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Kanazawa University
Institute of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Natural System, Institute of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Natural System

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2014
Mar 2018
Assosiate Professor, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Kanazawa University


Graduate School, Division of Earth Environmental Science and Technology, Hokkaido University
Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University

Published Papers

Geographical variation in mandible morphologies specialized for collembolan predation depend on prey size in the ant Strumigenys lewisi.
Ohkawara. K., K. Nakamura, N. Kadokura and T. Terashita
42 156-163   Apr 2017   [Refereed]
Ohkawara, K. and Aonuma, H.
Insectes Socaiux   63(2) 257-264   Jan 2016   [Refereed]
Tajiri, H., Y. Sakurai, K. Tagome, Y. Nakano, Y. Yamamoto, T. Ikeda, Y. Yamamura, and K. Ohkawara
Ornithological Science   14(2) 69-77   Feb 2015   [Refereed]
Rare production of brachypterous queens in a social parasitic ant, Vollenhovia nipponica (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).
Ohkawara, K., and A. Satoh
Asian Myrmecology   7 133-136   Jan 2015   [Refereed]
Tajiri, H., and Ohkawara, K.
Ornithological Science   12(2) 127-136   Apr 2013   [Refereed]


Genetic structures in colonies at new site of Vollenhovia emeryi with clonal reproduction.
Okamoto, M., and Ohkawara, K.
55 191-196   May 2009   [Refereed]
Okamoto, M., and Ohkawara, K.
ETHOLOGY ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION   21 137-146   May 2009   [Refereed]
Kobayashi, K., Hasegawa, E., and Ohkawara, K.
Entomological Science   11(2) 167-172    2008
Sakura, M., Hiraguchi, T., Ohkawara, K., and Aonuma, H.
ACTA BIOLOGICA HUNGARICA   59 183-187.    2008
Biasing mechanisms of sex investment ratio in themonogynous and monandrous ant Aphaenogaster smythiesi japonica Forel.
Iwanishi, S., Shin, S., and Ohkawara, K.
ETHOLOGY ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION   19(4) .275-289    2007
Effects of environmental conditions on egg number in spider Cheiracanthium lescivum
Arachnologica   56(2)    2007   [Refereed]
Takahashi, M., and Ohkawara, K.
Ornithological Science   6(1) 1-10   2007   [Refereed]
Ohkawara, K., Nakayama, M., Satoh A., Trindl, A., and Heinze, J.
Biology Letters   2(1) 359-363   Sep 2006   [Refereed]
Ohkawara, K., and Akino, T.
Journal of Ethology   23(2) 93-98   2005   [Refereed]
The mechanism of the queen signal in regulation of worker reproduction in the myrmcine ant Aphaenogaster smythiesi japonica.
Iwanishi, S., and Ohkawara, K.
ETHOLOGY ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION   17(1) 27-39   2005   [Refereed]
Effect of timing of elaiosome removal on seed germination in the ant-dispersed plant, Erythronium japonicum (Liliaceae).
Ohkawara, K.
Plant Species Biology   20(1) 145-148   2005   [Refereed]
Iwanishi S., Hasegawa, E., and Ohkawara, K
ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR   65(1) 513-519   2003   [Refereed]
Kazuki TSUJI, Kyohsuke OHKAWARA, Fuminori ITO
Tropics   10(3) 409-420   Mar 2001   [Refereed]
Ito, F., Yamane, Sk., Eguchi, E., Noerdjito, W. A., Kahono, S., Tsuji, K., Ohkawara, K., Yamauchi, K., Nishida, T., and Nakamura, K.
Tropics   10(3) 379-404   Mar 2001   [Refereed]
Production and behavior of ergatoid queens in two species of the Indonesian ponerine and genus Leptogenys (diminuta-group) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Ito, F., and Ohkawara, K.
ANNALS OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA   93(4) 869-873   2000   [Refereed]
Competitive interaction and niche differentiation among burying beetles (Silphidae, Nicrophorus) in Northern Japan
Ohkawara, K., Suzuki, S., and Katakura, H.
Entomological Science   1(4) 551-559   1998   [Refereed]
The evolution of ant-dispersal in a spring-ephemeral Corydalis ambigua (Papaveraceae): timing of seed-fall and effects of ants and ground beetles
ECOGRAPHY   20(3) 217-223   1997   [Refereed]
Effects of ants, ground beetles and seed-fall patterns on the myrmecochory of Erythronium japonicum Decne. (Liliaceae-Tulipaeae)
Ohkawara, K., Higashi, S., and Ohara, M.
Oecologia   106 500-506   Jun 1996   [Refereed]
Relative importance of ballistic and ant dispersal in two diplochorous Viola species (Violaceae)
Ohkawara, K. and Higashi, S.
Oecologia   100 135-140   Nov 1994   [Refereed]
Ito, F., and Ohkawara, K.
Naturwissenschaften   81 138-140   Mar 1994   [Refereed]
Worker's age regulates the linear dominance hierarchy in the queenless ponerine ant, Pachycondyla sublaebis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Higashi, S., Ito, F., Sugiura, N., and Ohkawara, K.
Animal Behaviour   47 138-140   Jan 1994   [Refereed]
Heat-production and cross-pollination of the Asian skunk cabbage Symplocarpus renifolius (Araceae) flowering in the absence of effective pollinators
Uemura, S., Ohkawara, K., Kudo, G., Wada, N., and Higashi, S.
American Journal of Botany   80 635-640   Jul 1993   [Refereed]
Production and reproductive function of intercastes in Myrmecina graminicola nipponica colonies (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Ohkawara, K., Ito, F., and Higashi, S.
Insectes Sociaux   40 1-10   Jun 1993   [Refereed]

Research Grants & Projects

Clonal reproduction and caste determination in ant, Vollenhovia emeryi.
Project Year: 2001   
Mutualistic interactions between ants and plants with fruits and seeds
Project Year: 2002   
Ecological study for the conservation of waterfowl in Katano Kamoike
Project Year: 2004