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(New Caledonia, 2013)
An ecologist working on nonlinear time-series analysis, soil microbial community, plant-soil feedbacks and environmental DNA
Appointed as a project-specific associate professor at Hakubi Center, Kyoto University.
Papers on environmental DNA techniques have been accepted.
Ushio M*, Murata K, Sado T, Nishiumi I, Takeshita M, Iwasaki W, Miya M* (accepted) Demonstration of the potential of environmental DNA as a tool for the detection of avian species. Scientific Reports
Ushio M*, Murakami H, Masuda R, Sado T, Miya M, Sakurai S, Yamanaka H, Minamoto T, Kondoh M (accepted) Quantitative monitoring of multispecies fish environmental DNA using high-throughput sequencing. Metabarcoding & Metagenomics
Our new study proposes a method that enables the quantification of time-varying stability of a natural ecological community!
Ushio M*, Hsieh CH, Masuda R, Deyle RE, Ye H, Chang CW, Sugihara G, Kondoh M* (2018) Fluctuating interaction network and time-varying stability of a natural fish community. Nature (online) doi:10.1038/nature25504
Papers on plant-soil feedback, environmental DNA and empirical dynamics modeling got published!
Collaborative paper on a log-normal distribution of tree branches has been published.
Koyama K*, Yamamoto K, Ushio M (2017)
A lognormal distribution of the lengths of terminal twigs on self-similar branches of elm trees
Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284: 20162395
Collaborative paper on the use of non-timber forest products has been accepted.
Sakai S*, Keong CY, Koizumi M, Kishimoto-Yamada K, Takano KT, Ichikawa M, Samejima H, Kato Y, Soda R, Ushio M, Saizen I, Nakashizuka T, Itioka T (accepted)
Social and ecological factors associated with the use of non-timber forest products by people in rural Borneo. Biological Conservation
Moved to Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University as a PRESTO researcher.
Our long-term study finally accepted in Ecolgocial Monographs! It took more than 10 years to get it accepted...
Ushio M*, Aiba S-I, Takeuchi Y, IIda Y, Matsuoka S, Repin R, Kitayama K (accepted)
Plant-soil feedbacks and the dominance of conifers in a tropical montane forest in Borneo. Ecological Monographs
Three papers have been accepted!!!
Ushio M*, Yamasaki E, Takasu H, Nagano AJ, Honjo MN, Fujinaga S, Ikemoto M, Sakai S, Kudoh H (accepted)
Microbial communities on flower surfaces act as signatures of pollinator visitation. Scientific Reports
Ushio M*, Fujiki Y, Hidaka A, Kitayama K* (accepted)
Linkage of root physiology and morphology as an adaptation to soil phosphorus impoverishment in tropical montane forests. Functional Ecology
Ohba S-Y*, Ushio M (accepted)
Relationship between predation frequency on mosquito larvae by diving beetles and water depth. Entomological Science
I have moved to Ryukoku University, as a postdoc working on nonlinear time-series analysis. Lab PI is Michio Kondoh, who is working on methematical ecology.
Our another tundra work has been accepted.
Ushio M, Makoto K, Klaminder J, Takasu H, Nakano S-I (accepted)
High-throughput sequencing shows inconsistent results with a microscope-based analysis of the soil prokaryotic community. Soil Biology & Biochemistry
Collaborative work about the relationship among plant, insect, and microbial symbionts has been accepted.
Katayama N*, Silva AO, Kishida O, Ushio M, Kita S, Ohgushi T (accepted)
Herbivorous insect decreases plant nutrient uptake: the role of soil nutrient availability and association of below-ground symbionts. Ecological Entomology
What I did in University of Wisconsin-Madison has been published in PLoS ONE.
Ushio M*, Miki T, Balser TC (2013)
A coexisting fungal-bacterial community stabilizes soil decomposition activity in a microcosm experiment. PLoS ONE 8 (11) e80320
Our tundra work has been accepted in Soil Biology & Biochemistry.
Ushio M*, Makoto K, Klaminder J, Nakano S-I. (accepted)
CARD-FISH analysis of prokaryotic community composition and abundance along small-scale vegetation gradients in a dry arctic tundra ecosystem. Soil Biology & Biochemistry
Ushio M*, Balser TC, Kitayama K (2013)
Effects of condensed tannins in conifer leaves on the composition and activity of soil microbial community in a tropical montane forest. Plant and Soil 365 pp.157-170
The cover photo is our study site in Mt. Kinabalu!
Nakazawa T*, Ohba S-Y, Ushio M
Predator-prey body size relationships when predators can consume prey larger than themselves. (TN and SO equally contributed to this work)
Biology Letters (in press)
A new paper has been published in PLoS ONE.
Koyama K, Hidaka Y, Ushio M (2012)
Dynamic Scaling in the Growth of a Non-Branching Plant, Cardiocrinum cordatum
PLoS ONE 7 (9) e45317
Tannin meta-analysis paper has been published.
Ushio, M., Adams, J. M. (2011)
A meta-analysis of the global distribution pattern of condensed tannins.
The Open Ecology Journal 4 pp.18-23
A new book chapter has been published.
Kitayama, K., Aiba, S-I., Ushio, M., Seino, T., Fujiki, Y. (2011)
The ecology of podocarps in tropical montane forests of Borneo: distribution, population dynamics, and soil nutrient acquisition. In Turner, B.L. & Cernusak, L.A. eds. Ecology of the Podocarpaceae in Tropical Forests. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 95 pp.101-117, Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Washington D.C.
A new book chapter has been published. Check it out!
Nakazawa, T.*, Ushio, M.*, Kondoh, M. (2011)
Scale-dependence of predator-prey body-mass ratio: determinants and applications. In Belgrano, A.and Reiss, J. eds. The Role of Body Size in Multispecies Systems. Advances in Ecological Research 45 pp.269-302, Academic Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
*Both authors equally contributed to this work.