Kazutaka KAWATSU Web Page

Welcome! This site introduces my research activities seeking the origin of ecological systems, the reason for their persistence and the way to engineer them for the future!

  1. Satake, A., Kawatsu, K., Chiba, Y., Kitamura, K. & Han, Q. (accepted). Synchronized expression of FLOWERING LOCUS T between branches underlies mass flowering in Fagus crenataPopulation Ecology.
  2. Kawatsu, K. & Kondoh, M. (2018). Density-dependent interspecific interactions and the complexity-stability relationship. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 285, 20180698. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2018.0698.
  3. Kawatsu, K. (2018). Ecological effects of sex differ with trophic positions in a simple food web. Ecology and Evolution, 8, 1239–1246. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3740.
  4. Kawatsu, K. & Kishi, S. (2018). Identifying critical interactions in complex dynamics between bean beetles. Oikos, 4, 553–560. DOI: 10.1111/oik.04103 (both authors are equally contributed).
  5. Kawatsu, K. (2015). Red Queen dancing in the lek: effects of mating skew on host-parasite interactions. Ecology and Evolution, 4, 5432–5440. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1809.
  6. Kawatsu, K. (2015). Breaking the parthenogenesis fertilization barrier: direct and indirect selection pressures promote male fertilization of parthenogenetic females. Evolutionary Ecology, 23, 49–62. DOI: 10.1007/s10682-014-9749-0.
  7. Kobayashi, K., Hasegawa, E., Yamamoto, Y., Kawatsu, K., Vargo, E.L., Yoshimura, J. & Matsuura, K. (2013). Sex ratio biases in termites provide evidence for kin selection. Nature Communications, 4, No. 3048. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms3048.
  8. Kawatsu, K. & Matsuura, K. (2013). Preadaptation for parthenogenetic reproduction in subterranean termites Reticulitermes spp. (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Journal of Ethology, 31, 123–128. DOI: 10.1007/s10164-012-0356-7.
  9. Kawatsu, K. (2013). Sexual conflict over the maintenance of sex: effects of sexually antagonistic coevolution for reproductive isolation of parthenogenesis. PLOS ONE, 8, e58141. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone/0058141.
  10. Kawatsu, K. (2013). Sexually antagonistic coevolution for sexual harassment can act as a barrier to further invasions of parthenogenesis. The American Naturalist, 181, 223–234. DOI: 10.1086/668832.
  11. Kawatsu, K. (2013). Effects of nutritional conditions on larval food requisition behavior in subterranean termites Reticulitermes speratus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Journal of Ethology, 31, 17–22. DOI: 10.1007/s10164-012-0343-z.
  12. Noriyuki, S., Kawatsu, K. & Osawa, N. (2012). Maternal trophic egg provisioning in non-eusocial animals. Population Ecology, 54, 455–465. DOI: 10.1007/s10144-012-03176.
  13. Matsuura, K., Vargo, E.L., Kawatsu, K., Labadie, P., Nakano, H., Yashiro, T. & Tsuji, K. (2009). Queen succession through asexual reproduction in termites. Science, 323, 1687. DOI: 10.1126/science.1169702.
  1. Kawatsu, K. et al. (in prep).
  2. Kawatsu, K. et al. (in prep).
  3. Kasai, A. et al. (in prep).
  4. Kawatsu, K. et al. (in prep).
  5. Kawastu, K. et al. (in prep).
  6. Kawatsu, K. et al. (submitted).
  7. Kondoh, M. et al. (submitted). Book Chapter.
  8. Satake, A. et al. (under review).
  9. Ushio, M. & Kawatsu, K. (submitted). Book Chapter.
  10. Kawatsu, K. (submitted) Book Chapter.
  11. Kadowaki, K. et al. (in revision).

Animal Behaviour; Applied Entomology and Zoology; Ecological Research; Ecology and Evolution; Ecology Letters (*2); Evolutionary Ecology; Insect Sociaux; Integrative and Comparative Biology; Journal of Ethology; Journal of Evolutionary Biology (*2); Journal of Theoretical Biology;  Oikos; PLOS Biology; Proceedings of the Royal Society B.