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 YOSHIDA, Katsuhiko

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)


Yoshida, K., Hata, K., Kawakami, K., Hiradate, S., Osawa, T., Kachi, N. (2019). Ecosystem changes following the eradication of invasive species: evaluation of various eradication scenarios by computer simulation. Ecological Modelling, 413, 108831. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2019.108831 new arrival updated Oct. 16

Suzuki, K., Yoshida, K., Watanabe, H., Yamamoto, H. (2018). Mapping the resilience of chemosynthetic communities in hydrothermal vent fields. Scientific Reports, 8, 9364. DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-27596-7 link to press release

Suzuki, K., Yoshida, K., Nakanishi, Y., Fukuda, S. (2017). An equation-free method reveals the ecological interaction networks within complex microbial ecosystems. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 8(12), 1774-1785. DOI:10.1111/2041-210X.12814

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

Kakishima, S., Morita, S., Yoshida, K., Ishida, A., Hayashi, S., Asami, T., Ito, H., Miller, 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. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.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. DOI: 10.1038/srep15376

Yoshida, K. (2008) The relationship between the duration of food web evolution and the vulnerability to biological invasion. Ecological Complexity, 5, 86-98. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecocom.2008.02.002

Rossberg, A. G., Yoshida, K., Ishii, R. (2008) Introduction. Ecological Complexity, 5, 71-72. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecocom.2008.02.005

Yoshida, K. (2008) Evolutionary cause of the vulnerability of insular communities. Ecological Modelling, 210, 403-413. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2007.08.007

Yoshida, K. (2006) Intra-clade predation facilitates the evolution of larger body size. Ecological Modelling, 196, 533-539. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2006.02.020

Yoshida, K. (2006) Effect of the intensity of stochastic disturbance on temporal diversity patterns-A simulation study in evolutionary time scale. Ecological Modelling, 196, 103-115. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2005.11.036

Yoshida, K. (2006) Ecosystem models on the evolutionary time scale ;a review and perspective. Paleontological Research, 10, 375-385. DOI: 10.2517/prpsj.10.375

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

Yoshida, K. (2003) Evolutionary dynamics of species diversity in an interaction web system. 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 Oct. 16, 2010