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YOSHIDA, Katsuhiko

 Ph.D., Senior researcher

Biodiversity Conservation Planning Section
Center for Environmental Biology and Ecosystem Studies,
National Institute for Environmental Studies

Onogawa 16-2, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki 305-8506, Japan

Research Overview

Using hypothetical ecosystem models, I conduct computer simulations of various kinds of environmental changes such as biological invasions and habitat destruction. By analyzing the results of computer simulations, I am trying to understand the general law of the behavior of ecosystem that has suffered from environmental changes and disturbances. My goal is to contribute to conservation planning and to reveal the mechanism of diversity change.

Specialties/ Key words

computer simulation, ecosystem model, environmental disturbance

Publications (peer reviewed)

Kakishima S., Morita S., Yoshida K., Ishida A., Hayashi S., Asami T., Ito H., Miller III D.G., Uehara T., Mori S., Hasegawa E., Matsuura K., Kasuya E., Yoshimura J. (2015) The contribution of seed dispersers to tree species diversity in tropical rainforests. Royal Society Open Science, 2 (10), 150330.

Tubay J.M., Suzuki K., Uehara T., Kakishima S., Ito H., Ishida A., Yoshida K., Mori S., Rabajante J.F., Morita S., Yokozawa M., Yoshimura J. (2015) Microhabitat locality allows multispecies coexistence in terrestrial plant communities. Scientific Reports, 5, 15376.

Yoshida K. & Tokita K. (2015) Properties of ecosystems that are vulnerable during eco-fusion. Scientific Reports. 5:7939. DOI:10.1038/srep07939. 

Yoshida, K. (2008) The relationship between the duration of food web evolution and the vulnerability to biological invasion.Ecological Complexity 5: 86-98.

Rossberg, A. G., Yoshida, K., Ishii, R. (2008) Introduction.Ecological Complexity 5: 71-72.

Yoshida, K. (2008) Evolutionary cause of the vulnerability of insular communities.Ecological Modelling 210: 403-413.

Yoshida, K. (2006c) Ecosystem models on the evolutionary time scale -a review and perspective-.Paleontological Research 10: 375-385.

Yoshida, K. (2006b) Intra-clade predation facilitates the evolution of larger body size.Ecological Modelling 196: 533-539.

Yoshida, K. (2006a) Effect of the intensity of stochastic disturbance on temporal diversity patterns ?a simulation study in evolutionary time scale-. Ecological Modelling 196: 103-115.

Yoshida, K. (2003b) Dynamics of evolutionary patterns of clades in food web system model.Ecological Research 18: 625-637

Yoshida, K. (2003a) Evolutionary dynamics of species diversity in an interaction web.Ecological Modelling 163: 131-143.

Yoshida, K. (2002) Long survival of "living fossils" with low taxonomic diversities in an evolving food web.Paleobiology 28: 464-473.

Yoshida, K. (1998) Formation of plication in the Miocene bivalve Mytilus (Plicatomytilus) ksakurai as a consequence of architectural constraint.
Paleontological Research. 2: 224-238.

Last updated Jan. 16, 2017