Ecological Research


第70回 日本生態学会大会 ESJ70にて、下記2つの出版に関するフォーラムが開催されます。(当日まで参加申し込み可能です)
フォーラム U03 3月19日 16:30-18:00 RoomF(オンライン)
転換契約って何? 日本のOpenScienceの推進と学会誌の転換
Read & Publish! Promoting OpenScience in Japan and Transformative Journals
フォーラム U10 3月20日 17:00-18:30 RoomE(オンライン)
Ecological Researchで特集企画 (Special Features) を出版しよう
How to publish 'Special Features' in Ecological Research
"Seen From Space: NREM scientist views tropical mass flowering event using cubesats" University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Utility of commercial high-resolution satellite imagery for monitoring general flowering in Sarawak, Borneo
High plant diversity and characteristic plant community structure in broad-leaved evergreen forests on Amami-Oshima and Tokunoshima Islands, Japan's newest natural World Heritage Site
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特集「機能生物地理学:日本の優占樹種の地理変異から学ぶ」から、 「スギ天然林の遺伝構造と局所適応」
REVIEW: Genetic structure and local adaptation in natural forests of Cryptomeria japonica

Yoshihiko Tsumura

日本では、スギの遺伝的多様性が高く、距離による隔離の効果(IBD)が明瞭に認められ、太平洋側と日本海側では、オモテスギとウラスギがSTRUCTURE解析で分離することを、明確に示した極めて重厚な総説です。 スギは、生態学者にかぎらず、本州以南の日本で生活する日本人にとって、もっとも身近で、林業や国土保全の観点に加えて、花粉症の主要な原因種でもあるので、社会的な影響も大きな樹種です。本特集には、OAとなっている 「序文:スギの機能生物地理学」 PREFACE: Functional biogeography in Japanese cedar. Tsutom Hiura や 「日本列島における最終間氷期以降のスギ(Cryptomeria japonica)の植生史」 REVIEW: Vegetation history of Cryptomeria japonica in Japan since the last interglacial period Hikaru Takahara, Shigeto Ikeda, Naoko Sasaki and Ryoma Hayashi などをはじめ、多様な視点から、スギや杉が生育する環境についての研究が含まれます。今回、これらの論文から、改めて日本の代表的な樹木であるスギについて、多くのことを学び、新鮮な感動を覚えました。一人でも多くの方に、この特集を読んでいただきたいです。


Editor-in-Chief recommends the above paper among the articles of the Special Feature “Functional biogeography: Lessons from the geographic variations in the most dominant tree species in Japan”. In Japan, the genetic diversity of Japanese cedar is high, and the effect of isolation by distance (IBD) is clearly recognized. STRUCTURE analyses showed that the varieties omote-sugi and ura-sugi are clearly geographically separated, each on the Pacific Ocean side and the Sea of Japan side, respectively. This is a very thorough review. Japanese cedar is not only familiar for ecologists but for most people living in Japan in Honshu and southwards. In addition to the viewpoint of forestry and land conservation, the Japanese cedar is also a major causative species of hay fever, so it is a tree species that has a large social impact. From a variety of perspectives, these are researches about the environments in which cedars grow in this special feature (E.g. the Open Access preface and a Review by Takahara). This time, from these papers, I learned a lot about the Japanese cedar, a representative tree of Japan, and had a good impression. I would like as many people as possible to read this feature.

「浮游幼生期を有する海洋潮間帯底生無脊椎動物へのソースーシンク個体群概念の適用可能性」 Applicability of the source–sink population concept to marine intertidal macro-invertebrates with planktonic larval stages
Akio Tamaki


In addition, this issue contains the Oshima Award commemorative paper “Applicability of the source–sink population concept to marine intertidal macro-invertebrates with planktonic larval stages”. This is a very useful paper also for those who are researching terrestrial ecosystems. A well-organized glossary is included, which is very useful for non-experts.

Concordant genetic structures of sika deer and Japanese land leeches suggest that the current range expansion of Haemadipsa japonica is dependent on sika deer migration: A case study from Tochigi Prefecture, Japan

Kaori Morishima, Emiko Fukui and Mineaki Aizawa


Furthermore, Morishima et al. is an article that answered a long-standing personal question. When I was a graduate student, I heard from a friend that in the research forest they used as a field, they began to see deer more often, and the number of leeches increased. It was a reasonable explanation, but I've been wondering if it's really a causal relationship. A rationally consistent explanation for a phenomenon is likely to be ignored and treated as self-evident. This paper left a strong impression on me because of the research that supported intuitive explanations with clear data.

他にも多くの優れた論文が掲載されていますので、是非、ご覧ください。 There are many other excellent papers, so please take a look at this issue.
Ecological Research 38巻1号

Ecological Research 編集長
Editor-in-Chief, Ecological Research
Jun-Ichirou Suzuki