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    Manuscripts under review/revision

  • Ushio M*, Osada Y, Kumagai T, Kume T, Pungga RS, Nakashizuka T, Itioka T, Sakai S* (2019) Dynamic and synergistic influences of air temperature and rainfall on general flowering in a Boenean lowland tropical forest. bioRxiv 10.1101/576231

  • Kitayama K*, Ushio M*, Aiba S-I (2018) Celestially determined annual seasonality of equatorial troipcal rain forests. bioRxiv 10.1101/454058

  • Ushio M* (2018) Use of a filter cartridge combined with intra-cartridge beat-beating improved detection of microbial DNA from water samples. bioRxiv 10.1101/435305

  • Tsuji S*, Miya M, Ushio M, Sato H, Minamoto T, Yamanaka H (2018) Evaluating intraspecific diversity of a fish population using environmental DNA: An approach to distinguish true haplotypes from error sequences. bioRxiv 10.1101/429993

  • Kondoh M*, Kawatsu K, Osada Y, Ushio M (in revision) A data-driven approach to complex ecological systems. (Book chapter)

    In press/online


  1. Nakagawa M, Ushio M, Kume T, Nakashizuka T (2019)
    Seasonal and long-term patterns in litterfall in a Bornean tropical rainforest
    Ecological Research 34 (1): 31–39

  2. 2018

  3. Toju H*, Peay KG, Yamamichi M, Narisawa K, Hiruma K, Naito K, Fukuda S, Ushio M, Nakaoka S, Onoda Y, Yoshida K, Schlaeppi K, Bai Y, Sugiura R, Ichihashi Y, Minamisawa K, Kiers ET (2018)
    Core microbiomes for sustainable agroecosystems
    Nature Plants 4: 247–257

  4. Ushio M*, Murata K, Sado T, Nishiumi I, Takeshita M, Iwasaki W, Miya M* (2018)
    Demonstration of the potential of environmental DNA as a tool for the detection of avian species
    Scientific Reports 8: 4493

  5. Ushio M*, Murakami H, Masuda R, Sado T, Miya M, Sakurai S, Yamanaka H, Minamoto T, Kondoh M (2018)
    Quantitative monitoring of multispecies fish environmental DNA using high-throughput sequencing
    Metabarcoding & Metagenomics 2: e23297

  6. 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 554 (7692): 360–363
    相互作用する魚たち © R. Masuda
    論文へのフリーリンク: SharedIt link (read only)
    紹介ブログ: Nature Ecology & Evolution, Behind the Paper
    プレスリリースなど: 京都大, Kyoto Univ (英語版), 京大フィールド研, 龍谷大, 科学技術振興機構, 東北大, 國立台灣大学
    新聞記事など: EurekAlert!, ScienceDaily, PHYS.ORG, 京都新聞, 日本経済新聞, 環境展望台 (国立環境研究所), Yahoo! ニュース
  7. 2017

  8. 相場慎一郎*, 宮本和樹, 潮雅之, 青柳亮太, 澤田佳美 (2017)
    日本生態学会誌 67 (3): 355–360

  9. 潮雅之* (2017)
    日本生態学会誌 67 (3): 339–345

  10. Ushio M*, Fukuda H, Inoue T, Makoto K, Kishida O, Sato K, Murata K, Nikaido M, Sado T, Sato Y, Takeshita M, Iwasaki W, Yamanaka H, Kondoh M, Miya M* (2017)
    Environmental DNA enables detection of terrestrial mammals from forest pond water
    Molecular Ecology Resources 17 (6): e63–e75
    水を飲むトラの子供 © M. Ushio
    プレスリリース: 千葉県立中央博物館, 龍谷大, 東京農大
    テレビ・新聞記事: NHK News Web, 毎日新聞 (千葉), 千葉日報, 朝日新聞
  11. Chang CW*, Ushio M*, Hsieh CH* (2017)
    Empirical dynamic modeling for beginners
    Ecological Research 32 (6): 785–796

  12. Ishige T, Miya M, Ushio M, Sado T, Ushioda M, Yonechi R, Lagan P, Matsubayashi H* (2017)
    Tropical-forest mammals as detected by environmental DNA at natural saltlicks
    Biological Conservation 210: 281–285

  13. Tsuji S*, Ushio M, Sakurai S, Minamoto T, Yamanaka H (2017)
    Water temperature-dependent degradation of environmental DNA and its relation to bacterial abundance
    PLoS ONE 12 (4) e0176608

  14. Ushio M*, Aiba S-I, Takeuchi Y, Iida Y, Matsuoka S, Repin R, Kitayama K (2017)
    Plant-soil feedbacks and the dominance of conifers in a tropical montane forest in Borneo
    Ecological Monographs 87 (1): 105–129
    ボルネオ島キナバル山 © M. Ushio
    キナバル山熱帯山地林で 2005 年から行ってきた一連の研究の総まとめとなる論文です
  15. 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
  16. 2016

  17. 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 (2016)
    Social and ecological factors associated with the use of non-timber forest products by people in rural Borneo
    Biological Conservation 204: 340–349
  18. 2015

  19. Ohba S-Y*, Ushio M (2015)
    Effect of water depth on predation frequency by diving beetles on mosquito larvae prey
    Entomological Science 18 (4): 519–522
  20. Ushio M*, Fujiki Y, Hidaka A, Kitayama K* (2015)
    Linkage of root physiology and morphology as an adaptation to soil phosphorus impoverishment in tropical montane forests
    Functional Ecology 29 (9): 1235–1245
  21. Takasu H, Ushio M, LeClair JE, Nakano S-I* (2015)
    High contribution of Synechococcus to phytoplankton biomass in the aphotic hypolimnion in a deep freshwater lake (Lake Biwa, Japan)
    Aquatic Microbial Ecology 75 (1): 69–79
  22. Ushio M*, Yamasaki E, Takasu H, Nagano AJ, Honjo MN, Fujinaga S, Ikemoto M, Sakai S, Kudoh H (2015)
    Microbial communities on flower surfaces act as signatures of pollinator visitation
    Scientific Reports 5: 8695
    ラベンダーを訪れるセイヨウマルハナバチ © E. Yamasaki
    Scientific Reports 注目の論文」に選定されました!
  23. 2014

  24. Katayama N*, Silva AO, Kishida O, Ushio M, Kita S, Ohgushi T (2014)
    Herbivorous insect decreases plant nutrient uptake: the role of soil nutrient availability and association of below-ground symbionts
    Ecological Entomology 39 (4): 511–518
  25. Ushio M*, Makoto K, Klaminder J, Takasu H, Nakano S-I (2014)
    High-throughput sequencing shows inconsistent results with a microscope-based analysis of the soil prokaryotic community
    Soil Biology & Biochemistry 76: 53–56
  26. 2013

  27. 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
  28. Ushio M*, Makoto K, Klaminder J, Nakano S-I (2013)
    CARD-FISH analysis of prokaryotic community composition and abundance along small-scale vegetation gradients in a dry arctic tundra ecosystem
    Soil Biology & Biochemistry 64: 147–154
  29. Nakazawa T*, Ohba S-Y, Ushio M (2013)
    Predator-prey body size relationships when predators can consume prey larger than themselves
    Biology Letters 9 (3) no. 20121193
  30. 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 (1-2): 157–170

  31. Before 2012

  32. Koyama K*, Hidaka Y, Ushio M (2012)
    Dynamic scaling in the growth of a non-branching plant, Cardiocrinum cordatum
    PLoS ONE 7 (9) e45317
  33. Ushio M, Adams JM* (2011)
    A meta-analysis of the global distribution pattern of condensed tannins in tree leaves
    The Open Ecology Journal 4: 18–23
  34. Takeuchi Y, Salcher MM, Ushio M, Shimizu-Inatsugi R, Kobayashi MJ, Diway B, von Mering C, Pernthaler J, Shimizu KK* (2011)
    In situ enzyme activity in the dissolved and particulate fraction of the fluid from four pitcher plant species of the genus Nepenthes
    PLoS ONE 6 (9) e25144
  35. Ushio M*, Kitayama K, Balser TC (2010)
    Tree species-mediated spatial patchiness of the composition of microbial community and physicochemical properties in the topsoils of a tropical montane forest
    Soil Biology & Biochemistry 42 (9):1588–1595
  36. Miki T*, Ushio M, Fukui S, Kondoh M (2010)
    Functional diversity of microbial decomposers facilitates plant coexistence in a plant-microbe-soil feedback model
    PNAS 107 (32): 14251–14256
  37. Ushio M*, Kitayama K, Balser TC (2010)
    Tree species effects on soil enzyme activities through effects on soil physicochemical and microbial properties in a tropical montane forest on Mt. Kinabalu, Borneo
    Pedobiologia 53 (4): 227–233
  38. Ushio M*, Miki T, Kitayama K (2009)
    Phenolic control of plant nitrogen acquisition through the inhibition of soil microbial decomposition processes: A plant-microbe competition model
    Microbes and Environments 24 (2): 180–187
  39. Ushio M*, Wagai R, Balser TC, Kitayama K (2008)
    Variations in the soil microbial community composition of a tropical montane forest ecosystem: Does tree species matter?
    Soil Biology & Biochemistry 40 (10): 2699–2702

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  1. Ushio M*, Kawatsu K (accepted)
    Forecasting ecological time series using empirical dynamic modeling: a tutorial for simplex projection and S-map. (Book chapter)

  2. 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.

  3. 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
    TN and MU equally contributed to this work.


  1. 平成30年9月18日出願済 特願2018-173812
    潮雅之 「破砕ビーズを利用したカートリッジ型ろ過フィルターからの微生物DNAの効率的抽出」

  2. 平成30年4月18日出願済 特願2018-79640
    潮雅之 「強く同期した周期性を持つ時系列データ間の因果関係を検出する解析手法」


  1. 海洋と生物 234 Vol. 40 (1) 特集「環境 DNA が拓く魚類生態研究の未来 」 「次世代シーケンサーと内部標準 DNA を利用した魚類環境 DNA の網羅的・定量的モニタリング」(pp.40–46) 潮雅之

  2. 水産海洋研究 81 (4) 第47回北洋研究シンポジウム –環境 DNA を用いた水産生物のモニタリング– 「大量シーケンスと標準 DNA を利用した魚類環境 DNA の網羅的・定量的モニタリング:京都府舞鶴湾での解析事例」(pp.305–307) 潮雅之

  3. iOSアプリを開発しました (2014.1). 日本の生態学者 (for iPhone/iPad)
    ・詳しくはApp Store を御覧ください.

  4. 生態学研究センターニュース 第118号(2012年11月号)p.11

  5. 北山兼弘, 潮雅之, 和穎朗太 (2007)
    「熱帯降雨林の生態系-樹木と微生物の協奏曲」 京都大学総合博物館・生態学研究センター(編)『生物の多様性ってなんだろう?-生命のジグソーパズル-』 pp.250–272 京都大学学術出版会


  1. 2018.3 第22回日本生態学会 宮地賞
  2. 2014.3 第61回日本生態学会 英語口頭発表 Best Award (Microbial and Ecosystem Ecology section)
  3. 2009.3 第56回日本生態学会 ポスター発表優秀賞(物質生産・物質循環部門)
  4. 2008.3 第55回日本生態学会 ポスター発表最優秀賞(物質循環部門)
  5. 2007.2 第3回日本生態学会近畿地区会 奨励賞



African Journal of Agricultural Research, African Journal of Biotechnology, African Journal of Microbiology Research, Agricultural Science, Applied Soil Ecology, Australian Journal of Botany, Communications Biology, Ecological Indicators, Ecological Research, Ecology, Ecology Letters, Ecosystems, European Journal of Soil Science, Fisheries Science, Forest Ecology and Management, Geoderma, Genes & Genetic Systems, Microbial Ecology, Journal of Arid Land, Journal of Forest Research, Plant and Soil, PLoS ONE, Population Ecology, The Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, Scientific Reports, Soil Biology & Biochemistry, Soil Research, Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 日本生態学会誌, 黒潮圏科学

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