Department of Environmental Life Sciences
Division of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Functional Ecology 分野

Riichi Oguchi
キャンパス Aobayama キャンパス
専攻分野 Plant physiological-ecology
連絡先 022-795-7732

My research is focused on interspecific variation in the environmental response of plants, especially the response of photosynthesis. The angle of the approach of Physiological-ecology is interesting, which is to search for the proximate causes, the “how,” and the ultimate causes, the “why”, of any given phenomenon. I would like to convey this interest through my research and teaching. As a private activity, I have kept playing soccer since my student days and still play every Saturday with a team called “Brummel  Seitai”. We participate a competition called Eco Cup at the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of Japan held in every March.


Graduated from the Faculty of Science of Tohoku University and completed the doctoral course of the Graduate School of Life Science. 
Graduate School of Life Science, Tohoku University (Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, DC2).
Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo (Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, PD).
The Australian National University, Research School of Biology (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science postdoctoral fellow for research abroad).
Graduate School of Life Science, Tohoku University (Assistant Professor – CREST).
Current position from October 2012.

著書・論文 Go to the following website:

The Ecological Society of Japan,
The Botanical Society of Japan,
The Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists, 
International Society of Photosynthesis Research

担当講義 Fundamental experiments of biology



Plant physiological-ecology is an important field that links phenomena occurring at an experimental level with those in the natural environment. Not only by knowing the mechanism of some physiological phenomenon, but also by knowing what ecological significance does the phenomenon have, we can understand the strategy of plants to leave more offspring in the next generation through the natural selection. I expect that you will also find pleasure in learning the process.