Ecological Developmental Adaptability Life Sciences :
Ecological Dynamics


Assistant Professor KAWATSU Kazutaka
Campus Aobayama campus
Laboratory Ecological Integration
Tel +81-22-795-6696
E-mail kazutaka.kawatsu.d5@tohoku.ac.jp
Website https://www.somany-frogs.com/
I am a fledgling ecologist, interested in understanding, forecasting and managing ecological phenomena. Science is my hobby so I do become caught up in ‘science’ to understand ecological phenomena that show complex pattern except when I relax with my family.
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Graduated from Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University.
Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University (JSPS Research Fellow, DC2).
Completed the doctoral course of Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University (PhD).
Department of Environmental Solution Technology, Ryukoku University (Pos-doc Research Fellow).
Department of Environmental Solution Technology, Ryukoku University (JSPS Research Fellow, PD).
Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University (Project assistant Professor)

Graduate School of Life Sciences (Assistant professor)
Selected Publications
  1. Kazutaka Kawatsu and Michio Kondoh (2018) Density-dependent interspecific interactions and the complexity-stability relationship. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285:20180698.
  2. Kazutaka Kawatsu and Shigeki Kishi (2018) Identifying critical interaction in complex competition dynamics between bean beetles. Oikos 127:553–560.
  3. Kazutaka Kawatsu (2018) Ecological effects of sex differ with trophic positions in a simple food web. Ecology and Evolution 8:1239–1246.
  4. Kazutaka Kawatsu (2013). Sexual conflict over the maintenance of sex: effects of sexually antagonistic coevolution for reproductive isolation of parthenogenesis. PLoS ONE 8:e58141.
  5. Kazutaka Kawatsu (2013). Sexually antagonistic coevolution for sexual harassment can act as a barrier to further invasions by parthenogenesis. The American Naturalist 181:223–234.
Activities in Academic Societies
Ecological Society of Japan, Society for Population Ecology, The Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology

Recent Activities

What mechanisms drive and maintain ecological communities, in which various living organisms interact with each other? To tackle this goal, I’m now studying to develop new analytical framework integrating ecological modeling and dynamical systems theory.

Message to Students

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