IKEDA Takako

IKEDA Takako
Biography Dr. Ikeda received her Ph.D. in Veterinary Medicine from the Hokkaido University Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, and completed the 10th CoSTEP program. Having worked as a freelance graphic designer when she was a student, she is currently practicing and exploring [science / scientific?] visualization. In addition to being an animal owner her entire life, Dr. Ikeda mastered horseback riding and Japanese archery in order to perform yabusame (horseback archery) one day. Rakugo and Japanese poetry are close to her heart.
Introduction to Education and Practice Dr. Ikeda specializes in the ecology of red foxes living in urban areas and the epidemiology of Echinococcus, a parasite they transmit to humans. In recent years, she has been working with urban parks in Sapporo to implement infection prevention measures and engage in risk communication with local residents. She now realizes the potential of scientific visualization as a communication tool for community dialogue and mutual understanding with others.
Keywords wildlife and human society, zoonosis, scientific visualization