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Kyoto University
Center for Ecological Research
Job title
Doctor of Agriculture(Kyoto University)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)
Agro-Environmental Sciences (MAFF)
Shikoku Agricultural Experiment Station,
Vegetable and Ornamental Crops Research Station


Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University
Applied Entomolosy, Graduate School, Division of Agriculture, Graduate School, Nagoya University

Committee Memberships

International Organization for Biological Control of Noxious Animals and Plants  President, Asian Pacific Regional Section
Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology  Member of executive committee

Awards & Honors

Award of Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology

Published Papers

Higashida, K., Yano, E., Nishikawa, S., Ono, S., Okuno, N., Sakaguchi, T.
Applied Entomology and Zoology   51 445-456   Aug 2016   [Refereed]
Watanabe, T., Yano, E., Higashida, K., Hasegawa, S., Takabayashi, J., Ozawa, R.
Journal of Chemical Ecology   42 149-155   Jan 2016   [Refereed]
Takeshi Shimoda, Takayuki Mitsunaga, Masayoshi Uefune, Junichiro Abe, Soichi Kugimiya, Koukichi Nagasaka, Kota Sano, Satoru Urano, Yoshito Suzuki, Eizi Yano, Junji Takabayashi
BioControl   69 681-688   Aug 2014   [Refereed]
The limited availability of sugar sources (e.g., flowers) in greenhouses may affect biological pest control by parasitoid wasps. However, few studies have focused on feeding devices to provide parasitoids with sugar foods. We investigated the acce...
Hiroshi Watanabe, Noboru Katayama, Eizi Yano, Ryohei Sugiyama, Shoko Nishikawa, Takuya Endou, Kaori Watanabe, Junji Takabayashi, Rika Ozawa
Biological Control   78 55-60   Jan 2014   [Refereed]
The predatory gall midge Aphidoletes aphidimyza, which is used for augmentative biological control of aphids in greenhouses, uses aphid honeydew as an energy source. Currently, Rhopalosiphum padi on barley plants and Melanaphis sacchari on sorghum...
H. Watanabe, M. Miyamaoto, E. Yano
Annals of the Entomological Society of America   106 447-453   Jul 2013   [Refereed]
We examined changes of site selection by the mantid Tenodera aridifolia (Stoll) according to its developmental stage. We investigated the vegetation characteristics selected by mantids of different developmental stages at three field sites. The he...
Hiroshi Watanabe, Eizi Yano
Entomological Science   16 40-46   Jan 2013   [Refereed]
Crypsis can be either defensive or aggressive in function, and the first evidence that crypsis reduces the probability of being detected by a predator was collected almost a century ago. Crypsis in mantids may reduce the probability that a mantid ...
Hiroshi Watanabe, Eizi Yano
Entomological Science   15 384-391   Oct 2012   [Refereed]
When sexual cannibalism presents a sexual conflict, one expects to find male traits that reduce the risk of cannibalism. In sexually cannibalistic species, selection is thought to have favored the evolution of male approach behaviors that reduce t...
Junichiro Abe, Takayuki Mitsunaga, Hiroshi Kumakura, Eizi Yano
Japanese Journal of Applied Entomology and Zoology   55 227-239   Dec 2011   [Refereed]
Intrinsic rates of the natural increase of four cereal aphid species, Melanaphis sacchari (Zehntner), Rhopalosiphum maidis (Fitch), Rhopalosiphum padi (L.), and Schizaphis graminum (Rondani) reared on sorghum or barley were compared in order to ev...
Lia Hemerik, Eizi Yano
Population Ecology   53 563-572   Oct 2011   [Refereed]
Functional responses of predators are generally measured under laboratory conditions at rather high prey densities. This is also true for the predation capability of the anthocorid predatory bug Orius sauteri (Poppius). To quantify the daily impac...


Takayuki Mitsunaga, Takeshi Shimoda, Shigeyuki Mukawa, Shigeyuki Mukawa, Youichi Kobori, Youichi Kobori, Chie Goto, Yoshito Suzuki, Eizi Yano, Eizi Yano
Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly   46 161-166   Apr 2012
An effective means of supplying food to Cotesia vestalis, the larval endoparasitoid of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella, was examined in a laboratory and an experimental small greenhouse. Compared to the red and blue boards, yellow boards...
Eizi Yano
Pesticide Outlook   14 247-250   Dec 2003
Use of Encarsia formosa to control the greenhouse whitefly, Trialeurodes vaporariorum in Japan
FFTC Book Series   No.40, 82-93    1990

Books etc

Sampling protocols for pre-release and post-release evaluation of natural enemies in protected culture
Ball Publishing, Batavia, Illinois, USA In: Heinz, K, M., van Driesche, R, G., Parrella, M, P, (eds.) Biocontrol in Protected Culture   2004   
International Workshop on Biological Invasions of Ecosystem by Pests and Beneficial Organisms, 矢野 栄二, NIAES
National Institute of Agro-Environmental Sciences   1999   ISBN:4931508006
矢野 栄二, NIAES, International Workshop on Biological Invasions of Ecosystem by Pests and Beneficial Organisms
Printed by Yokendo   1999   ISBN:4842599081

Research Grants & Projects

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
Project Year: 2009 - 2011    Investigator(s): Norihide HINOMOTO
To develop conservation biological control programs, microsatellite DNA markers were developed and population genetic structures were analyzed in two indigenous natural enemy species. The aphidophagous gall midge, Aphidoletes aphidimyza, showed no...
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries: Research and development projects for application in promoting new policy of agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Project Year: 2008 - 2010    Investigator(s): YANO Eizi
Population interaction between pests and their natural enemies