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last modified:2024/03/12

Associate Professor TUNO Nobuko


Faculty, Affiliation

Faculty of Biological Science and Technology,Institute of Science and Engineering

College and School Educational Field

Division of Natural Sciences, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology
Division of Natural System, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology
Course in Aquatic Biology and Environmental Science, School of Biological Science and Technology, College of Science and Engineering


Ecology TEL:076-264-6214 FAX:076-264-6214

Academic Background

【Academic background(Doctoral/Master's Degree)】
Kyoto University  Doctor 199706 Completed
【Academic background(Bachelor's Degree)】
Kyoto University  199003


Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Research Associate Vector Ecology and Environment(1997/07/01-2007/03/31)
2007- Kanazawa University(2007/04/01-)

Year & Month of Birth


Academic Society

Japanese Society of Medical Entomology
Japanese Society of Entomology
Entomological Society of America
Japanese Society of Medical Entomology
Japanese Society of Medical Entomology
Japanese Society of Entomology
Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology
Japanese Society of Ecology


Japanese Society of Ecology
Japanese Society of Ecology


Animal Ecology、Medical Entomology

Speciality Keywords

Interactions between Fungi and Animal, Vector Ecology. Tropics. malaria. Japanese encephalitis. dengue fever. biological control

Research Themes

Host Preference of mosquito vectors

Host Preference of mosquito vectors I emphasize that blood feeding behavior by mosquitoes, and their successive resting behaviors, may be largely influenced by environmental factors in addition to their innate features.

Chemical analysis of larval diet of African malaria vectors, Anopheles gambiae complex

Chemical analysis of larval diet of African malaria vectors, Anopheles gambiae complex

Siginificance of Mushroom Posion

Siginificance of Mushroom Posion A wide variety of secondary metabolites occur in fungi and several are toxic to both invertebrates and vertebrates. The evolutionary history and ecological role of fungal toxins, however, remains largely unexplored.


  •  Tuno N, Osawa N, Tanaka C FUNGAL TOXINS RELEVANT TO ANIMALS -THE CASE OF AMANITA Nova Science Publisher 235-250 2009/12
  •  Tuno N Sanitary animal encyclopedia Asakura Publishing Co. Ltd. 2020/05/01
  •  Nobuko Tuno Studides of mosquitoes in terms of diseases 2017/08/20
  •  Japanse Scoiety of Ecology Encyclopedia of Ecology Baifuukan co.ltd. 2003/06


  •  A genotyping array for the globally invasive vector mosquito, Aedes albopictus Luciano Veiga Cosme, Margaret Corley, Thomas Johnson, Dave Severson, and 36 more Parasites & Vectors 17 3 106 2024/03/04 
  •  Elucidation of pest reduction mechanism by bottom up effect Kazuhiro Takahashi, Nobuko Tuno 34 3 93-100 2023/10 
  •  Phylogeny, ecology, and evolution of mycophagous Drosophilidae (Diptera) Masahito T Kimura, Nobuko Tuno Biological Journal of the Linnean Society blad140 2023/11 
  •  Effects of Temperature and Nutrition during the Larval Period on Life History Traits in an Invasive Malaria Vector Anopheles stephensi Tuno, N.; Farjana, T.; Uchida, Y.; Iyori, M.; Yoshida, S. Insects 14 6 543 2023/06 
  •  Mild Winter Causes Increased Mortality in the Fall Webworm Hyphantria cunea (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae) T Matsuura, R Bangay, N Tuno Insects 14 6 534 2023/06 

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  •  A comparative study on the effects of temperature and nutritional conditions during the larval period on life history traits in Aedes albopictus and Aedes flavopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) Afroza Sultana, Nobuko Tuno Medical Entomology and Zoology 72 3 131 2022/09/01
  •  Fungal spore transport by omnivorous mycophagous slug in temperate forest Keiko Kitabayashi,Shumpei Kitamura,Nobuko Tuno Ecology and Evolution 12  2 e8565 2022/02/10
  •  Effect of vegetation on the larval and adult growth performance of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) Afroza Sultana, Nobuko Tuno, Md. Shah Alam Medical Entomology and Zoology 72 3 177-183 2021/09/01
  •  Ecological mechanism of climate-mediated selection in a rapidly evolving invasive species. Mushegian A A. Neupane N, Batz Z., Mogi M., Tuno N., Toma T., Miyagi I., Ries L., and Armbruster PA.  Ecology Letters 24 698–707 2021/03/01
  •  Abundance and phenology of macrofungal fruiting bodies in central and northern Japan NobukoTuno, Daisuke Akaishi, Masahito T.Kimura Mycoscience 2020/08/04
  •  Reproductive interference between Aedes albopictus and Aedes flavopictus at a place of their origin.  Sultana A., Sunahara T., Tsurukawa C., Tuno N. Medical Veterinary and Entomology 2020/08/06 
  •  Climate change may restrict the predation efficiency of Mesocyclops aspericornis (Copepoda: Cyclopidae) on Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) larvae.  Tuno N., Phong TV., Takagi M. Insects  11 5 307 2020/05/14
  •  A study comparing the growth rates of two related species, Aedes albopictus and Aedes flavopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) at different temperature regimes.  Alam, M.S., and Tuno, N.  Med. Entomol. Zool. 71 1 25-30 2020/03/01
  •  Differences in responses to urbanization between invasive mosquitoes, Aedes japonicus japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae) and Aedes albopictus, in their native range, Japan.  Mogi M, Armbruster PA, Tuno N.  J. Med. Entomol. 57 1 104-112 2020/02/01
  •  Reduction of reproductive capacity in Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in hot, dry summer. J Med Entomol 56(6):  doi:  Alam, M.S., and Tuno, N.  J. Med. Entomol. 56 6 1729-33 2019/12/01
  •  Diversity and host associations of dipteran insects exploiting fungal fruiting bodies in Hokuriku, central Japan.  Tuno N, Nitta M, Kobayashi M, Kitabayashi K.  Entomological Science 22 2 161-166 2019/04/27
  •  How zoophilic Japanese encephalitis vectors mosquitoes feed on humans.  Tuno N,Tsuda Y,Takagi M. J. Med. Entomol.  54 1 8-13 2017/01/01
  •  Effects of temperature and diet on development and interspecies competition in Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Farjana T,Tuno N,Higa Y Med Vet Entomol 26 2 210-7
  •  Natures of ingested basidio-spores in dipteran larvae inhabiting sporophores of Agaricomycetidae. Kitabayashi K, Tuno N, Hosaka K, Yaguchi Y.   Japanese Journal of Mycology 57 1 69-76 2016/08/07
  •  Burrowing Muscina angustifrons (Diptera: Muscidae) larvae excrete spores capable of forming mycorrhizae underground.  Kitabayashi K, Tuno N.  Mycoscience 2018/03/02
  •  An algal diet accelerates larval growth of Anopheles gambiae Giles and Anopheles arabiensis Patton (Diptera: Culicidae). Tuno N, Kohzu A, Tayasu I, Nakayama T, Githeko A, Yan G. J. Med. Entomol. 55 2018/01/01
  •  A new host record for three scuttle flies, Megaselia flava, M. kanekoi, and M. gotoi (Diptera: Phoridae), on a poisonous fungus, Amanita ibotengutake (Agaricales: Amanitaceae) Yamashita H., Tanaka C, Nakayama H, Tuno N, Osawa N Entomological Science 8 223-225 2005/01/01
  •  The climate range expansion of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Asia inferred from the distribution of albopictus subgroup species of Aedes (Stegomyia).  Mogi M, Armbruster, PA, Tuno N, Aranda, C, Yong HS.  J. Med. Entomol.  54 6 1615-1625 2017/06/01
  •  Spore dissemination by mycophagous adult drosophilids Kobayashi M, Kitabayashi K, Tuno N. Ecol Res.  32 4 621-626 2017/08/01
  •  Simple indices provide insight to Climate attributes delineating the geographic range of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) prior to worldwide invasion.  Mogi M, Armbruster P, Tuno N, Campos R, Eritja R.  J. Med. Entomol.  52 4 647-657 2015
  •  Size-related non-random mating in a natural population of the ladybird beetle Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) Osawa N, Kagami N, Suzuki N, Tuno N.  Acta Soc. Zool. Bohem.  79 113-119.  2015
  •  New records of Megaselia (Diptera: Phoridae) reared from fungus sporophores in Japan, including five new species Disney RH L, Nitta M, Kobayashi M and Tuno N.  Applied Entomology and Zoology 49 4 541-552. 2014
  •  A comparison of aquatic invertebrate diversity between paddy fields under traditional and modern management in western Japan Prasetyo DB, Koji S, Tuno N. Research in Agriculture 1 1 25-41 2016
  •  Survivorship of Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto (Diptera: Culicidae) larvae in Western Kenya highland forest. Tuno N, Okeka W, Minakawa N, Takagi M, Yan G. J Med Entomol 42  270-277 2005/06
  •  Inter- and intra-population variations in diapause attribute of the two-spotted spider mites, Tetranichus urticae Koch, in Japan. Takafuji A, So PM, Tsuno N. Population Ecology 33  331-344 1991
  •  False positivity of circumsporozoite protein (CSP)-ELISA in zoophilic anophelines in Bangladesh. Bashar K,Tuno N,Ahmed TU,Howlader AJ Acta Trop 125 2 220-5
  •  Impact of climate change on the distribution of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in northern Japan: retrospective analyses. Mogi M,Tuno N J Med Entomol 51 3 572-9
  •  Comparative evaluation of fecundity and survivorship of six copepod (Copepoda: Cyclopidae) species, in relation to selection of candidate biological control agents against Aedes aegypti. Phong TV,Tuno N,Kawada H,Takagi M J Am Mosq Control Assoc 24 1 61-9
  •  Diving ability of Anopheles gambiae (Diptera: Culicidae) larvae. Tuno N,Miki K,Minakawa N,Githeko A,Yan G,Takagi M J Med Entomol 41 4 810-2
  •  Blood-feeding patterns of Anopheles mosquitoes in a malaria-endemic area of Bangladesh. Bashar K,Tuno N,Ahmed TU,Howlader AJ Parasit Vectors 5 39
  •  Interspecific variation in diving activity among Anopheles gambiae Giles, An. arabiensis Patton, and An. funestus Giles (Diptera: Culicidae) larvae. Tuno N,Githeko A,Yan G,Takagi M J Vector Ecol 32 1 112-7
  •  Evidence of the specific status of Anopheles flavirostris (Diptera: Culicidae). Somboon P,Tuno N,Tsuda Y,Takagi M J Med Entomol 37 3 476-9
  •  Seasonal abundance of Anopheles mosquitoes and their association with meteorological factors and malaria incidence in Bangladesh. Bashar K,Tuno N Parasit Vectors 7 442
  •  Monitoring chloroquine resistance using Plasmodium falciparum parasites isolated from wild mosquitoes in Tanzania. Temu EA,Kimani I,Tuno N,Kawada H,Minjas JN,Takagi M Am J Trop Med Hyg 75 6 1182-7
  •  Multiple blood feeding and host-seeking behavior in Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae). Farjana T,Tuno N J Med Entomol 50 4 838-46
  •  Sensitivity of the larvivorous copepod species, Mesocyclops pehpeiensis and Megacyclops viridis, to the insect growth regulator, pyriproxyfen. Wang S,Phong TV,Tuno N,Kawada H,Takagi M J Am Mosq Control Assoc 21 4 483-8
  •  Gut content identification of larvae of the Anopheles gambiae complex in western Kenya using a barcoding approach. Garros C,Ngugi N,Githeko AE,Tuno N,Yan G Mol Ecol Resour 8 3 512-8
  •  Nesting ecology of Japanese mole, Mogera wogura, through observation on fruting of Hebeloma radicosum (Basidiomycota, Fungi) in Komatsu, Ishikawa Prefecture, with notes of phylogenetic placement of Japanese specimens of H. radicosum.  Kasuya T, Tuno N, Hashiya M, Kurokawa E, Uno K, and Hosaka K. Memoirs of the Komatsu City Museum 47 23-34 2013/06
  •  The association between phytoplankton, Rhopalosolen species (Chlorophyta; Chlorophyceae), and Anopheles gambiae sensu lato (Diptera: Culicidae) larval abundance in western Kenya. Tuno N, Githeko AK, Nakayama T, Minakawa N, Takagi M, Yan G. ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH 21  476-482 2006/03
  •  Tolerance of Drosophila flies to ibotenic acid poisons in mushrooms. Tuno N, Takahashi KH, Yamashita H, Osawa N, Tanaka C. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ECOLOGY 33 2  311-7 2007/03
  •  Identification of four members of the Anopheles funestus (Diptera: Culicidae) group and their role in Plasmodium falciparum transmission in Bagamoyo coastal Tanzania. Temu EA, Minjas JN, Tuno N, Kawada H, Takagi M. ACTA TROPICA 102 2 119-25 2007/02
  •  Influence of the distribution of host species on adult abundance of Japanese encephalitis vectors Culex vishnui subgroup and Culex gelidus in a rice-cultivating village in northern Vietnam. 4. Hasegawa M, Tuno N, Yen NT, Nam VS, Takagi M.. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE 78 1  159-168 2008/01
  •  Host-feeding patterns of Culex tritaeniorhynchus and Anopheles sinensis (Diptera: Culicidae) in a ricefield agroecosystem. Mwandawiro C. Tsuda Y. Tuno N. Higa Y. Urakawa E. Sugiyama A. Yanagi T. Takagi M. 50 267-273 1999
  •  The community structures of fungivorous insects on Amanita muscaria in New Zealand. Osawa N, Toft R, Tuno N, Kadowaki K, Fukiharu T, Buchanan PK, Tanaka C. New Zealand Entomologist 34 40-44. 2011/01
  •  Blood feeding behavior of Anopheles gambiae Giles and Anopheles melas Theobald in Ghana, western Africa. Tuno N, Kjaerandsen, J, Badu K, Kruppa T.  JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY 47 1 28-31 2010/01
  •  Mushroom utilization by the Majangir, an Ethiopian tribe. 15 2  78-79 2001
  •  The effect of mycorrhizae as a resistance factor of pine trees to the pinewood nematode. Kikuchi J, Tsuno N, Futai K. 73  216-218 1991
  •  The relative importance of spatial aggregation and resource partitioning on the coexistence of mycophagous insects. Takahashi KH, Tuno N, Kagaya T. 109  125-134 2005
  •  Notes on the lesser dung flies emerged from fungi in Japan (Diptera, Sphaeroceridae). Hayashi T, Tuno N. 49  357-359 1998
  •  Coexistence mechanisms of mycophagous drosophilids on multi-species fungal hosts: Aggregation and resource partitioning. Toda MJ, Kimura MT, Tuno N. 68  794-803 1999
  •  Community structure of mycophagous insect assembly in Kyoto, Japan. Tuno, Nobuko 51  73-86 2001
  •  Laboratory and field evaluation of Macrocyclops distinctus, Megacyclops viridis, and Mesocyclops pehpeiensis against the dengue vector Aedes albopictus in a peridomestic area in Nagasaki, Japan. Dieng H, Boots M, Tuno N, Tsuda Y, Takagi M. 16  285-291 2002
  •  Molecular variation and phylogeny of the Anopheles minimus complex (Diptera: Culicidae) inhabiting Southeast Asian countries, based on ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacers, ITS1 and 2, and the 28S D3 sequences. Sawabe K, Takagi M, Tsuda Y, Tuno N. 34  771-80 2003
  •  Heterogeneity in the host preference of Japanese encephalitis vectors in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. Mwandawiro C, Boots M, Tuno N, Suwonkerd W, Tsuda Y, Takagi M. 94  238-242 2000
  •  Pre-and post-prandial mosquito resting behavior around cattle hosts. Tuno N, Tsuda Y, Takagi M, Swonkerd W. 19 3  211-219 2003
  •  Spore dispersal of Dictyophora fungi (Phallaceae) by Flies. Tuno, Nobuko 13  7-15 1998
  •  Leaf litter decay process and the growth performance of Aedes albopictus larvae (Diptera: Culicidae). Dieng H, Mwandawiro C, Boots M, Morales RM, Satho T, Tuno N, Tsuda Y, Takagi M. 27  31-38 2002
  •  Diving ability of Anopheles gambiae Giles (Diptera: Culicidae) larvae. Tuno N, Miki K, Minakawa N, Githeko A, Yan G, Takagi M. 41  810-812 2004
  •  Tempo-spatial variation in feeding activity and density of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) at peridomestic habitat in Nagasaki, Japan. Higa Y, Tsuda Y, Tuno N, Takagi M. 51  205-209 2000
  •  Evidence of the specific status of Anopheles flavirostris (Diptera: Culicidae). Somboon P, Tuno N, Tsuda Y, Takagi M. 37  476-479 2000
  •  Abundance of mycophagous arthropods present on different species of fungi in relation to resource abundance at different spatial scales. Takahashi KH, Tuno N, Kagaya T. 102  39-46 2005
  •  Insects feeding on spores of a bracket fungus, Elfvingia appalata (Pers.) Karst. (Ganodermataceae, Aphyllophorales). Tuno, Nobuko 14  97-103 1999
  •  Host preference of Japanese encephalitis vectors in Chaingmai, Northern Thailand. Mwandawiro C. Tuno N. Suwonkerd W. Tsuda Y. Yanagi T. Takagi M. 50  323-333 1999
  •  Evidence for a new sibling species of Anopheles minimus from the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan. Somboon P, Walton C, Sharpe RG, Higa Y, Tuno N, Tsuda Y, Takagi M. 17  98-113 2001
  •  Changes in malaria vector densities over a twenty-three year period in Mae Hong Son Province, northern Thailand. Suwonkerd W, Tsuda Y, Overgaard HJ, Chawprom S, Tuno N, Prajakwong S, Takagi M. 35 316-324 2004
  •  Life history effects of prey choice by copepods: implications for bio-control of vector mosquitoes. Dieng H, Boots M, Tuno N, Tsuda Y. Takagi M. 19  67-73 2003
  •  Territorial behaviour of Suillia (Diptera: Heleomyzidae) males on basidiocarps of Hebeloma radicosum (Basidiomycota: Agaricales) in central Japan. Tuno N, Sagara N, Okadome T. 17 122-125 2003

Conference Presentations

  • Relationships between spore feeding insects and wood decaying fungi(conference:DEAD WOOD MEETING & COURSE )(2016/08/05)


  •  Encyclopedia of Ecology Kyoritu publish co. ltd. 2003//3
  •  Preliminary field experiments on exophagy of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in peridomestic habitat. Higa Y, Tsuda Y, Tuno N, Takagi M. 52  105-116 2001

Arts and Fieldwork


Theme to the desired joint research

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research

○「Anopheline anti-platelet protein, AAPP, regulates probing time and blood feeding success in the malaria vector mosquito, Anopheles stephensi」(2016-2018) 

Competitive research funding,Contribution

Collaborative research,Consignment study

Classes (Bachelors)

○Introduction to Region-studies(2017)
○Experiments in Biology(2017)
○Experiments in Biology(2017)
○Basic Biology 2(2017)
○Ecology 1(2017)
○Ecology 2(2017)
○Research Work in Biology(1)(2017)
○Research Seminar in Biology (2)(2017)
○Research Seminar in Biology (1)(2017)
○Field Work in Biology 3(2017)
○Research Work in Biology(2)(2017)
○Experiments in Biology(2016)
○Ecology 1(2016)
○Research Work in Biology(2)(2016)
○Ecology 2(2016)
○Research Work in Biology(1)(2016)
○Field Work in Biology 3(2016)
○Research Seminar in Biology (1)(2016)
○Guide to Biology and Earth Sciences(2016)
○Research Seminar in Biology (2)(2016)
○Geo-biosphere and Human beings(2016)
○Geo-biosphere and Human beings(2016)
○Geo-biosphere and Human beings(2016)
○Experiments in Biology(2016)
○Geo-biosphere and Human beings(2016)
○Geo-biosphere and Human beings(2016)
○Geo-biosphere and Human beings(2016)
○Basic Biology 2(2016)
○Introduction to Region-studies(2016)

Classes (Graduate Schools)

○Systems Ecology B(2017)
○Insect Ecology(2017)
○Insect Ecology(2017)
○Insect Ecology(2017)
○Insect Ecology(2017)
○Systems Ecology A(2017)
○Basic Systems Biology B(2016)
○Systems Ecology A(2016)
○Systems Ecology B(2016)
○Insect Ecology(2016)

International Project

International Students

Lecture themes

Others (Social Activities)

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