Yasuhiro Takemon

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Yasuhiro Takemon
Kyoto University
Disaster Prevention Research Institute
Job title
Associate Professor
Dr of Science(Kyoto University)
Other affiliation
Kyoto Group for Better Use of River Ecosystem Services


Born in Tokyo. Home River is the Tama River. Grandfather was a caterer of see food dishes in the fish marcket, Father was a maniac fisherman and Mother was a collector of wild edible plants, and thus, it was quite natural for me to enjoy nature in mountains, rivers and the sea coast from childhood. Although my ambition was to be a plant taxonomist in the primary school, it changed to an animal ecologist in the high school days being active in the biology club with Mr. Mutsunori Tokeshi. After that I have been engaging in ecological reseraches on aquatic animals particularly on mayflies. Present Hobby is rocky shore fishing in the Pacific Sea Coast.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Mar 2007
Associate Professor, DPRI, Kyoto University
Feb 2002
Mar 2007
Associate Professor, DPRI, Kyoto University
Feb 1996
Jan 2002
Associate Professor, Osaka Prefectural University
Sep 1993
Jan 1996
Lecturer, Osaka Prefectural University
Sep 1990
Aug 1993
Assistant Professor, Osaka Prefectural University

Published Papers

Effects of sediment bypass tunnels on grain size distribution and benthic habitats in regulated rivers
Christian Auel,Sohei Kobayashi,Yasuhiro Takemon,Tetsuya Sumi
International Journal of River Basin Management   15(4) 433-444   2017   [Refereed]
Miyagawa Y,Sumi T,Takemon Y,Kobayashi S
Hydrological Research Letters   (11) 114-120   2017   [Refereed]
Characterization of genes for histone H3, 18S rRNA, and cytochrome oxidase subunit I of East Asian mayflies (Ephemeroptera).
Wakimura K,Takemon Y,Takayanagi A,Ishiwata S,Watanabe K,Tanida K,Shimizu N,Kato M
DNA Barcodes   4 1-25   Oct 2016   [Refereed]
Installation of Bamboo Gabions as a Groin to Create Fish and Invertebrate Habitats in the Kizu River, Japan.
Kano K.,Takemon Y.,Kobayashi S.,Sumi T.
7th ICWRER2016   (g-06-04) 1-2   Jun 2016   [Refereed]
Evaluation for Restoration of Spawning Redds of Ayufish in Gravel Braided Rivers.
Hyodo M.,Izumi K.,Takemon Y.,Sumi T.
7th ICWRER2016   (g-07-02) 1-2   Jun 2016   [Refereed]
Formation of Gravel Bars and Changes in Invertebrate Habitats by Sediment Deposition During a Dam Removal in the Kuma River, Japan.
Kobayashi S.,Takemon Y.,Sumi T.
7th ICWRER2016   (p-14) 1-2   Jun 2016   [Refereed]
Arai R,Nukazawa K,Kazama S ,Takemon Y
Hydrobiologia   762 55-63   2015   [Refereed]
Flume experiment on bedload measurement with a plate microphone
Koshiba T,Sumi T,Takemon Y ,Tsutsumi D
Annuals of Disas. Rrev. Res. Inst., Kyoto Univ.   58B 448-457   2015   [Refereed]
Riverbed Management by Changing Reach Scale Channel Configuration
Choi, M,Takemon, Y,Kobayashi, S,Sumi, T
Annuals of Disas. Rrev. Res. Inst., Kyoto Univ.   58B 497-503   2015   [Refereed]
Tanaka A,Namba T,Tanida K,Takemon Y
Hydrobiologia      2014   [Refereed]
土木学会論文集B1(水工学)   70(4) I_1213-I_1218   2014   [Refereed]
Advanced Estimation of Sediment Transport into Reservoir using a Pipe Hydrophone
小林草平,竹門康弘,角 哲也,冨阪和秀,山崎友也,米田格,堤大三
河川技術論文集   19 147-152   2013   [Refereed]
River Habitat Evaluation Based on Cross-Sectional Bed Profile and Frequency Distribution of Relative Elevation
竹門康弘,小林草平,崔 美景,寺田匡徳,竹林洋史,角 哲也
河川技術論文集   19 519-524   2013   [Refereed]
Ock G,Sumi T ,Takemon
Hydrological Research Letters   7(3) 54-59   2013   [Refereed]
Need for analyzing spatiotemporal patterns of river-corridor habitat structure in sediment management
Hyodo, M.,Takemon, Y. ,Sumi, T.
Advances in River Sediment Research   1557-1567   2013   [Refereed]
Research History, Subjects and Perspectives on Stream Habitat Ecology
水環境学会誌   35A(4) 110-113   2012   [Refereed]
Doi, H.,Takemon, Y.,Ohta, T.,Ishida Y.,Kikuchi, E.
Marine and Freshwater Research   58 811-817   2007   [Refereed]
Differences in trophic pathways between reaches with and without tree canopy cover above the channel were
assessed using stable isotopes in a 1.4-km stretch of the Kamo River, Japan.The trophic pathways of two larval trichopteran species, a grazer...
Anbutsu, K.,Makajima, T.,Takemon, Y.,Tanida, K.,Goto, N.,Mitamura,O.
Archiv fur Hydrobiologie   166 145-167   2006   [Refereed]
Habitat characteristics of Rhinogobius sp. OR
応用生態工学   8(1) 1-14   2005   [Refereed]
Changes in Fish Community after Invasion and during Control of Alien Fish Populations in Mizoro-ga-ike, Kyoto City
Glob Environ Res   8(2) 145-154   2004   [Refereed]
Information was obtained on changes over a 30-year period in a fish community after invasion of alien fish species in Mizoro-ga-ike, a natural pond of 9 ha in area located in Kyoto City, and then an investigation done on changes over five years in...
Restoration of Upwelling-Zone in a Secondary Channel for Creating Spawning Redds of Ayufish in the Tenryu River.
Izumi K.,Takemon Y.,Hyodo M.,Sumi T.
7th ICWRER2016   (p-14) 1-2   Jun 2016   [Refereed]
Itoh ,Takemon,Makabe,Yoshimizu,Kohzu,Ohte,Tumurskh,Tayasu,Yoshida,Nagata
Sci. Total Environ.   409 1932-1940   2011   [Refereed]
The Tuul River, which provides water for the daily needs of many residents of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, has been increasingly polluted by wastewater from the city's sewage treatment plant. Information on water movement and the transformation of water...
Ecohydrological Roles of Debris-Flow and Flood in Stream Ecosystemsand Challenges for Their Restoration.
Takemon, Y
The 6th Japan-Taiwan Joint Seminar on Natural Hazard Mitigation, Kyoto, Japan      2006   [Refereed]
Historical evidences in sediment strata indicate frequent events of flood and/or debris-flow in Japan. It means that most of the species in biological communities have experienced such hazards repeatedly and ecosystems have been maintained in rela...
Effects of population control on genetic structure of bluegill sunfish Lepomis macrochirus in Mizorogaike Pond : an analysis of microsatellite polymorphisms.
加藤幹男,真鍋由紀,四反田武志,安部倉 完,竹門康弘,長澤哲也,谷田一三
応用生態工学   13 77-82   2010   [Refereed]
Ock, G. ,Takemon Y.
Landscape and Ecological Engineering   6 161-169   2010   [Refereed]
Knowledge on transport and deposition of fine
particulate organic matter (FPOM) from reservoir dams is
increasingly required for habitat management and restoration
of dam tailwater ecosystems. Variations in the transport
distance of FPOM, however,...
Kobayashi S.,Gomi T.,Sidle R,Takemon Y.
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences   67(2) 427-444   2010   [Refereed]
This study shows that debris flow disturbances that alter in-channel physical conditions or displace organisms exert greater impacts on stream macroinvertebrate community structure than clearcutting disturbances that change energy inputs in steep ...
Riyou Tsujino,Noboru Fujita,Masao Katayama,Daiju Kawase,Kiyoshi Matsui,Akihiro Seo,Tetsuya Shimamura,Yasuhiro Takemon,Nozomi Tsujimura,Takakazu Yumoto,Atushi Ushimaru
Limnology   11 289-297   2010   [Refereed]
We studied vegetation changes in a small floating
mat bog in Mizorogaike Pond (Kyoto, Japan), which had
experienced a severe decrease in the number and area of
hummocks caused by nutrient loading in the 1960s and
1970s, to examine whether reducing...
Watanabe, K.,Monaghan, M.T.,Takemon, Y. ,Omura, T.
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems   20 574-579   2010   [Refereed]
1. The dispersal ability of species and the geographic scale of habitat fragmentation both may influence the
extent of gene flow between fragments, but their interactions have rarely been tested, particularly among cooccurring
2. Populati...
保全生態学研究   14 153-163   2009   [Refereed]
北区にある深泥池は、多様な生物が生息・生育する池である。池の中央部には浮島がある。この池では、1950 〜 60
した。1970 年代には水道水の放水がとめられ、下水道の整備が行われたが、その後も配水池から水道水が漏水する
Kohzu A,Tayasu I,Yoshimizu C,Maruyama A,Kohmatsu Y,Hyodo F,Onoda Y,Igeta A,Matsui K,Nakano T ,Wada E,Nagata T,Takemon Y
Ecological Research   24 127-136   2009   [Refereed]
We examined how nitrogen-stable isotopic
signatures of food web components (basal resources,
primary and lower consumers, and omnivores) in rivers
change with increasing levels of human population
density (HPD) in their watersheds. Samples were co...
水環境学会誌   32 253-258   2009   [Refereed]
Kato Y.,Hori M.,Tayasu I. ,Takemon Y.
Freshwater Biology   55 450-462   2009   [Refereed]
1. To examine spatial heterogeneity of trophic pathways on a small scale (<5 m diameter),
we conducted dual stable isotope (d13C and d15N) analyses of invertebrate communities
and their potential food sources in three patchy habitats [sphagnum law...
Kato Y.,Takemon Y. ,Hori M.
Limnology   10 167-176   2009   [Refereed]
Abiotic environmental variables and invertebrate
assemblages were compared among four habitat types
(bare hollow, sphagnum-rich hollow, pool, and mat edge)
on a floating mat in Mizorogaike Pond, Kyoto. We found
differences in abiotic environments ...
Watanabe Kozo,Monaghan Michael T. ,Takemon Yasuhiro ,Omura Tatsuo
Science of the Total Environments   394(1) 57-67   2008   [Refereed]
Analysis of carbon (δ13C) and nitrogen (δ15N) stable isotopes provides an
increasingly important means of understanding the complex trophic structure
of macroinvertebrate communities in streams.We coupled a stable isotope
approach with a contam...
Yasuhiro Takemon,Akiko Yamamoto,Masashi Nakashima,Kazumi Tanida,Mitsuo Kishi ,Mikio Kato
Molecular Biology Reports   33 65-70   2006   [Refereed]
We describe here a simple and efficient protocol for genomic DNA isolation from adult males of insects:
e.g., Ephemeroptera, Odonata, Orthoptera and Dictyoptera. To minimize contamination of external DNA
source, the sperm vesicles were isolated fr...
Ecological engineering for conserving and restoring ecosystem of riversand watersheds in East Asia-Pacific Region.
Kamada, M,,Takemon, Y. ,Woo, H. ,Kamada, M,,Woo, H.
Ecology and Civil Engineering   59-60   2003   [Refereed]
Emerging behaviour of Ephemera strigata and E. japonica ( Ephemeroptera: Ephemeridae).
Y. Takemon
Physiology & Ecology Japan   22(1-2) 17-36   1985   [Refereed]
M. Kohda; Y. Takemon
Ichthyological Research   43(1) 55-63   1996   [Refereed]
Y. Takemon; K. Nakanishi
Environmental Biology of Fishes   52(1-3) 261-269   1998   [Refereed]
A. Kadono; Y. Takemon; M. Tokeshi
Japanese Journal of Limnology   60(2) 215-222   1999   [Refereed]
T. Takahashi; Y. Kawamura; N. Sakata; G.E. Elmesiry; Y. Takemon; K. Tanida; S. Minoshima; N. Shimizu; M. Kato
Molecular Biology Reports   28(2) 119-122   2001   [Refereed]
Relations of bar structure and vegetated conditions to benthic animal communitues
Takemon, Y.
The First Japan-South Korea Joint Seminar on Ecology and Civil Engineering pp.75-78      2003
Ecological engineering for conserving and restoring ecosystem of rivers and watersheds in East Asia-Pacific Region
Kamada, M, Takemon, Y. Woo, H.
応用生態工学 = Ecology and civil engineering   6(1) 59-60   Aug 2003   [Refereed]
Nitrogen Isotope relations of riverine organisms and organic pools -new indicators of human impacts on river ecosystems.
Kohzu A. Tayasu I. Maruyama A. Komatsu Y. Huodo F. Onoda Y. Igeta A. Matsui K. Nakano T. Wada E. Takemon Y. Nagata T.
The Second Annual joint Seminar between Korea and Japan on Ecology and Civil Engineering, River Restoration Study Group & Center for Environmental Studies, Kyung-Hee University, Korea. pp.81-84      2004
Changing Patterns of Water Quality Associated with Hyporheic Flow of a Gravel Bar in the Kamo River
京都大学防災研究所年報   (47C) 263-272   Mar 2004
S.-I. Ishiwata; Y. Takemon
Japanese Journal of Limnology   66(1) 11-35   2005   [Refereed]
Life-type concept and functional feeding groups of benthos communities as indicators of lotic ecosystem conditions
Y. Takemon
Japanese Journal of Ecology   55(1) 189-197   2005   [Refereed]
Water Resources and Environment Assessment in River Basin based on Hydro-BEAM
京都大学防災研究所年報(CD-ROM)   (49) NO.49C,113-118   Apr 2006
K. Anbutsu; T. Nakajima; Y. Takemon; K. Tanida; N. Goto; O. Mitamura
Archiv fur Hydrobiologie   166(2) 145-167   Jun 2006   [Refereed]
H. Doi; Y. Takemon; T. Ohta; Y. Ishida; E. Kikuchi
Marine and Freshwater Research   58(9) 811-817   2007   [Refereed]
Y. Takemon
Japanese Journal of Limnology   68(3) 445-447   2007   [Refereed]
Effects of reach-scale canopy cover on trophic pathways of caddisfly larvae in a Japanese mountain stream
Doi, Hideyuki; Takemon, Yasuhiro; Ohta, Taichi; Ishida, Yuko; Kikuchi, Eisuke
応用生態工学 Vol.5, pp.125-127      Sep 2007   [Refereed]
Spatial distribution patterns of allochtonous and autochtonous benthic particulate organic matter on the riverbed of a mountain stream in Kyoto, Japan
Takemon, Yasuhiro/Imai, Y/Nagata, T./Ikebuchi, S
Proceedings of Water Down Under 2008   2393-2403   2008   [Refereed]
K. Watanabe; M.T. Monaghan; Y. Takemon; T. Omura
Science of the Total Environment   394(1) 57-67   May 2008   [Refereed]
A. Kohzu; I. Tayasu; C. Yoshimizu; A. Maruyama; Y. Kohmatsu; F. Hyodo; Y. Onoda; A. Igeta; K. Matsui; T. Nakano; E. Wada; T. Nagata; Y. Takemon
Ecological Research   24(1) 137-   2009   [Refereed]
Lighten the load
S.A. Kantoush; T. Sumi; Y. Takemon
International Water Power and Dam Construction   63(5) 38-45   2011   [Refereed]
Habitat structure assessment for stream ecosystem impacts under climate change
Takemon, Y.
The 19th UNESCO IHP Training Course in 2009 pp.81-88      2009
A. Kohzu; I. Tayasu; C. Yoshimizu; A. Maruyama; Y. Kohmatsu; F. Hyodo; Y. Onoda; A. Igeta; K. Matsui; T. Nakano; E. Wada; T. Nagata; Y. Takemon
Ecological Research   24(1) 127-136   Jan 2009   [Refereed]
An Experimental Study on Deposition of Fine Particulate Organic Matter affected by River Channel Morphology
OCK Giyoung;TAKEMON Yasuhiro;KANDA Keiichi;MUTO Yasunori;ZHANG Hao;NAMBU Yasunori;SAMOTO Yoshiaki;NAKAGAWA Hajime
京都大学防災研究所年報(CD-ROM)   (52) ROMBUNNO.52B,87   Oct 2009
Y. Kato; Y. Takemon; M. Hori
Limnology   10(3) 167-176   Dec 2009   [Refereed]
Kato, Yoshikazu/Hori, Michio/Okuda, Noboru/Tayasu, Ichiro/Takemon, Yasuhiro
FRESHWATER BIOLOGY   55(2) 450-462   2010   [Refereed]
S. Kobayashi; T. Gomi; R.C. Sidle; Y. Takemon
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences   67(2) 427-444   Feb 2010   [Refereed]
Y. Kato; M. Hori; N. Okuda; I. Tayasu; Y. Takemon
Freshwater Biology   55(2) 450-462   Feb 2010   [Refereed]
G. Ock; Y. Takemon
Landscape and Ecological Engineering   6(2) 161-169   Jul 2010   [Refereed]
K. Watanabe; M.T. Monaghan; Y. Takemon; T. Omura
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems   20(5) 574-579   Jul 2010   [Refereed]
Roles of Riffle and Pool Structures in Particulate Organic Matter Dynamics in the Downstream Reaches of Dam Reservoirs
OCK Giyoung;MUTO Yasunori;SUMI Tetsuya;TAKEMON Yasuhiro
京都大学防災研究所年報(CD-ROM)   (53) ROMBUNNO.53B,79   Oct 2010
R. Tsujino; N. Fujita; M. Katayama; D. Kawase; K. Matsui; A. Seo; T. Shimamura; Y. Takemon; N. Tsujimura; T. Yumoto; A. Ushimaru
Limnology   11(3) 289-297   Dec 2010   [Refereed]
T. Sumi; Y. Takemon
Ecology and Civil Engineering   14(1) 75-79   2011   [Refereed]
Relation of Hydrogeomorphology of Gravel Bar to Particulate Organic Matter Dynamics in Braided Alpine River
Ock, G. and Y. Takemon
Annuals of Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto Univ 54(B), 719-725      2011
Itoh Takemon Makabe Yoshimizu Kohzu Ohte Tumurskh Tayasu Yoshida Nagata
Sci. Total Environ. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.0, Vol.409, pp.1932-1940      2011   [Refereed]
M. Itoh; Y. Takemon; A. Makabe; C. Yoshimizu; A. Kohzu; N. Ohte; D. Tumurskh; I. Tayasu; N. Yoshida; T. Nagata
Science of the Total Environment   409(8) 1530-1538   Mar 2011   [Refereed]
Lighten the load. International Water Power and Dam Construction
Sameh A Kantoush, Tetsuya Sumi and Yasuhiro Takemon
Habitat Structure Assessment for Riverbed Management under Climate Change
Takemon, Y.
The 21st IHP Training Course in 2011, pp.49-62.      Nov 2011
Delineation of habitat structure in rivers using a high precision gps for conservation of species diversity of invertebrate communities
S. Takahashi; K. Watanabe; Y. Takemon; T. Omura
Ecology and Civil Engineering   15(1) 121-130   2012   [Refereed]
Historical changes of riffle morphology for benthic invertebrate habitats in the Kizu River
Yasuhiro Takemon
Annuals of Disas. Prev. Res. inst., kyoto Univ.   56B 681-689   Sep 2013
A. Tanaka; T. Namba; K. Tanida; Y. Takemon
Hydrobiologia   1-15   2014   [Refereed]
Relations of lenthic habiat conditions and abundance of bitterling and mussels to reach scale channel configuration in the Kizu River
Choi, M., Takemon, Y., Kobayashi, S., Sumi, T., Ikeda, K., and Nishi, K.
Annuals of Disas. Rrev. Res. Inst., Kyoto Univ.   57B 570-579   Sep 2014
Makoto HYODO, Yasuhiro TAKEMON, Tetsuya SUMI, Yosuke AWAZU and Zhaohui DENG
70(4) 1345-1350   Nov 2014   [Refereed]
Nakagawa H. and Takemon Y.
Aquatic Insects   36(1) 53-61   Feb 2015   [Refereed]


小林草平,竹門康弘,角 哲也
京都大学防災研究所年報   58B 458-469   2015
粟津陽介,小林草平,角 哲也,竹門康弘
京都大学防災研究所年報   58B 527-539   2015
寺田和暉,角 哲也,竹門康弘,佐藤嘉展
京都大学防災研究所年報   58B 470-484   2015
兵藤 誠,竹門康弘,角 哲也,鳥居高明,小林草平
京都大学防災研究所年報   58B 497-503   2015
Fundamental Study on Integrated Modeling for Basin-scaled Hydrological and Environmental Dynamics
京都大学防災研究所年報   57 462-467   2014

Books etc

京都府レッドデータブック別冊 京都府自然環境目録   2005   

Conference Activities & Talks

River Bed Management in Relation to Habitatology
Trinity River Restoration   26 Mar 2013   The Trinity River Restoration