Shuzo Ito

  • Year of Birth: 1932
  • Place of Birth: Takehara City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Education Background:

  • March 1955 Graduated from Hiroshima University, majoring in botany
  • March 1960 Completed required courses for a DSc. in plant ecology, Graduate School, Hiroshima University
  • February 1962 Awarded D.Sc.

Academic career:

  • April 1967 Associate professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Nagasaki University
  • July 1970 Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Nagasaki University
  • October 1997 Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Nagasaki University
  • March 1998 Reached retirement age at Nagasaki University
  • May 1998 Awarded the title of Professor Emeritus at Nagasaki University
  • Publications (mainly related to Galapagos and island biology)


  • The Galapagos Islands - the Cradle of Evolution Theory. 194 pages. Chuko New Book 91, CHUOKORON, Inc. (in Japanese)
  • Island Life (translation from Island Life by J. Sparks). 142 pages, Kodansha, Ltd. (in Japanese)
  • The Galapagos Islands - the Cradle of Evolution Theory, new edition. 212 pages. Chuko New Book 690. CHUOKORON, Inc. (in Japanese)
  • The Galapagos Islands - Evolution and Ecology of Organisms. 80 pages. Iwanami Graphics 28, Iwanami Shoten, Publishers. (in Japanese)
  • Natural History of Island Plants. 246 pages. Kodansha Meche, Kodansha Ltd. (in Japanese)
  • Galapagos Islands - World Heritage, Ecotourism, and El Nino. 257 pages, Kadokawa Selected Book 340, Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd. (in Japanese)
  • Vegetation of Oceanic Islands - Galapagos Archipelago. In (Shuzo Ito, ed.) Pacific Islands. Weekly Asahi, Plant World Encyclopedia - No. 107/. 262-266 pages. Asahi Shimbun Company. (in Japanese)

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