Land Ecosystem Management


We study the management of various agricultural ecosystems focusing on environmental preservation.

1) Entomological study concentrating on harmful symbionts in insects and their biological control (Miura, K.)

2) Meteorological study developing the methodology and harnessing benefits from local climate patterns (Kurose, Y.)


Biological control, Symbiosis, Agricultural meteorology, Climatic resources





Egga parasitoid Trichogramma infected with Wolbachia

Egga parasitoid Trichogramma infected with Wolbachia

Recent Publications

Watanabe M, Tagami Y, Miura K, Kageyama D and Stouthamer R Distribution patterns of Wolbachia endosymbionts in the closely related flower bugs of the genus Orius: Implications for coevolution and horizontal transfer Microbial Ecology DOI 10.1007/s00248-012-0042-x

Adachi-Hagimori T, K Miura and Y Abe (2011) Gene flow between sexual and asexual strains of parasitic wasps: a possible case of sympatric speciation caused by a parthenogenesis-inducing bacterium. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24: 1254-1262.

Watanabe, M., K. Miura, M. S. Hunter and E. Wajnberg (2011) Superinfection of cytoplasmic incompatibility-inducing Wolbachia is not additive in Orius strigicollis (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae). Heredity 106, 642-648.

Adachi-Hagimori, T., K. Miura and R. Stouthamer (2008) A new cytogenetic mechanism for bacterial endosymbiont-induced parthenogenesis in Hymenoptera. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 275 : 2667-2673.

Kurose Y., Oohama S., Murakami Y. and Nesumi H.(2014) Estimation of Water Stress by Simple Tensiometer using Satsuma Mandarin and Medium- late Maturing Citrus ‘Harehime’. Horticultural Research (Japan), 15, 139-144.

Kurose Y. (2014) Effect of wetness duration on deoxynivalenol (DON) accumulation in wheat infected with Fusarium head blight. Japanese Journal of Phytopathology, 80, 115-118.

Kurose Y. (2013) The system to predict the flowering time for optimal fungicide application on fusarium head blight in wheat. Journal of the Brewing Society of Japan, 108, 25-31.

Kurose Y. (2010) Development of a simple soil moisture measuring system using the air infiltration characteristics of a porous cup. Journal of Agricultural Meteorology, 66, 245-253.


Visiting Professor Miura, K.
Visiting Associate Professor Kurose, Y.



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