How abundances and distributions of organisms are determined? How do various properties of organisms and the communities influence surrounding organisms, environment and human society? To answer these questions, I am studying about a variety of themes including biotic interactions, organisms’ responses to environment, plant physiology and forest ecosystem functions and services.
In 2002, I got my bachelor's degree in life science at Nagoya University. In 2005, I got my master's in ecology at the Center for Ecological Research at Kyoto University. In 2007, I took my Ph.D in science at the Center for Ecological Research at Kyoto University. After that, I worked as a research fellow at Tohoku University and Hokkaido University. I am an assistant professor in Tohoku University from January 2015.
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I am a member of the Ecological Society of Japan.
Training course of ecology
I have assembled a database of functional traits of tree species in East Asia. I am planning to publish a suite of papers on quantitative assessment and prediction of ecosystem functions and services in the region based on the database.