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Name FUKUDA Tatsuya
Official Title Professor
Affiliation Biodiversity
Profile I obtained Dr. Sci. in biology at Tohoku University in 2003. I was JSPS Research Fellow (PD) at Tohoku University from 2003 to 2006, and was the lecturer and the associate professor of Kochi University from 2006 to 2017. I moved to Tokyo City University as professor since 2017. The main research interests of my laboratory are biodiversity and evolutionary biology. The research subjects of my laboratory members are adaptation, speciation, conservation biology, interaction between plants and insects, biodiversity genomics, and so on.
Research Field(Keyword & Summary)
  1. (1) adaptation/speciation

    The research purpose is to clarify the morphology and ecology of organisms that adapt to special environments.

  2. (2) evolution

    The research purposeis to clarify the evolutionary history of biodiversity using morphological, anatomical and molecuar approaches.

Representative Papers
  1. (1) Kumekawa, Y, Fujimoto-Kumekawa, H, Miura, O, Arakawa, R, Yokoyama, J, Fukuda, T (2021) Morphological and molecular phylogenetic analyses of Zepedanulus ishikawai (Arachnida: Opiliones: Laniatores: Epedanidae) in the southern part of the Ryukyu Archipelago. The Canadian Entomologist (in press)
  2. (2) Kumekawa Y, Miura O, Fujimoto H, Ito K, Arakawa R, Yokoyama J, Fukuda T (2019) Possible occurrence of reproductive isolation between two geographical clades of a laniatorid harvestman Pseudobiantes japonicus (Arachnida: Opiliones: Epedanidae) in Shikoku. Edaphologia 104: 19-24.
  3. (3) Kumekawa Y, Yoshioka K, Kubose Y, Fujimoto H, Uemoto C, Ozaki Y, Ohga K, Nakayama H, Yokoyama J, Fukuda T (2016) A new form of Aster hispidus var. leptocladus (Asteraceae). Journal of Japanese Botany 92: 49-51.
  4. (4) Kumekawa Y, Ito K, Tsurusaki N, Hayakawa H, Ohga K, Yokoyama J, Tebayashi S, Arakawa R, Fukuda T (2014) Phylogeography of the Laniatorid Harvestman Pseudobiantes japonicus and Its Allied Species (Arachnida: Opiliones: Laniatores: Epedanidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 107: 756-772.
  5. (5) Hayakawa H, Hamachi H, Ogawa K, Minaniya Y, Yokoyama Y, Arakawa R, Fukuda T (2012) New records of Drosera tokaiensis subsp. hyugaensis (Droseraceae) from Kochi Prefecture, Japan. Botany (Canadian Journal of Botany) 90: 763-769.
  6. (6) Ueda R, Minamiya Y, Hirata A, Hayakawa H, Muramatsu Y, Saito M, Fukuda T (2012) Morphological and anatomical analyses of rheophytic Rhododendron ripense Makino (Ericaceae). Plant Species Biology 27: 233-240.
  7. (7) Minamiya Y, Ohga K, Hayakawa H, Ito K, Fukuda T (2011) Coelomic fluid: a noninvasive source of DNA in earthworms. Molecular Ecology Resources 11: 645-649.
  8. (8) Ito K, Fukuda T (2009) Molecular phylogeny of Stigmaeopsis spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) based on the Cytochrome Oxidase subunit I (COI) region of mitochondrial DNA. Applied Entomology and Zoology 44: 343-355.
  9. (9) Fukuda T, Yokoyama J, Nakamura T, Song IJ, Ito T, Ochiai T, Kanno A, Kameya T, Maki M (2005) Molecular phylogeny and evolution of alcohol dehydrogenase (Adh) genes in legumes. BMC Plant Biology 5: 1-10.
  10. (10) Fukuda T, Yokoyama J, Ohashi H (2001) Phylogeny and biogeography of the genus Lycium (Solanaceae): Inferences from Chloroplast DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 19: 246-258.
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research Support: Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Research Grants/Projects including subsidies, donations, grants, etc. Ecology and Civil Engineering Research Fund (Water Resources Environment Center), River Fund, The Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund, The Sumitomo Foundation (Environment Fund), Japan Science and Technology (JST) Agency (Development Program)
Recruitment of research assistant(s) Yes (2 people)
Affiliated academic society (Membership type) Botanical Society of Japan, The Japanese Society for Plant Systematics, The Society for the Study of Species Biology
Education Field (Undergraduate level) Biology, Evolution, Botany, Life and materials
Education Field (Graduate level) evolutionary biology