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Ikuyo SAEKI (Ph.D.)
 Certificate Programme on Nature Conservation
 World Heritage Studies & World Cultural Heritage Studies
 Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
 University of Tsukuba
Address: 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8571, Japan
Email: saeki.ikuyo.ge ++ u.tsukuba.ac.jp (please change ++ to at mark)

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July 2007. Michigan, USA
"Thanks so much for many encouraging messages from abroad after the Japan earthquakes. Fortunately, my family, relatives, and friends are all fine. I hope that we can get over this tough time with love and friendship." (March 27, 2011)

Research Interest

Effects of landscape and ecosystem properties and processes on plant species occurrence, diversity, and evolution; application of landscape ecology to conservation, restoration, and management of terrestrial ecosystems; ecology and management of wetlands and riparian forest ecosystems: ecology, biology, and evolution of woody plants of temperate zones in Japan and North America. [Fields of Study: Conservation Ecology, Forest Ecology, Biogeography]

Education

Ph.D.

2006, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, United Graduate School of Agricultural Science.

Dissertation: “Application of the landscape ecosystem approach for conservation of the endangered Japanese red maple and the wetland ecosystems that support it.” Advisor: Dr. Akira Kameyama (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology) and Dr. Burton V. Barnes (University of Michigan).

M.S.

1998, University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources and Environment.

Master’s thesis: “The effects of clear and partial cuts on oak regeneration in northern Lower Michigan.” Advisor: Dr. John A. Witter (University of Michigan).

B.S.

1996, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Department of Agriculture.


Work Experiences

Associate professor, Certificate Programme on Nature Conservation, World Heritage Studies & World Cultural Heritage Studies, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, April 2014 – Present.

Assistant professor, Tomakomai Experimental Forest, Hokkaido University, April 2013 – March 2014.


Post-doctoral research fellow of the Monitaling-Site-1000 Project, May 2012 – March 2013.


Post-doctoral Fellow. Research fellow of the Global COE Program, Yokohama National University, April 2010 – March 2012.


Post-doctoral Fellow. Research fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) for young scientists. Department of Biological Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University, April 2007 – March 2010.


Visiting Lecturer. Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. "Restoration Ecology" October 2008 –February 2012.


Government Officer. Forest Technician. Forestry Agency of Japan, April 1999–March 2003.


Selected Publications

13. Saeki, I., S. Niwa, N. Osada, F. Hyodo, T. Ohta, Y. Oishi, and T. Hiura. 2017. Adaptive significance of arboreality: field evidence from a tree-climbing land snail. Animal Behaviour 127: 53-66.
Press release (English)
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http://www.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/research-list/p201703311445
Press release (Japanese): https://www.tsukuba.ac.jp/attention-research/p201703311400.html

12. Saeki, I., F. Koike, and N. Murakami. 2015. Comparative phylogeography of wetland plants in central Honshu, Japan: Evolutionary legacy of ancient refugia. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 179: 78-94.


11.
Saeki, I., A. Kitazawa, A. Abe, K. Minemoto and F. Koike. 2014. Phylogeography of a rare orchid, Vexillabium yakushimense: Comparison of populations in central Honshu and the Nansei Island chain, Japan. Plant Systematics and Evolution 300: 1-12.

10.
Saeki, I., S. Iida, F. Koike, Y. Kobayashi and K. Hiratsuka. 2012. Chloroplast DNA phylogeography of Sanguisorba officinalis: an indicator of the Satoyama landscape. Journal of the Japanese Society of Revegetation Technology 38(1): 115-120 (in Japanese with English sumamry)

9. Saeki, I., C. W. Dick, B. V. Barnes, and N. Murakami. 2011. Comparative phylogeography of red maple (Acer rubrum L.) and silver maple (A. saccharinum L.): impacts of habitat specialization, hybridization and glacial history. Journal of Biogeography 38: 992-1005.

8. Osanai, A., A. Kameyama, and I. Saeki. 2010. Effects of Water Level and Competing Species on Growth and Reproduction of Penthorum chinense: Basis for Habitat Restoration. Wetland Research 1: 33-42 (in Japanese with English Summary)

7. Saeki, I. 2010. Juvenile sprouting ability of the endangered maple, Acer pycnanthum. Landscape and Ecological Engineering 6: 1-9.

6. Saeki, I. and N. Murakami. 2009. Chloroplast DNA phylogeography of the endangered maple, Acer pycnanthum: the spatial configuration of wetlands shapes genetic diversity. Diversity and Distributions 15: 917-927.

5. Saeki, I. 2008. Sexual reproductive biology of the endangered Japanese red maple (Acer pycnanthum). Ecological Research 23: 719-727.

4. Saeki, I. 2007. Effects of tree cutting and mowing on plant species composition and diversity of the wetland ecosystems dominated by the endangered maple, Acer pycnanthum. Forest Ecology and Management 242:733–746.

3. Saeki, I. 2005. Ecological occurrence of the endangered Japanese red maple, Acer pycnanthum: base line for ecosystem conservation. Landscape and Ecological Engineering 1:135-147.

2. Saeki, I. 2005. Application of aerial survey for detecting a rare maple species and endangered wetland ecosystems. Forest Ecology and Management 216:283-294.

1. Barnes, B.V., I. Saeki, and A. Kitazawa. 2004. Occurrence and landscape ecology of a rare disjunct maple species, Acer pycnanthum, and comparison with Acer rubrum. Environmental Reviews 12:163-196.

<Primer Note/ Short Communications>
2. Saeki, I., S. Niwa, and N. Osada. (in press) Predation of a rare arboreal land snail (Euhadra brandtii sapporo) by introduced common raccoon (Procyon lotor). Venus.

1. Saeki, I., A. S. Hirao, and T. Kenta. 2015. Development and evaluation of microsatellite markers for Acer miyabei (Sapindaceae), a threatened maple species in East Asia. Applications in Plant Sciences 3(6): 1500020Primer Note


<Review / Opinion>
5. Saeki, I. 2015. Conservation biology at field research stations: five potential roles in forest ecosystem management. Biodiversity 16: 42-46.

4. Saeki, I., M. Yokogawa, N. Sashimura, K. Ashizawa, M. Ohtani, M. Kawano, K. Akashi, and R. Furumoto. 2013. Endangered ecosystems: an approach beyond conservation of species. Japanese Journal of Conservation Ecology 18: 187-201. (in Japanese with English summary.)

3. Saeki, I. 2011. Acer pycnanthum. Curtis's Botanical Magazine 28: 141-153. ( Invited Arictle)


2. Saeki, I. 2006. Natural history of Japanese red maple (Acer pycnanthum K. Koch): Review. Natural History Reports of Inadani 7: 83-92.

1. Okada, I. 1998. Restoration and management of coppices in Japan. Ecological Restoration North America 17 (1&2): 31-38.


Presentations in International Meetings

8. Saeki, I., A. Kitazawa, A. Abe, K. Minemoto, and F. Koike. 2013. Phylogeography of a rare orchid, Vexillabium yakushimense: Comparison of populations in central Honshu and the Nansei islands, Japan. Asia Pacific Orchid Conference. (Oral) Okinawa, Japan.

7. Saeki, I., F. Koike, and N. Murakami. 2011. Identification of hotspots of genetic diversity: Overlaying multiple phylogeographic information of endangered wetland plants in central Honshu, Island, Japan. International Congress for Conservation Biology (Oral) Auckland, New Zealand.

6. Saeki, I. 2009. Application of the landscape ecosystem approach for conservation of the endangered Japanese red maple and the ecosystems that support it. First ASIAHORCs Joint Symposium
(Postor) Nagoya, Japan.

5. Saeki, I., N. Murakami, and B. V. Barnes. 2008. Comparative phylogeography of American and Japanese red maples based on chloroplast and nuclear ribosomal DNA . 93th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America. (Postor) Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

4. Saeki, I. 2006. Effects of tree cutting and mowing on plant species composition and diversity of the rare maple-dominated wetlands. International conference on ecological restoration in East Asia. (Oral) Osaka, Japan

3. Saeki, I. 2006. Plant species composition and diversity of the wetland ecosystems dominated by the endangered Japanese red maple. International symposium on wetland restoration 2006. (Poster) Otsu, Shiga, Japan.

2. Saeki, I., and B.V. Barnes. 2004. Occurrence and landscape ecology of a rare disjunct maple species, Acer pycnanthum. IUFRO International Workshop, Landscape Ecology 2004, Conservation and Management of Fragmented Forest Landscapes. (Oral) Tsukuba, Ibarak, Japan

1. Saeki, I, and B.V. Barnes. 2004. Occurrence and landscape ecology of a rare disjunct maple species: Acer pycnanthum. 89th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America. (Oral) Portland, Oregon, USA

Grants and Awards

Grants-in-Aid for Research Activity scientific research C. 4,940,000 yen, 2017-2020.

Mitsui Environmental Fund. 6,000,000 yen, 2014-2017.


Fujiwara Natural History Fund. 400,000 yen, 2014-2015.

Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity start-up. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). 2,730,000 yen, 2013–2015.

Nacs-J Pro Natura Fund. 1,300,000 yen, 2011–2012.

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) for young scientists, 2007–2010.


Interdisciplinary Research Institute of Environmental Sciences Fund, 300,000 yen, 2006–2007.

The Japan Science Society Fund, 510,000 yen, 2005–2006.

Sumitomo Foundation Fund, 800,000 yen, 2003–2004.


Contact Address

Ikuyo SAEKI
Certificate Programme on Nature Conservation
World Heritage Studies & World Cultural Heritage Studies
Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
University of Tsukuba
1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8571, Japan
Email: saeki.ikuyo.ge ++ u.tsukuba.ac.jp (please change ++ to at mark)


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