Shota Shibasaki

Shota Shibasaki

Shota Shibasaki

Postdoctoral Fellow

Contact:
s_shibasaki@uncg.edu
343 Eberhart Building

Education

Ph.D., Université de Lausanne, Switzerland

Research

Nature is very complex. When you go outside, you will see many species live together and each species affects others. This makes it very hard to understand and predict ecological dynamics. We cannot easily answer what makes many species coexist and what would happen when some fluctuations change population sizes. Mathematics help us to address such questions.

My research interest is to understand and to control ecological systems using mathematics. During my Ph.D. in Switzerland, I proposed two mathematical frameworks to answer how we can maximize the benefits from microbial communities, including energy production and removal of toxic compounds, while controlling the dynamics of microbes. In Dr. Akira’s group, I analyze what determines the properties of food webs using mathematical models and statistics.

Recent publications

  1. S. Shibasaki, M, Mobilia, and S. Mitri. (2021). Exclusion of the fittest predicts microbial community diversity in fluctuating environments. J. R. Soc. Interface. DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2021.0613
  2. A. Yamauchi, K. Ito, and S. Shibasaki (2021). Colonization process determines species diversity via competitive quasi-exclusion. Ecol. Evol. DOI:10.1002/ece3.7342
  3. S. Shibasaki and S. Mitri (2020). Controlling evolutionary dynamics to optimize microbial bioremediation. Evol. Appl. 2020;00:1–12. DOI: 10.1101/2020.07.22.216010
  4. S. Shibasaki (2019). The evolutionary game of interspecific mutualism in th multi-species model. J. Theo. Biol. (471), 51-58. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2019.03.026
  5. S. Shibasaki and M. Shimada. (2018). Cyclic dominance emerges from the evolution of two inter-linked cooperative behaviours in the social amoeba. Proc. R. Soc. B. 285. 20180905. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2018.0905
  6. S. Shibasaki and M. Shimada. (2017). Stochastic sexual interaction facilitates the evolution of asexual cooperation in the social amoeba. Proceedings of European Conference of Artificial Life 2017. 372-37 DOI:10.7551/ecal_a_064
  7. S. Shibasaki, Y. Shirokawa, and M. Shimada. (2017). Cooperation Induces Other Cooperation: Fruiting Bodies Promote the Evolution of Macrocysts in Dictyostelium discoideum. J. Theo. Biol. (421), 136-145. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2017.04.002