Hideharu Numata (Japan), born in 1955. Professor of Zoology at Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Japan. He obtained his PhD in Zoology in 1984 at Kyoto University. His research has focused on the physiology/ecophysiology of seasonal adaptations and biological rhythms in insects.
His studies on circannual rhythms in the varied carpet beetle, Anthrenus verbasci, are particularly unique. Professor Numata has published 160 peer-reviewed articles and contributed to several book chapters. He visited Leningrad University, the USSR (currently St. Petersburg University, Russia) in 1990, and has promoted academic exchange between Russia and Japan.
Currently he is a Member of the Science Council of Japan, an Executive Board Member of the Zoological Society of Japan, and a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society of London. He is elected to be the next President of the Entomological Society of Japan (2013-2014), and was the Editor-in-Chief of Entomological Science (2010-2011) and a Standing Councilor of the Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology (2005-2008). He is also an Associate Editor of Entomological Science, a Reviewing Editor of Zoological Science and an Editorial Advisor of Physiological Entomology. He co-organized symposia on diapause and biological clocks in the XXI and XXII ICE, and served as a convener of the section “Development and Reproduction” in XXIV ICE.