Morinaga Yuki
   Department   Undergraduate School  , School of Commerce
   Position   Professor
Research Period 2008~2010
Research Topic Meteorological and ecological investigation of pastoral animal husbandry in Mongolia
Research Type KAKENHI Research
Consignor Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Program Type Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
KAKENHI Grant No. 20500900
Responsibility Representative Researcher
Representative Person MORINAGA Yuki
Collaborative Researcher TAKATSUKI Seiki
Details To investigate the knowledge of pastoral animal husbandry, the meteorological, ecological and anthropological researches were carried out in the forest steppe of Bulgan prefecture in northern Mongolia. Results are as follows : 1) From the observation of the hourly temperature difference of the winter camp at the foot of mountain and the summer camp at the bottom of the basin, it was mentioned that the winter camp of the herders are located at the thermal belt of the slope above the cold lake of the basin during winter. It was also shown how the meteorological condition of the location of winter camp is favorable for livestock from the view of the body temperature environment. 2) By comparing the body weight of sheep and goat in mobile and sedentary herd, it was shown that the weight increase is larger in mobile herd. 3) Anthropological research showed that research region, which was located at suburban area of a city, was densely populated by herders who tended to maximize their cash income by utilizing their living location at suburban area, as one of the typical herding strategies in today's Mongolia.