Shoko Sakai USHIO, Dr

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1996 …2024

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Other Name(s)

酒井 章子


Shoko Sakai is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at Hong Kong Baptist University. She received her training as a plant ecologist at Kyoto University, Japan, and her research has focused on plant reproduction, interactions between plants and other organisms, plant diversity, and reproductive phenology of various tropical plants in Borneo and Panama. In recent years, she has expanded her research interests to include the interactions between human society and ecosystems. Her work has been published in leading international journals in plant biology, ecology, and conservation, including Ecology Letters, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Biological Conservation, and Annals of Botany.

Research Interests

Plant ecology, Pollination, Social-Ecological Studies, Plant microbiome, Seed endophyte

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Biological Science, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University

1 Apr 199631 Mar 1999

Award Date: 23 Mar 1999

Master, Animal Science, Graduate School of Science, , Kyoto University

1 Apr 199431 Mar 1996

Award Date: 23 Mar 1996

Bachelor, Biology, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University

1 Apr 199031 Mar 1994

Award Date: 23 Mar 1994

External positions

National Institutes for the Humanities, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

1 Apr 202331 Mar 2024


  • QK Botany
  • Ecology
  • Pollination
  • Plant ecology
  • GE Environmental Sciences
  • Biogeography
  • Social-ecological systems


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