CV

Educational Qualifications:

2007-2010  PhD, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Auckland, New Zealand. Supervisors: Drs. J. R. Beggs (The University of Auckland) & R. A. B. Leschen  (Landcare Research).

2005-2007  MSc, Graduate school of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Japan. Supervisor: Dr. T. Nishida (Kyoto University).

2001-2005  BSc, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University (Insect Ecology), Japan.

Professional Experience:

2016-present. CER postdoctoral researcher, Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University. Host: Dr. T Ohgushi (2016), Dr. J Takabayashi (2017)

2013-2016  JSPS postdoctoral fellow, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University. Advisor: Dr. M. Kato

2013 Nov- 2014 Mar. Visiting Scholar, The University of Montpellier II, France. Host: Dr. N. Mouquet

2011-2013  NEXT postdoctoral researcher, NEXT program (Funding Program for Next Generation World-leading Researchers), Graduate School of Science [2011-2012], Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies [2012-2013], Kyoto University. Advisor: Dr. H. Toju

2010-2011  NSF postdoctoral researcher, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University, USA. Advisor: Dr. B. D. Inouye

Achievements and Awards:

2015 Suzuki Award, Ecological Society of Japan. (Link: Award Giving Lecture)

2014-2015 Grants-in-Aid for Young Scientist (B). Evolution and maintenance of cooperation in metapopulations: experimental analysis), Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Link

2013-2015  Research Fellowships for Young Scientists (PD), Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

2010  Bruce Given Award (Best Oral Presentation), The Entomological Society of New Zealand.

2009  Merit, Faculty of Science Poster Competition, The University of Auckland.

2008  The 21st Anniversary Research Award, The Entomological Society of New Zealand.

2008  High Distinction, Faculty of Science Poster Competition, The University of Auckland.

2007-2010  Long-term International Doctoral Scholarship, Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology (MEXT).

Languages:

Japanese: mother tongue
English: fluent in oral, reading and writing
German: reading

Research Techniques:

Fieldwork, design of experiment, laboratory work in mycology and bacteriology, statistical analysis, population dynamics simulation, general identification of insects and fungi.

Teaching Experience:

2014 Genome Science, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Lecturer.

2008  BIOSCI320, Pure & Applied Entomology, The University of Auckland, Semester1, Demonstrator.

Conference Organisation:

2017 Evolutionary Community Ecology 2017. Kyoto University. Conference Organizer (with M Ushio). Link

2016 Evolutionary Community Ecology 2016. Kyoto University. Conference Organizer (with TN Suzuki). Supported by the Ecological Society of Japan. Link

2016 Alternative stable states: a unifying concept in global change ecology. Conference Organizer (with M Kondoh) Link

2015 Evolutionary Community Ecology 2015. Kyoto University. Conference Organizer (with T Kanao). Financially supported by the Ecological Society of Japan (2015-S01). Link

2015 The Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Japan, S04: Species coexistence and the niche. Organizer, Kagoshima. Link

2014 Evolutionary Community Ecology 2014. Kyoto University. Conference Organizer (with M Yamamichi). Financially supported by the Ecological Society of Japan (2014-S01). Link

2013 The Wild Mushroom Chase 2013: Natural history, ecosystem function and community interaction networks of the Kingdom Fungi. Kyoto University. Conference Organizer. Financially supported by the Ecological Society of Japan (2013-S01). Link

2009  The Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of New Zealand, member of organizing committee (coordinated programs of talks, compiled and edited abstract booklet, IT support)

Membership:

The Ecological Society of Japan
The Ecological Society of America

Selected Presentations:

Invited Talks:

Kadowaki K. 2017. Evolutionary community ecology: towards common principles linking evolution, biodiversity, and ecosystem functioning. Transdisciplinary Mie-Symposium 2017 on “Origin and evolution of complexity” (organized by Mie Prefectural Museum and International Research Unit of Advanced Future Studies Kyoto University). Mie Prefectural Museum.

Kadowaki K. 2017. Cooperators vs cheats in spatially structured environments. Transdisciplinary Symposium on Advanced Future Studies, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP), Kyoto University. Link

Kadowaki et al. 2015. Forecasting microorganism community response to environmental change: an ecological perspective. Synthetic ecosystem (organized by Dr. K Hosoda), Japanese Society for Cell Synthesis Research, Osaka University. Link

Kadowaki K. 2013. Does Common Mycelial Network Drive the Assembly of Forest Communities? Integrating large-scale immigration experiment with 454 next-generation sequencing (in Japanese). The Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Japan, Shizuoka, Japan.

Kadowaki K. 2012. Competition–colonization dynamics of spore-feeding beetles on the long-lived bracket fungi Ganoderma. Symposium: Interaction between Fungi and Animal (S05). The Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Japan, Shiga, Japan.

Oral:

Kadowaki K. 2013. Does Common Mycelial Network Drive the Assembly of Forest Communities? An Immigration Experiment in Mesocosm. The Annual Meeting of Ecological Society of America, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Kadowaki K., Inouye B. D. & Miller T. E. 2011. Assembly history dynamics of a pitcher-plant protozoan community in experimental microcosms. The Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, Texas, USA.

Kadowaki K., Leschen R. A. B. & Beggs J. R. 2010. Testing spore dispersal mutualism  in an obligate spore-feeding beetle Zearagytodes maculifer and  wood-decaying bracket fungus Ganoderma.The Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand.

Kadowaki K., Leschen R. A. B. & Beggs J. R. 2009. Extinction–colonization dynamics of a spore-feeding beetle community on the long-lived bracket fungi Ganoderma. International Congress of Ecology, Brisbane, Australia.

Kadowaki K., Leschen R. A. B. & Beggs J. R. 2009. Does spore-breaking capability predict host relationship of a spore-feeding beetle community on the wood-decaying bracket fungi Ganoderma? The Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand.

Kadowaki K., Leschen R. A. B. & Beggs J. R. 2008. Niche partitioning versus spatial mechanism–competitive coexistence of a spore-feeding beetle community on the wood-decaying bracket fungi Ganoderma. The Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Kadowaki K. & Nishida T. 2005. Mycophagous insect community inhabiting the wood-rotting polypore Cryptoporus volvatus. The Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Japan, Osaka, Japan.

Poster:

Kadowaki K., et al. 2015. Mycorrhizas and the ecology of forest succession. The 6th Congress of European Microbilogists (FEMS). Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Kadowaki K., Leschen R. A. B. & Beggs J. R. 2009. Extinction–colonization dynamics of a spore-feeding beetle community on the long-lived bracket fungi Ganoderma.The Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

Kadowaki K., Leschen R. A. B. & Beggs J. R. 2008. Life in miniature: competitive coexistence of a spore-feeding beetle community in a patchy, variable environment. The Annual Meeting of New Zealand Ecological Society, Auckland, New Zealand.

Kadowaki K. & Nishida T. 2007. Multi-scale spatial aggregations, hierarchical habitat structure and competitive coexistence of the mycophagous insect community on Cryptoporus volvatus. The Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Japan, Mastuyama, Ehime, Japan.

Seminars:
Centre for Ecological Research (Otsu), Florida State University (Tallahassee), Kyoto University (Kyoto), Landcare Research (Auckland), Nara Women’s University (Nara), Osaka University (Osaka), Ryukoku University (Kusatsu), Universite de Montpellier 2 (Montpellier), University of Auckland (Auckland), Utrecht University (Utrecht), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Amsterdam)

Miscellaneous (essays written in Japanese language):

Kadowaki K (2017) Meeting report: Evolutionary Community Ecology Symposium. Society of Evolutionary Studies Japan News. Vol.18. No.1. PDF

Kadowaki K (2016) Balance of Nature. Center for Ecological Research News. No.133. PDF

Review experience:

Ecology, Ecology Letters, Ecological Research, European Journal of Entomology, PLoS ONE, etc