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Management and Policy

Yoshida, Takehito
Associate professor
Doctor of Science (Kyoto University)
Ecology, evolution, limnology
Yoshida Lab

Profile

2001 Doctor of Science (Kyoto University)
2001-2003 Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University, USA
2003-2005 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University, USA
2005-2006 Research Associate at Cornell University, USA
2006-2006 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow at Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
2006-2008 Lecturer at University of Tokyo
2008-present Associate Professor at University of Tokyo

Research Interests

1. Conservation ecology of lake ecosystems
Freshwater ecosystems are one of the most severely degraded ecosystems and threatened by various human impacts. For successful ecological restoration, deep understanding of the causes and consequences of human impacts is necessary. By collaborating with scientists from ecology, social sciences and humanity, I study a lake ecosystem in order to support ecological restoration by local residents and government.

2. Interaction between ecological and evolutionary processes
Organisms can adapt their traits in response to changes in ecological environments by rapid evolution (genetic change) and phenotypic plasticity (non-genetic change). Such adaptation should alter the way organisms interact with the environments, leading to a feedback between adaptation and ecology. I study this feedback using planktonic organisms by combining laboratory experiments and theoretical modeling.

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