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Katayama, M., Fukuda, T., Kaneko, T., Nakagawa, Y., Tajima, A., Naito, M., Ohmaki, H., Endo, D., Asano, M., Nagamine, T., Nakaya, Y., Saito, K., Watanabe, Y., Tani, T., Inoue, M M., Nakajima, N., Onuma, M. (2022) Induced pluripotent stem cells of endangered avian species. Communications Biology, 5, 1049.
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Suzuki K., Matsuzaki S. S., Masuya H. (2022) Decomposing predictability to identify dominant causal drivers in complex ecosystems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2204405119
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Sakamoto, H., Goka K. (2022) Efficiency of ant-control agents in colony-level oral toxicity tests using Tetramorium tsushimae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) for post-establishment control of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Applied Entomology and Zoology, DOI: 10.1007/s13355-022-00800-x
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Shimozuru, M., Jimbo, M., Adachi, K., Kawamura, K., Shirane, Y., Umemura, Y., Ishinazaka, T., Nakanishi, M., Kiyonari, M., Yamanaka, M., Amagai, Y., Ijuin, A., Sakiyama, T., Kasai, S., Nose, T., Shirayanagi, M., Tsuruga, H., Mano, T., Tsubota, T. Fukasawa, K., Uno, H. (2022). Estimation of breeding population size using DNA-based pedigree reconstruction in brown bears. Ecology and Evolution, 12, e9246.
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Yoshida M.A.,Nishida K.,Mabuchi K. (2022) The first record of spawning-season homing of gin-buna crucian carp Carassius sp. to a lakeside biotope connected to Lake Biwa confirmed via acoustic telemetry and egg surveys. Ichthyological Research, 70. DOI:10.1007/s10228-022-00893-y

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Harmonization with Nature Research Program(PJ3)
Monitoring project for global warming effects on marine environment

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Acoustic monitoring of avian assemblage in Fukushim

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Long-term monitoring of inland waters

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Harmonization with Nature Research Program(PJ2)

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Environmental genomics studies

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Endangered wildlife species


We make databases of biodiversity information derived from our research and publish it on the website. link to all databases

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Biodiversity Division, NIES, JAPAN

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