Dr. Fukano was born in Fukuoka Prefecture. After receiving a Ph.D degree from the Graduate School of Systems Life Science in Kyushu University, he worked as a JSPS PD at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology and then as an assistant professor at Institute for Sustainable Agro-ecosystem Services, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo. He has been in his current position since April 2022. He specializes in ecology and crop science.
His research aims at a sustainable agriculture in which the environment (such as climate change and biodiversity) and food production are in harmony. He conducts research on production, evolutionary ecology, and conservation of various crops and surrounding wild plants and animals, mainly in the field. He also conducts sustainable sumart agriculture with technologies such as drones and AI.Please visit the researchmap site of Assoc. Prof. Fukano to see his achievement.