1. Okamura, Y., Sato, A., Tsuzuki, N., Murakami, M., Hanna Heidel-Fischer, Heiko Vogel (in press) Molecular signatures of selection associated with host-plant differences in Pieris butterflies. Molecular Ecology.
  2. Okamura, Y., N. Tsuzuki, S. Kuroda, A. Sato, Y. Sawada, M.Y. Hirai, and M. Murakami (2019) Interspecific differences in the larval performance of Pieris butterflies (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) are associated with differences in the glucosinolate profiles of host plants. Journal of Insect Science, 19: 1–9.
  3. Okamura, Y., A. Sato, N. Tsuzuki, Y. Sawada, M.Y. Hirai, H. Heidel-Fischer, M. Reichelt, M. Murakami and H. Vogel (2019) Differential regulation of host plant adaptive genes in Pieris butterflies exposed to a range of glucosinolate profiles in their host plants. Scientific Reports, 9: 7256.
  4. Takahashi, Y. and S. Noriyuki (2019) Color polymorphism influences species’ range and extinction risk. Biology Letters, 15: 20190228.
  5. Volf, M., Petr Klimeš, Greg P. A. Lamarre, Conor M. Redmond, Carlo L. Seifert, Tomokazu Abe, John Auga, Kristina Anderson-Teixeira, Yves Basset, Saul Beckett, Philip T. Butterill, Pavel Drozd, Erika Gonzalez-Akre, Ondřej Kaman, Naoto Kamata, Benita Laird-Hopkins, Martin Libra, Markus Manumbor, Scott E. Miller, Kenneth Molem, Ondřej Mottl, Masashi Murakami, Tatsuro Nakaji, Nichola S. Plowman, Petr Pyszko, Martin Šigut, Jan Šipoš, Robert Tropek, George D. Weiblen, Vojtech Novotny (2019) Quantitative assessment of plant-arthropod interactions in forest canopies: A plot-based approach. PloS one, 14(10).


  1. Takahasi, M., Y. Takahashi, M. Kawata. (2018) Candidate genes associated with color morphs of female-limited polymorphisms of the damselfly Ischnura senegalensis. Heredity, in press
  2. Takahashi, Y., R. Tanaka, D. Yamamoto, S. Noriyuki, M. Kawata. (2018) Balanced genetic diversity improves population fitness. Proc. R. Soc. B, 285: 20172045.
  3. Saihanna, Tanaka, T., Okamura, Y., Kusumoto, B., Shiono, T., Hirao, T., Kubota Y.  and Murakami M. (2018) A paradox of latitudinal leaf defense strategies in deciduous and evergreen broadleaved trees. Ecological Research, 33:1011-1017.
  4. Ishii, N., Murakami, M., Suzuki, T., Tagami, K., Uchida, S., & Ohte, N. (2018) Effects of litter feeders on the transfer of 137Cs to plants. Scientific reports, 8: 6691.


  1. Volf, M., Pyszko, P., Abe, T., Libra, M., Kotásková, N., Šigut, M., Kumar, R., Kaman, O., Butterill, P. T., Šipoš, J., Abe, H., Fukushima, H., Drozd, P., Kamata, N., Murakami, M. and Novotny, V. (2017) Phylogenetic composition of host plant communities drives plant-herbivore food web structure. Journal of Animal Ecology, 86: 556–565.
  2. Takahashi, Y. (2017) Genome-wide population genetic analysis identifies evolutionary forces establishing continuous population divergence. Ecological Research 32: 461-468. (Award paper)


  1. Takahashi Y., K. Takakura, M. Kawata (2016) Spatial distribution of flower color induced by interspecific sexual interaction. PLoS ONE 11: e0164381
  2. Takahashi, Y., Y. Suyama, Y. Matsuki, R. Funayama, K. Nakayama, M. Kawata (2016) Lack of genetic variation prevents adaptation at the geographic range margin in a damselfly. Molecular Ecology, 25: 4450–4460
  3. Bybee, S., A. Córdoba-Aguilar, M. C. Duryea, R. Futahashi, B. Hansson, O. Lorenzo-Carballa, R. Schilder, R. Stoks, A. Suvorov, E. Svensson, J. Swaegers, Y. Takahashi, P. C. Watts, M. Wellenreuther (accepted) Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) as a bridge between ecology and evolutionary genomics. Frontiers in Zoology.


  1. Endo I, Ohte N, Kohei Iseda, Keitaro Tanoi, Atsushi Hirose, Natsuko I. Kobayashi, Murakami M, Tokuchi N, Ohashi M (2015) Estimation of radioactive 137-cesium transportation by litterfall, stemflow and throughfall in the forests of Fukushima. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 149: 176–185.
  2. Okamura Y, Sawada Y, Hirai M & Murakami M (2015) The effects of different secondary metabolite profiles in plant defense syndromes on specialist and generalist herbivores. Entomological Science.
  3. Murakami M., Harada S., Ichiyanagi H., Suzuki T., & Yamagishi S. (2015) Water reservoirs as reservoirs of non-breeding waterfowl: the importance of shallow areas for maintaining diversity. Bird Study.
  4. Hirao, T., Kubota, Y., Murakami, M. (2015), Geographical patterns of butterfly species diversity in the subtropical Ryukyu Islands: the importance of a unidirectional filter between two source islands. Journal of Biogeography. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12501 LINK
  5. Matthew L. Forister, Vojtech Novotny, Anna K. Panorska, Leontine Baje, Yves Basset, Philip T. Butterill, Lukas Cizek, Phyllis D. Coley, Francesca Dem, Ivone R. Diniz, Pavel Drozd, Mark Fox, Andrea E. Glassmir, Rebecca Hazen, Jan Hrcek, Joshua P. Jahner, Ondrej Kaman, Tomasz J. Kozubowski, Thomas A. Kursar, Owen T. Lewis, John Lill, Robert J. Marquis, Scott E. Miller, Helena C. Morais, Masashi Murakami, Herbert Nickel, Nicholas A. Pardikes, Robert E. Ricklefs, Michael S. Singers, Angela M. Smilanich, John O. Stireman, Santiago Villamarín-Cortez, Stepan Vodka, Martin Volf, David L. Wagner, Thomas Wallau, George D. Weiblen & Lee A. Dyer (2015). The global distribution of diet breadth in insect herbivores. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112: 442–447. LINK
  6. 村上正志、鈴木隆央、大手信人、石井伸昌 (2015) 森林生態系における放射性セシウムの鳥類への移行.日本鳥類学会誌. 64:55-61.
  7. Akeboshi A, Takagi S, Murakami M, Hasegawa M, & Miyashita T (2015) A forest–grassland boundary enhances patch quality for a grassland-dwelling butterfly as revealed by dispersal processes. Journal of Insect Conservation. 19: 15-24. LINK
  8. Nakadai, R, & Murakami, M (2015). Patterns of host utilisation by herbivore assemblages of the genus Caloptilia (Lepidoptera; Gracillariidae) on congeneric maple tree (Acer) species. Ecological Entomology, 40(1), 14-21. LINK


  1. Nakadai R, Murakami M & Hirao T (2014) Effects of phylogeny, leaf traits, and the altitudinal distribution of host plants on herbivore assemblages on congeneric Acer species, Oecologia. 175: 1237-1245. LINK
  2. Murakami M, Nobuhito Ohte, Takahiro Suzuki, Nobuyoshi Ishii, Yoshiaki Igarashi & Keitaro Tanoi (2014) Biological proliferation of cesium-137 through the detrital food chain in a forest ecosystem in Japan. Scientific Reports. 4 : 3599, DOI: 10.1038 LINK
  3. Watanabe K, Murakami M, Hirao T, & Kamata N (2014) Species diversity estimation of ambrosia and bark beetles in temperate mixed forests in Japan based on host phylogeny and specificity. Ecological Research 29: 299-307. LINK

■ Murakami, M., Miyata, T., Kobayashi, N., Tanoi, K., Ishii, N., and Ohte, N. (2019) The spatial distribution of radiocesium over a four-Year period in a forest ecosystem in north Fukushima after the nuclear power station accident. In agricultural implications of the Fukushima nuclear accident (III) (pp. 141-152). Springer, Singapore.

■ 村上正志 (2012) 鳥類.河川生態学 (川那部浩哉、水野信彦監修、中村太士編). 講談社.

■ Ohte, N., M. Murakami, T. Suzuki, K. Iseda, K. Tanoi, and N. Ishii. (2012) Diffusion and export dynamics of 137Cs deposited on the forested area in Fukushima after the nuclear power plant accident in March 2011: Preliminary results. Pages 25-32 Proceedings of the International Symposium onEnvironmental monitoring and dose estimation of residents after accident of TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Stations, Shiran Hall, Kyoto, Japan, December 14, 2012. KUR Research Program for Scientific Basis of Nuclear Safety.