Dr Shoko Sugasawa

JSPS Overseas Research Fellow

Harold Mitchell 
tel. +44 1334 463381

I am a JSPS overseas research fellow studying tool making and using behaviour in New Caledonian crows Corvus moneduloides with Dr. Christian Rutz

For a full overview of my research, please see my website



Rutz, C, Klump, BC, Komarczyk, L, Leighton, R, Kramer, J, Wischnewski, S, Sugasawa, S, Morrissey, MB, James, R, St Clair, J, Switzer, RA & Masuda, BM 2016, 'Discovery of species-wide tool use in the Hawaiian crow' Nature, vol 537, no. 7620, pp. 403-407. DOI: 10.1038/nature19103
Rutz, C, Sugasawa, S, van der Wal, JEM, Klump, BC & St Clair, J 2016, 'Tool bending in New Caledonian crows' Royal Society Open Science, vol 3, no. 8, 160439. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160439
St Clair, J, Klump, BC, van der Wal, JEM, Sugasawa, S & Rutz, C 2016, 'Strong between-site variation in New Caledonian crows' use of hook-tool-making materials' Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol 118, no. 2, pp. 226-232. DOI: 10.1111/bij.12757
Klump, BC, Sugasawa, S, St Clair, J & Rutz, C 2015, 'Hook tool manufacture in New Caledonian crows: behavioural variation and the influence of raw materials' BMC Biology, vol 13, 97. DOI: 10.1186/s12915-015-0204-7