概要

横井智之 Name: Tomoyuki YOKOI
Affiliation: Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences
Specialty: Sustainable Environmental Sciences
Field of Research: Animal Ecology
(Insects – Plants Interactions)
Position: Assistant Professor
Degree:

Ph.D.(Agriculture)

Degree earning University : Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University
(March 2009)
Starting Date: October 16, 2012
Mentor: Professor Takeo Hama  Associate Professor keiko Yamaji
Associate Professor Mitsuru Hirota
Laboratory:

https://sites.google.com/site/tomoyokolab/home

The contribution of insects for sustainable maintenance of ecosystem service

"SATOYAMA" is secondary natural environment that is affected by the intervention of human. Much kind of animals and plants live in there, and constitute the complicated relationships. The presence of insects is one of the important keys in an ecosystem. For example, pollinators such as small bee also contribute to reproductive success of flowering plants. However, the decline of biodiversity in an ecosystem has been reported in the world. It would be caused by the habitat fragmentation, pollution, competitive invaders and pathogen. In order to recognize the present condition and to find the key to solution, we have to understand the interactions between the biotic communities within inhabit different environment. It is important to study an interaction from various scales, such as between and/or within species, community and landscape. My work ranges from basic research of insects and applied research for conservation and agricultural use. I focus on the interaction between plants and insects which inhabits in SATOYAMA. I consider the construction of a pollinator database map that combines basal information about insects with land use to estimate wild pollinator abundance. In addition to the role of flower visitors in pollination service, I also explore the role of ground and aquatic insects in land use to understand how our life is affected by behavior of small insects which inhabits “SATOYAMA”.

 

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