Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University


Admissions (updated on 1st October, 2022)

Graduate School Admission to study at CER

CER hosts graduate students enrolled in the Graduate School of Science (Division of Biological Sciences). Those who wish to enroll as a master’s or doctoral student must pass the entrance examination of the Graduate School of Science. Before submitting an application, please consult with the CER faculty who would supervise your research.

Each faculty member belongs to either Zoology, Botany, and Primatology and Wildlife Science. as listed below.


Keisuke Koba (Molecular Ecology: Ecosystems ecology, Isotope ecology)
Shin-ichi Nakano (Environmental Ecology: Structure and function of aquatic food webs)
Takuya Sato (Biodiversity Ecology: Community ecology, Parasitology, Population genomics)
Hirokazu Toju (Biodiversity Ecology: Biological interaction, Biodiversity)
Shigeo Yachi (Theoretical Ecology: Theoretical ecology, Global environmental studies)


Atsushi Ishida (Environmental Ecology: Plant ecophysiology, Tree physiology)
Hiroshi Kudoh (Molecular Ecology: Molecular ecology of plant adaptation)
Shoko Sakai (Environmental Ecology: Plant ecology, Tropical ecology)
Atsushi Yamauchi (Theoretical Ecology: Mathematical ecology)
Mie Honjyo (Molecular Ecology: Molecular ecology of biological interaction)

Primatology and Wildlife Science

Goro Hanya (Primatology and Wildlife Science: Feeding ecology, Tropical ecology, Population ecology)
Hiroyuki Tanaka (Primatology and Wildlife Science: Molecular phylogeography, Conservation genetics)

Admission Guide to Science, Kyoto University is available at a webpage of Graduate School of Science.

Non-Degree Admissions

CER also accepts students at post-graduate level for non-degree purpose. Interested students should directly contact the CER faculty member you wish to conduct research with.