Assistant Professor, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
Gakushi Ishimura started to study biological/chemical oceanography at Hokkaido University, Japan in 1995. His three years research was conducted fornutrients dynamics/primary production in seaweed aquaculture area in SouthernHokkaido, Japan. In this project, he studied biochemical aspects of oceandynamics and was trained as a Biological Oceanographer. In 1997, he receivedhis baccalaureate degree in chemistry from Hokkaido University. After hisdrifting days in Asia, he visited Schoolof Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences, the University of Washington and beganto study quantitative approaches in fisheries science.
In 2000, he remained the University of Washington, moved to School of Marine Affairs to study socio-economical aspects of fisheries. His research focused on the application of micro economics, econometrics and quantitative biology to fishery resource management and policy, and he worked in the bioeconomic research project for the US West coast groundfish fishery as a research assistant. In 2003, he received the master degree with a thesis, "A Bioeconomic Model Approach for a Fluctuating Fish Stock; Bioeconomic Assessment of PacificWhiting."
Upon his graduation, he moved to Norway and did his study/research in naturalresource economics at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Bergen.
Since September 2007, he worked for NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Hawaii US, to develop 1) swordfish stock assessment and 2) economic analysis of longline fisheries. October 2008, he moved to Center for Sustainability Science, Hokkaido University. Sapporo Japan.
His research at UBC focused applications of economics and financial approaches to analyze fisheries resources and operations. Working fields included game theoretic analysis of Pacific sardine stock under climate changes.
Some of his publications are available from NOAAFisheries Economics and Social Sciences Programs (complete list of academic contributions is available upon request).
Curriculum Vitae available upon request.