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Department of Forest Entomology

Insects are the most diverse group of organisms on earth, and forests are important habitats for insects. The Department of Forest Entomology covers various forest insects as research subjects, and develops technologies for controlling forest and mushroom pests and investigates biodiversity for maintaining and conserving forest ecosystems.

Researchers

  • SATO, Hiroki; Director
  • URANO, Tadahisa; (Team) Leader
  • KAGAYA, Etsuko; (Team) Leader

Insect Ecology Laboratory 

  • KITAJIMA, Hiroshi; Head
  • TAKI, Hisatomo
  • MUKAI, Hiromi
  • YOSHIMURA, Mayumi (Additional Post)

Insect Management Laboratory

  • TOKORO, Masahiko; Head
  • TAKATSUKA, Jun
  • TAKANASHI, Takuma
  • MATSUMOTO, Takeshi

Figure: Platypus quercivorus
The ambrosia beetle Platypus quercivorus: adult male (left) and distal segment of its antenna (right)

Figure: Xylocopa ogasawarensis
The endemic large carpenter bee of the Ogasawara Islands, Xylocopa ogasawarensis