FUKUSHIMA, MichioPh.D., Senior researcher
Ecosystem Function Research Section
Center for Environmental Biology and Ecosystem Studies,
National Institute for Environmental Studies
Onogawa 16-2, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki 305-8506, Japan
I have been studying freshwater fish and their ecological traits in an attempt to assess the health of watershed environments by using the traits as an indicator. I also study freshwater fish in order to alert people based on scientific evidence to adverse influences of human activities on the watershed environments in the early stages. The study I am currently involved in aims to elucidate fish migrations in the Mekong River basin which is twice as large as the land of Japan and supports foods and livelihoods of people living in the basin. The possible outputs of this study would be to predict potential impacts of habitat fragmentation on the freshwater fishes, to recommend practical measures to riparian countries to mitigate or minimize those impacts and to contribute to the sustainable development of this river basin.
Fish ecology/ freshwater fish, watershed environment, human activities, dam, Mekong
Fukushima, M., Harada, C., Yamakawa, A. and Iizuka, T. (2019) Anadromy sustained in the artificially land-locked population of Sakhalin taimen in northern Japan. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 102, 1219–1230. DOI: 10.1007/s10641-019-00904-4 updated Jul. 26
Phomikong, P., Udduang, S., Fukushima, M., Srichareondham, B., Rattanachamnong, D., Jutagate, T. (2018) Larval fish assemblage patterns in three tributaries of Mekong River in Thailand. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 65(2), 1-15.
Mizumoto, H., Urabe, H., Kanbe, T., Fukushima, M. and Araki, H. (2017) Establishing an environmental DNA method to detect and estimate the biomass of Sakhalin taimen, a critically endangered Asian salmonid. Limnology, 19, 219–227. DOI:10.1007/s10201-017-0535-x
Fukushima, M., Tomioka, N., Jutagate, T., Hiroki, M., Murata, M., Preecha, C., Avakul, P., Phomikong, P. and Imai, A. (2017). The dynamics of pico-sized and bloom-forming cyanobacteria in large water bodies in the Mekong River Basin. PLOS ONE, 12(12), e0189609. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0189609
Fukushima, M., Jutagate, T., Grudpan, C., Phomikong, P., Nohara, S. (2014) Potential effects of hydroelectric dam development in the Mekong River basin on the migration of Siamese mud carp (Henicorhynchus siamensis and H. lobatus) elucidated by otolith microchemistry. PLoS ONE, 9(8), e103722. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0103722
Phomikong, P., Fukushima, M., Sricharoendham, B., Nohara, S., Jutagate, T. (2014) Diversity and community structure of fishes in the regulated versus unregulated tributaries of the Mekong River. River Research and Applications, 31, 1262-1275. DOI: 10.1002/rra.2816
Rand, P.S., Fukushima, M. (2014) Estimating the size of the spawning population and evaluating environmental controls on migration for a critically endangered Asian salmonid, Sakhalin taimen. Global Ecology & Conservation, 2, 214-225.
Fukushima, M. (2012) Spatially-explicit models for freshwater fishes for their conservation planning. Nakano S., T. Yahara and T. Nakashizuka editors. In: Biodiversity Observation Network in Asia-Pacific Region: Towards Further Development of Monitoring Activities. Springer, 329-345.
Zimmerman, C.E., Rand, P.S., Fukushima, M., Zolotukhin, S.F. (2012) Migration of Sakhalin taimen (Parahucho perryi): evidence of freshwater resident life history types. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 93(2), 223–232.
Baran, E., Kang, B., Chum, N., Fukushima, M., Jutagate, T., Hand, T., Hortle, K. (2012) Fish biodiversity research in the Mekong Basin. Nakano, S., Yahara, T. and Nakashizuka, T. editors. In: Biodiversity Observation Network in Asia-Pacific Region: Towards Further Development of Monitoring Activities. Springer, 149-164.
Fukushima, M., Shimazaki, H., Rand, P.S. and Kaeriyama, M. (2011) Reconstructing Sakhalin taimen Parahucho perryi historical distribution and identifying causes for local extinctions. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 140, 1-13.
Steel, E.A., Hughes, R.M., Fullerton, A.H., Schmutz, S., Young, J.A., Fukushima, M., Muhar, S., Poppe, M., Feist, B.E. and Trautwein, C. (2010) Are we meeting the challenges of landscape-scale riverine research? A review. Living Review in Landscape Research, 4, 1. DOI: 10.12942/lrlr-2010-1
Han, M., Fukushima, M., Fukushima, T. (2008) A spatial linkage between dams and non-native fish species in Hokkaido, Japan. Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 17, 416-424.
Han, M., Fukushima, M., Fukushima, T. (2008) Species richness of exotic and endangered fishes in Japan's reservoirs. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 83(4), 409-416.
Han, M., Fukushima, T., Fukushima, M. (2008) Effect of damming on distribution of rainbow trout in Hokkaido, Japan. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 84, 175-181.
Han, M., Fukushima, M., Kameyama, S., Fukushima, T., Matsushita, B. (2007) How do dams affect freshwater fish distributions in Japan? Statistical analysis of native and nonnative species with various life histories. Ecological Research, 23, 735-743.
Fukushima, M., Kameyama, S., Kaneko, M., Nakao, K. and Steel, E.A. (2007) Modelling the effects of dams on freshwater fish distributions in Hokkaido, Japan. Freshwater Biology, 52, 1511-1524.
Kameyama, S., Fukushima, M., Han, M., Kaneko, M. (2007) Spatio-temporal changes in habitat potential of endangered freshwater fish in Japan. Ecological Informatics, 2, 318-327.
Last updated Sep. 10, 2019