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Iwasa Yoh

Date of Birth
1952
Laboratory Address
Department of Biosciences, School of Science and Technology, Kwansei-Gakuin University, Gakuen 2-1, Sanda, Hyogo
Research Fields, Keywords
mathematical model, ecology, evolution, developmental biology
Research Outline
Yoh Iwasa received PhD from Kyoto University (Theoretical Biophysics) in 1980. After postdoctoral studies at Stanford and Cornell, he joined the faculty of Department of Biology, Kyushu University in 1985. Dr Yoh Iwasa started his carrier in the theoretical study of ecology, evolution, and animal behavior, including the evolution of mate preference, the dynamics of tropical forests, and social-ecological coupled dynamics for ecosystem management. More recently he has also been working on biological rhythm, cancer, development, and immune system, as well as cultural/social studies. He has repeatedly found that the same mathematical and computational methods are applicable to diverse branches of biology, and similar concepts are able to give insights in different subfields of life sciences. Director, Institute of Advanced Study Kyushu University (since 2010). FHM of American Academy of Arts and Sciences (since 2006). Co-Chief-Editor of Journal of Theoretical Biology (since 2005), and the editorial boards of numerous ecology and mathematical biology journals, including Journal of Mathematical Biology, Bulleting of Mathematical Biology, Theoretical Population Biology, Mathematical Biosciences, Evolutionary Ecology Research, Theoretical Ecology, Plant Ecology, and 12 journals.. Laureates of the Akira-Okubo prize of Society for mathematical biology /JSMB (2018), the Ecological Society of Japan award (2003), and Motoo-Kimura memorial prize of SCSJ (2003).
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Graduating School 【 display / non-display

  • Graduating School:Kyoto University
    Faculty:Faculty of Science

    Kind of school:University
    Date of graduation:1975.03
    Completion status:Graduated
    Country location code:JAPAN

Graduate School 【 display / non-display

  • Graduate school:Kyoto University
    Graduate course:Graduate School, Division of Natural Science
    Major:Department of Biophysics

    Course completed:Doctor's Course
    Date of completion:1980.03
    Completion status:Completed
    Country location code:JAPAN

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Degree name:Bachler of Science
    Classified degree field:Science
    Degree awarding institution:Kyoto University
    Acquisition way:Coursework
    Date of acquisition:1975.03

  • Degree name:Master of Science
    Classified degree field:Biophysics
    Degree awarding institution:Kyoto University
    Acquisition way:Coursework
    Date of acquisition:1977.03

External Career 【 display / non-display

  • Name of affiliation:Kyoto University
    Career:Postdoctoral Fellow
    Periods of career:1980.04 - 1981.09

  • Name of affiliation:Stanford University
    Department of affiliation:Department of Biological Sciences
    Career:Postdoctoral Fellow
    Periods of career:1981.10 - 1983.10

  • Name of affiliation:Cornell University
    Department of affiliation:Ecosystem Research Center
    Career:Researcher
    Periods of career:1983.11 - 1985.01

  • Name of affiliation:
    Career:Assistant Professor
    Periods of career:1985.01 - 1992.03

  • Name of affiliation:
    Career:Professor
    Periods of career:1992.03 - 1999.03

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Academic Society Affiliations 【 display / non-display

  • Affiliated academic society:Science Council of Japan (Council Member)

    Academic country located:JAPAN

  • Affiliated academic society:The American Academy of Arts and Sciences (FHM)

    Academic country located:UNITED STATES

  • Affiliated academic society:Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Senior Program Officer, RCSS)

    Academic country located:JAPAN

  • Affiliated academic society:Ecological Society of Japan (Board of Director)

    Academic country located:JAPAN

  • Affiliated academic society:Japanese Society for Mathematical Biology

    Academic country located:JAPAN

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Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification) 【 display / non-display

  • Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification):Ecology/Environment

  • Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification):Biophysics

  • Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification):Evolutionary biology

 

Thesis for a degree 【 display / non-display

  • Written language: Japanese
    Title of paper: Mathematical Study of Adaption and Evolution of Life History and
    Date of degree awarded: 1980.03
    Name of author(s): Yoh Iwasa

    Co-author classification: Single Work

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Written language: English
    Title of paper: Conflict theory of genomic imprinting in mammals
    Publication title: POPULATION ECOLOGY  vol.62  (1)  (p.28 - 37)
    Date of issue: 2020.01
    Name of author(s): Iwasa Yoh

    DOI: 10.1002/1438-390X.12016
    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)
    Co-author classification: Single Work

  • Written language: English
    Title of paper: Chemical mimicry or crypsis-the evolutionary game played by parasitic ants invading other colonies
    Publication title: THEORETICAL ECOLOGY  vol.12  (3)  (p.391 - 399)
    Date of issue: 2019.09
    Name of author(s): Satoi Shinsuke, Iwasa Yoh

    DOI: 10.1007/s12080-018-0406-z
    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)
    Co-author classification: Joint Work

  • Written language: English
    Title of paper: Variation in plastic responses to light results from selection in different competitive environments-A game theoretical approach using virtual plants
    Publication title: PLOS COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY  vol.15  (8)
    Date of issue: 2019.08
    Name of author(s): Bongers Franca J., Douma Jacob C., Iwasa Yoh, Pierik Ronald, Evers Jochem B., Anten Niels P. R.

    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1007253
    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)
    Co-author classification: Joint Work

  • Written language: English
    Title of paper: Social evolution leads to persistent corruption
    Publication title: PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  vol.116  (27)  (p.13276 - 13281)
    Date of issue: 2019.07
    Name of author(s): Lee Joung-Hun, Iwasa Yoh, Dieckmann Ulf, Sigmund Karl

    DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1900078116
    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)
    Co-author classification: Joint Work

  • Written language: English
    Title of paper: How do toxicants affect epidemiological dynamics?
    Publication title: OIKOS  vol.128  (5)  (p.729 - 740)
    Date of issue: 2019.05
    Name of author(s): Booton Ross D., Iwasa Yoh, Childs Dylan Z.

    DOI: 10.1111/oik.05654
    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)
    Co-author classification: Joint Work

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Academic Activity 【 display / non-display

  • Affiliated academic society:Science Council of Japan (Council Member)
    Position, Role:Council member, Chair of integrative biology committee
    Period:2017.10 - 2020.09

  • Affiliated academic society:Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Senior Program Officer, RCSS)
    Position, Role:Senior Program Committee of RCSS (Biological Sciences)
    Period:2016.04 - 2019.03

  • Affiliated academic society:The American Academy of Arts and Sciences (FHM)
    Position, Role:Foreign Honorary Member
    Period:2007.10 -

  • Affiliated academic society:Ecological Society of Japan (Board of Director)
    Position, Role:Boad of directors, Ecological Society of Japan
    Period:2018.01 - 2019.12