Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Staff Profile

NameYOSHIDA Takehito
AffiliationResearch Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN) & Department of General Systems Studies, University of Tokyo
PositionAssociate Professor
Arrival day2017-06-01
Leaving the office day 
Year of Birth1972
Academic CareerBachelor of Fisheries, Hokkaido University, Japan (1995)
Master of Fisheries, Hokkaido University, Japan (1997)
Doctor of Science, Kyoto University, Japan (2001)
Professional CareerPostdoctoral Associate, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University (2001)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, at Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University (2003)
Research Associate, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University (2005)
Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, at Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Japan (2006)
Lecturer, Department of General Systems Studies, University of Tokyo (2006)
Associate Professor, Department of General Systems Studies, University of Tokyo (2008)
Higher DegreesD.Sc (Kyoto University, 2001)
Fields of SpecializationEcology, Limnology
Academic Society MembershipsEcological Society of Japan
Japanese Society of Limnology
Society of Population Ecology
Society of Evolutionary Studies, Japan
Ecological Society of America
Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
International Society of Limnology
AwardsDenzaburo Miyadi Award in 2005 (Ecological Society of Japan)
Young Scientist Initiative Award in 2007 (Society of Evolutionary Studies, Japan)



【Original Articles】

I-Ching Chen, Chih-hao Hsieh, Michio Kondoh, Hsing-Juh Lin, Takeshi Miki, Masahiro Nakamura, Takayuki Ohgushi, Jotaro Urabe, Takehito Yoshida 2017 Filling the gaps in ecological studies of socio-ecological systems. Ecological Research 32(6):873-885. DOI:10.1007/s11284-017-1521-9 (reviewed).

Kenta Suzuki, Yuji Yamauchi, Takehito Yoshida 2017 Interplay between microbial trait dynamics and population dynamics revealed by the combination of laboratory experiment and computational approaches. Journal of Theoretical Biology 419:201-210. DOI:10.1016/j.jtbi.2017.02.014 (reviewed).

Hirokazu Toju, Masato Yamamichi, Paulo R. Guimarães Jr, Jens M. Olesen, Akihiko Mougi, Takehito Yoshida, John N. Thompson 2017 Species-rich networks and eco-evolutionary synthesis at the metacommunity level. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1(24). DOI:10.1038/s41559-016-0024 (reviewed).

Yoshikazu Kato, Jun Nishihiro, Takehito Yoshida 2016 Floating-leaved macrophyte (Trapa japonica) drastically changes seasonal dynamics of a temperate lake ecosystem. Ecological Research 31(5):695-707. DOI:10.1007/s11284-016-1378-3 (reviewed).

Kenta Suzuki, Takehito Yoshida 2015 Ecological resilience of population cycles: A dynamic perspective of regime shift. Journal of Theoretical Biology 370:103-115. DOI:10.1016/j.jtbi.2015.01.026 (reviewed).

Mariko Nagano, Akihiko Yagi, Takehito Yoshida 2015 Seasonal pattern and induction cues of diel vertical migration of Chaoborus flavicans in Lake Fukami-ike, Nagano, Japan. Ecological Research 30(1):145-152. DOI:10.1007/s11284-014-1221-7 (reviewed).

Jun Nishihiro, Yoshikazu Kato, Takehito Yoshida, Izumi Washitani 2014 Heterogeneous distribution of a floating-leaved plant, Trapa japonica, in Lake Mikata, Japan, is determined by limitations on seed dispersal and harmful salinity levels. Ecological Research 29(5):9801-989. DOI:10.1007/s11284-014-1186-6 (reviewed).

Masato Yamamichi , Takehito Yoshida, Akira Sasaki 2014 Timing and propagule size of invasion determine its success by a time‐varying threshold of demographic regime shift. Ecology 95(8):2303-2315. DOI:10.1890/13-1527.1 (reviewed).

Minoru Kasada, Masato Yamamichi, Takehito Yoshida 2014 Form of an evolutionary tradeoff affects eco-evolutionary dynamics in a predator–prey system. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111(45):16035-16040. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1406357111 (reviewed).

Ryo Sugimoto, Takahisa Sato, Takehito Yoshida, Osamu Tominaga 2014 Using stable nitrogen isotopes to evaluate the relative importance of external and internal nitrogen loadings on phytoplankton production in a shallow eutrophic lake (Lake Mikata, Japan). Limnology and Oceanography 59(1):37-47. DOI:10.4319/lo.2014.59.1.0037 (reviewed).

Kenzo Kaifu, Hideaki Maeda, Kazuki Yokouchi, Ryusuke Sudo, Michael J. Miller, Jun Aoyama, Takehito Yoshida, Katsumi Tsukamoto, Izumi Washitani 2013 Do Japanese eels recruit into the Japan Sea coast?: A case study in the Hayase River system, Fukui Japan. Environmental Biology of Fishes 97(8):921-928. DOI:10.1007/s10641-013-0193-8 (reviewed).

Kenta Suzuki, Takehito Yoshida 2012 Non-random spatial coupling induces desynchronization, chaos and multistability in a predator–prey–resource system. Journal of Theoretical Biology 300:81-90. DOI:10.1016/j.jtbi.2011.12.011 (reviewed).

Masato Yamamichi, Takehito Yoshida, Akira Sasaki 2011 Comparing the Effects of Rapid Evolution and Phenotypic Plasticity on Predator-Prey Dynamics. The American Naturalist 178(3):287-304. DOI:10.1086/661241 (reviewed).

Shin-ichiro S. Matsuzaki, Akira Terui, Kohji Kodama, Masamitsu Tada, Takehito Yoshida, Izumi Washitani 2011 Influence of connectivity, habitat quality and invasive species on egg and larval distributions and local abundance of crucian carp in Japanese agricultural landscapes. Biological Conservation 144(8):2081-2087. DOI:10.1016/j.biocon.2011.04.007 (reviewed).

Laura E. Jones, Lutz Becks, Stephen P. Ellner, Nelson G. Hairston, Jr, Takehito Yoshida, Gregor F. Fussmann 2009 Rapid contemporary evolution and clonal food web dynamics. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 364(1523):1579-1591. DOI:10.1098/rstb.2009.0004 (reviewed).

Gregor F. Fussmann, Guntram Weithoff, Takehito Yoshida 2007 A direct, experimental test of resource vs. consumer dependence: reply. Ecology 88(6):1603-1604.

Takehito Yoshida, Koichi Goka, Fumiko Ishihama, Michihiro Ishihara, Shin-ichi Kudo 2007 Biological invasion as a natural experiment of the evolutionary processes: introduction of the special feature. Ecological Research 22(6):849-854. DOI:10.1007/s11284-007-0435-3 (reviewed).

Takehito Yoshida, Stephen P Ellner, Laura E Jones, Brendan J. M Bohannan, Richard E Lenski, Nelson G Hairston Jr. 2007 Cryptic Population Dynamics: Rapid Evolution Masks Trophic Interactions. PLOS Biology 5(9):e235. DOI:10.1371/journal.pbio.0050235 (reviewed).

Tatsuki Sekino, Motomi Genkai-Kato, Zen’ichiro Kawabata, Natalia G. Melnik, Natalia P. Logacheva, Olga I. Belykh, Lubov A. Obolkina, Nina A. Bondarenko, Tamara V. Khodzher, Ludmila A. Gorbunova, Andrey I. Tanichev, Takehito Yoshida, Maiko Kagami, Tek B. Gurung, Jotaro Urabe, Masahiko Higashi, Masami Nakanishi 2007 Role of phytoplankton size distribution in lake ecosystems revealed by a comparison of whole plankton community structure between Lake Baikal and Lake Biwa. Limnology 8(3):227-232. DOI:10.1007/s10201-007-0218-0 (reviewed).

Justin R. Meyer, Stephen P. Ellner, Nelson G. Hairston Jr., Laura E. Jones, Takehito Yoshida 2006 Prey evolution on the time scale of predator–prey dynamics revealed by allele-specific quantitative PCR. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 103(28):10690-10695. DOI:10.1073/pnas.0600434103 (reviewed).

Maiko Kagami, Tek Bahadur Gurung, Takehito Yoshida, Jotaro Urabe 2006 To sink or to be lysed? Contrasting fate of two large phytoplankton species in Lake Biwa. Limnology and Oceanography 51(6):2775-2786. DOI:10.4319/lo.2006.51.6.2775 (reviewed).

Paul C. Frost, Jonathan P. Benstead, Wyatt F. Cross, Helmut Hillebrand, James H. Larson, Marguerite A. Xenopoulos, Takehito Yoshida 2006 Threshold elemental ratios of carbon and phosphorus in aquatic consumers. Ecology Letters 9(7):774-779. DOI:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2006.00919.x (reviewed).

Takehito Yoshida 2006 Ecological stoichiometry and the shape of resource‐based tradeoffs. Oikos 112(2):406-411. DOI:10.1111/j.0030-1299.2006.14231.x (reviewed).

Takehito Yoshida, Laura E. Jones, Stephen P. Ellner, Nelson G. Hairston Jr 2006 Ecology: Mechanisms for consumer diversity. Nature 439:E1-E2. DOI:10.1038/nature04526 (reviewed).

Gregor F. Fussmann, Guntram Weithoff, Takehito Yoshida 2005 A direct, experimental test of resource vs. consumer dependence. Ecology 86(11):2924-2930. DOI:10.1890/04-1107 (reviewed).

Gregor F. Fussmann, Stephen P. Ellner, Nelson G. Hairston Jr., Laura E. Jones, Kyle W. Shertzer, Takehito Yoshida 2005 Ecological and Evolutionary Dynamics of Experimental Plankton Communities. Advances in Ecological Research 37:221-243. DOI:10.1016/S0065-2504(04)37007-8 (reviewed).

Jotaro Urabe, Takehito Yoshida, Tek Bahadur Gurung, Tatsuki Sekino, Narumi Tsugeki, Kentaro Nozaki, Masahiro Maruo, Eiichioro Nakayama, Masami Nakanishi 2005 The production-to-respiration ratio and its implication in Lake Biwa, Japan. Ecological Research 20(3):367-375. DOI:10.1007/s11284-005-0052-y (reviewed).

S. Jannicke Moe, Robert S. Stelzer, M. Rebecca Forman, W. Stanley Harpole, Tanguy Daufresne, Takehito Yoshida 2005 Recent advances in ecological stoichiometry: insights for population and community ecology. Oikos 109(1):29-39. DOI:10.1111/j.0030-1299.2005.14056.x (reviewed).

Takehito Yoshida 2005 Toward the understanding of complex population dynamics: planktonic community as a model system. Ecological Research 20(5):511-518. DOI:10.1007/s11284-005-0074-5 (reviewed).

Takehito Yoshida, Jotaro Urabe, James J. Elser 2004 Assessment of ‘top‐down’ and ‘bottom‐up’ forces as determinants of rotifer distribution among lakes in Ontario, Canada. Ecological Research 18(6):639-650. DOI:10.1111/j.1440-1703.2003.00596.x (reviewed).

Takehito Yoshida, Nelson G. Hairston, Jr, Stephen P. Ellner 2004 Evolutionary trade–off between defence against grazing and competitive ability in a simple unicellular alga, Chlorella vulgaris. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 271(1551):1947-1953. DOI:10.1098/rspb.2004.2818 (reviewed).

J. J. Elser, M. Kyle, W. Makino, T. Yoshida, J. Urabe 2003 Ecological stoichiometry in the microbial food web: a test of the light:nutrient hypothesis. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 31(1):49-65. DOI:10.3354/ame031049 (reviewed).

T. Yoshida, T. Sekino, M. Genkai-Kato, N. P. Logacheva, N. A. Bondarenko, Z. Kawabata, T. V. Khodzher, N. G. Melnik, S. Hino, K. Nozaki, Y. Nishimura, T. Nagata, M. Higashi, M. Nakanishi 2003 Seasonal dynamics of primary production in the pelagic zone of southern Lake Baikal. Limnology 4(1):0053-0062. DOI:10.1007/s10201-002-0089-3 (reviewed).

Takehito Yoshida, Laura E. Jones, Stephen P. Ellner, Gregor F. Fussmann, Nelson G. Hairston Jr 2003 Rapid evolution drives ecological dynamics in a predator–prey system. Nature 424:303-306. DOI:10.1038/nature01767 (reviewed).

Wataru Makino, Takehito Yoshida, Hiroyuki Sakano, Syuhei Ban 2003 Stay cool: habitat selection of a cyclopoid copepod in a north temperate oligotrophic lake. Freshwater Biology 48(9):1551-1562. DOI:10.1046/j.1365-2427.2003.01108.x (reviewed).

J. Urabe, M. Kyle, W. Makino, T. Yoshida, T. Andersen, J. J. Elser 2002 Reduced light increases herbivore production due to stoichiometric effects of light/nutrient balance. Ecology 83(3):619-627. DOI:10.1890/0012-9658(2002)083[0619:RLIHPD]2.0.CO;2 (reviewed).

Jotaro Urabe, James J. Elser, Marcia Kyle, Takehito Yoshida, Tatsuki Sekino, Zenichiro Kawabata 2002 Herbivorous animals can mitigate unfavourable ratios of energy and material supplies by enhancing nutrient recycling. Ecology Letters 5(2):177-185. DOI:10.1046/j.1461-0248.2002.00303.x (reviewed).

Maiko Kagami, Takehito Yoshida, Tek Gurung, Jotaro Urabe 2002 Direct and indirect effects of zooplankton on algal composition in in situ grazing experiments. Oecologia 133(3):356-363. DOI:10.1007/s00442-002-1035-0 (reviewed).

Motomi Genkai‐Kato, Tatsuki Sekino, Takehito Yoshida, Hitoshi Miyasaka, Tamara V. Khodzher, Olga A. Belykh, Natalia G. Melnik, Zen’ichiro Kawabata, Masahiko Higashi, Masami Nakanishi 2002 Nutritional diagnosis of phytoplankton in Lake Baikal. Ecological Research 17(2):135-142. DOI:10.1046/j.1440-1703.2002.00473.x (reviewed).

C. Yoshimizu, T. Yoshida, M. Nakanishi, J. Urabe 2001 Effects of zooplankton on the sinking flux of organic carbon in Lake Biwa. Limnology 2(1):37-43. DOI:10.1007/s102010170014 (reviewed).

K. Takano, Y. Ishikawa, H. Mikami, S. Ban, T. Yoshida, T. Aono, K. Imada, R. Yasutomi, K. Takeuchi, S. Hino 2001 Analysis of the change in dominant phytoplankton species in unstratified Lake Oshima-Ohnuma estimated by a bottle incubation experiment. Limnology 2(1):29-35. DOI:10.1007/s102010170013 (reviewed).

T. B. Gurung, M. Kagami, T. Yoshida, J. Urabe 2001 Relative importance of biotic and abiotic factors affecting bacterial abundance in Lake Biwa: an empirical analysis. Limnology 2(1):19-28. DOI:10.1007/s102010170012 (reviewed).

Takehito Yoshida, Maiko Kagami, Tek Bahadur Gurung, Jotaro Urabe 2001 Seasonal succession of zooplankton in the north basin of Lake Biwa. Aquatic Ecology 35(1):19-29. DOI:10.1023/A:1011498202050 (reviewed).

Takehito Yoshida, Tek Gurung, Maiko Kagami, Jotaro Urabe 2001 Contrasting effects of a cladoceran (Daphniagaleata) and a calanoid copepod (Eodiaptomusjaponicus) on algal and microbial plankton in a Japanese lake, Lake Biwa. Oecologia 129(4):602-610. DOI:10.1007/s004420100766 (reviewed).

Jotaro Urabe, Tek Bahadur Gurung, Takehito Yoshida, Tatsuki Sekino, Masami Nakanishi, Masahiro Maruo, Eiichiro Nakayama 2000 Diel changes in phagotrophy by Cryptomonas in Lake Biwa. Limnology and Oceanography 45(7):1558-1563. DOI:10.4319/lo.2000.45.7.1558 (reviewed).

Yoshida, T.; Ban, S.; Takenouchi, T.; Aono, T.; Ishikawa, Y.; Mikami, H.; Takano, K.; Imada, K.; Yasutomi, R.; Takeuchi, K. 2000 Top-down control of population dynamics of the dominant rotifers in two mesotrophic lakes in Hokkaido, Japan. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 148(4):481-498. DOI:10.1127/archiv-hydrobiol/148/2000/481 (reviewed).

Jotaro Urabe, Tek Bahadur Gurung, Takehito Yoshida 1999 Effects of phosphorus supply on phagotrophy by the mixotrophic alga Uroglena americana (Chrysophyceae). Aquatic Microbial Ecology 18(1):77-83. DOI:10.3354/ame018077 (reviewed).

【Review Articles】

Shin Haruta, Takehito Yoshida, Yoshiteru Aoi, Kunihiko Kaneko, Hiroyuki Futamata 2013 Challenges for Complex Microbial Ecosystems: Combination of Experimental Approaches with Mathematical Modeling. Microbes and Environments 28(3):285-294. DOI:10.1264/jsme2.ME13034 (reviewed).

Nelson G. Hairston Jr, Stephen P. Ellner, Monica A. Geber, Takehito Yoshida, Jennifer A. Fox 2005 Rapid evolution and the convergence of ecological and evolutionary time. Ecology Letters 8(10):1114-1127. DOI:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2005.00812.x (reviewed).