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. Kawatsu, K. & Kondoh, M. (in press). Density-dependent interspecific interactions and the complexity-stability relationship. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2018.0698.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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). Density dependence and the species coexistence in dynamical community.
  5. Kawatsu, K. (in prep) Book Chapter
  6. Kawatsu, K. et al. (in prep).
  7. Kadowaki, K. et al. (under review).
  8. Satake, A. et al. (in revision).
  1. 日本学術振興会科学研究費, 若手研究 (代表). 2018/04-2022/03. (継続中).
  2. 日本学術振興会科学研究費, 基盤研究B (分担). 2016/04-2019/03 (継続中).
  3. 日本学術振興会科学研究費, 若手研究B (代表). 2016/04-2018/03.
  4. 日本学術振興会科学研究費, 特別研究員奨励費 (PD). 2014/04-2017/03.
  5. 日本学術振興会科学研究費, 特別研究員奨励費 (DC2). 2009/04-2011/03.
  6. 21世紀COEプログラム「昆虫科学が拓く未来型食料環境学の創生」 海外短期留学費. 2008/10.
  7. 21世紀COEプログラム「昆虫科学が拓く未来型食料環境学の創生」 若手研究者活動経費. 2008/04-2009/03.
  1. 第30回個体群生態学会ポスター賞優秀賞. 2014/10.
  2. 第11回日本生態学会近畿地区会研究奨励賞. 2010/12.
  3. 第55回日本生態学会福岡大会ポスター賞優秀賞 (社会生態分野). 2008/03.
  4. 第54回日本生態学会松山大会ポスター賞優秀賞 (動物繁殖分野). 2007/03.
  1. 計算機基礎実習II (龍谷大学理工学部, 2016-2017開講).
  2. 数理生態学 (龍谷大学理工学部, 2014開講).

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