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News 2021

  • 2021-3-11 Press

    Yumoto, G., Sasaki-Sekimoto, Y., Aryal, B. et al. (2021) Altitudinal differentiation in the leaf wax-mediated flowering bud protection against frost in a perennial Arabidopsis. Oecologia 195, 677 87. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-021-04870-6

  • 2021-2-25 Press

    Kadowaki, K., Yamamoto, S., Sato, H. et al. (2021) Aboveground herbivores drive stronger plant species-specific feedback than belowground fungi to regulate tree community assembly. Oecologia (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-021-04868-0

  • 2021-2-5 Press

    Yugo Seko1, Koya Hashimoto, Keisuke Koba, Daisuke Hayasaka & Takuo Sawahata (2021) Intraspecific difference in the invasion success of the Argentine ant Linepithema humile Mayr are associated with diet breadth.Scientific Reports, 11, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-82464-1

  • 2021-1-14 Press

    Kazuya Takeda, Tomoki Kadokawa, Atsushi Kawakita (2021) Slippery flowers as a mechanism of defence against nectar-thieving ants . Annals of Botany, 127, 231 39.

English Publications 2021

Yumoto, G., Sasaki-Sekimoto, Y., Aryal, B. et al. (2021) Altitudinal differentiation in the leaf wax-mediated flowering bud protection against frost in a perennial Arabidopsis. Oecologia 195, 677 87. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-021-04870-6

Kadowaki, K., Yamamoto, S., Sato, H. et al. (2021) Aboveground herbivores drive stronger plant species-specific feedback than belowground fungi to regulate tree community assembly. Oecologia (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-021-04868-0

Yugo Seko1, Koya Hashimoto, Keisuke Koba, Daisuke Hayasaka & Takuo Sawahata (2021) Intraspecific difference in the invasion success of the Argentine ant Linepithema humile Mayr are associated with diet breadth.Scientific Reports, 11, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-82464-1

Kazuya Takeda, Tomoki Kadokawa, Atsushi Kawakita (2021) Slippery flowers as a mechanism of defence against nectar-thieving ants . Annals of Botany, 127, 231 39.

News 2020

  • 2020-10-16 Press

    Nobuyuki Nagaoka, Shoji Naoe, Yu Takano-Masuya and Shoko Sakai (2020) Green greenhouse: leaf enclosure for fruit development of an androdioecious vine, Schizopepon bryoniifolius.Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 287(1936):20201718.

  • 2020-10-05 Recruitment

    Recruitment of invited researchers for FY2021 is now open.
    *Recruitment period: from 5 October to 30 November

  • 2020-9-08 Press

    Yonezawa S, Ushio M, Yamanaka H, Miya M, Takayanagi A, Isagi Y (2020) Environmental DNA metabarcoding reveals the presence of a small, quick-moving, nocturnal water shrew in a forest stream.Conservation Genetics https://doi.org/10.1007/s10592-020-01310-5

  • 2020-9-02 Press

    Nishio, H., Nagano, A.J., Ito, T. et al. Seasonal plasticity and diel stability of H3K27me3 in natural fluctuating environments. Nat. Plants (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-020-00757-1

    Soeren Metelmann, Shoko Sakai, Michio Kondoh, Arndt Telschow (2020) Evolutionary stability of plant ollinator networks: efficient communities and a pollination dilemma. Ecology Letters. doi/abs/10.1111/ele.13588

  • 2020-7-22
    Notice: Summer Closing of CER Office
    CER Office will be closed from August 10th (Mon./holiday) to August 14th (Fri.) due to summer holidays.
  • 2020-6-05 Press

    Ishida, T., Uehara, Y., Ikeya, T. et al. Effects of winter flooding on phosphorus dynamics in rice fields. Limnology (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10201-020-00621-3

  • 2020-6-01 Press

    Nishio, H., Buzas, D.M., Nagano, A.J. et al.(2020) Repressive chromatin modification underpins the long-term expression trend of a perennial flowering gene in nature. Nat Commun 11, 2065. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-15896-4

  • 2020-5-19
    Notice: Cancellation of CER temporary closure (lockdown)
    Temporary CER closure after April 27 has been cancelled.
  • 2020-4-22
    Notice: Temporary closure (lockdown) of CER
    Regarding the issue of new type coronavirus infectious disease (covid-19), CER will be temporarily closed from April 27, 2020 for the time being. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
  • 2020-4-13
    Notice: temporary closing of CER library
    CER Library will be temporarily closed from April 13 (Mon) to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infections.
  • 2020-4-09
    Notice: temporary suspension of shared use using the research vessel "Hasu"
    From April 10 to May 6, we will temporarily suspend joint use of the research vessel "Hasu".
  • 2020-3-11 Press

    Yoichiro Kanno, Ph.D, Naoki Yui, Wataru Mamiya, Rei Sakai, Yuri Yabuhara, Tohru Miyazaki, Shunsuke Utsumi, Osamu Kishida, Hiromi Uno (2020). A multi-state mark-recapture approach to characterize stream fish movement at multiple spatial scales.Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2019-0329

    Hiromi Uno & Jonathon H. Stillman (2020). Lifetime eurythermy by seasonally matched thermal performance of developmental stages in an annual aquatic insect. Oecologia volume 192, pages 647 56

  • 2020-1-24 Press

    Kaoru Tsuji & Tadashi Fukami (2020). Sexual Dimorphism and Species Diversity: from Clades to Sites. Trends in Ecology & Evolution , https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2019.09.001

English Publications 2020

Nobuyuki Nagaoka, Shoji Naoe, Yu Takano-Masuya and Shoko Sakai (2020) Green greenhouse: leaf enclosure for fruit development of an androdioecious vine, Schizopepon bryoniifolius.Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 287(1936):20201718.

Yonezawa S, Ushio M, Yamanaka H, Miya M, Takayanagi A, Isagi Y (2020) Environmental DNA metabarcoding reveals the presence of a small, quick-moving, nocturnal water shrew in a forest stream.Conservation Genetics https://doi.org/10.1007/s10592-020-01310-5

Nishio, H., Nagano, A.J., Ito, T. et al. Seasonal plasticity and diel stability of H3K27me3 in natural fluctuating environments. Nat. Plants (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-020-00757-1

Soeren Metelmann, Shoko Sakai, Michio Kondoh, Arndt Telschow (2020) Evolutionary stability of plant ollinator networks: efficient communities and a pollination dilemma. Ecology Letters. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ele.13588

Nishio, H., Buzas, D.M., Nagano, A.J. et al. (2020) Repressive chromatin modification underpins the long-term expression trend of a perennial flowering gene in nature.Nat Commun 11, 2065. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-15896-4

Yoichiro Kanno, Ph.D, Naoki Yui, Wataru Mamiya, Rei Sakai, Yuri Yabuhara, Tohru Miyazaki, Shunsuke Utsumi, Osamu Kishida, Hiromi Uno (2020). A multi-state mark-recapture approach to characterize stream fish movement at multiple spatial scales. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2019-0329

Hiromi Uno & Jonathon H. Stillman (2020). Lifetime eurythermy by seasonally matched thermal performance of developmental stages in an annual aquatic insect. Oecologia volume 192, pages647 56

Kaoru Tsuji & Tadashi Fukami (2020). Sexual Dimorphism and Species Diversity: from Clades to Sites. Trends in Ecology & Evolution , https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2019.09.001

News 2019

  • 2019-11-01 Press

    Mie N. Honjo, Naoko Emura, Tetsuhiro Kawagoe, Jiro Sugisaka, Mari Kamitani, Atsushi J. Nagano & Hiroshi Kudoh (2019). Seasonality of interactions between a plant virus and its host during persistent infection in a natural environment. The ISME Journal , https://doi.org/10.1038/s41396-019-0519-4

    Ushio M, Osada Y, Kumagai T, Kume T, Pungga RS, Nakashizuka T, Itioka T, Sakai S (2019). Dynamic and synergistic influences of air temperature and rainfall on general flowering in a Bornean lowland tropical forest. Ecological Research (early view), https://doi.org/10.1111/1440-1703.12057

    Tsuji S, Miya M, Ushio M, Sato H, Minamoto T, Yamanaka H (2019). Evaluating intraspecific genetic diversity using environmental DNA and denoising approach: A case study using tank water. Environmental DNA (early view), https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.44

  • 2019-9-19 Recruitment

    Recruitment of invited researchers for FY2020 is now open.
    *Recruitment period: from 20 September to 30 November

  • 2019-09-06
    Press: Yumiko Higuchi & Atsushi Kawakita (2019). Leaf shape deters plant processing by an herbivorous weevil.
  • 2019-07-24

    Notice of summer closing:
    August 13 (Tuesday)-August 16 (Fri) (Saturday, Sunday, public holidays closed)

  • 2019-06-10
    Press: Ushio M (2019) Use of a filter cartridge combined with intra-cartridge bead-beating improves detection of microbial DNA from water samples.
  • 2019-1-09 Library:Temporary Closed

    We will close the library for air conditioning and renovation of the electric facilities.
    *Closed Period:January 15 (Tue) 2019 to March 15 (Fri) 2019 (planned)

English Publications 2019

Mie N. Honjo, Naoko Emura, Tetsuhiro Kawagoe, Jiro Sugisaka, Mari Kamitani, Atsushi J. Nagano & Hiroshi Kudoh (2019). Seasonality of interactions between a plant virus and its host during persistent infection in a natural environment.The ISME Journal , https://doi.org/10.1038/s41396-019-0519-4

Ushio M, Osada Y, Kumagai T, Kume T, Pungga RS, Nakashizuka T, Itioka T, Sakai S (2019). Dynamic and synergistic influences of air temperature and rainfall on general flowering in a Bornean lowland tropical forest. Ecological Research (early view), https://doi.org/10.1111/1440-1703.12057

Tsuji S, Miya M, Ushio M, Sato H, Minamoto T, Yamanaka H (2019). Evaluating intraspecific genetic diversity using environmental DNA and denoising approach: A case study using tank water. Environmental DNA (early view), https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.44

Yumiko Higuchi & Atsushi Kawakita (2019). Leaf shape deters plant processing by an herbivorous weevil. Nature Plants, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-019-0505-x

Masayuki Ushio (2019). Use of a filter cartridge combined with intra-cartridge bead-beating improves detection of microbial DNA from water samples. Methods Ecol Evol. 10:1142-1156

News 2018

  • 2018-10-11

    Recruitment: Recruitment of invited researchers for FY2019 is now open.
    *Recruitment period: from 11 October to 30 November

  • 2018-09-18
    Press: Tsuji, K. & Fukami, T. (2018) Community-wide consequences of sexual dimorphism: evidence fromnectar microbes in dioecious plants.
  • 2018-07-09
    Press: Hirokazu Toju, Akifumi S. Tanabe, Hirotoshi Sato (2018). Network hubs in root-associated fungal metacommunities.
    Press: Yusuke Kitada, Koji Muramatsu, Hirokazu Toju, Ryoko Kibe, Yoshimi Benno, Shin Kurihara, Mitsuharu Matsumoto (2018). Bioactive polyamine production by a novel hybrid system comprising multiple indigenous gut bacterial strategies.
  • 2018-05-10
    Press: Hirokazu Toju, Kabir G. Peay, Masato Yamamichi, Kazuhiko Narisawa, Kei Hiruma, Ken Naito, Shinji Fukuda, Masayuki Ushio, Shinji Nakaoka, Yusuke Onoda, Kentaro Yoshida, Klaus Schlaeppi, Yang Bai, Ryo Sugiura, Yasunori Ichihashi, Kiwamu Minamisawa, E. Toby Kiers (2018). Core microbiomes for sustainable agroecosystems.
  • 2018-04-02
    Press: Tsuji, K. & Ohgushi, T. (2018) Florivory indirectly decreases the plant reproductive output through changes in pollinator attraction.
  • 2018-03-22
    Press: Ushio M, Murakami H, Masuda R, Sado T, Miya M, Sakurai S, Yamanaka H, Minamoto T, Kondoh M (2018) Quantitative monitoring of multispecies fish environmental DNA using high-throughput sequencing.
  • Press: Ushio M, Murata K, Sado T, Nishiumi I, Takeshita M, Iwasaki W, Miya M (2018) Demonstration of the potential of environmental DNA as a tool for the detection of avian specie.
  • 2018-03-19
    Press: Xue-Yan Liu, Keisuke Koba, Lina A. Koyama, Sarah E. Hobbie, Marissa S. Weiss, Yoshiyuki Inagaki, Gaius R. Shaver, Anne E. Giblin, Satoru Hobara, Knute J. Nadelhoffer, Martin Sommerkorn, Edward B. Rastetter, George W. Kling, James A. Laundre, Yuriko Yano, Akiko Makabe, Midori Yano and Cong-Qiang Liu (2018). Nitrate is an important nitrogen source for Arctic tundra plants.
  • 2018-02-13
    Press: Ushio M, Hsieh CH, Masuda R, Deyle E, Ye H, Chang CW, Sugihara G, Kondoh M (2018).Fluctuating interaction network and time-varying stability of a natural fish community.
  • 2018-02-02
    Press: Nakadai R, Hashimoto K, Iwasaki T, Sato Y (2018). Geographical co-occurrence of butterfly species: the importance of niche filtering by host plant species.
  • 2018-02-01
    Yusuke OKAZAKI (Doctoral Course) received the eighth (FY2017) JSPS Ikushi Prize (research theme: Diversity and Ecology of bacterioplankton inhabiting deep freshwater lakes).
    Press: Toshitaka N. Suzuki (2018). Alarm calls evoke a visual search image of a predator in birds.

English Publications 2018

Tsuji, K. & Fukami, T. (2018) Community-wide consequences of sexual dimorphism: evidence fromnectar microbes in dioecious plants. Ecology, https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.2494

Hirokazu Toju, Akifumi S. Tanabe, Hirotoshi Sato (2018). Network hubs in root-associated fungal metacommunities. Microbiome, 6, 116. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40168-018-0497-1

Yusuke Kitada, Koji Muramatsu, Hirokazu Toju, Ryoko Kibe, Yoshimi Benno, Shin Kurihara, Mitsuharu Matsumoto (2018). Bioactive polyamine production by a novel hybrid system comprising multiple indigenous gut bacterial strategies. Science Advances, 4(6), eaat0062.

Hirokazu Toju, Kabir G. Peay, Masato Yamamichi, Kazuhiko Narisawa, Kei Hiruma, Ken Naito, Shinji Fukuda, Masayuki Ushio, Shinji Nakaoka, Yusuke Onoda, Kentaro Yoshida, Klaus Schlaeppi, Yang Bai, Ryo Sugiura, Yasunori Ichihashi, Kiwamu Minamisawa, E. Toby Kiers (2018). Core microbiomes for sustainable agroecosystems. Nature Plants, 4, 247-257.

Tsuji, K. & Ohgushi, T. (2018) Florivory indirectly decreases the plant reproductive output through changes in pollinator attraction. Ecology and Evolution, 98, 2993-3001.

Ushio M, Murata K, Sado T, Nishiumi I, Takeshita M, Iwasaki W, Miya M (2018) Demonstration of the potential of environmental DNA as a tool for the detection of avian species. Scientific Reports 8:4493 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-22817-5

Ushio M, Murakami H, Masuda R, Sado T, Miya M, Sakurai S, Yamanaka H, Minamoto T, Kondoh M (2018) Quantitative monitoring of multispecies fish environmental DNA using high-throughput sequencing. Metabarcoding & Metagenomics 2:1-15 http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/mbmg.2.23297

Xue-Yan Liu, Keisuke Koba, Lina A. Koyama, Sarah E. Hobbie, Marissa S. Weiss, Yoshiyuki Inagaki, Gaius R. Shaver, Anne E. Giblin, Satoru Hobara, Knute J. Nadelhoffer, Martin Sommerkorn, Edward B. Rastetter, George W. Kling, James A. Laundre, Yuriko Yano, Akiko Makabe, Midori Yano and Cong-Qiang Liu (2018). Nitrate is an important nitrogen source for Arctic tundra plants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1715382115

Ushio M, Hsieh CH, Masuda R, Deyle E, Ye H, Chang CW, Sugihara G, Kondoh M (2018).Fluctuating interaction network and time-varying stability of a natural fish community. Nature doi:10.1038/nature25504

Nakadai R, Hashimoto K, Iwasaki T, Sato Y (2018). Geographical co-occurrence of butterfly species: the importance of niche filtering by host plant species. Oecologia doi: 10.1007/s00442-018-4062-1

Toshitaka N. Suzuki (2018). Alarm calls evoke a visual search image of a predator in birds. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1718884115

Kadowaki K, Nishijima S, Kefid S, Kameda KO, Sasaki T (2018) Review: Merging community assembly into the regime-shift approach for informing ecological restoration.Ecological Indicators 85: 991-998.

News 2017

  • 2017-12-08 Press
  • 2017-10-18 Press
  • 2017-09-27Recruitment
    -Recruitment of invited researchers for FY2018 is now open.
    Recruitment period:from 27 September to 30 November
  • 2017-08-03 Press
  • 2017-07-20 Press
  • 2017-06-14 Press
  • 2017-06-09 Press
  • 2017-06-07 Press
  • 2017-05-12
    New CER English website is now opened!

English Publications 2017

Suzuki T, Wheatcroft D, Griesser M (2017) Wild birds use an ordering rule to decode novel call sequences.Current Biology http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2017.06.031

Sato Y, Ito K, Kudoh H (2017) Optimal foraging by herbivores maintains polymorphism in defence in a natural plant population.Functional Ecology doi:10.1111/1365-2435.12937

Sato Y, Kudoh H (2017) Herbivore-mediated interaction promotes the maintenance of trichome dimorphism through negative frequency-dependent selection.American Naturalist 190(3) doi:10.1086/692603

Sato Y, Kudoh H (2017) Fine-scale frequency differentiation along a herbivory gradient in the trichome dirmorphism of a wild Arabidopsis.Ecology and Evolution 7(7):2133-2141.

Ushio M, Fukuda H, Inoue T, Makoto K, Kishida O, Sato K, Murata K, Nikaido M, Sado T, Sato Y, Takeshita M, Iwasaki W, Yamanaka H, Kondoh M, Miya M (2017) Environmental DNA enables detection of terrestrial mammals from forest pond water. Molecular Ecology Resources doi:10.1111/1755-0998.12690.

Ishige T, Miya M, Ushio M, Sado T, Ushioda M, Yonechi R, Lagan P, Matsubayashi H (2017) Tropical-forest mammals as detected by environmental DNA at natural saltlicks. Biological Conservation 210: 281-285.

Chang CW, Ushio M, Hsieh CH (2017) Empirical dynamic modeling for beginners. Ecological Research doi:10.1007/s11284-017-1469-9.

Hashimoto K & Ohgushi T (2017) How do two specialist butterflies determine growth and biomass of a shared host plant? Population Ecology 59: 17-27.

Ikemoto M, Ida TY, Utsumi S & Ohgushi T (2017) Community-wide impacts of early season herbivory on flower visitors on tall goldenrod. Ecological Entomology 42: 164-172.

Ando Y, Utsumi S & Ohgushi T (2017) Aphid as a network creator for the plant-associated arthropod community and its consequence for plant reproductive success. Functional Ecology 31: 632-641.

Yamamichi M, Hoso M (2017) Roles of maternal effects in maintaining genetic variation: Maternal storage effect. Evolution 71(2): 449-457.

Toju H, Yamamichi M, Guimaraes PR Jr, Olesen JM, Mougi A, Yoshida T, Thompson JN (2017) Species-rich networks and eco-evolutionary synthesis at the metacommunity level. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1(2):0024.

Adachi T, Costa D, Robinson P, Peterson S, Yamamichi M, Naito Y, Takahashi A (2017) Searching for prey in a three-dimensional environment: hierarchical movements enhance foraging success in northern elephant seals. Functional Ecology 31(2): 361-369.

Peay GP, von Sperber C, Cardarelli E, Toju H, Francis CA, Chadwick OA, Vitousek PM (2017) Convergence and contrast in the community structure of Bacteria, Fungi and Archaea along a tropical elevation-climate gradient. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 93:fix045.

Kouduka M, Tanabe AS, Yamamoto S, Yanagawa K, Nakamura Y, Akiba F, Tomaru H, Toju H, Suzuki Y. (accepted) Eukaryotic diversity in late Pleistocene marine sediments around a shallow methane hydrate deposit in the Japan Sea. Geobiology doi: 10.1111/gbi.12233.