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Takafumi Maeda Last modified date:2023.05.26

Professor / Physiological Anthropology
Department of Human Life Design and Science
Faculty of Design

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Field of Specialization
Physiological Anthropology, Environmental Ergonomics, Thermal Physiology
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Research Interests
  • Environmental Adaptability: from the viewpoint of the thermoregulatory and circulatory responses to hypobaric hypoxia and thermal environments.
    keyword : Physiological Anthropology, Environmental Adaptability, Cold Tolerance, Physiological Polymorphism
  • Physiological Polymorphism of Cold-induced Thermogenesis and Vasoconstriction in Human
    keyword : Physiological Anthropology, Environmental Adaptability, Cold Tolerance, Physiological Polymorphism
  • Evaluation method for the actibity of Brown Adipose Tissue
    keyword : Environmental Adaptability, Cold Tolerance, Brown Adipose Tissue
  • Evaluation of Thermoregulation Ability and its modifying factors
    keyword : Environmental Adaptability, Thermoregulation Ability, Lifesyle, Living Environment
  • Effects of Humidity on Human Immno Function
    keyword : Humidity, Immuno Function, Stress
  • Effects of Indoor Environmental Factors (Air Temperature, Air Movement, Humidity, Air Quality) and Local Thermal Stimuli on Mental Task Performance
    keyword : Task Performance, Cold, Hot, Local Heating, Local Cooling, CO2, air velocity, relative humidity
Academic Activities
1. Alan H. Bittles, Michael L. Black, Katherine Brooke-Wavell, Anthony G. Comuzzie, Ralph M. Garruto, Paul Higgins, Shigekazu Higuchi, Koichi Iwanaga, John Komlos, Susumu Kudo, Michael A. Little, Takafumi Maeda, Robert M. Malina, Neil J. Mannsfield, C.G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor, Lawrence M. Schell, Yoshiaki Sone, Kazuo Tanishita, Stanley Ulijaszek, V. Saroja Voruganti, Charles A. Weitz, Akira Yasukouchi, Human Variation:From the Laboratory to the Field, CRC Press, 2010.03.
2. Takafumi Maeda, Toshio Kobayashi, Kazuko Tanaka, Akihiko Sato, Shin-Ya Kaneko, Masatoshi Tanaka他, Environmental Ergonomics, Elsevier Ltd, 2005.04.
1. Keneth B Sedilla, Takafumi Maeda, Autonomic thermoregulatory responses and subjective thermal perceptions upon the initiation of thermal behavior among resting humans in hot and humid environment, Journal of Physiological Anthropology,, 41, 1-9, 35, 2022.10.
2. Yoshiki Yasukochi, Sora Shin, Hitoshi Wakabayashi, Takafumi Maeda, Upregulation of cathepsin L gene under mild cold conditions in young Japanese male adults., Journal of Physiological Anthropology,, 40, 16, 2021.10.
3. Sora Shin, Yoshiki Yasukochi, Hitoshi Wakabayashi, Takafumi Maeda, Effects of acute hypobaric hypoxia on thermoregulatory and circulatory responses during cold air exposure, Journal of Physiological Anthropology,, 39, 28, 2020.09.
4. Shaoying Hu, Takafumi Maeda, Productivity and physiological responses during exposure to varying air temperatures and clothing conditions, Indoor air,, 30, 2, 251-263, 2020.03.
5. Etika Vidyarini, Takafumi Maeda, Effects of Air Temperature Step Changes on Thermal Perception and Perceived Arousal in an Actual Environment under Hot-Humid Climate Conditions, Journal of the Human-Environment System,, 22, 1, 7-15, 2019.09.
6. Takafumi Maeda, Relationship between maximum oxygen uptake and peripheral vasoconstriction in a cold environment, Journal of Physiological Anthropology,, 36, 42, 2017.12.
7. Takafumi Maeda, Tetsuhito Fukushima, Keita Ishibashi, Shigekazu Higuchi, Involvement of Basal Metabolic Rate in Determination of Type of Cold Tolerance, Journal of Physiological Anthropology,, 26, 3, 415-418, 2007.07.
8. Takafumi Maeda, Shin-Ya Kaneko, Mitsuhiro Ohta, Kazuko Tanaka, Akihiko Sasaki, Tetsuhito Fukushima, Risk factors for heatstroke in Japanese forestry workers, Journal of Occupational Health,, 48, 4, 223-229, 2006.08.
9. Takafumi Maeda, Perspectives on Environmental Adaptability and Physiological Polymorphism in Thermoregulation, Journal of Physiological Anthropology and Applied Human Science,, 24, 3, 237-240, 2005.06, [URL].
10. Takafumi Maeda, Akira Yasukouchi, Blood Lactate Disappearance during Breathing Hyperoxic Gas after Exercise in Two Different Physical Fitness Groups: on The Work Load Fixed at 70%VO2max, Applied Human Science,, 16, 6, 249-256, 1997.10.
1. Takafumi Maeda, Cold-Induced Thermoregulatory Response and Its Influencing Factors, ICPA2019, The 14th International Congress of Physiological Anthropology, 2019.09.
2. Sora Shin, Yoshiki Yasukochi, Hitoshi Wakabayashi, Takafumi Maeda, Effects of Severe Cold Environments and Mild Hypobaric Hypoxic Cold Environments on Human Physiology, ICPA2019, The 14th International Congress of Physiological Anthropology, 2019.09, Abstract.
3. Takafumi Maeda, Shota Tsuruzono, Etika Vidyarini, Effects of Pre-Cooling on Physiological Responses and Mental Task Performance in a Hot Environment, International Conference of Occupational Health and Safety 2019, 2019.04.
4. Takafumi Maeda, Relationship between endothelium-dependent vasodilation and cold-induced vasodilation, The 17th International Conference on Environmental Ergonomics, 2017.11.
5. Takafumi Maeda, Ryo Takahashi, Effects of indoor air temperature and local thermal stimuli on mental task performance., International Conference of Occupational Health and Safety 2017 "Occupational Health and Safety Trends and Challenges in Developing Countries", 2017.11.
6. Takafumi Maeda, Effects of seasonal change in basal metabolic rate on the seasonal difference in cold-induced thermogenesis., 2017 Symposium of the Society for the Study of Human Biology & International Association of Physiological Anthropology "Human Biology of Climate Change", 2017.09.
7. Takafumi Maeda, Ryota Takayashiki, Relative humidity and secretory immunoglobulin A, The 1st APACPH Bangkok Region Conference and The 8th International Public Health Conference, 2017.05.
8. Takafumi Maeda, Masanobu Hayashi, Individual Variation in Thermogenesis during Cold Exposure, 20th Congress of the European Anthropological Association, 2016.08.
9. Takafumi Maeda, Cold Adaptability in Human, Immune Function and Environmental Condition, Thermal Stimuli and Mental Task Performance, Research Seminar of NUTRIM School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism in Maastricht University, 2016.01.
10. Takafumi Maeda, Phenotype of Cold-Induced Thermogenic Resposes, The 12th International Congress of Physiological Anthropology, 2015.10.
11. Takafumi Maeda, Shoichi Takano, Koji Kobayashi, Effect of Seasonal Variation in Basal Metabolic Rate on Cold-Induced Thermogenesis, International Symposium on Human Adaptation to Environment and Whole-body Coordination, 2015.03.
12. Takafumi MAEDA, Suguru HIROTA, Hiroshi ISHIBASHI, Yasuaki OKADA, Shintaro YOKOYAMA, Masashi KURAMAE, Disappearance of seasonal variation in the basal metabolic rate in Japanese males, The 10th International Congress of Physiological Anthropology, 2010.09.
13. Takafumi MAEDA, Tetsuhito Fukushima, Masashi KURAMAE, Shintaro YOKOYAMA, Relationship between Vascular Function and Vasoconstrictive Response to Cold, The 13th International Conference of Environmental Ergonomics, 2009.08.
Membership in Academic Society
  • Japan Society of Physiological Anthropology
  • Japan Ergonomics Society
  • Japanese Society of Human-Environment System
  • Japanese Society of Biometeorology