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Takuo Hishi Last modified date:2022.07.28

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Academic Degree
Ph. D
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Field of Specialization
Forest Ecology, Soil Ecology
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Research Interests
  • Global change effects on soil biodiversity and its functions
    keyword : global warming, community ecology, Collembola, functional traits
  • Effects of climate, topography and vegetation on soil diversity in species, function and phylogeny.
    keyword : community ecology, biodiversity, soil animals, collembola, ecosystem function, environmental change
  • Multiple functions of understory vegetation on ecosystems
    keyword : plant-soil interactive system, microbial community structure, soil animal community structure, plant productivity, deer over-abundance
  • Belowground strategies for nutrient acquisition in tree species
    keyword : fine roots of woody species
  • Effects of soil freeze-thaw cycle derived from altering snow depth with global warming on forest nitrogen cycling
    keyword : Nitrogen Cycling, Seasonal soil frozen, snow depth
Academic Activities
1. Takuo Hishi, Masako Dannoura, Ichirou Karahara, Recent advances in woody plant: Preface to a special issue in Plant Root, Plant Root 9: 68-69, 2015.01.
1. Hishi, T., Kawakami, E., Katayama, A., Changes in the abundance and species diversity of Collembola community along with dwarf bamboo density gradient in a mountainous temperate forest of Japan, Applied Soil Ecology, 180, 104606, 2022.07, シカによる下層植生の劣化が土壌生物の多様性にもたらす棲み場所撹乱効果を明らかにした。.
2. Uemori, K., Mita, T., Hishi, T., Differences in functional trait responses to elevation among feeding guilds of an Aculeata community, Ecology and Evolution, Accept, 2022.07.
3. Hishi T., Urakawa R., Saitoh S., Maeda Y., Hyodo F., Topography is more important than forest type as a determinant for functional trait composition of Collembola community, Pedobiologia,, 90, 150776, 2022.03.
4. Hishi, T., Fujii, S., Saitoh, S., Yoshida, T., Hasegawa, M., Taxonomy, distribution and trait data sets of Japanese Collembola, Ecological Research, 10.1111/1440-1703.12022, 34, 4, 444-445, 2019.07.
5. Yuka Maeda, Naoaki Tashiro, Tsutomu Enoki, Rieko Urakawa, Takuo Hishi (Corresponding Author), Effects of species replacement on the relationship between net primary production and soil nitrogen availability along a topographical gradient
Comparison of belowground allocation and nitrogen use efficiency between natural forests and plantations, Forest Ecology and Management, 10.1016/j.foreco.2018.03.046, 422, 214-222, 2018.08.
6. Takuo Hishi, Naoaki Tashiro, Yuka Maeda, Sachiko Inoue, Kei-ichiro Cho, Kouhei Yamauchi, Takehito Ogata, Tetsuya Mabuchi, Soil depth distribution in soil and the patterns of alpha- and beta-diversity of families of soil Collembola in cool-temperate deciduous natural forests and larch plantations of northern Japan., Edaphologia, 91, 9-20, 2012.12.
7. Seikoh Saitoh, Takuo Hishi, Akinori Yamada, Nobuhiro Kaneko, Hiroshi Takeda, Impact of deer overabundance on oribatid mite communities in a cool temperate forest ecosystem. , Edaphologia, 87, 21-31, 2010.12.
8. Hishi, T., Maeda Y., Tashiro N. (2010) Characteristics of soil and soil macro-fauna in relation to slope directions in cool temperate natural forests and larch plantations of Ashoro Research Forest. Bulletin of the Kyushu University Forests. 91:1-6.
9. Hishi, T., Ikezaki, S., Enoki, T. (2009) Effect of understory vegetations on species richness of oribatid mites in abandoned Chamaecyparis obtusa plantation within Ochozu watershed. Edaphologia. 84:11-20..
10. Takuo Hishi, Heterogeneity of individual roots within the fine root architecture
Causal links between physiological and ecosystem functions, Journal of Forest Research, 10.1007/s10310-006-0260-5, 12, 2, 126-133, 2007.04.
11. Takuo Hishi, Hiroshi Takeda, Dynamics of heterorhizic root systems
Protoxylem groups within the fine-root system of Chamaecyparis obtusa, New Phytologist, 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2005.01418.x, 167, 2, 509-521, 2005.08.
1. Takuo Hishi, Ayumi Katayama, Erika Kawakami, Degradation of understory by deer over-grazing decreasing soil Collembola diversity, XV International Colloquium on Apterigota, 2021.08.
2. Takuo Hishi, Kazushige Uemori, Changes in potential and actual body size of Collembola community regarding to elevation, forest types and seasons, XVIII International Colloquium on Soil Zoology, 2021.08.
3. Takuo Hishi, Yuka Maeda, Naoaki Tashiro, Maintenance of functional structure by species turnover of habitat groups under changes in topographic positions and forest types. , XIV International Colloquium on Apterygota, 2016.08.
4. Takuo Hishi, Naoaki Tashiro, Yuka Maeda, Rieko Urakawa, Hideaki Shibata, Different allocation patterns of fine root biomass between understory dwarf bamboo and trees along with topographic sequence in natural broad-leaved forests and larch plantations., 6th International Symposium on Physiological Processes in Roots of Woody Plants, 2014.09.
Educational Activities
I educate and investigate the mechanisms to drive soil biodiversity in environmental science. The study have been carried out mainly in forested ecosystems.
Keyword: Plant-Soil Feedback, Soil invertebrates, Community Ecology