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What is your location? (country, region, city, or other))
Kyoto, Japan and Auckland, NZ
Self-description (yourself or your organisation)
volunteer, experienced, professional, university graduate, researcher, university, institute
Work areas/research interests
ethnobotany, plant ecology and genetics, human ecology, agricultural history, archaeology, museology
Work affiliations (past or present)
(1996-present) National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka.
(1995) Freelance editor, Kyoto
(1994) JSPS Research Visitor, Kyoto University, Kyoto.
(1993) Research Visitor, Australian National University,
Canberra.
(1991) Visiting Researcher, National Museum of Ethnology,
Osaka.
(1990) STA Fellow, National Institute for Ornamental Plants, Vegetables, and Tea (NIVOT), Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Ano, Japan
Preferred means of contact
Mail via my profile mail box
Postal address (work) or other contact details
National Museum of Ethnology, Senri Expo Park, Suita City, Osaka, Japan 565-8511
Preferred language(s) for correspondence
English, German
Further details - e.g. working languages, short CV, reason(s) for joining this network
Co-organised 11th International Aroid Conference, Hanoi, Dec. 2013 (see conference website)

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Study:
University of Auckland (MSc Botany)
Australian National University (PhD Prehistory).

Member of:
European Association of Science Editors (EASE)
Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association (IPPA)
International Aroid Society (IAS)
Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ)
Society of Economic Botany (SEB)
Society of Writers, Editors and Translators (SWET, Japan)
Tree Croppers Association (New Zealand)
World Archaeology Congress (WAC)

Journal reviewer (various years):
Archaeology in Oceania
Australian Journal of Botany
Economic Botany
Journal of Archaeological Science
Minpaku Anthropology Newsletter
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
New Zealand Journal of Botany
Review of Palaeobotany & Palynology
Senri Ethnological Bulletin
Tropical Agriculture and Development
What are your favourite local and international research-related journals, newsletters, or popular-science magazines? Please name up to six in total, without ranking
Economic Botany, Ethnobotany Research and Applications, New Scientist, Minpaku Anthropology Newsletter, Archaeology in Oceania
Website 1 (optional, leave blank if you want)
http://www.minpaku.ac.jp/english/research/activity/organization/sta...
Website 2 (optional, leave blank if you want)
http://archaeobotany.ning.com

History of the Research Cooperative

The Research Cooperative was established in 2001 as an not-for-profit initiative. Our first network, The Research Cooperative NZ, operated successfully for seven years, using an open-source system customised by Dr Cees Lensink (Webcase, NZ).


Our new network is based on a generic social-networking system provided by Ning.com, and offers better security and better communication tools for our members and visitors.


See our introduction in English for further information on the aims and history of the network.

The top logo of our network shows two figures sitting back to back, in red. I made the following version on 30th April 2011 after seeing a great Paul Klee exhibition in Kyoto, where I live.

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The 'Riken Affair" and home schooling

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My son here in Japan is of an age when he is seriously beginning to think about what it might be like to enter university... and why he might want to do that. He doesn't have much experience of writing, and writing does not seem to be a strong concern at his mid-level, local highschool. We expect that he will face a steep learning curve if he does go to university.

Few the last few weeks though, there has been continuous daily coverage of the 'STAP cell" controversy, also known as the…

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At 22:46 on January 25, 2014, Meena Prakash.R said…

Thank you for accepting my request to join in this Research Cooperative.

Meena

At 23:01 on December 17, 2013, Amir M Sayem said…

Thanks Peter,

It is my pleasure to join this group.

Amir Sayem

At 22:16 on July 28, 2013, Jenny Whilde said…

Hi Peter,

Many thanks for your advice. I've joined the groups you suggested, and I will certainly do my best to promote the Research Cooperative in Ireland.

Regards,

Jenny

 
 
 

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