Dr. Hiroaki SATO
Sato has engaged in ecological-anthropological studies in the central African tropical rainforest since 1976. At first his work started in ex-Zaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo), focusing on the hunting and agricultural activities of the Boyela, slash-and-burn horticulturalists in the middle of the Congo Basin. Since 1987, he has conducted the anthropological field works of the Baka hunter-gatherers in Republic of the Congo and Republic of the Cameroon many times with special reference to their subsistence activities and folk medicine. At present he is studying the potential of the African tropical rainforest as a human habitat, that is, "Is it possible for human beings to live independently of agriculture in tropical rainforests?"
- SATO, H.: A brief report on a large mountain-top community of Dioscorea praehensilis in the tropical rainforest of southeastern Cameroon. African Study Monographs, Suppl. 33: 21-28, 2006.
- SATO, H.: The potential of edible wild yams and yam-like plants as a staple food resource in the African rain forest. African Study Monographs, Suppl. 26: 123-134, March 2001.
- SATO, H.: Folk etiology among the Baka, a group of hunter-gatherers in the African rainforest. African Study Monographs, Suppl. 25: 33-46, 1998.
- TAKEDA, J. and SATO, H. : Multisubsistence strategies and protein resources of horticulturalists in the Zaire Basin: the Ngandu and the Boyela. in C.M. Hladik, A. Hladik, H. Pagezy, O.F. Linares, G.J.A. Koppert and A. Froment eds. Food and Nutrition in the Tropical Forest: Biocultural Interactions: The Man and the Biosphere Series (Volume 15). UNESCO (Paris), 497-504, 1993.
- SATO, H.: Hunting of the Boyela, slash-and-burn agriculturalists in the central Zaire Forest. African Study Monohraphs 4(1): 1-54, 1983.