Ecological Research

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    Vol. 35 (2020)
    No. submitted articles: 263
    No. accepted articles: 97

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Data Papers

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  • 2021

  • Assessing insect herbivory on broadleaf canopy trees at 19 natural forest sites across Japan
    Hino Takafumi, Yuri Kanno, Shin Abe, Tetsuto Abe, Tsutomu Enoki, Toshihide Hirao, Tsutom Hiura, Kazuhiko Hoshizaki, Hideyuki Ida, Ken Ishida, Masayuki Maki, Takashi Masaki, Shoji Naoe, Mahoko Noguchi, Tatsuya Otani, Takanori Sato, Michinori Sakimoto, Hitoshi Sakio, Masahiro Takagi, Atsushi Takashima, Naoko Tokuchi, Shunsuke Utsumi, Amane Hidaka and Masahiro Nakamura
    To article   To Data archive
  • 2020

  • Quantitative records of habitat-forming seaweeds found in Japanese temperate and subtropical zones (fucoids and kelps)
    Koichi Arita, Haruka Suzuki, Hiroya Yamano, Tohru Yabe, Naoki H. Kumagai
    To article   To Data archive
  • Data on coral species occurrences in Japan since 1929
    Yuko F. Kitano, Chuki Hongo, Yumiko Yara, Kaoru Sugihara, Naoki H. Kumagai, Hiroya Yamano
    To article   To Data archive
  • Long-term observation of fish community in streams inside and outside road construction of Teshio River system, northern Hokkaido, Japan
    Yoshiyuki Umatani, Atsushi Okuda, Eishi Fujito, Toshiya Yoshida, Fuyuki Satoh, Koji Maekawa, Masahiro Nakamura
    To article   To Data archive
  • Fine-scale distribution of tropical seagrass beds in Southeast Asia
    Kenji Sudo, Masahiro Nakaoka
    To article   To Data archive
  • Underwater video and stillimage dataset of fishes and other aquatic animals in Lake Biwa, Japan, observed via carp-mounted video loggers
    Makoto A. Yoshida, Kumiko Totsu, Katsufumi Sato, Kohji Mabuchi
    To article   To Data archive
  • Large-scale ecological field data for satellite validation in deciduous forests and grasslands
    Tomoko Kawaguchi Akitsu, Tatsuro Nakaji, Hajime Kobayashi, Tetsuo Okano, Yoshiaki Honda, Undrakh Bayarsaikhan, Terigele, Masato Hayashi, Tsutom Hiura, Reiko Ide, Susumu Igarashi, Koji Kajiwara, Syoji Kumikawa, Yuuichi Matsuoka, Takashi Nakano, Tomoko Nakano, Atsushi Okuda, Tomoaki Sato, Kaoru Tachiiri, Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Jiro Uchida, Kenlo Nishida Nasahara
    To article   To Data archive
  • Specimen-based records and geographic locations of carabid beetles (Coleoptera) collected mainly by Dr. Kazuo Tanaka
    Takeshi Osawa, Shin‐ichi Yoshimatsu, Yukinobu Nakatani
    To article   To Data archive
  • Structure and dynamics of a mountain riparian forest at an upstream valley in central Japan
    Atsuko S. Fukamachi, Naoaki Watanabe, Yoshinobu Hoshino, Masato Yoshikawa, Tomohiro Yoshida
    To article   To Data archive
  • Observation of leaf phenology of trees in a secondary deciduous broad-leaved forest in northern Chugoku mountain range, western Japan, from 2004 to 2016
    Yoshinobu Ozaki, Erika Kasai, Tamon Yamashita
    To article   To Data archive
  • Specimen-based records of geometrid, pyralid and crambid moths (Lepidoptera) with location information from the collection of Dr. Hiroshi Inoue
    Shin‐ichi Yoshimatsu, Daisuke Watabiki, Takeshi Osawa
    To article   To Data archive
  • Fact database of grassland vegetation in Japan
    Katsuhisa Shimoda, Michio Tsutsumi, Masakazu Higashiyama, Koji Nakagami
    To article   To Data archive
  • Traits database of tidal flat macrobenthos along the Northwest Pacific coast of Japan
    Takehisa Yamakita, Katsumasa Yamada, Hiroyuki Yokooka, Gen Kanaya
    To article   To Data archive
  • Distribution records of apple snails (Pomacea spp.) in Japan collected during 2017–2019 through a citizen science project for introduced species conducted by the Osaka Museum of Natural History
    So Ishida
    To article   To Data archive
  • Seed size and weight of 129 tree species in Japan
    Megumi K. Kimura, Inoue Mizuki, Ryoma Kawamura, Misato Koike, Ryo Furumoto, Buntarou Kusumoto, Akinori Fuji, Yasuhiro Kubota, Tsutomu Enoki
    To article   To Data archive
  • Dataset of forewing length of Japanese and Taiwanese butterfly species
    Ryosuke Nakadai, Takuya Kobayashi, Koya Hashimoto
    To article   To Data archive
  • Monitoring of seagrass along southern Andaman coast of Thailand
    Ekkalak Rattanachot, Milica Stankovic, Piyalap Tuntiprapas, Supaporn Prempree, Anchana Prathep
    To article   To Data archive
  • Acoustic monitoring data of anuran species inside and outside the evacuation zone of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant accident
    Akira Yoshioka, Noe Matsushima, Shoma Jingu, Nao Kumada, Ryoko Yokota, Kumiko Totsu, Keita Fukasawa
    To article   To Data archive
  • Field data for satellite validation and forest structure modeling in a pure and sparse forest of Picea glehnii in northern Hokkaido
    Tomoko K. Akitsu, Tatsuro Nakaji, Toshiya Yoshida, Rei Sakai, Wataru Mamiya, Terigele, Kentaro Takagi, Yoshiaki Honda, Koji Kajiwara, Kenlo N. Nasahara
    To article   To Data archive
  • Stream water quality in relation to watershed-scale practical forest management in a cool-temperate natural forest in northern Japan
    Karibu Fukuzawa, Fuyuki Satoh, Hideaki Shibata, Tatsuya Kamiura, Chikara Kozuka, Toshikazu Takanishi, Shintaro Hayakashi, Yuya Hirano, Wataru Mamiya, Yuri Yabuhara, Rei Sakai, Hiroshi Sugiyama, Hiroshi Masumoto, Naoko Fukuzawa, Tetsuji Takeda, Hideaki Morita, Makoto Yamanouchi, Junko Hasegawa, Toshiya Yoshida
    To article   To Data archive
  • Long-term monthly climate data at the forest stations of Kyoto University
    Hikaru Nakagawa, Atsushi Hasegawa, Daisuke Hayashi, Makoto Furuta, Yasunori Kishimoto, Yuta Miyagi, Kenta Ohashi, Yoshihiko Okabe, Takayuki Yamauchi, Masae I. Ishihara
    To article   To Data archive
  • Systematic forest inventory plots and their contribution to plant distribution and climate change impact studies in Thailand
    Yongyut Trisurat, Wichan Eiadthong, Weeraphart Khunrattanasiri, Somyot Saengnin, Auschada Chitechote, Sompoch Maneerat
    To article   To Data archive
  • Photographic records of plant phenology and spring river flush timing in a river lowland ecosystem at the taiga–tundra boundary, northeastern Siberia
    Tomoki Morozumi, Atsuko Sugimoto, Rikie Suzuki, Shin Nagai, Hideki Kobayashi, Shunsuke Tei, Shinya Takano, Ruslan Shakhmatov, Trofim Maximov
    To article   To Data archive
  • Bees and their floral visits in Sapporo in 1979 and 1989
    Takeshi Matsumura, Shoko Nakamura, Hisatomo Taki
    To article   To Data archive
  • Nitrate reductase activities in plants from different ecological and taxonomic groups grown in Japan
    Lina A. Koyama, Masakazu Terai, Naoko Tokuchi
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  • Plant trait database for Cryptomeria japonica and Chamaecyparis obtusa (SugiHinoki DB): Their physiology, morphology, anatomy and biochemistry
    Yoko Osone, Shoji Hashimoto, Tanaka Kenzo, Masatake G. Araki, Yuta Inoue, Koji Shichi, Jumpei Toriyama, Naoyuki Yamashita, Kenji Tsuruta, Shigehiro Ishizuka, Junko Nagakura, Kyotaro Noguchi, Kenji Ono, Hisao Sakai, Yoshimi Sakai, Tetsuya Sano, Hidetoshi Shigenaga, Yoshinori Shinohara, Kenichi Yazaki
    To article   To Data archive
  • 2019

  • Harmonized data on early stage litter decomposition using tea material across Japan
    Satoshi N. Suzuki, Mioko Ataka, Ika Djukic, Tsutomu Enoki, Karibu Fukuzawa, Mitsuru Hirota, Takuo Hishi, Tsutom Hiura, Kazuhiko Hoshizaki, Hideyuki Ida, Akira Iguchi, Yasuo Iimura, Takeshi Ise, Tanaka Kenta, Yoshifumi Kina, Hajime Kobayashi, Yuji Kominami, Hiroko Kurokawa, Kobayashi Makoto, Michinari Matsushita, Rie Miyata, Hiroyuki Muraoka, Tatsuro Nakaji, Masahiro Nakamura, Shigeru Niwa, Nam J. Noh, Takanori Sato, Tatsuyuki Seino, Hideaki Shibata, Ryo O. Suzuki, Koichi Takahashi, Tomonori Tsunoda, Tasuhiro Ustumi, Kenta Watanabe
    To article   To Data archive
  • Taxonomy, distribution and trait data sets of Japanese Collembola
    Takuo Hishi, Saori Fujii, Seikoh Saitoh, Tomohiro Yoshida, Motohiro Hasegawa
    To article   To Data archive
  • Long‐term (2005–2017) macromoth community monitoring at Mt. Jirisan National Park, South Korea
    Sei‐Woong Choi, Jeong‐Seop An, Nang‐Hee Kim, Sanghun Lee, Nahyun Ahn
    To article   To Data archive
  • Long‐term fauna and flora records of the experimental forests of the Forest Research Station of Hokkaido University, Japan
    Chisato Terada, TaeOh Kwon, Nobuko Kazahari, Osamu Kishida, Shunsuke Utsumi
    To article   To Data archive
  • Longitudinal and microhabitat distributions of fishes, amphibians, and reptiles and the environmental characteristics in the upper Yura River, Kyoto, Japan
    Hikaru Nakagawa
    To article   To Data archive
  • Long-term litter production in a lowland dipterocarp forest, Peninsular Malaysia from 1992 to 2017
    Kaoru Niiyama, Azizi Ripin, Masatoshi Yasuda, Tamotsu Sato, Nur Hajar Zamah Shari
    To article   To Data archive
  • A data set of long-term observation of aquatic vertebrates and associate environmental factors in a temperate stream, the Yura River, Kyoto, Japan
    Hikaru Nakagawa
    To article   To Data archive
  • Concentration of radioactive materials in small mammals collected from a restricted area in Fukushima, Japan since 2012
    Hiroko Ishiniwa, Tsukasa Okano, Akira Yoshioka, Masanori Tamaoki, Yasushi Yokohata, Junji Shindo, Noriko Azuma, Nobuyoshi Nakajima, Manabu Onuma
    To article   To Data archive
  • 2018

  • 8 million phenological and sky images from 29 ecosystems from the Arctic to the tropics: the Phenological Eyes Network
    Shin Nagai, Tomoko Akitsu, Taku M Saitoh, Robert C Busey, Karibu Fukuzawa, Yoshiaki Honda, Tomoaki Ichie, Reiko Ide, Hiroki Ikawa, Akira Iwasaki, Koki Iwao, Koji Kajiwara, Sinkyu Kang, Yongwon Kim, Kho Lip Khoon, Alexander V Kononov, Yoshiko Kosugi, Takahisa Maeda, Wataru Mamiya, Masayuki Matsuoka, Trofim C Maximov, Annette Menzel, Tomoaki Miura, Toshie Mizunuma, Tomoki Morozumi, Takeshi Motohka, Hiroyuki Muraoka, Hirohiko Nagano, Taro Nakai, Tatsuro Nakaji, Hiroyuki Oguma, Takeshi Ohta, Keisuke Ono, Runi Anak Sylvester Pungga, Roman E Petrov, Rei Sakai, Christian Schunk, Seikoh Sekikawa, Ruslan Shakhmatov, Yowhan Son, Atsuko Sugimoto, Rikie Suzuki, Kentaro Takagi, Satoru Takanashi, Shunsuke Tei, Satoshi Tsuchida, Hirokazu Yamamoto, Eri Yamasaki, Megumi Yamashita, Tae Kyung Yoon, Toshiya Yoshida, Mitsunori Yoshimura, Shinpei Yoshitake, Matthew Wilkinson, Lisa Wingate, Kenlo Nishida Nasahara
    To article   To Data archive
  • Global dataset for carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios of lotic periphyton
    Naoto F. Ishikawa, Hideyuki Doi, Jacques C. Finlay
    To article   To Data archive
  • Fish–prey interactions in, and associated data from, a temperate stream of the Yura River, Kyoto, Japan
    Hikaru Nakagawa; Yasuhiro Takemon
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  • Image dataset of ophiuroid and other deep sea benthic organisms in 2015 extracted from the survey off Sanriku, Japan, by the research following the Great East Japan Earthquake 2011
    Takehisa Yamakita; Hiroyuki Yokooka; Yoshihiro Fujiwara; Masaru Kawato; Shinji Tsuchida; Shojiro Ishibashi; Tadayuki Kurokawa; Katsunori Fujikura
    To article   To Data archive
  • Long-term data on forest regeneration after catastrophic windthrow in Tomakomai, Hokkaido, northern Japan
    Hiroki Itô; Takeshi Seki; Ikutaro Tsuyama; Shigeo Iida
    To article   To Data archive
  • 2017

  • Long-term zooplankton community records (1996–2017) for Lake Suwa (Japan)
    Masaki Sakamoto; Takamaru Nagata; Takayuki Hanazato; Yuichi Miyabara; Jin-Yong HaHo-Dong Park; Hideshige Toda; Hye-Ji Oh; Yusuke Oda; Kwang-Hyeon Chang
    To article   To Data archive
  • Acoustic monitoring data of avian species inside and outside the evacuation zone of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant accident
    Fukasawa, Keita, Mishima, Yoshio, Yoshioka, Akira, Kumada, Nao, Totsu, Kumiko
    To article   To Data archive
  • Native Mediterranean plants as potential food sources for natural enemies of insect pests in olive groves
    Nave, Crespí, Gonçalves, Campos, Torres
    To article   To Data archive
  • Seasonality of leaf litter and leaf area index data for various tree species in a cool-temperate deciduous broad-leaved forest, Japan, 2005–2014
    Nagai, Nasahara, Yoshitake, Saitoh
    To article   To Data archive
  • Seasonal leaf phenology data for 12 tree species in a cool-temperate deciduous broadleaved forest in Japan from 2005 to 2014
    Nagai, Nasahara
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  • 2016

  • Allometric and growth data of an evergreen oak, Quercus glauca, in a secondary broadleaved forest
    Itô, Sumida
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  • Comprehensive dataset of mangrove tree weights in Southeast Asia
    Komiyama et al.
    To article  To Data archive
  • Zooplankton abundance in the pelagic region of Lake Kasumigaura (Japan): monthly data since 1980
    Takamura et al.
    To article  To Data archive
  • Habitat-forming seaweeds in Japan (fucoids and temperate kelps)
    Kumagai et al.
    To article  To Data archive
  • Monitoring of the ground-dwelling beetle community and forest floor environment in 22 temperate forests across Japan
    Niwa et al.
    To article  To Data archive
  • Mammal assemblages recorded by camera traps inside and outside the evacuation zone of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident
    Fukasawa et al.
    To article  To Data archive
  • Larval host records of butterflies in Japan
    Saito et al.
    To article  To Data archive
  • Photosynthesis and primary production in Lake Kasumigaura (Japan) monitored monthly since 1981
    Takamura & Nakagawa
    To article  To Data archive
  • Compilation of Japanese fisheries statistics for the Japanese eel, Anguilla japonica, since 1894: a historical dataset for stock assessment
    Hakoyama et al.
    To article  To Data archive
  • 2015

  • Insect species recorded in sugarcane fields of Khon Kaen Province, Thailand, over three seasons in 2012
    Voraphab et al.
    To article  To Data archive
  • 5- and 10-km mesh datasets of agricultural land use based on governmental statistics for 1970–2005
    Osawa et al.
    To article  To Data archive
  • 2014

  • Aquatic vascular plants in Japanese lakes
    Nishihiro et al.
    To article  To Data archive
  • Biogeochemical nitrogen properties of forest soils in the Japanese archipelago
    Urakawa et al.
    To article  To Data archive
  • 2013

  • Monitoring records of plant species in the Hakone region of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Japan, 2001-2010
    Osawa
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  • Reflectance and transmittance spectra of leaves and shoots of 22 vascular plant species and reflectance spectra of trunks and branches of 12 tree species in Japan
    Noda et al.
    To article  To Data archive
  • 2012

  • Long-term hydrochemical monitoring in Oyasan Experimental Forest Watershed comprised of two small forested watersheds of Japanese cedar and Japanese cypress
    Urakawa et al.
    To article  To Data archive
  • Phytoplankton species abundance in Lake Kasumigaura (Japan) monitored monthly or biweekly since 1978
    Takamura & Nakagawa
    To article  To Data archive
  • The densities of bacteria, picophytoplankton, heterotrophic nanoflagellates and ciliates in Lake Kasumigaura (Japan) monitored monthly since 1996
    Takamura & Nakagawa
    To article  To Data archive
  • Nation-wide litter fall data from 21 forests of the Monitoring Sites 1000 Project in Japan
    Suzuki et. al.
    To article  To Data archive
  • 2011

  • Forest stand structure, composition, and dynamics in 34 sites over Japan
    Ishihara et. al.
    To article  To Data archive