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Takami Lab

A laboratory for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in Kobe University, Japan
We are interested in Sexual selection, Speciation and Biodiversity.

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NEWS

- Fieldwork in Korea. (2018.7.13)


- Farewell and welcome! Kuroda finished his master course, and Nagata joined to us. (2018.4.2)

- We attended the 65th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Japan (March 14-18 2018, Sapporo, Japan). (2018.3.19)

- A new paper "Adult leaf beetles of the subfamily Cassidinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) preyed on by the digger wasp Cerceris albofasciata (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae) in Japan" was published in Entomologische Blätter und Coleoptera. This will be a part of the dissertation of Tadashi Shinohara. (2017.12.27)

- Fieldwork in Sardegna Is. (Italy) and Tenerife Is. (Canary Isles., Spain). (2017.12.21)



- A short review "Current perspectives in insect speciation studies in Japan: Natural history meets genomics" by Y. Takami was published in Konchu-to-Shizen (Nature and Insects) (in Japanese). (2017.11.24)


- Fieldwork in Korea, again. (2017.8.1)


- Fieldwork in Korea. (2017.7.3)


- Fieldworks in Amami and Okinawa islands. (2017.4.24)



- One master course student joined to us. (2017.4.3)

- We attended the 64th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Japan (March 14-18 2017, Tokyo, Japan).
Congrats on Kuroda's poster award! (2017.3.18)
Nishimura T, Takami Y Geographical variation in the genital morphology of Carabus maiyasanus is reproductive character displacement?: testing avoidance of hybridization costs
Shinohara T, Takami Y Diverse defensive morphologies in insects: the evolution of generalization and specialization in response to predater feeding types
Park YH, Kim JK, Takami Y Ground beetle community change in response to local climate change and its impact on broad-scale community evaluation
Kuroda T, Takami T Cost and morphological alteration due to parasitism by horsehair worms in a mantid
Inoue Y, Watanabe S, Takami Y Release from suppressive control by the brain mediates adaptive control of male mating behavior?


- A new paper "Local climate mediates spatial and temporal variation in carabid beetle communities in three forests in Mount Odaesan, Korea" was published in Ecological Entomology. This is a collaborated study with Kangwon National University (South Korea) and a part of the dissertation of Yong Hwan Park. (2016.12.23)

- Fieldwork in New Zealand, collaborated with Kyoto University and Hirosaki University. (2016.11.29)




- A short review of Takami's previous studies about molecular ecology of urban butterfly populations was published in Konchu-to-Shizen (Nature and Insects) (in Japanese). (2016.10.27)

- Takami attended XXV International Congress of Entomology (9/25-30, Orlando), and made a presentation in a symposium "In the Light of Morphometrics: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution of Insect Morphology". (2016.10.4)
"Detecting divergent sexual selection operating upon divergent genital morphologies"
Yasuoki Takami & Sogo Takahashi

- Fieldwork in the states of Wasington and Arizona, the U.S.A., collaborated with Kyoto University and Hirosaki University. (2016.7.26)



- A new paper "Rediscovery of Celes akitanus (Orthoptera: Acrididae) from semi-natural grasslands in Japan" was published in Entomological Science. (2016.4.28)

- Fieldwork in Amami and Okinawa Islands, collaborated with Naruto University of Education and the University of Ryukyus. (2016.4.22)


Coraebus niponicus / Oedemeronia sexualis / Twilight in the YANBARU forest

- Two undergraduates joined us. (2016.4.4)

- Congrats on graduations! (2016.3.25)

- We will attend the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Japan (March 20-24 2016, Sendai, Japan). (2016.2.4)
"Evolution of insect external morphology as anti-predator adaptations: effects of predation manners" Shinohara T, Takami Y. [P1-154]
"Ground beetle community change in response to climate change in Baekdudaegan, Korea" Park YH, Jang TW, Kim JK, Chae HM, Takami Y. [P1-182]
"Mating behavior of praying mantids parasitized by horsehair worms" Kuroda T, Takami Y. [P1-274]
"Sperm competition and heteromorphic sperm bundles in ground beetles" Takami Y. [T15-2]
"Detecting divergent sexual selection operating upon divergent genital morphologies: Difference and complementarity between distance-based and landmark-based morphometrics" Takami Y, Takahashi S. [W33-3]

- English pages are now (partially) available!(2016.1.21)

- Takami enjoyed fieldwork in Australia for collecting Cicindelid, Silphid and Carabid beetles. (2015.12.28)



- A new paper "Ecological differentiation and habitat unsuitability maintaining a ground beetle hybrid zone" was published in Ecology and Evolution. (2015.12.16)

- Takami gave an invited lecture at CompBiol2015 (12/11-13, Hiroshima). (2015.12.14) 
"Sexual conflict mediates mating behavior of a sexually cannibalistic praying mantid"
Yasuoki Takami, Kotaro Morimoto and Mika Kadoi

- Takami struggled in fieldwork in Chile for collecting Carabid, Cicindelid and Silphid beetles. So cold but nice beetles. (2015.12.8)




- Takami and Park enjoyed fieldwork in Korea for long-term research of ground beetle communities. Collaborated with Professor Jong Kuk Kim in Kangwon National University. (2015.8.3)


- Takami, Shinohara and Satomi enjoyed fieldwork in Ryukyu islands for collecting Chrysomelid and Oedemerid beetles. Granted from the University of Ryukyus. (2015.4.19)



- Three new students, Satomi, Kuroda and Watanabe, joined to the lab. (2015.4.3)