|専門分野||Area Studies, Human Ecology, International Health / Global Health|
|研究関心||As living organisms, humans have always had to adapt themselves biologically, in their physical traits and so on, so that they can survive and thrive in a given environment. At the same time, they have had to develop technologies and to acquire knowledge to help them obtain sustenance. My research covers a variety of aspects to do with this issue, the relationship between human beings and the ecosystems in which they find themselves, and its transformations, in the Asian and Pacific areas.|
|担当授業科目||Ecological History Ⅱ, Area Informatics A, Research Seminar on Ecology and Environment I-IV, Guided Research on Southeast Asian Area Studies I-III, Open Seminar on Asian Area Studies, Asian Area Studies On-site Seminar I-III|
|Book (in English)
◆Takuro Furusawa (2016) Living with Biodiversity in an Island Ecosystem: Cultural Adaptation in the Solomon Islands. Springer. Pp: 190 + XXI. ISBN: 978-981-287-902-8/ eBook ISBN: 978-981-287-904-2.
Peer-reviewed Articles (representative, in English)
◆Furusawa T, Pitakaka F, Gabriel S, Sai A, Tsukahara T, Ishida T. (2021) Health and well-being in small island communities: a cross-sectional study in the Solomon Islands. BMJ Open, 11(11): e055106. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-055106.
◆Andi Agus Mumang, Kristian Liaury, Saidah Syamsuddin, Ida Leida Maria, A Jayalangkara Tanra, Takafumi Ishida, Hana Shimizu-Furusawa, Irawan Yusuf, Takuro Furusawa. (2020) Socio-economic-demographic determinants of depression in Indonesia: A hospital-based study. PLoS One, 15(12):e0244108.
◆NCD Risk Factor Collaboration. (2019) Rising rural body-mass index is the main driver of the global obesity epidemic in adults. Nature, 569(7755):260-264.
◆Takuro Furusawa, Izumi Naka, Taro Yamauchi, Kazumi Natsuhara, Ricky Eddie, Ryosuke Kimura, Minato Nakazawa, Takafumi Ishida, Ryutaro Ohtsuka, Jun Ohashi (2017) Polymorphisms associated with a tropical climate and root crop diet induce susceptibility to metabolic and cardiovascular diseases in Solomon Islands. PLoS ONE 12 (3): e0172676.
◆NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC). (2017) Worldwide trends in blood pressure from 1975 to 2015: a pooled analysis of 1479 population-based measurement studies with 19·1 million participants. Lancet,389: 37-55.
◆Furusawa, T., Myknee Qusa Sirikolo, Masatoshi Sasaoka and Ryutaro Ohtsuka (2014) Interaction between forest biodiversity and people’s use of forest resources in Roviana, Solomon Islands: implications for biocultural conservation under socioeconomic changes. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014, 10:10. http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/10/1/10
◆T. Furusawa; I. Naka; T. Yamauchi; K. Natsuhara; R. Eddie; R. Kimura; M. Nakazawa; T. Ishida; T. Inaoka; Y. Matsumura; Y. Ataka; R. Ohtsuka; J. Ohashi. (2013) Hypertension-susceptibility gene prevalence in the Pacific Islands and associations with hypertension in Melanesia. Journal of Human Genetics,58 (3): 142-149.
◆Furusawa, T., Naka, I., Yamauchi, T., Natsuhara, K., Kimura, R., Nakazawa, M., Ishida, T., Inaoka, T., Matsumura, Y., Ataka, Y., Nishida, N., Tsuchiya, N., Ohtsuka, R., and Ohashi, J. (2010) The Q223R polymorphism in LEPR is associated with obesity in Pacific Islanders. Human Genetics, 127(3):287-94.
◆Furusawa, T. (2009) Changing ethnobotanical knowledge of the Roviana people, Solomon Islands: Quantitative approaches of its correlation with modernization. Human Ecology, 37(2):147-159.
◆Furusawa, T. and Ohtsuka, R. (2009) The role of Barrier Islands in subsistence of the inhabitants of Roviana Lagoon, Solomon Islands. Human Ecology,37 (5): 629-642.
◆T. Furusawa; K. Pahari; M. Umezaki; R. Ohtsuka. (2004) Impacts of selective logging on New Georgia Island, Solomon Islands evaluated using very-high-resolution satellite (IKONOS) data. Environmental Conservation,31 (4): 349-355.