Dr Hiromi Yamashita

Professor, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan; Visiting Professor, Nagoya University Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Japan

Advisor for the Ramsar Regional Centre - East Asia; Advisor for Arao Tidal Flat Conservation and Wise Use Committee; Ex-Science & Technical Review Panel (STRP) member of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands; Board member for the RC24 Environment and Society committee of the International Sociological Association; Trustee of the Japanese Association of Environmental Sociology


(Research focus) Consensus building in coastal communities, especially around coastal wetlands’ development, conservation and restorations; citizens’ participation in decision making; risk communication; risk perception; social perceptions towards mud flats and wetlands; communication, education, participation and awareness (CEPA), for further information, please visit:




Diverse values and valuation of wetlands
(Foundation course, Unit 2, Topic 1)