概要

顔写真 Name: Koetsu KON
Affiliation: Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences
Specialty: Biological Sciences
Field of Research: Marine Ecology
Position: Assistant Professor
Degree: Ph.D.(agriculture)
Degree earning University : Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo (March. 2009)
Starting Date: November 1,2011
Mentor: Professor Kazuo INABA, Ph.D.
Laboratory: https://sites.google.com/site/koetsukonlab/

Elucidation of community organizing mechanisms using the interaction web approach

Organisms in nature do not exist in isolation, but instead in association with other organisms of different species. One-on-one interactions among species rarely occur in natural communities; complex interactions are involved in the organization of biological communities. Therefore, the understanding of complex sets of species interactions is an important focus area in ecology today. Species interactions can be categorized under 6 components; competition, predation, herbivory, parasitism, disease, and mutualism. To date, these interactions have been treated separately, although unified interactions need to be understood to elucidate community organizing mechanisms. We are trying to elucidate community organizing mechanisms using the interaction web approach that integrates all aspects of species interaction.

 

 

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