Naruki MORIMURA (Assistant Professor)

Doctor of Scienve, Kyoto University

Naruki Morimura is an assistant professor at Department of health and Longevity, Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto University. He conducts cognitive studies and environmental enrichment programs on captive chimpanzees from a viewpoint of animal welfare. His current research centers on analyzing effects of early experience on their behavior and conflict management from an emotional perspective.

Positions held

  • 1999 the degree of MSc (Agriculture) from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
  • 2007 Doctor's degree (Science) from Kyoto University
  • 1999-2007 Researcher at Hayashibara Great Ape Research Institute
  • 2007- Assistant professor at Kyoto University

Selected Publications

  1. Morimura, N. (2007). Note on effects of a daylong feeding enrichment program for Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 106, 178-183.
  2. Morimura, N. (2006). Cognitive Enrichment in Chimpanzees: An approach of welfare entailing an animal 's entire resources. In: T. Matsuzawa (ed.) Cognitive development in chimpanzees. Tokyo: Springer-Verlag.
  3. Morimura, N. (2003) A note on enrichment for spontaneous tool use by chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Applied Animal Behaviour Science 82, 241-247.
  4. Morimura, N. & Matsuzawa, T. (2001) Memory of movies by chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Journal of Comparative Psychology. 115(2), 152-158.
  5. Morimura, N. & Ueno, Y. (1999) Influences on the feeding behavior of three mammals in the Maruyama Zoo: bears, elephants and chimpanzees. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 2, 169-186.
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