
Consensus building in coastal communities (especially around coastal wetlands’ development, conservation and restorations); citizens’ participation in decision making; risk communication; risk perception; social perceptions towards mud flats and wetlands; participatory indicators for restoration projects; commons; environmental sociology; communication, education, participation and awareness (CEPA)  
(Currently working on) 
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) funded project:  
“Risk acceptance and consensus building on English coastal realignment and seawall construction projects with coastal ecological infrastructures”
The aim of this research project is to investigate contractors’ and citizens’ risk acceptance towards coastal realignment projects, and consensus building processes in England. 
Any information related to the above topic would be greatly appreciated!

Visitor (Conservation Science Group, Department of Zoology)
Professor at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU), Japan
Visiting Professor at Nagoya University Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Japan 
Dr Hiromi Yamashita