Takahiro KUBO

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Takahiro KUBO
National Institute for Environmental Studies
Biodiversity Conservation Planning Section
Job title
Ph.D. (Agriculture)
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Sep 2013
Feb 2015
Visiting scholar, University of Alberta
Apr 2012
Mar 2015
Research Fellow (DC1), JSPS


Apr 2012
Mar 2015
Division of Natural Resource Economics, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University
Apr 2010
Mar 2012
Division of Environmental Resources, Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University

Awards & Honors

Nov 2019
Excellent Poster Award, Association of Wildlife and Human Society
Winner: Mameno, K., Kubo, T.
Sep 2019
SEEPS Young Achievement Award, Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies (SEEPS)
Voluntary Contributions to Hiking Trail Maintenance: Evidence From a Field Experiment in a National Park, Japan
Nov 2017
Best poster award, Association of Wildlife and Human Society
Winner: Takahiro KUBO; Taro MIENO; Koichi KURIYAMA
Visualizing benefits from wildlife conservation: Economic analysis of Amami rabbit tourism
Nov 2017
Poster award, Association of Wildlife and Human Society
Winner: Satomi MITSUI; Takahiro KUBO; Keita FUKASAWA; Hiroyuki OGUMA
Regional revitalization with nature: resource awareness in the administrative documents
Mar 2017
Young Achievement Award

Published Papers

Kubo, T., Uryu, S., Yamano, H., Tsuge, T., Yamakita, T., Shirayama, Y.
Tourism Management      Apr 2020   [Refereed]
The technology-driven application of big data is expected to assist policymaking towards sustainable development; however, the relevant literature has not addressed human welfare under climate change, which limits the understanding of climate chan...
Takahiro Kubo, Taro Mieno, Koichi Kuriyama
Tourism Management   70 49-55   2019   [Refereed]
Wildlife sightings are not always guaranteed. To address this risk, tour operators often offer a money-back guarantee as a refund mechanism. However, studies have overlooked the influences of such refund mechanisms on tourists' tour participation ...
Kubo, T., Shoji, Y., Tsuge, T., Kuriyama, K.
Ecological Economics   144 124-128   Feb 2018   [Refereed]
Donation is one of the most important solutions to inadequate funding for protected area management; however, there has been little agreement on the measures to be used to encourage visitors to donate. We conducted a field experiment in Daisetsuza...
Takahiro KUBO; Takahiro TSUGE; Hiroya ABE; Hiroya YAMANO
Sustainability Science   14(1) 131-138   2019   [Refereed]
Climate change poses significant risk to island communities; however, there has been limited quantitative investigation into local people’s perception toward the risk. This study applied Best–Worst Scaling (BWS) to understand residents’ anxieties ...
Satomi MITSUI, Takahiro KUBO, Masahito YOSHIDA
European Journal of Wildlife Research      Feb 2018   [Refereed]
Providing accurate long-term information is essential in enhancing invasive species management. The management of invasive species—for example, outdoor cats—depends on human behavior and requires cooperation among stakeholders. Previous studies ha...

Books etc

How to engage tourists in invasive carp removal: Application of a discrete choice model
Mameno, K., Kubo, T., Shoji, Y., Tsuge, T. (Part:Contributor, Ch.3 in Managing Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes for Sustainable Communities in Asia:Mapping and Navigating Stakeholders, Policy and Action)
Springer   2019   


Mameno Kota, Shoji Yasushi, Kubo Takahiro, Kuriyama Koichi
The Japanese Forest Society Congress   129(0)    2018
<p>[in Japanese]</p>
Mitsui Satomi, Kubo Takahiro, Yoshida Masahito
The Japanese Forest Society Congress   128(0)    2017
<p>[in Japanese]</p>
Mameno Kota, Kubo Takahiro, Shoji Yasushi
The Japanese Forest Society Congress   128(0)    2017
<p>[in Japanese]</p>
Shoji Yasushi, Mameno Kota, Kubo Takahiro, Tsuge Takahiro, Aikoh Tetsuya, Kuriyama Koichi
The Japanese Forest Society Congress   128(0)    2017
<p>[in Japanese]</p>
Kubo Takahiro, Yamano Hiroya, Tsuge Takahiro, Mitsui Satomi, Mameno Kota, Kuriyama Kouichi
The Japanese Forest Society Congress   128(0)    2017
<p>[in Japanese]</p>

Conference Activities & Talks

Causal impacts of agricultural direct payment schemes on agri-ecosystem conservation actions
Mameno, K., Kubo, T.
Association of Wildlife and Human Society   Nov 2019   
Mameno, K., Kubo, T., Oguma, H. Amagai, Y., Shoji, Y.
Oceania Ecosystem Services Forum (OESF) 2019   5 Sep 2019   
Mitsui, S., Kubo, T.
International Congress for Conservation Biology 29th   Jul 2019   
What alpine plants attract tourists in Daisetsuzan National Park?
Amagai, Y., Mameno, K., Oguma, H., Kubo, T.
JpGU2019   May 2019   
Advantages of using partial profile choice experiment: Examining preference for forest ecosystem services.
Shoji, Y.,Tsuge, T., Kubo, T., Imamura, K. and Kuriyama, K.
2018 Annual Conference of Taiwan Association of Environmental and Resource Economics   Dec 2018   

Research Grants & Projects

Conservation of farmland ecosystems using marketing theory: Resolving trade-off between conservation and food production
JSPS: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research: B
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2023    Investigator(s): Kubo, T.
Development of environmental valuation methods using deep learning and big data
JSPS: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research: B
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2022    Investigator(s): Kuriyama, K.
Research on effective resource allocation for environmental policies in Japan
MOE: Environmental Economics and Policy Studies
Project Year: Jul 2018 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): Kuriyama, K.
Cost-benefit analysis of retention forestry in artificial forest: from the findings of large-scale demonstration experiments and deliberative monetary valuation
JSPS: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research: B
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): Shoji, Y.
Do psychological benefits of urban greenspace increase with biodiversity? A landscape‐scale approach
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2019