Laboratory of Animal Ecology, Dept. fo Zoology,
Last update 09/08/10
Katsutoshi WATANABE, Ph.D
Department of Zoology, Division of Biological Science,
Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
Kitashirakawa-Oiwakecho, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan
TEL & FAX +81-75-753-4079
Education (Academic degrees):
|March 1990||BA --- Faculty of Fisheries, Mie University (Mie, Japan)|
|March 1992||MA --- Graduate School of Fisheries, Tokyo University of Fisheries (Tokyo, Japan)|
|March 1995||PhD --- Graduate School of Fisheries, Tokyo University of Fisheries (Tokyo, Japan)|
|Apr 1995--Mar 1998||Research student --- Graduate School of Fisheries, Tokyo University of Fisheries (Tokyo, Japan)|
|Oct 1997--Mar 2000||Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS fellow, PD) --- Fukui Prefectural University (Fukui, Japan) (--Mar 1999), Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo (Toyo, Japan) (--Mar 2000)|
|Apr 2000--Jun 2000||Research Associate of JSPS Research for the Future Program --- Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo (Toyo, Japan)|
|Jul 2000--Mar 2003||Associate Professor ---Faculty of Science, Nara Women's University (Nara, Japan)|
|Apr 2003--Present||Associate Professor --- Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University (Kyoto, Japan)|
Main Research Themes:
1. Phylogeny and Phylogeography of the East Asian Freshwater Fishes, based on Morphology, Fossils, and DNA Markers
Bagrid catfish (Pseuodobagus and relatives), some cyprinids including minnows (Pseudorasbora), Chinese cave fish (Sinocyclochelus), etc., threespine sticklebacks (Gasterosteus), and others
2. Conservation Ecology and Genetics
Bagrid catfish (Pseudobagrus ichikawai), bittering (Tanakia tanago), Kirikuchi charr (Salvelinus leucomaenis japonicus), threespine sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus)
Selected publication list:
(-> complete list)
Takahashi, T., K. Watanabe, H. Munehara, L. Ruber and M. Hori. In press. Evidence for divergent natural selection of a Lake Tanganyika cichlid inferred from repeated radiations in body size. Molecular Ecology, 18: 3110-3119. Doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04248.x (2009)
Watanabe, K. 2008. Diel activity and reproductive territory of the Japanese bagrid catfish, Pseudobagrus ichikawai. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 81(1): 77--86. Doi: 10.1007/s10641-006-9173-6 (2006)
Takahashi, R., K. Watanabe, M. Nishida, M. Hori. 2007. Evolution of feeding specialization in Tanganyikan scale-eating cichlids: a molecular phylogenetic approach. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 7:195. Doi:10.1186/1471-2148-7-195
Watanabe, K. and M. Nishida. 2003. Genetic population structure of Japanese
bagrid catfishes. Ichthyol. Res., 50: 140--148.
Watanabe, K., S. Mori and M. Nishida. 2003. Genetic relationships and origin of two geographic groups of the freshwater threespine stickleback, 'Hariyo'. Zool. Sci., 20: 265--274.
Watanabe, K., K. Iguchi, K. Hosoya and M. Nishida. 2000. Phylogenetic relationships of the Japanese minnows, Pseudorasbora (Cyprinidae), as inferred from mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene sequences. Ichthyol. Res., 47: 43--50.
Watanabe, K. and T. Uyeno. 1999. Fossil bagrid catfishes from Japan and their zoogeography, with description of a new species, Pseudobagrus ikiensis. Ichthyol. Res., 46: 397--412.
Watanabe, K. 1998. Parsimony analysis of the distribution pattern of Japanese primary freshwater fishes, and its application to the distribution of the bagrid catfishes. Ichthyol. Res., 45: 259--270.
Watanabe, K. 1994. Mating behavior and larval development of Pseudobagrus ichikawai (Siluriformes: Bagridae). Japan. J. Ichthyol., 41: 243--251.[pdf]