Work interests: research, editing, science communication
Affiliation/website: National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka
Preferred contact method: Any
Preferred contact language(s): English, German
Contact: email = researchcooperative-at-gmail-dot-com
Favourite publications: Various, and especially the open access versions of older journals with effective review systems
Affiliations: 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), Ano, Japan
Contact: National Museum of Ethnology, Senri Expo Park, Suita City, Osaka, Japan 565-8511
Biographical: Established the Research Cooperative in 2001
Favourite Publications: Various
Field work and thinking work
This week I am in Taiwan with a new student, hunting plants and meeting people to learn about plants. We have a plan, but from day to day and moment to moment we cannot predict what we will see or hear.
What appears in front of us (we are mostly traveling by car) is very engaging, but in breaks from the action, we have many good chances to think about the project aims and future work.
This kind of back and forth is useful for both of us, and is one of the pleasures of being in the field. I guess lab workers can say the same thing about being inside the lab, and breaks from the lab work.