Kodzue Kinoshita, PhD

Assistant Professor, Wildlife Research Center of Kyoto University

I spent a junior high school days, which is the susceptible age, in the turn of the 21st century and became interested in the keyword "extinction" that was well featured at that time. I thought that "breeding" is necessary to avoid the extinction, and aspired to becoming a researcher on the conservative reproduction. Breeding is "a beautiful chain of life". This is common to all animals. Animals have adapted to the environment over a long period of time, and have evolved species-specific reproductive patterns. I'm studying from viewpoints of behavioral science, cell biology, reproductive endocrinology, etc. on “what changes will occur in their breeding when habitat and breeding environment change?" as a main theme.

Educational and Professional History
  • 2017-
    Assistant Professor, Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • Loan (November 2016 - January 2017):
    Expert, MAB Networking Section, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Paris France.
  • 2014-
    Assistant Professor, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Aichi, Japan.
  • 2012-
    Post-doctoral Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.
  • 2011-
    Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Agricultural Engineering and Socio-Economics, Kobe University, Hyogo, Japan.
  • 2011
    Ph.D. in Agricultural Science, concentration in Faunal Diversity Sciences, Department of Bioresource Science, Kobe University, Hyogo, Japan.
  • 2009
    MA in Agricultural Science, concentration in Faunal Diversity Sciences, Department of Bioresource Science, Kobe University, Hyogo, Japan.
  • 2007
    BA in Natural Environmental Science, Department of Human Development, Kobe University, Hyogo, Japan.
Selected Publications

  • Kinoshita K, Kikuchi DM. Conflicts between humans and snow leopards in Mongol and India, Himalayan Study Monographs, 18, pp. 65-71, 2017.
  • Kinoshita K, Sano Y, Takai A, Shimizu M, Kobayashi T, Ouchi A, Kuze N, Inoue-Murayama M, Idani G, Okamoto M, Ozaki Y. Urinary sex steroid hormone and placental leucine aminopeptidase concentration differences between live births and stillbirth of Bornean orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus), Journal of Medical Primatology, 46(1), pp. 3-8, 2017.
  • Mendonça RS, Takeshita RSC, Kanamori T, Kuze N, Hayashi M, Kinoshita K, Bernard H, Matsuzawa T. Behavioral and physiological changes in a juvenile Bornean orangutan after a wildlife rescue. Global Ecology and Conservation, 8, pp. 116-122, 2016.
  • Vance CK, Tolleson DR, Kinoshita K, Rodriguez J, Foley WJ. Near infrared spectroscopy in wildlife and biodiversity, Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy, 24, pp. 1-25, 2016.
  • Yamanashi Y, Teramoto M, Morimura N, Hirata S, Suzuki J, Hayashi M, Kinoshita K, Murayama M, Idani G. Analysis of hair cortisol levels in captive chimpanzees: Effect of various methods on cortisol stability and variability, MethodsX, 3, pp. 110-117, 2016.
  • Kinoshita K, Kuze N, Kobayashi T, Miyakawa E, Narita H, Inoue-Murayama M, Idani G, Tsenkova R. Detection of urinary estrogen conjugates and creatinine using near infrared spectroscopy in Bornean Orangutans (Pongo Pygmaeus), Primates, 57, pp. 51-59, 2016.
  • Kinoshita K, Tsenkova R. Near infrared spectra of body fluids reveal the relationship between water spectral pattern and the oestrous cycle, NIR news, 26 (5), pp. 4-5, 2015.
  • Kinoshita K. Visit to Royal Manas National Park in the South part of Bhutan –Report on the recent conservation of rare wild feline specie-, Himalayan Study Monographs, 16, pp. 73−79, 2015.
  • Matsuo Y, Ichikawa K, Kinoshita K, Arai N. Measurement of fecal progesterone in female dugongs (Dugong dugon), Proceeding of the 1st Design Symposium on Conservation of Ecosystem (SEASTAR2000), 2, pp. 55−58, 2014年3月.
  • Takenaka A, Kashiwagi N, Maezono Y, Nakao T, Uwano Y, Kakizoe Y, Kinoshita K, Kusunoki H, Hoshi N. Study on the ejaculate characteristics and liquid storage of semen in the common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), Japanese Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine,18(3), pp.107-114, 2013.
  • Fukuda T, Katayama M, Kinoshita K, Kasugai T, Okamoto H, Kobayashi K, Kurita M, Soichi M, Donai K, Uchida T, Onuma M, Sone H, Isogai E, Inoue-Murayama M. Primary fibroblast cultures and karyotype analysis for the olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology –Animal–, 50(5), pp.381-383, 2013.
  • Kinoshita K, Kiwata M, Kuwano R, Sato N, Tanaka T, Nagata M, Taira H, Kusunoki H. Temporal association of serum progesterone concentrations and vaginal cytology in walruses (Odobenus rosmarus), Theriogenology, 77(5), pp.933−939, 2012.
  • Kinoshita K, Miyazaki M, Morita H, Vassileva M, Tang C, Li D, Ishikawa O, Kusunoki H, Tsenkova R. Spectral pattern of urinary water as a biomarker of estrus in the giant panda, Scientific Reports, 2, srep00856, 2012.
  • Kinoshita K, Ohazama M, Ishida R, Kusunoki H. Daily fecal sex steroid hormonal changes and mating success in captive female cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) in Japan, Animal Reproduction Science, 125(1), pp.204−210, 2011.
  • Kinoshita K, Inada S, Seki K, Sasaki A, Hama N, Kusunoki H. Long-term monitoring of fecal steroid hormones in female snow leopards (Panthera uncia) during pregnancy or pseudopregnancy, PLoS ONE, e19314, 2011.
  • Yoneda K, Kinoshita K, Hayashi T, Ito S, Ohazama M, Okuda K, Kawakami S, Taniguchi A, Okuda R, Ishikawa T, Sato A, Ikebe Y, Tadano R, Tsudzuki M, Kunieda T, Kusunoki H. Evaluation of genetic diversity and relationship in a population of cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) under captivity in Japan, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaiho, 81(2), pp.133−141, 2010.
  • Kinoshita K, Morita H, Miyazaki M, Hama N, Kanemitsu H, Kawakami H, Wang P, Ishikawa O, Kusunoki H, Tsenkova R. Near infrared spectroscopy of urine proves useful for estimating ovulation in giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), Analytical Methods, 2(11), pp.1671−1675, 2010.
  • Kinoshita K, Inada S, Aramaki Y, Seki K, Ashida M, Hama N, Ohazama M, Kusunoki H. Relationship between sexual behaviors and fecal estrogen levels in a female snow leopard (Uncia uncia) and a female cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) under captivity, Japanese Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 14(1), pp.59−66, 2009.
  • Kinoshita K, Morita H, Miyazaki M, Hama N, Ishikawa O, Kusunoki H, Tsenkova R. Near-infrared spectroscopy to monitor the timing of ovulation in Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) based on urinary steroid hormones, Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Near Infrared Spectroscopy, pp.639−644, 2009年11月.
  • Kusunoki K, Kinoshita K, Sasaki H, Aramaki Y. Researches on reproduction for species conservation in collaboration with Japanese zoos and aquariums, Japanese Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 14(1), pp.37−50, 2009.