Personal information

Masato OHTANI


Address:
Genetic Resources Department, Forest Tree Breeding Center, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI).
3809-1 Ishi, Hitachi, Ibaraki, 319-1301 JAPAN

Email:
primula@hotmail.co.jp

Website:
http://primula.velvet.jp
Education & work experiences
  • 2001. 3: B.A., Agriculture, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • 2003. 3: M.A., Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • 2007. 3: Ph.D., Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • 2003. 4 - 2004. 3: Research student, Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • 2007. 4 - 2007. 5: Postdoctoral fellow, Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • 2007. 5 - 2009. 3: Postdoctoral fellow/part-time researcher, Department of Forest Genetics, FFPRI, Japan
  • 2007. 6 - 2008. 3: Postdoctoral fellow, Earth Observation Data Integration and Fusion Research Initiative, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • 2009. 4 - 2010. 3: Postdoctoral fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan
  • 2010. 4 - 2012. 12: Fixed-term researcher, Forest Tree Breeding Center, FFPRI, Japan
  • 2013. 1 - : Researcher, Forest Tree Breeding Center, FFPRI, Japan

Peer-reviewed papers
  • Iwaizumi MG, Tsuda Y, Ohtani M, Tsumura Y, Takahashi M (2013) Recent distribution changes affect geographic clines in genetic diversity and structure of Pinus densiflora natural populations in Japan. Forest Ecology and Management 304:407-416.
  • Ohtani M, Kondo T, Tani N, Ueno S, Lee SL, Ng KKS, Muhammad N, Finkeldey R, Na'iem M, Indrioko S, Kamiya K, Harada K, Diway B, Khoo E, Kawamura K, Tsumura Y (2013) Nuclear and chloroplast DNA phylogeography reveals Pleistocene divergence and subsequent secondary contact of two genetic lineages of the tropical rainforest tree species Shorea leprosula (Dipterocarpaceae) in Southeast Asia. Molecular Ecology 22:2264-2279.
  • Tanaka A, Ohtani M, Suyama Y, Inomata N, Tsumura Y, Middleton B, Tachida H, Kusumi J (2012) Population genetic structure of a widespread coniferous tree Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich. (Cupressaceae) in the Mississippi River Alluvial Valley and Florida. Tree Genetics and Genomes 8:1135-1147.
  • Ohtani M, Ueno S, Tani N, Lee SL, Tsumura Y (2012) Twenty-four additional microsatellite markers derived from the expressed sequence tags of an endangered tropical tree Shorea leprosula (Dipterocarpaceae). Conservation Genetics Resources 2:351-354.
  • Tsumura Y, Kado T, Yoshida K, Abe H, Ohtani M, Taguchi Y, Fukue Y, Tani N, Ueno S, Yoshimura K, Kamiya K, Harada K, Takeuchi Y, Diway B, Finkeldey R, Na'iem M, Indrioko S, Ng KKS, Muhammad N, Lee SL (2010) Molecular database for classifying Shorea species (Dipterocarpaceae) and techniques for checking the legitimacy of timber and wood products. Journal of Plant Research 124:35-48.
  • Masuda S, Tani N, Ohtani M, Lee SL, Muhammad N, Tsumura Y (in press) Isolation and characterization of 12 microsatellite loci for the tropical tree species Shorea maxwelliana and S. laevis (Dipterocarpaceae). Conservation Genetics Resources.
  • Muranaka T, Ohtani M (2009) Compilation of an endangered plant species list for local Red Data Books based on an objective approach: a case study in Ushiku City, Ibaraki Prefecture. Japanese Journal of Conservation Ecology 14, 131-135. in Japanese
  • Tani N, Ohtani M, Yoshimaru H (2009) Development and diversity of microsatellite markers for endangered species, cabbage palm (Clinostigma savoryanum). Conservation Genetics 10: 1521-1523.
  • Ohtani M, Nishihiro J, Terauchi H, Terauchi Y, Washitani I (2009) Conservation of an endangered perennial herb, Primula kisoana Miq. var. kisoana, on Mt. Narukami, Japan. Japanese Journal of Conservation Ecology 14, 91-99. in Japanese
  • Ohtani M, Tani N, Yoshimaru H (2009) Isolation of polymorphic microsatellite loci in Livistona chinensis (Jacq.) R.Br. ex Mart. var. boninensis Becc., an endemic palm species of the oceanic Bonin Islands, Japan. Conservation Genetics 10, 997-999.
  • Ohtani M, Tani N, Yoshimaru H (2008) Development and characterization of microsatellite markers for Hibiscus glaber Matsum. ex Nakai, an endemic tree species in the oceanic Bonin Islands, Japan. Molecular Ecology Resources 8, 1316-1318.
  • Ohtani M, Terauchi H, Nishihiro J, Ueno S, Tsumura Y, Washitani I (2008) Towards a legal framework for systematic conservation: identification and development of allele-specific PCR markers for conspecific varieties of an endangered perennial herb Primula kisoana Miquel based on sequence variation of chloroplast DNA. Conservation Genetics, 9 (5), 1173-1181.
  • Muranaka T, Enomoto T, Hirata A, Ohtani M, Obata K, Watanabe Y (2005) A new locality of the critically endangered plant Deinostema adenocaulum (Scrophulariaceae) in paddy fields, Ibaraki Prefecture. The Journal of Phytogeography and Taxonomy, 53(2), 217-218. in Japanese
  • Ohtani M, Terauchi H, Nishihiro J, Ueno S, Tsumura Y, Washitani I (2005) Population and genetic status of Primula kisoana var. kisoana, a local endemic of the northern Kanto region, Japan. Plant Species Biology 20, 209-218.

Other publications
  • Ueno S, Tsumura Y, Honjo M, Kitamono N, Shimono A, Otani M (2006) Developments of genetic markers in Primula sieboldii and Primula species. In: Washitani I (ed.) Conservation molecular genetic ecology on primula sieboldii, University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo, pp153-173.
    in Japanese
  • Ohtani M, Matsushita N, Suzuki K (2002) Differentiation of species composition between evergreen and deciduous broad-leaved secondary forests in the southern part of Izu Peninsula. Bulletin of the Tokyo University Forests, 107, 99-126. in Japanese

Presentations in English
  • Iwaizumi MG, Ohtani M, Hiraoka K, Miyamoto N, Tsumura Y, Takahashi M: Geographic clines in nuclear microsatellite diversity and structure of Pinus densiflora natural populations in Japan. Concurrent session: Population Genetics and Genomics, IUFRO Forest Genetics 2013, Whistler, July 2013.
  • Setsuko S, Ohtani M, Sugai K, Kato H, Yoshimaru H: Genetic structure of Terminalia catappa, an endemic tree species in Bonin island. Scientific Congress of East Asian Federation of Ecological Societies (EAFES5), P1-290A, Shiga, Japan, March 2012.
  • Abe H, Ohtani M, Suyama Y, Homma K, Sakio H: Genetic diversity and reproductive success among small isolated populations of Primula jesoana on Sado Island. Scientific Congress of East Asian Federation of Ecological Societies (EAFES5), P1-267A, Shiga, Japan, March 2012.
  • Setsuko S, Yoshimura K, Katsuki T, Ohtani M, Noshiro S, Fujii T, Suzuki M, Tanaka T, Tachida H, Ito M, Jinbo U, Kawahara T, Tsumura Y, Yoshimaru H: DNA barcoding of woody plants in Japan - focus on some taxonomic groups. Fourth International Barcode of Life Conference, B08, Adelaide, Australia, November 2011.
  • Yoshimaru H, Ohtani M, Yoshimura K, Suzuki M, Tanaka T, Noshiro S, Fujii T, Tachida H, Ito M, Jinbo U, Katsuki T, Setsuko S, Kikuchi S, Tsumura Y, Kawahara T: Progress of DNA barcoding on woody plants in Japan. The treeBOL and Cullman Symposia, New York, USA, April 2010.
  • Ohtani M, Tani N, Yoshimaru H: Simple sequence repeats reveal possible cryptic taxa within Livistona chinensis var. boninensis, an endemic palm species in the oceanic Bonin Islands. Tokyo, December 2009.
  • Yoshimaru H, Ohtani M, Yoshimura K, Suzuki M, Tanaka T, Noshiro S, Fujii T, Tachida, Nagai H, Jinbo U, Tsumura Y, Kawahara T: DNA barcoding on woody plants in Japan. Third International Barcode of Life Conference, Mexico City, Mexico, November 2009.
  • Tsumura Y, Kado T, Yoshida K, Abe H, Ohtani M, Taguchi Y, Fukue Y, Tani N, Ueno S, Yoshimura K, Kamiya K, Harada K, Takeuchi Y, Diway B, Finkeldey R, Na'iem M, Indrioko S, Ng KKS, Muhammad N, Lee SL: Molecular database for classifying Shorea species (Dipterocarpaceae) and searching the origin of timber in some Shorea species. International Forest Genetic Resources Symposium: Conservation and sustainable utilization towards climate change mitigation and adaptation. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 2009.
  • Ohtani M, Ueno S, Tsumura Y, Washitani I: Genetic structure and gene flow in the differently isolated populations of a heterostylous perennial herb Primula jesoana var. pubescens. Scientific Congress of East Asian Federation of Ecological Societies, EP-146, Niigata, Japan, March 2006.

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