Staff_Department of Plant Ecology


Dr Hiroyuki TOBITA

Position: Chief of Ecophysiology Laboratory

Mail Address: tobi atmark

Research Subjects: Plant Physiological Ecology; Forest Ecology; Nitrogen Fixation with Frankia

Selected Publications:

  1. Tobita, H., Yazaki, K., Harayama, H., Kitao, M. (2016) Responses of symbiotic N2 fixation in Alnus species to the projected elevated CO2 environment. Trees 30:523-537. DOI:10.1007/s00468-015-1297-x
  2. Tobita, H. , Nanami, S. , Hasegawa, S. , Yazaki, K. , Komatsu, M. and Kitao, M. (2015) Spatial Distribution of Regenerated Woody Plants in Alnus hirsuta (Turcz.) var. sibirica Stand in Japan. Open Journal of Forestry 5:210-220. DOI: 10.4236/ojf.2015.52019.
  3. Tobita, H., Hasegawa, F.S., Yazaki, K., Komatsu, M. and Kitao, M. (2013) Growth and N2 fixation in an Alnus hirsuta (Turcz.) var. sibirica stand in Japan. Journal of Biosciences 38(4):761-776. DOI: 10.1007/s12038-013-9369-9
  4. Tobita, H., Kucho, K. and Yamanaka, T. (2013) Abiotic factors influencing nitrogen-fixing actinorhizal symbioses. In: Ricardo Aroca (Ed.) Symbiotic Endophytes. Springer Berlin Heidelberg (Soil Biology Vol.37), pp. 103-122. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-39317-4_6
  5. Tobita, H., Uemura, A., Kitao, M., Kiaoka, S., Maruyama, Y. and Utsugi, H. (2011) Effects of elevated [CO2], soil nutrients and water conditions on photosynthetic and growth responses of Alnus hirsuta. Functional Plant Biology 38: 702-710. DOI:10.1071/FP11024
  6. Tobita, H., Hasegawa, F.S., Tian, X., Nanami, S. and Takeda, H. (2010) Spatial distribution and biomass of root nodules in a naturally regenerated stand of Alnus hirsuta (Turcz.) var. sibirica. Symbiosis 50: 77-86. DOI:10.1007/s13199-009-0032-z
  7. Tobita, H., Uemura, A., Kitao, M., Kitaoka, S. and Utsugi H. (2010) Interactive effects of elevated CO2, phosphorus deficiency, and soil drought on nodulation and nitrogenase activity in Alnus hirsuta and Alnus maximowiczii. Symbiosis 50: 59-66. DOI:10.1007/s13199-009-0037-7
  8. Tobita, H., Utsugi, H., Kitao, M., Kayama, M., Uemura, A., Kitaoka, S. and Maruyama, Y. (2010) Variation in photoinhibition among Sasa senanensis, Quercus mongolica, and Acer mono in the understory of a deciduous broad-leaved forest exposed to canopy gaps caused by typhoons. Trees 24: 307-319. DOI: 10.1007/s00468-009-0400-6
  9. Watanabe, Y., Tobita, H., Kitao, M., Maruyama, Y., Choi, D., Sasa, K., Funada, R. and Koike, T. (2008) Effects of elevated CO2 and nitrogen on wood structure related to water transport in seedlings of two deciduous broad-leaved tree species. Trees 22: 403-411. DOI:10.1007/s00468-007-0201-8
  10. Tobita, H., Kitao, M., Koike, T. and Maruyama, Y. (2005) Effects of elevated CO2 and nitrogen availability on nodulation of Alnus hirsuta (Turcz.). Phyton 45(4): 125-131.
  11. Tobita, H., Enoki, T., Kawaguchi, H. (1993) Effects of site conditions on natural regeneration in a Pinus thunbergii plantation on Mt. Tanakami. Bulletin of the Kyoto University Forest 65: 50-62 (in Japanese).

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