Original articles

Shigyo, N., Umeki, K. & Hirao, T. (2024) Soil microbial identity explains home-field advantage for litter decomposition. New Phytologist, in press

Maki, T., Sannomiya, N., Hirao, T. & Fukui, D. (2024) Scale-dependent influences of environmental, historical, and spatial processes on taxonomic and functional beta diversity of Japanese bat assemblages. Ecology and Evolution 14: e11277

Tanigawa, K., Makino, Y., Miura, N., Umeki, K. & Hirao, T. (2022) Scale‑dependent habitat selection of sympatric mesocarnivore species in a cool temperate forest in eastern Japan. Mammalian Biology 102: 1901-1910

Haraguchi, R., Hirao, T. & Yamada, T. (2022) Detection and quantification of Serpula himantioides in the wood of Chamaecyparis pisifera butt rot trees by real-time PCR. Forests 13: 1429

Hirao, T., Fujii, M., Shigyo, N., Kojima, H. & Fukui, M. (2021) Influence of understory vegetation on soil bacterial communities and nitrogen cycling gene abundance in cool-temperate and sub-alpine forests along an elevational gradient. Pedobiologia 87-88: 150746

Takafumi, H., Kanno, Y., Abe, S., Abe, T., Enoki, T., Hirao, T., Hiura, T., Hoshizaki, K., Ida, H., Ishida, K., Maki, M., Masaki, T., Naoe, S., Noguchi, M., Otani, T., Sato, T., Sakimoto, M., Sakio, H., Takagi, M., Takashima, A., Tokuchi, N., Utsumi, S., Hidaka, A. & Nakamura, M. (2021) Assessing insect herbivory on broadleaf canopy trees at 19 natural forest sites across Japan. Ecological Research 36: 562-572

Shigyo, N. & Hirao, T. (2021) Saprotrophic and ectomycorrhizal fungi exhibit contrasting richness patterns along elevational gradients in cool-temperate montane forests. Fungal Ecology 50: 101036

Kamata, N., Sanguansub, S., Beaver, R.A., Saito, T. & Hirao, T. (2020) Investigating the factors influencing trap capture of bark and ambrosia beetles using long-term trapping data in a cool temperate forest in central Japan. Journal of Forest Research 25: 163-173

Yoshida, T., Igarashi, Y. & Hirao, T. (2020) Characterization of the complete chloroplast genome of Betula chichibuensis (Betulaceae), a critically endangered limestone birch. Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources 5: 2166-2167

Shigyo, N., Umeki, K. & Hirao, T. (2019) Seasonal dynamics of soil fungal and bacterial communities in cool-temperate montane forests. Frontiers in Microbiology 10: 1944

Okada, M., Hirao, T., Kaji, M. & Goto, S. (2019) Role of fallen logs in maintaining the species diversity of understory vascular plants in a mixed coniferous and broad-leaved forest in Hokkaido, northern Japan. Forest Ecology and Management 448: 249-255

Shigyo, N., Umeki, K. & Hirao, T. (2019) Plant functional diversity and soil properties control elevational diversity gradients of soil bacteria. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 95: fiz025

Umeki, K., Kawasaki, M., Shigyo, N. & Hirao, T. (2018) Inter- and intraspecific patterns in resprouting of trees in undisturbed natural forests along an elevational gradient in central Japan. Forests 9: 672

Saihanna, S., Tanaka, T., Okamura, Y., Kusumoto, B., Shiono, T., Hirao, T., Kubota, Y. & Murakami, M. (2018) A paradox of latitudinal leaf defense strategies in deciduous and evergreen broadleaved trees. Ecological Research 33: 1011-1017

Suzuki, S.N. & Hirao, T. (2018) Recruitment drives successional changes in the community-level leaf mass per area in a winter-deciduous broad-leaf forest. Journal of Vegetation Science 29: 756-764

Shigyo, N., Umeki, K., Ohashi, H., Kawada, K. & Hirao, T. (2017) Phylogenetic constraints to soil properties determine elevational diversity gradients of forest understory vegetation. Plant Ecology 218: 821-834

Igarashi, Y., Aihara, H., Handa, Y., Katsumata, H., Fujii, M., Nakano, K. & Hirao, T. (2017) Development and evaluation of microsatellite markers for the critically endangered birch Betula chichibuensis (Betulaceae). Applications in Plant Sciences 5: 1700016

Fujii, M., Hirao, T., Kojima, H. & Fukui, M. (2016) Planktonic bacterial communities in mountain lake ecosystems. In: Structure and function of mountain ecosystems in Japan: biodiversity and vulnerability to climate change (Ecological Research Monographs) (G. Kudo eds.), pp.145-169, Springer Japan, Tokyo

Fujii, M., Hirao, T., Kojima, H. & Fukui, M. (2015) Inter-taxonomic differences in bacterioplankton community assembly in oligotrophic mountain lakes of east Japan. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 75: 251-257

Hirao, T., Kubota, Y. & Murakami, M. (2015) Geographical patterns of butterfly species diversity in the subtropical Ryukyu Islands: the importance of a unidirectional filter between two source islands. Journal of Biogeography 42: 1418-1430

Kusumoto, D., Masuya, H., Hirao, T., Goto, H., Hamaguchi, K., Chou, W.-I., Suasa-ard, W., Buranapanichpan, S., Uraichuen, S., Kern-asa, O., Sanguansub, S., Panmongkol, A., Quang, T.P., Kahono, S., Sudiana, I.M. & Kamata, N. (2015) Comparison of sapwood discoloration in the logs of Fagaceae trees after inoculation with various virulent isolates of Raffaelea quercivora, the pathogen causing the mass mortality of Japanese oak trees. Plant Disease 99: 225-230

Kubota, Y., Hirao, T., Fujii, S.-J., Shiono, T. & Kusumoto, B. (2014) Beta diversity of woody plants in the Japanese Archipelago: roles of geohistorical and ecological processes. Journal of Biogeography 41: 1267-1276

Kusumoto, D., Masuya, H., Hirao, T., Goto, H., Hamaguchi, K., Chou, W.-I., Suasa-ard, W., Buranapanichpan, S., Uraichuen, S., Kern-asa, O., Sanguansub, S., Panmongkol, A., Quang, T.P., Kahono, S., Julistiono, H. & Kamata, N. (2014) Discoloration induced by Raffaelea quercivora isolates in Quercus serrata logs and its relation to phylogeny: a comparison among isolates with and without the Japanese oak wilt incidence including outside of Japan. Journal of Forest Research 19: 404-410

Nakadai, R., Murakami, M. & Hirao, T. (2014) Effects of phylogeny, leaf traits, and the altitudinal distribution of host plants on herbivore assemblages on congeneric Acer species. Oecologia 175: 1237-1245

Watanabe, K., Murakami, M., Hirao, T. & Kamata, N. (2014) Species diversity estimation of ambrosia and bark beetles in temperate mixed forests in Japan based on host phylogeny and specificity. Ecological Research 29: 299-307

Hirao, T., Murakami, M. & Kubota, Y. (2013) Species abundance distributions of moth and beetle assemblages in a cool-temperate deciduous forest. Insect Conservation and Diversity 6: 494-501

Kubota, Y., Hirao, T., Fujii, S.-J. & Murakami, M. (2011) Phylogenetic beta diversity reveals historical effects in the assemblage of the tree floras of the Ryukyu Archipelago. Journal of Biogeography 38: 1006-1008

Fukui, D., Hirao, T., Murakami, M. & Hirakawa, H. (2011) Effects of treefall gaps created by windthrow on bat assemblages in a temperate forest. Forest Ecology and Management 261: 1546-1552

Murakami, M. & Hirao, T. (2010) Lizard predation alters the effect of habitat area on the species richness of insect assemblages on Bahamian isles. Diversity and Distributions 16: 952-958

Murakami, M. & Hirao, T. (2010) Nestedness of insect assemblages on small Bahamian islands: importance of spatial processes. Insect Conservation and Diversity 3: 229-235

Hirao, T., Murakami, M. & Kashizaki, A. (2009) Importance of the understory stratum to entomofaunal diversity in a temperate deciduous forest. Ecological Research 24: 263-272

Murakami, M., Hirao, T., Iwamoto, J. & Oguma, H. (2008) Effects of windthrow disturbance on a forest bird community depend on spatial scale. Basic and Applied Ecology 9: 762-770

Murakami, M., Hirao, T. & Kasei, A. (2008) Effects of habitat configuration on host-parasitoid food web structure. Ecological Research 23: 1039-1049

Hirao, T., Murakami, M. & Oguma, H. (2008) Functional spatial scale of community composition change in response to windthrow disturbance in a deciduous temperate forest. Ecological Research 23: 249-258

Hirao, T., Murakami, M. & Kashizaki, A. (2008) Effects of mobility on daily attraction to light traps: comparison between lepidopteran and coleopteran communities. Insect Conservation and Diversity 1: 32-39

Hirao, T., Murakami, M., Iwamoto, J., Takafumi, H. & Oguma, H. (2008) Scale-dependent effects of windthrow disturbance on forest arthropod communities. Ecological Research 23: 189-196

Murakami, M., Ichie, T. & Hirao, T. (2008) Beta-diversity of lepidopteran larval communities in a Japanese temperate forest: effects of phenology and tree species. Ecological Research 23: 179-187

Hirao, T. & Murakami, M. (2008) Quantitative food webs of lepidopteran leafminers and their parasitoids in a Japanese deciduous forest. Ecological Research 23: 159-168

Hirao, T., Murakami, M., Kashizaki, A. & Tanabe, S.-I. (2007) Additive apportioning of lepidopteran and coleopteran species diversity across spatial and temporal scales in a cool-temperate deciduous forest in Japan. Ecological Entomology 32: 627-636

Murakami, M., Hirao, T. & Ichie, T. (2007) Comparison of lepidopteran larval communities among tree species in a temperate deciduous forest, Japan. Ecological Entomology 32: 613-620

Hirao, T., Murakami, M., Kogi, H., Kashizaki, A., Hirai, Y., Tanabe, S.-I., Inari, N., Yorozuya, H. & Toda, M.J. (2006) International Biodiversity Observation Year in Western-Pacific and Asian Region (DIWPA-IBOY): a case report on species rarity and spatio-temporal variability of species composition in Lepidoptera and Coleoptera communities from a temperate forest of northern Japan. Ecological Research 21: 811-818