Education

  1. 1982 B. S. in Fisheries, Tokyo University of Fisheries

  2. 1984 M.S. in Fisheries, Tokyo University of Fisheries. Thesis: "Temporal and spatial dynamics of the zooplankton community in Ogochi Reservoir, Tokyo", major professor: M. Murano.

  3. 1988 Ph. D. in Biology, Tokyo Metropolitan University. Thesis: "Demographical analysis on the life history traits of Daphnia galeata Sars in an artificial reservoir", major professor: Y. Watanabe.



Professional experience

  1. 1987-1989 Officer, Education Bureau of Chiba Prefecture.

  2. 1989-1992 Research Scientist, Department of Ecology, Natural History Museum and Institute, Chiba.

  3. 1992-1994 Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Tokyo Metropolitan University.

  4. 1994-1995 Visiting Scientist, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota.

  5. 1995 - 2003 Associate Professor, Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University.

  6. 2003-present Professor, Div. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University



Awards

  1. 2001 Biwako Prize for Ecology

  2. 2014 The Ecological Society of Japan Award





Professonal societies

  1. The Japanese Society of Limnology

  2. The Ecological Society of Japan

  3. The plankton society of Japan

  4. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography

  5. Ecological Society of America

  6. Societas Internationalis Limnoligiae

  7. The Ecology and Civil Engineering Society of Japan



Academic services (2010~)

  1. 2000-2002 Editorial adviser, Limnology

  2. 1998- 2003 Consulting Editors, Aquatic Ecology.

  3. 1999- 2001 Treasurer, The Ecology Society of Japan

  4. 2003- Advisory Board, Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University

  5. 2003-2005 SC, Global Land Project (IGBP)

  6. 2011-2015 Editor-in-chief, Limnology

  7. 2012 Co-chair, Aquatic Science Meeting at Lake Biwa/Shiga 2012, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography

  8. 2004-2007,2010-2013, 2016-2017 Council , Ecological Society of Japan

  9. 2010- Editorial board, Oikos (2010 ~  )

  10. 2015 Chair, Annual Meeting of the Ecology and Civil Engineering Society of Japan, Kohriyama.

  11. 2016 Chair, Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Japan, Sendai.

  12. 2016-2017 Vice-chair of The Ecological Society of Japan




Grants for research (organized as project leader or PI: 1998~)

  1. 1998-2001 Light, phosphorus and ecological stoichoimetry in pelagic community [Japan-USA international joint study, JSPS-NSF]

  2. 1998-2000 Solving paradoxical situatin of Mixtrophic algal bloom [Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), MESSC Japan]

  3. 1999-2002 Terrestrial inputs and response of pelagic communities: response of terrestrial watershed ecosystems to Global changes, IGPB-MESSC. [Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Areas (B), MESSC Japan]

  4. 2000-2001 Evaluation of biological and ecological significance in hypolimnion in large lake ecosystems [Grant-in Aid for Exploratory Research, MESSC Japan]

  5. 2000-2001 Cause and effects of cyanobacterial bloom on herbivore plankton in inshore areas of Lake Biwa [ CRUB projects, Shiga Prefecture ]

  6. 2000-2003 Re-construction of near-past food web in Lake Biwa using plankton resting eggs and spores [Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), MESSC Japan]

  7. 2003-2006 Stoichiometric effects of carbon dioxide on lake ecosystems [Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), MEXT Japan]

  8. 2005-2008 System construction of vulnerability assessment for alpine and subalpine ecosystems based on biological interaction [F-052  Environmental Research & Technology Development Fund, Ministry of the Environment Japan]

  9. 2006-2011 Biological and biogeochemical processes of Iwaki River (Aomori) for sustaining the Tsugaru-Jusan lake ecosystem.  [Foundation for Riverfront Improvement and Restoration ] 

  10. 2007-2010 Biological evolution under local and global environmental changes: a paleolimnological and molecular biological approach using cladoceran resting eggs [Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) 19207003, MEXT Japan]

  11. 2010-2013  Mitigation by biodiversity for adverse stoichiometry effects on producer-consumer interactions [Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B),22370007 MEXT Japan]

  12. 2010-2013 Development of Retrospective Monitoring Techniques for Lake Ecosystems  [D-1002  Environmental Research & Technology Development Fund, Ministry of the Environment Japan]

  13. 2011-2014  A monitoring program for assessing Tsunami impacts and for restoring domestic and coastal ecosystems.  [Environmental Research Fund by Mitsui& CO., LTD]

  14. 2012-2014 Environmental factors determining species composition of the epilithic fungal community in a river ecosystem.  [Grant-in Aid for Exploratory Research, MEXT Japan]

  15. 2013-2015 Functional roles of reproductive mode in persisting population and maintaining genetic diversity of daphnia species. [Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B),50250163 MEXT Japan]

  16. 2015-2017 Field manipulation experiments for clarifying stoichiometric effects of light and nutrient supplies on aquatic ecosystems. [Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A), 15H02642 MEXT Japan]

  17. 2015-2017  Recovering processes in structures and functions of tidal flat communities impacted by the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunamis.  [Environmental Research Fund by Mitsui& CO., LTD]

  18. 2016-2018 Ecological mechanisms and genetic background enabling co-existence of diverse clonal organisms within species: analyses using obligate parthenogenetic Daphnia species. [Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A), 16H02522 MEXT Japan]


Jotaro Urabe

Professor, Community and Ecosystem Ecology Lab

Div. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Graduate School of LIfe Sciences

Tohoku University

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