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ANDO Haruko

Researcher Name
ANDO Haruko
Div (Section) name/title
Center for Environmental Biology and Ecosystem Studies(Environmental Genomics Office)/Senior Researcher
Research Subject
Conservation biology of wildlife based on molecular biological approach
Degree(s)
Doctor of Agriculture
Professional Qualification(s)
Biology,Agricultural Science,Forestry
Environmental Speciality Field
Molecular Ecology,Conservation Biology,Island Biology
Brief Description of Research
Island Ecosystems are vulnerable for artificial disturbance, and thus a large number of organisms are at a risk of extinction. My research subject is conservation biology of island birds and mammals, focusing on their movement ability and food selection.

Genetic structure of endangered species
I estimated the degree of gene flow within and among island habitats of endangered species: albatrosses, Japanese wood pigeons and Amami rabbits. These studies are useful for their appropriate genetic management.

Diet analyses based on DNA metabarcoding
I evaluated diet composition of Japanese wood pigeons and sheawaters whose diet is difficult to be observed in the field. I also conducted experiments to establish the technique.

Inter island seed dispersal by birds in oceanic islands
The Japanese wood pigeon, which distribute islands around Japanese and Korean territories, move among island in various temporal and spacial scales. I estimated how such behavior affect inter-island seed dispersal of plants by monitoring of movement frequency of birds and fruit abundance, and fecal analyses.
Research Subject
  • Fiscal Year: 2020
    • 25098 : Harmonization with Nature Research Program
    • 25140 : Evaluation of Ecosystem Functions and Services and their Sustainable Use
    • 25196 : Project for the Promotion of Environmental Genomics Studies
    • 25395 : Study of inter-island seed dispersal by birds in oceanic islands.
  • Fiscal Year: 2019
    • 24695 : Harmonization with Nature Research Program
    • 24720 : Evaluation of Ecosystem Functions and Services and their Sustainable Use
    • 24858 : Project for the Promotion of Environmental Genomics Studies
    • 24896 : Study of inter-island seed dispersal by birds in oceanic islands.
  • Fiscal Year: 2018
    • 24303 : Evaluation of ecosystem functions and services and their sustainable use
    • 24354 : Harmonization with Nature Research Program
    • 24446 : Project for The Promotion of Environmental Genomics studies
  • Fiscal Year: 2017
    • 23825 : Evaluation of ecosystem functions and services and their sustainable use
    • 23845 : Harmonization with Nature Research Program
    • 23970 : Project for The Promotion of Environmental Genomics studies
    • 24182 : Assessment of tourism sustainability using socio-ecological approach: balancing conservation with tourism access
    • 24220 : Evolutionally back ground and pattern of wide-ranging movement of an endangered bird in an oceanic island
  • Fiscal Year: 2016
    • 23408 : Harmonization with Nature Research Program
    • 23413 : Evaluation of ecosystem functions and services and their sustainable use
    • 23484 : Project for The Promotion of Environmental Genomics studies
    • 23685 : Clarification of waterbirds
    • 23690 : Evolutionally back ground and pattern of wide-ranging movement of an endangered bird in an oceanic island
    • 23766 : Assessment of tourism sustainability using socio-ecological approach: balancing conservation with tourism access
    • 23796 : Genetic analysis of the Amami Rabbit Pentalagus furness in Tokunoshima Island
  • Fiscal Year: 2015
    • 23269 : Effects of establishment of the artificial wetlands on feeding ecology of the wintering birds in Lake Kasumigaura
Research Result (Publication)
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  • Original Paper
  • Review
Research Result (Presentation)
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  • Research Presentation
  • Research Presentation
    Japanese wood pigeon as a potential inter-island seed disperser in Izu island chain in Japan, indicated by its diet and seasonal movement pattern
    Presenter : Ando H., Mori Y., Sato N.J.
    Name of Society : Island Biology 2019 (2019)
    Name of Proceedings : Abstracts, 132
  • Research Presentation
    A global review of frugivory and seed dispersal on islands
    Presenter : Nogales M., Mcconkey K., Carlo T., Wotton D., Bellingham P., Traveset A., Gonzalez-Castro A., Heleno R., Watanabe K., Ando H., Drake D.
    Name of Society : Island Biology 2019 (2019)
    Name of Proceedings : Abstracts, 218
  • Research Presentation
    Measuring quantitative preferences to diet species by comparing gut contents and environments in numbers of DNA sequence reads from metabarcoding
    Presenter : Kondo N., Matsuzaki S., Kadoya T., Yamaguchi H., Ando H., Nakagawa M., Ito H., Makino W., Takamura N.
    Name of Society : 8th International Barcode of Life Conference 2019 (2019)
    Name of Proceedings : Abstracts, 102-103
  • Research Presentation
    MHC-based Mate Choice in a Nocturnal Monogamous Bird
    Presenter : Sawada A., Ando H., Takagi M.
    Name of Society : 27th International Ornithological Congress (2018)
    Name of Proceedings : Abstracts
  • Presenter : Ando H.
    Name of Society : Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC 2018) (2018)
    Name of Proceedings : Abstracts
  • Presenter : Matsuzaki S., Komatsu K., Kohzu A., Tomioka N., Shinohara R., Shimotori K., Ueno R., Kondo N., Yamaguchi H., Kadoya T., Ando H., Nakagawa M., Totsu K., Imai A., Takamura N.
    Name of Society : Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON) 19 (2017)
    Name of Proceedings : Abstracts
  • Research Presentation
    Diet analysis of wedge-tailed shearwaters by DNA metabarcoding of feces in the Ogasawara Islands, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site
    Presenter : Komura T., Ando H., Horikoshi K., Suzuki H., Isagi Y.
    Name of Society : 6th International Albatross and Petrel Conference (2016)
    Name of Proceedings : Abstracts, 178
  • Research Presentation
    Diet analysis of grasscutter (Thryonomys swinderianus) using next generation sequencing
    Presenter : Adenyo C., Ando H., Kayang B.B., Inoue E., Miho Inoue-Murayama.
    Name of Society : 35th International Society for Animal Genetics Conference (2016)
    Name of Proceedings : Abstracts, 34
  • Research Presentation
    Genetic structure of the red-headed wood pigeon Columba janthina nitens, an endangered subspecies endemic to the Ogasawara Islands, Japan
    Presenter : Ando H., Ogawa H., Suzuki H., Horikoshi K., Seki S., Nakahara F., Takayanagi M., Kawakami K., Isagi Y.
    Name of Society : Island Biology 2016 (2016)
    Name of Proceedings : Abstracts, 469
  • Research Presentation
    Diet analysis using DNA barcoding from feces of the Japanese crested ibis, for the habitat management of reintroduced species
    Presenter : Tanoi S., Ando H., Sekijima T.
    Name of Society : The Vth International Wildlife Management Congress (2015)
    Name of Proceedings : Abstracts
  • A global review of frugivory and seed dispersal on islands
    Presenter : Nogales M., Mcconkey K., Carlo T., Wotton D., Bellingham P., Traveset A., Gonzalez-Castro A., Heleno R., Watanabe K., Ando H., Drake D.
    Name of Society : Island Biology 2019 (2019)
    Name of Proceedings : Abstracts, 218
  • Presenter : Ando H.
    Name of Society : Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC 2018) (2018)
    Name of Proceedings : Abstracts
  • Japanese wood pigeon as a potential inter-island seed disperser in Izu island chain in Japan, indicated by its diet and seasonal movement pattern
    Presenter : Ando H., Mori Y., Sato N.J.
    Name of Society : Island Biology 2019 (2019)
    Name of Proceedings : Abstracts, 132
  • Measuring quantitative preferences to diet species by comparing gut contents and environments in numbers of DNA sequence reads from metabarcoding
    Presenter : Kondo N., Matsuzaki S., Kadoya T., Yamaguchi H., Ando H., Nakagawa M., Ito H., Makino W., Takamura N.
    Name of Society : 8th International Barcode of Life Conference 2019 (2019)
    Name of Proceedings : Abstracts, 102-103
  • MHC-based Mate Choice in a Nocturnal Monogamous Bird
    Presenter : Sawada A., Ando H., Takagi M.
    Name of Society : 27th International Ornithological Congress (2018)
    Name of Proceedings : Abstracts
  • Presenter : Matsuzaki S., Komatsu K., Kohzu A., Tomioka N., Shinohara R., Shimotori K., Ueno R., Kondo N., Yamaguchi H., Kadoya T., Ando H., Nakagawa M., Totsu K., Imai A., Takamura N.
    Name of Society : Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON) 19 (2017)
    Name of Proceedings : Abstracts
  • Diet analysis of wedge-tailed shearwaters by DNA metabarcoding of feces in the Ogasawara Islands, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site
    Presenter : Komura T., Ando H., Horikoshi K., Suzuki H., Isagi Y.
    Name of Society : 6th International Albatross and Petrel Conference (2016)
    Name of Proceedings : Abstracts, 178
  • Diet analysis of grasscutter (Thryonomys swinderianus) using next generation sequencing
    Presenter : Adenyo C., Ando H., Kayang B.B., Inoue E., Miho Inoue-Murayama.
    Name of Society : 35th International Society for Animal Genetics Conference (2016)
    Name of Proceedings : Abstracts, 34
  • Genetic structure of the red-headed wood pigeon Columba janthina nitens, an endangered subspecies endemic to the Ogasawara Islands, Japan
    Presenter : Ando H., Ogawa H., Suzuki H., Horikoshi K., Seki S., Nakahara F., Takayanagi M., Kawakami K., Isagi Y.
    Name of Society : Island Biology 2016 (2016)
    Name of Proceedings : Abstracts, 469
  • Diet analysis using DNA barcoding from feces of the Japanese crested ibis, for the habitat management of reintroduced species
    Presenter : Tanoi S., Ando H., Sekijima T.
    Name of Society : The Vth International Wildlife Management Congress (2015)
    Name of Proceedings : Abstracts