Grant-in-Aid for international Scientific Research
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants|
|Research Institution||Kyoto University|
MATSUI Masafumi Associate Professor, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, 大学院・人間・環境学研究科, 助教授 (40101240)
ABANG Abdul Hamid Senior Research Officer, Forestry Departmet Sarawak, 主任研究員
SOMSAK Panha Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science, Chulalongcorn University, 理学部, 助教授
YONG Hoi Sen Professor, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 理学部, 教授
OTA Hidetoshi Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science, Ryukyu University, 理学部, 助手 (10201972)
HIKIDA Tsutomu Instructor, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University, 理学部, 助手 (40135512)
HIDAKA Toshitaka Emeritus Professor, Kyoto University, 名誉教授 (70014892)
ABANG abdul サラワク州森林局, 主任研究員
PANHA Somsak チュラロンコン大学, 理学部, 助教授
YONG HoiSen マラヤ大学, 理学部, 教授
|Project Period (FY)
1992 – 1993
Completed(Fiscal Year 1993)
|Budget Amount *help
¥12,500,000 (Direct Cost : ¥12,500,000)
Fiscal Year 1993 : ¥6,000,000 (Direct Cost : ¥6,000,000)
Fiscal Year 1992 : ¥6,500,000 (Direct Cost : ¥6,500,000)
|Keywords||Asian Tropics / Evolution / Behavior / Life History / Fauna / Insect / Amphibians / Reptiles / 両生類|
In this project we planed field researches in tropical Asia, Malaysia and Thailand. In 1992, we made surveys in the western regions of the Malay Peninsula : Kaki Bukit, Gunung Jerai, Penang Island, Larut Hill, Cameron Highlands, Fraser's Hill, and Genting Highland. In the next summer, 1993, we surveyed national parks and wildlife sanctuaries of Sarawak, Malaysia : Lambir Hill, Gunung Mulu, Lanjak-Engtimau, Gunung Gading, and Sumunsam. In these surveys, we made collections of insects, amphibians and reptiles, recorded voices of frogs and geckos, and collected temperature data for lizards. We also studied natural histories of lucanid and passalid beetle larvae. Frozen tissues of amphibians and reptiles were kept and brought back to Japan for future genetic analyses. The karyological studies were also processed and analyzed. The alive insect larvae of lucanid and passalid beetles were brought back to Japan and reared in the laboratory for natural history studies.
Frog Voices data have been analyzed and compared with those from other regions, such as China and Japan. The study of the ranid genus Amolops were published. The some undescribed gecko species of the genus Hemiphyllodactylus were discovered in the mountain regions in the Malay Peninsula. These findings will be published after the comparisons with allied species loaned from the museum. Several species of the lucanid and passalid beetles were newly described from Borneo and the Malay Peninsula. The collected specimens were deposited in the Kyoto University and parts of them were returned to our counterpart in each country.
As to the researches in Thailand, we made only preliminary survey in Kanchanaburi in September in 1993, since the research permission from National Research Council was received in the middle August. We visited Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research, and examined the deposited specimens.