Staff_Department of Plant Ecology


Dr Kenichi YAZAKI

Position: Senior Researcher, Ecophysiology Laboratory

Mail Address: kyazaki atmark

Research Subjects: Ecophysiology, water relations of tree, tree anatomy

Selected Publications:

  1. Yazaki K., Kuroda K., Nakano T., Kitao M., Tobita H., Ogasa M.Y., Ishida A. (2015) Recovery of physiological traits in saplings of invasive Bischofia tree compared with three species native to the Bonin Islands under successive drought and irrigation cycles. PLoS ONE 10(8): e0135117. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135117
  2. Yazaki K., Sano Y., Fujikawa S., Nakano T. and Ishida A. (2010) Response to dehydration and irrigation in invasive and native saplings: osmotic adjustment versus leaf shedding. Tree Physiology 30: 597–607. DOI:10.1093/treephys/tpq010
  3. Ishida A., Harayama H., Yazaki K., Ladpala P., Sasrisang A., Kaewpakasit K., Panuthai S., Staporn D., Maeda T., Gamo M., et al. (2010) Seasonal variations of gas exchange and water relations in deciduous and evergreen trees in monsoonal dry forests of Thailand. Tree Physiology 30: 935–945. DOI:10.1093/treephys/tpq025
  4. Ishida A., Nakano T., Yazaki K., Matsuki S., Koike N., Lauenstein D., Shimizu M., Yamashita N. (2008) Coordination between leaf and stem traits related to leaf carbon gain and hydraulics across 32 drought-tolerant angiosperms. Oecologia 156:193-202. DOI:10.1007/s00442-008-0965-6
  5. Ishida A., Diloksumpun S., Ladpala P., Staporn D., Panuthai S., Gamo M., Yazaki K., Ishizuka M., Puangchit L. (2006) Contrasting seasonal leaf habits of canopy trees between tropical dry-deciduous and evergreen forests in Thailand. Tree Physiology 26: 643–656. DOI:10.1093/treephys/26.5.643
  6. Ishida A., Yazaki K., Ang L.H. (2005). Ontogenetic transition of leaf physiology and anatomy from seedlings to mature trees of a rain forest pioneer tree, Macaranga gigantea. Tree Physiology 25: 513–522. DOI:10.1093/treephys/25.5.513
  7. Yazaki K., Ishida S., Kawagishi T., Fukatsu E., Maruyama Y., Kitao M., Tobita H., Koike T., Funada R. (2004) Effects of elevated CO2 concentration on growth, annual ring structure and photosynthesis in Larix kaempferi seedlings. Tree Physiology 24: 951–959. DOI:10.1093/treephys/24.9.941
  8. Yazaki K., Funada R., Mori S., Maruyama Y., Abaimov A., Kayama M., Koike T. (2001) Growth and annual ring structure of Larix sibirica grown at different carbon dioxide concentrations and nutrient supply rates. Tree Physiology 21: 1223–1229. DOI:10.1093/treephys/21.16.1223


  1. Ishida A, Yazaki K, Osone Y, Yamashita N. (2009) Ecophysiology of invasive trees in the Ogasawara Islands. Global Environmental Resarch (Japanese) 14: 85-88

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