• Katayama N., Kobayashi M. & Kishida O. (2016) An aquatic vertebrate can utilize amino acids from environmental water. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B (Accepted)
  • Takatsu K., Rudolf V. & Kishida O. (2016) Giant cannibals drive selection for inducible defense in heterospecific prey. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (Accepted).
  • Toju H., Kishida O., Katayama N. & Takagi K. (2016) Networks depicting the fine-scale co-occurrences of fungi in soil horizons. PLoS ONE (Accepted)
  • Hattori M., Kishida O., & Itino T. (2016) Soldiers with large weapons behave aggressively against predators: correlated morphological and behavioral defensive traits in a eusocial aphid. Insectes Sociaux (Accepted)
  • Yamaguchi A., Takatsu K. & Kishida O. (2016) Contacts with large, active individuals intensify the predation risk of small conspecifics. Ecology 97:3206-3218.
  • Yamaguchi A. & Kishida O. (2016) Antagonistic indirect interactions between large and small conspecific prey via a heterospecific predator.  Oikos 125:271-277.
  • Yamaguchi A. & Kishida O. (2016) Wintering larvae of Hyniobius retardatus salamander can consume prey invertebrates under very low temperatures. Salamandra 52:45-47


  • Katayama N., Kishida O., Sakai R., Hayakashi S., Miyoshi C., Ito K., Naniwa A., Yamaguchi A., Wada K., Kowata S., Koike Y., Tsubakimoto K., Ohiwa K., Sato H., Miyazaki T., Oiwa S., Oka T., Kikuchi S., Igarashi C., Chiba S., Akiyama Y., Takahashi H. & Takagi K. (2015) Response of a wild edible plant to human disturbance: harvesting can enhance the subsequent yield of bamboo shoots. PLoS ONE 10: e0146228.
  • Matsunami M., Kitano J., Kishida O., Michimae H., Miura T. & Nishimura K. (2015) Transcriptome analysis of predator- and prey-induced phenotypic plasticity in the Hokkaido salamander (Hynobius retardatus). Molecular Ecology 24:3064-3076.
  • Costa Z. & Kishida O. (2015) Nonadditive impacts of temperature and basal resource availability on predator-prey interactions and phenotypes. Oecologia 178:1215-1225.
  • Takatsu K. & Kishida O. (In press) Predator cannibalism can intensify negative impacts on heterospecific prey. Ecology 96:1887–1898.
  • Mori T., Yanagisawa Y., Kitani Y., Sugiyama M., Kishida O. & Nishimura K. (2015) Gene expression profiles in Rana pirica tadpoles following exposure to a predation threat. BMC Genomics 16:258.
  • Kishida O., Tezuka A., Ikeda A., Takatsu K. & Michimae H. (2015) Adaptive acceleration in growth and development of salamander hatchlings in cannibalistic situation. Functional Ecology 29:469-478.
  • Takatsu K. & Kishida O. (2015) Allometric equations for estimation of energy contents from body length for common amphibians (Hynobius retardatus and Rana pirica) in Hokkaido, Japan. Herpetology Notes 8:187-191.
  • Nosaka M., Katayama N. & Kishida O. (2015) Feedback between size balance and consumption strongly affects the consequences of hatching phenology in size-dependent predator–prey interactions. Oikos124:225-234.


  • Aguilos M., Takagi K., Liang N., Ueyama M., Fukuzawa K., Nomura M., Kishida O., Fukazawa T., Takahashi H., Kotsuka C., Sakai R., Ito K., Watanabe Y.,  Fujinuma Y., Takahashi Y., Murayama T.,  Saigusa N. & Sasa K. (2014) Dynamics of ecosystem carbon balance recovering from a clear-cutting in a cool-temperate forest. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 197:26-36.
  • Kishida O., Costa Z., Tezuka A. & Michimae H. (2014) Inducible offenses affect predator-prey interactions and life history plasticity in both predators and prey. Journal of Animal Ecology. 83:899-906.
  • Katayama N., Silva A., Kishida O., Ushio M., Kita S. & Ohgushi T. (2014) Herbivorous insect decreases plant nutrient uptake: role of soil nutrient availability and association of below-ground symbionts. Ecological Entomology. 39: 511-518.


  • Hattori M., Kishida O. & Itino T. (2013) Soldiers with large weapons in predator-abundant midsummer: reproductive plasticity in a eusocial aphid. Evolutionary Ecology. 27:847–862.
  • Katayama N., Silva A., Kishida O. & Ohgushi T. (2013) Aphids decelerate litter nitrogen mineralization through changes in litter quality. Ecological Entomology. 38:627-630.
  • Kishida O. & Tezuka A. (2013) Overwintered Hynobius retardatus salamander larvae can induce defensive bulgy morph in Rana pirica tadpoles. Herpetology Notes. 6: 183-185.
  • Takatsu K. & Kishida O. (2013) An offensive predator phenotype selects for an amplified defensive phenotype in its prey. Evolutionary Ecology. 27:1-11.
  • Hattori M., Kishida O. & Itino T. (2013) Buying time for colony mates: the anti-predatory function of soldiers in the eusocial aphid Ceratovacuna japonica (Homoptera, Hormaphidinae) Insectes Sociaux. 60:15-21.


  • Mori T., Kitani Y., Ogihara J., Sugiyama M., Yamamoto G., Kishida O., Nishimura K. (2012) Histological and MS spectrometric analyses of the modified tissue of bulgy form tadpoles induced by salamander predation. Biology Open. 1:308-317.


  • Kishida O., Trussell GC., Ohno A., Kuwano S., Ikawa T. & Nishimura K. (2011) Predation risk suppresses the positive feedback between size-structure and cannibalism. Journal of Animal Ecology. 80:1278-1287.
  • Mougi A., Kishida O. & Iwasa Y. (2011) Coevolution of phenotypic plasticity: why are inducible offenses rarer than inducible defenses? Evolution. 65:1079-1087.


  • Kishida O., Trussell GC., Mougi A. & Nishimura K. (2010) Evolutionary ecology of inducible morphological plasticity in predator-prey interaction: toward the practical links with population ecology. Population Ecology.52:37-46.


  • Kishida O., Trussell GC., Nishimura K. & Ohgushi T. (2009) Inducible defenses in prey intensify predator cannibalism. Ecology. 90:3150-3158.
  • Kishida O., Trussell GC. & Nishimura K. (2009) Top-down effects on antagonistic inducible defense and offence. Ecology. 90:1217-1226.
  • Mougi A. & Kishida O. (2009) Reciprocal phenotypic plasticity can lead to stable predator-prey interaction. Journal of Animal Ecology. 78:1172-1181.
  • Mori T., Kawachi H., Imai C., Sugiyama M., Kurata Y., Kishida O. & Nishimura K. (2009) A novel uromodulin-like gene relating predator induced bulgy morph of tadpoles by functional microarray. PLoS ONE. 4:e5936.


  • Kishida O., Trussell GC. & Nishimura K. (2007) Geographic variation in a predator-induced defense and its genetic basis. Ecology. 88:1948-1954.
  • Iwami T., Kishida O. & Nishimura K. (2007) Direct and indirect induction of a compensatory phenotype that alleviates the costs of an inducible defense. PLoS ONE. 2:e1084.


  • Kishida O., Mizuta Y. & Nishimura K. (2006) Reciprocal phenotypic plasticity in a predator-prey interaction between larval amphibians. Ecology. 87:1599-1604.
  • Kishida O. & Nishimura K. (2006) Flexible architecture of inducible morphological defenses. Journal of Animal Ecology.75:705-712.


  • Mori T., Hiraka I, Kurata Y, Kawachi H, Kishida O.& Nishimura K. (2005) Genetic basis of phenotypic plasticity for predator-induced morphological defenses in anuran tadpole, Rana prirca, using cDNA subtraction and microarray analysis. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 330:1138-1145.
  • Kishida O. & Nishimura K. (2005) Multiple inducible defenses against multiple predators. Evolutionary Ecology Research. 7:619-631.


  • Kishida O. & Nishimura K. (2004) Bulgy tadpoles: inducible defense morph. Oecologia.140:414-421.


  • Nishimura, K. & Kishida O. (2001) Coupling of two competitive systems via density dependent migration. Ecological Research. 16:359-368.