Yuji Tokumoto

Research Interests

Plant reproductive ecology, biodiversity, plant-insect interaction, plant breeding, flowering phenological diversity and evolution


Education and Professional Positions

2020 - present Invited lecturer, Yokohama City University, Japan
2018 - 2020 Project Assistant Professor, Yokohama City University, Japan
2018 - present Post-doctoral fellow, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2018 - 2020 Lecturer (part-time), Nihon Fukushi University, Japan
2017 - 2020 Copy editor, Ecological Research, Ecological Society of Japan, Japan
2017 - 2018 Lecturer (part-time), Kinjo Gakuin University, Japan
2017 Lecturer (part-time), Doho University, Japan
2017 - 2018 Postdoctoral researcher, Nagoya University, Japan
2016 - 2018 Postdoctoral researcher, National Institute for Basic Biology, Japan
2016 Supporting staff, National Institute for Basic Biology, Japan
2016 - 2017 Visiting researcher, Nagoya University, Japan
2014- 2016 Invited researcher, Osaka University, Japan
2014- 2016 Researcher, Hitachi Zosen Corporation, Japan
2013 - 2014 Visiting researcher, Nagoya University, Japan
2010 - 2013 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellow, JSPS, Japann
2010 - 2013 Ph.D. in Bioagricultural Science, Nagoya University, Japan
2008 - 2010 M.Sc. in Bioagricultural Science, Graduate School of Bioagricultural Science, Nagoya University, Japan
2003 - 2008 B.Sc. in Agricultural Science Department of Agriculture, Nagoya University, Japan

Selected Publications

  • Tokumoto Y., Hashimoto K., Soyano T., Aoki S., Iwasaki W., Fukuhara M., Nakagawa T., Saeki K., Yokoyama J., Fujita H., Kawaguchi M. (2020). Assessment of plant characteristics of Polygala paniculata (Polygalaceae) for evolutionary studies of legume-rhizobia symbiosis. Journal of Plant Research. 133: 109-122. DOI: 10.1007/s10265-019-01159-x
  • Tokumoto Y., Matsushita M., Kishimoto-Yamada K., Nikkeshi A., Isogimi T., Nakagawa M. (2019). Floral visitors and reproductive success in two sequentially flowering Lindera shrubs (Lauraceae) of central Japan. Journal of Forest Research 24: 42-51. DOI: 10.1080/13416979.2018.1542764
  • Tokumoto Y., Uefuji H., Yamamoto N., Kajiura H., Takeno S., Suzuki N., Nakazawa Y. (2017). Gene coexpression network for trans-1,4-polyisoprene biosynthesis involving mevalonate and methylerythritol phosphate pathways in Eucommia ulmoides Oliver. Plant Biotechnology 34: 165-172. DOI: 10.5511/plantbiotechnology.17.0619a
  • Kajiura H., Suzuki N., Tokumoto Y., Yoshizawa T., Takeno S., Fujiyama K., Kaneko Y., Matsumura H., Nakazawa Y. (2017). Two Eucommia farnesyl diphosphate synthases exhibit distinct enzymatic properties leading to end product preferences. Biochimie 139: 95-106. DOI: 10.1016/j.biochi.2017.05.001
  • Tokumoto Y., Kajiura H., Takeno S., Harada Y., Suzuki N., Hosaka T., Gyokusen K., Nakazawa Y. (2016). Induction of tetraploid hardy rubber tree, Eucommia ulmoides, and phenotypic differences from diploid. Plant Biotechnology 33: 51-57. DOI: 10.5511/plantbiotechnology.15.1219a
  • Tokumoto Y., Nakagawa M. (2016). Climate-induced abortion and predation: reproductive success of the pioneer shrub Dillenia suffruticosa in Malaysian Borneo. Journal of Tropical Ecology 32: 50-62. DOI: 10.1017/S0266467415000632
  • Oshima C., Tokumoto Y., Nakagawa M. (2015). Biotic and abiotic drivers of dipterocarp seedling survival following mast fruiting in Malaysian Borneo. Journal of Tropical Ecology 31: 129-137. DOI: 10.1017/S026646741400073X