Spatial ecology in freshwater ecosystems
Ph.D., University of Tokyo
The primary focus of my research group is to understand spatial processes that shape biodiversity in freshwater ecosystems. My research has addressed (1) the role of spatial complexity in driving population/community dynamics in branching river networks; (2) the ecological consequences of cross-habitat animal movement for coupled aquatic-terrestrial food webs; (3) the causes and consequences of animal dispersal. My group combines theoretical (i.e., mathematical/simulation modeling), statistical, and field-based approaches to address fundamental and applied questions in spatial ecology. We are also interested in macroecological approaches to reveal general biodiversity patterns across regions(e.g., US and Japan). Students who are interested in spatial or quantitative ecology in freshwater ecosystems are encouraged to contact Dr. Terui by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Opportunities exist to learn field research techniques in freshwater ecosystems and statistical modeling with R.
Terui A, Ishiyama N, Urabe H, Ono S, Finlay JC, Nakamura F. (2018) Metapopulation stability in branching river networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115: E5963-E5969.
Ishiyama N, Ryo M, Kataoka T, Nagayama S, Sueyoshi M, Terui A, Mori T, Akasaka T, Nakamura F.(2018) Predicting the ecological impacts of large dam removals on a river network based on habitat network structure and flow regimes. Conservation Biology 32: 1403-1413.
Terui A, Negishi JN, Watanabe N, Nakamura F. (2018) Stream resource gradients drive consumption rates of supplemental prey in the adjacent riparian zone. Ecosystems 21: 772-781.
Terui A, Ooue K, Urabe H, Nakamura F. (2017) Parasite infection induces size-dependent host dispersal: consequences for parasite persistence. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological
Sciences 284: 20171491.
Terui A, Miyazaki Y, Yoshioka A, Kaifu K, Matsuzaki SS, Washitani I. (2014) Asymmetric dispersal structures a riverine metapopulation of the freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera laevis. Ecology and Evolution 4: 3004-3014.
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