Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Staff Profile

AffiliationResearch Institute for Humanity and Nature
PositionVisting Professor
Arrival day2007-06-01
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Year of Birth1947
Academic CareerFaculty of Science, Kyoto University, B. Course (Graduated, 1969)
Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, M. Course (Graduated, 1971)
Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, D. Course (Accomplised credits for doctoral program, 1975)
Professional CareerAssociate Professor, Saga Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University (1978)
Professor, Saga Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University (1995)
Professor, Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University (1996)
Professor,Research Institule for Humanity and Nature (2007)
Higher DegreesD.Sc(Kyoto University, 1977)
M.Sc.(Kyoto University, 1971)
Fields of SpecializationMathematical Ecology
Evolutionary biology
Academic Society MembershipsEcological Society of Japan
The Society of Population Ecology
Socity of Evolutionary Studies Japan
Japanese Society for Mathematical Biology
International Union for the Study of Social Insects
Japan Ethological Society
AwardsEcological Society of Japan Award (2007)
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Yamamura, N., Fujita, N. and Maekawa, A. 2012 The Mongolian Ecosystem Network: Environmental Issues under Climate and Social Changes.. Springer


Yamamura, N., Kobayashi, Y., Ishii, R. and Saito, Y 2012 A mathematical model of population shift between urban and rural areas. . The Mongolian Ecosystem Network.. Springer.

Yamamura, N 2012 Ecosystem Network as a socio-ecological system.. The Mongolian Ecosystem Network. Springer.


【Original Articles】

Nakazawa, T., Kuwamura, M. and Yamamura, N. 2011 mplications of resting eggs of zooplankton for the paradox of enrichment. . Population Ecology 53:341-350. (reviewed).

Yamamura, N., Telschow, A., Uchii, K. and Kawabata, Z. 2011 A basic equation for population dynamics with destruction of breeding habitats and its application to outbreak of cyprinid herpesvirus 3 (CyHV-3). . Ecological Research 26:181-189. (reviewed).

Hsieh, C., Sakai, Y., Ban, S., Ishikawa, K., Ishikawa. T., Ichise, S.,Yamamura, N. and Kumagai, M 2011 Eutrophication and warming effects on long-term variation of zooplankton in Lake Biwa. . Aquatic Biogeosciences 8:1383-1399. (reviewed).

Nakazawa, T., Sakai, Y., Hsieh, C., Koitabashi, T., Tayasu, I., Yamamura, N. and Okuda, N. 2010 Is The Relationship Between Body Size and Trophic Niche Position Time-Invariant in a Predatory Fish? First Stable Isotope Evidence. . PLoS ONE (5: e9120.). (reviewed).

Hironaga, R. and Yamamura, N. 2010 Effects of extinction on food web structures on an evolutionary time scale. . Journal of Theoretical Biology 263:161-168. (reviewed).

Saizen, I., Maekawa, A. and Yamamura, N 2010 Spatial analysis of time-series changes in livestock distribution by detection of local spatial associations in Mongolia.. Applied Geography 30:639-649.

Hsieh, C., Ishikawa, K., Sakai, Y., Ishikawa, T., Ichise, S., Yamamoto, Y., Kuo, T. Park, H., Yamamura, N. and Kumagai, M 2010 Phytoplankton community reorganization driven by eutrophication and warming in Lake Biwa. . Aquatic Sciences 72:467-483. (reviewed).

Nakazawa, T., Ohgushi, T. and Yamamura, N 2009,01 Food-dependent reproductive adjustment and stability of consumer-resource dynamics. Population Ecology 51(1):105-113. DOI:10.1007/s10144-008-0101-9 (reviewed).

Nakazawa, T. and Yamamura, N 2009,01 Theoretical considerations for the maintenance of interspecific brood care by a Nicaraguan cichlid fish: behavioral plasticity and spatial structure. Journal of Ethology 27(1):67-73. DOI:10.1007/s10164-008-0085-0 (reviewed).

Fujita, N., Amartuvshin, N., Yamada, Y., Matsui, K., Sakai, S. and Yamamura, N. 2009 Positive and negative effects of livestock grazing on plant diversity of Mongolian nomadic pasturelands along a slope with soil moisture gradient. . Grassland Science (55):126-134. (reviewed).

Miki, T., Yokokawa, T., Nagata, T. and Yamamura, N 2008,08 Immigration of prokaryotes to local environments enhances remineralization efficiency of sinking particles: A metacommunity model. Marine Ecology Progress Series 366:1-14. DOI:10.3354/meps07597

Engelstädter, J., Telschow, A., Yamamura, N 2008,02 Coexistence of cytoplasmic incompatibility and male-killing-inducing endosymbionts, and their impact on host gene flow. Theoretical Population Biology 73(1):125-133. DOI:10.1016/j.tpb.2007.08.004. (reviewed).

Yamamura, N., N. Fujita, M. Hayashi, Y. Nakamura, and A. Yamauchi 2007 Optimal phenology of annual plants under grazing pressure. Journal of Theoretical Biology 246:530-537. (reviewed).

Kobayashi, Y. and N.Yamamura 2007 Evolution of signal emission by uninfested plants to help nearby infested relatives. Evolutionary Ecology 21:281-294. (reviewed).

Kobayashi, Y. and N. Yamamura 2007 How to compute the effective size of spatiotemporally structured populations using separation of time scales. Theoretical Population Biology 71:174-181. (reviewed).

Nakazawa, T. and N. Yamamura 2007 Breeding migration and population stability. Population Ecology 49:101-113. (reviewed).

Yamamura, N. 2007 Conditions under which plants help herbivores and benefit from predators through apparent competition. Ecology 88:1593-1599. (reviewed).

Nakazawa, T., N. Ishida, M. Kato, and N. Yamamura 2007 Larger body size with higher predation rate. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 16:362-372. (reviewed).

Miki, T., M. Ueki, Z. Kawabata, and N. Yamamura 2007 Long-term dynamics of catabolic plasmids introduced to a microbial community in a polluted environment mathematical model. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 62:211-221. (reviewed).

Kobayashi,Y., N. Yamamura, and M. W. Sabelis 2006 Evolution of talking plants in a tritrophic context: Conditions for uninfested plants to attract predators prior to herbivoreattack. Journal of Theoretical Biology 243:361-374. (reviewed).

Yamauchi, A. and Yamamura, N 2006 Persistence conditions of symmetric social hybridogenesis in haplo-diploid Hymenoptera. Journal of Theoretical Biology 240:24-31. (reviewed).

Nakazawa, T. and N. Yamamura 2006 Community structure and stability analysis for intraguild interactions among host, parasitoid, and predator. Population Ecology 48:139-149. (reviewed).

Telschow, A., Engelstter, A., Yamamura, N., Hammerstein, P. and Hurst, P. D 2006 Asymmetric gene flow and constraints on adaptation caused by sex ratio. J. Evolutionary Biology 19:869-878. (reviewed).

Research Presentations

【Oral Presentation】

Norio YAMAMURA. Social-ecological network and sustainable use of ecological resouces: implication from case studies in Mongolia and Malaysia. . HIN-NTU Biodiversity Colloquium. , December 2011, Taipei, Taiwan..

Norio YAMAMURA Different Social-Ecological Networks in Grassland and Forest Systems: Implication for their sustainable management.. European Congress of Mathematical and Theoretical Biology., June 2011, Kurakow, Poland..

Norio YAMAMURA Comparison of ecosystem networks in Mongolia grassland and Malaysia forests.. 日本地球惑星科学連合2011年大会., May 2011, 千葉,日本.

Norio YAMAMURA Introduction to a RHIN project on ecosystem service.. RHIN-UNIMAS Biodiversity Colloquium, 2011.02.24, Kuching, Malaysia..

Norio YAMAMURA A model of population shift between urban and rural areas. The international symposium on “The collapse and Restoration of the Mongolian ecosystem network in the context of global environmental and social changes”, January 2010, Kyoto, Japan.

Norio YAMAMURA basic equation for population dynamics with destruction of breeding habitats and its application to outbreak of KHV diseas. 第25回個体群生態学会, October 2009, 京都,日本..

Norio YAMAMURA. Collapse and Restoration of Ecosystem Networks with Human Activity. . International Workshop on Vulnerability and Resilience of Land Systems in Asia. , June 2009, Beijing, China.