FOREST SCIENCE TOP
Laboratory of Forest Management | Laboratory of Silviculture | Laboratory of Forest Policy | Laboratory of Forest Biogeosciences | Laboratory of Forest Utilization| Laboratory of Forest Botany | Laboratory of Forest Zoology | Laboratory of Forest Landscape Planning and Design | University Forests | Asian Natural Environmental Science Center

Exploring better relationships among forests, animals, and humans
The species diversity of animals in forests is remarkable, and forest animals exhibit a huge variety of adaptations to their environment. They play important roles as secondary consumers, decomposers, or predators in forest food webs and ecosystems, interacting with trees, microbes, and each other. On the other hand, animals often damage trees and sometimes have a substantial impact on forests. We hope to establish an ideal relationship between forest animals and humans based on ecological knowledge. We study a wide range of topics, including the ecology of individual animals and populations, molecular and evolutionary ecology, species interactions, community ecology, ecosystem functioning, and the impact of human activities. The animals under our main studies are forest insects, stream invertebrates, and soil arthropods.
  ●Habitat, distribution, behavior, life history, and movement/dispersal of animals
  ●Phylogeny, speciation, and/or hybridization of related animal species
  ●Ecological or morphological adaptations of insects
  ●Interactions between insects and plants or microbes
  ●Roles of animals in organic decomposition or nutrient recycling
                   
     
Kohei KUBOTA
Professor
  Takashi KAGAYA
Assistant Professor
     
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 Department of Forest Science, The University of Tokyo