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Researcher Information

last modified:2017/05/23

Associate Professor OKAWARA Kyosuke

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Faculty, Affiliation

Faculty of Natural System, Institute of Science and Engineering Ecological laboratory, Biological course

College and School Educational Field

Division of Natural Sciences, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology
School of Natural System, College of Science and Engineering

Laboratory

Ecological laboratory TEL:076-264-6213 FAX:076-264-6213

Academic Background

【Academic background(Doctoral/Master's Degree)】
Hokkaido University Doctor 1996
【Academic background(Bachelor's Degree)】
Hokkaido University 1991

Career

Year & Month of Birth

1967/08

Academic Society




Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology

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Specialities

Ecology、Evolutionary biology

Speciality Keywords

Behaviour, Evolution, Sociality, interaction, ant, bird

Research Themes

Social parasitic behaviour in <i>Vollenhoivia nipponica</i>

Clonal reproduction and caste determination in ant, Vollenhovia emeryi.

Mutualistic interactions between ants and plants with fruits and seeds

Ecological study for the conservation of waterfowl in Katano Kamoike

Books

Papers

  •  Geographical variation in mandible morphologies specialized for collembolan predation depend on prey size in the ant Strumigenys lewisi Ohkawara. K., K. Nakamura, N. Kadokura and T. Terashita Ecological Entomology in press 2017
  •  Changes in the levels of biogenic amines associated with aggressive behavior of queen in the social parasite ant Vollenhovia nipponica. K. Ohkawara, H. Aonuma Insectes Socaiux 63 2 257-264 2016
  •  Satellite telemetry of the annual migration of Baikal Teal Anas formosa wintering at Katano-Kamoike, Ishikawa, Japan H. Tajiri, Y. Sakurai, K. Tagome, Y. Nakano, Y. Yamamoto, T. Ikeda, Y. Yamamura, K. Ohkawara Ornithological Science 14 2 69-77 2015
  •  The effects of flooding and plowing on foraging site selection by wintering dabbling ducks in rice field.  H. Tajiri, K. Ohkawara Ornithorological Science 12 2 127-136 2013
  •  Phylogenetic relationships among populations of Vollenhovia ants, with particular focus on the evolution of wing morphology  Kobayashi, K., Tamura, K., Hasegawa, E., and Ohkawara, K. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 105 2 1-8 2012

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  •  No gene flow between wing forms and clonal reproduction by males in the long-winged form of the ant Vollenhovia emeryi Kobayashi, K., E. Hasegawa INSECTES SOCIAUX 58 (2) 163-168 2011/08
  •  Primary and secondary sex ratios in the inquiline parasitic ant Vollenhovia nipponica: Effects of local mate competition, timing of oviposition, and host worker control  Umehara, N. and Ohkawara, K. Trends in Entomology 7 19-26 2011/12
  •  Egg production and caste allocation in the clonally reproductive ant Vollenhovia emeryi M.Okamoto BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY 21 5 1005-1010 2010/07
  •  Genetic structures in colonies at new site of Vollenhovia emeryi with clonal reproduction. M. Okamoto Sociobiology 55 191-196 2009/06
  •  Conditional mating tactics in queen of inquiline ant Vollenhovia nipponica Okamoto, M. and Ohkawara, K. ETHOLOGY ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION 21 137-146 2009/04
  •  Dominance hierarchies and aggressive behavior among queens of the inquiline ant Vollenhovia nipponica. Satoh, A. INSECTES SOCIAUX 55 200-206 2008/09
  •  Clonal reproduction by males in the ant Vollenhovia emeryi (Wheeler). K. Kobayashi, E. Hasegawa Entomological Science 11(2) 167-172 2008/09
  •  The compartment stuctures of the antennal lobe in the ant Aphaenogaster smythiesi japonica. M. Sakura, T. Hiraguchi, K. Ohkawara, H. Aonuma ACTA BIOLOGICA HUNGARICA 59  183-187 2008/08
  •  Biasing mechanisms of sex investment ratio in themonogynous and monandrous ant Aphaenogaster smythiesi japonica Forel. S. Iwanishi, S. Shin ETHOLOGY ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION 19(4)  275-289 2007/04
  •  Effects of environmental conditions on egg number in spider Cheiracanthium lescivum Arachnologica 56 2 2007/12
  •  Breeding behavior of Gray-headed Lapwing Vanellus sinereus on farmland in Japan. Ornithological Science 6 1 1-10 2007/04
  •  Clonal reproduction and genetic caste differences in a queen-polymorphic ant, Vollenhovia emryi M. Nakayama, A. Satoh, A. Trindl, J. Heinze Biology Letters 2 1 359-363 2006/05
  •  The mechanism of the queen signal in regulation of worker reproduction in the myrmcine ant Aphaenogaster smythiesi japonica. ETHOLOGY ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION 17 1 27-39 2005/08
  •  Effect of timing of elaiosome removal on seed germination in the ant-dispersed plant, Erythronium japonicum (Liliaceae). Plant Species Biology 20 1 145-148 2005/04
  •  Seed cleaning behavior by tropical ants and its anti-fungal effect. T. Akino Journal of Ethology 23 1 93-98 2005/12
  •  Worker oviposition and policing behaviour in the myrmicine ant Aphaenogaster smythiesi japonica Forel. S. Iwanishi, E. Hasegawa ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR 65 1 513-519 2003/05

Conference Presentations

  • Sex and the Evolution of Eusociality -Clonal reproduction and life history in myrmecine ant Vollenhovia emaryi with queen polymorphism-(2010/03/15)

Arts and Fieldwork

Patent

Theme to the desired joint research

○Biology in insects and birds

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research

○「種子散布を通じたアリとカタクリの共生関係の進化について」(1998-) 
○「種子散布と採餌行動を通じたアリと植物間の相互作用について」(2002-) 
○「大型果実をめぐるアリと植物の共生関係ー特に種子散布とクリーニング行動についてー」(2006-) 
○「オスがオスを無性的にクローン生産するウメマツアリの繁殖機構と進化史の解明」(2008-) 
○「熱帯産アリ類における社会構造と寄生・共生者の多様性」(1999-) 
○「社会寄生種ヤドリウメマツアリの寄生行動と進化機構の解明」(2010-2011) 

Classes (Bachelors)

○Experiments in Biology(2017)
○Experiments in Biology(2017)
○Biology for Education(2017)
○Research Work in Biology(2)(2017)
○Research Seminar in Biology (1)(2017)
○International Training A(2017)
○Biology for Education(2017)
○International Training A(2017)
○Research Seminar in Biology (2)(2017)
○International Training A(2017)
○Practical Seminar for Teaching Profession C / Junior High School・High School(2017)
○Internship(2017)
○International Training A(2017)
○International Training B(2017)
○Ecology 2(2017)
○Research Work in Biology(1)(2017)
○Field Work in Biology 3(2017)
○Ecology Lab(2017)
○International Training B(2017)
○International Training B(2017)
○International Training B(2017)
○Biology for Education(2017)
○International Training A(2016)
○International Training A(2016)
○Geo-biosphere and Human beings(2016)
○Geo-biosphere and Human beings(2016)
○Biology for Education(2016)
○Biology for Education(2016)
○Geo-biosphere and Human beings(2016)
○Geo-biosphere and Human beings(2016)
○Geo-biosphere and Human beings(2016)
○Experiments in Biology(2016)
○Experiments in Biology(2016)
○Biology for Education(2016)
○Research Seminar in Biology (2)(2016)
○Research Seminar in Biology (1)(2016)
○Research Work in Biology(1)(2016)
○Field Work in Biology 3(2016)
○Ecology 2(2016)
○Research Work in Biology(2)(2016)
○Ecology Lab(2016)
○Ecology Lab(2016)
○Geo-biosphere and Human beings(2016)

Classes (Graduate Schools)

○Systems Ecology B(2017)
○Systems Ecology A(2017)
○Animal behaviour and ecology(2017)
○Animal behaviour and ecology(2017)
○Animal behaviour and ecology(2017)
○Animal behaviour and ecology(2017)
○Systems Ecology A(2016)
○Systems Ecology B(2016)
○Animal behaviour and ecology(2016)

International Project

International Students

Lecture themes

Others (Social Activities)

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