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List of research papers has been updated.
Abe H., Yamano H. (2024) Simulated connectivity of crown-of-thorns starfish around Ashizuri-Uwakai National Park (western Japan) based on a high-resolution hydrodynamic modeling. Coral Reefs, 43, 371–390.
List of research papers has been updated.
Hoban, S., da Silva, J.M., Mastretta-Yanes, A., Grueber, C. E., Heuertz,M., Hunter, M. E., Mergeay, J., Paz-Vinas, I.,Fukaya, K., Ishihama, F., Jordan, R., Köppä, V.,Latorre-Cárdenas, M. C., MacDonald, A. J.,Rincon-Parra, V., Sjögren-Gulve, P., Tani, N.,Thurfjell, H., & Laikre, L. (2023). Monitoring statusand trends in genetic diversity for the Conventionon Biological Diversity: an ongoing assessment ofgenetic indicators in nine countries.ConservationLetters,16,e12953
List of research papers has been updated.
Suzuki, A., Sakamoto, Y. (2024) Molecular detection of Lotmaria passim in intestine of Japanese honey bees (Apis cerana japonica). Entomological Science, 27, e12571. DOI: 10.1111/ens.12571.
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Yokomizo H, Fukaya K, Lambrinos J. G. , Kawai Y, Takada T. (2024) Interstage flow matrices: population statistic derived from matrix population models. Journal of Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.14303
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Yoshikawa, T., Totsu, K., Takeuchi, Y., Kadoya, T., Enoki, T., Fujii, S., Fukamachi, AS., Hirota, M., Hoshizaki, K., Iiyama, N., Ishikawa, Y., Itô, H., Kobayashi, H., Kohyama, TS., Konno, Y., Makita, A., Mori, AS., Nagamatsu, D., Nakashizuka, T., Namikawa, K., Noguchi, M., Sakimoto, M., Ozaki, Y., Seino, T., Sugita, H., Suzuki, J-I., Suzuki, RO., Suzuki, SN., Takahashi, K., Tateno, R., Watanabe, R., Yamashita, T., Yoshida, T., Ishihara, MI., Kenta, T., Nakamura, M., Hiura, T. (2024) Forest monitoring data of 45 plots across the Japanese archipelago during 1980–2021. Ecological Research. DOI: 10.1111/1440-1703.12457
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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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