I am interested in functions of consumer organisms (e.g, termites and ants), in biogeochemical cycles of ecosystems. More recently, I am also interested in how their functions are affected by human activities, such as land use change. To examine this, I have been using isotope techniques (e.g., 13C, 15N, and 14C). My current field sites include tropical rain forests in Sarawak, Malaysia, boreal forests in northern Sweden, and temperate forests in Japan.


Education

2002 PhD, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University

1999 Master’s degree, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University

1997 Bachelor’s degree, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University


Appointments

2013-present, Associate professor, Research Core for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Okayama University

2009-2012, Assistant professor, Research Core for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Okayama University

2007-2008, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctral Fellow, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

2006 Project researcher, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

2003-2005, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctral Fellow, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

2002 Technical assistant, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature


Contact info

Research Core for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Okayama University, 3-1-1, Tsushimanaka, Okayama, 700-8530, Japan. 

Email:fhyodocc.okayama-u.ac.jp

Tel:+81-86-251-8422

Fax:+81-86-251-8705