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Annelie Lindberg-Livingston

From FY2003, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) has conducted this program for the purpose of building and expanding a cooperative international framework in leading-edge fields of science among universities and research institutions in Japan and the following 15 western nations: The US, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.

Grant Funded: “Biological interaction networks that promote co-existence of many species - from gene to ecosystems”

Grantees: Junji Takabayashi, Kenji Matusi, Yoichi Kainoh, Takayuki Ohgushi, Atsushi Yamauchi, Wilhelm Boland, Timothy Craig, Monika Hilker, Maurice Sabelis and Jeremy McNeil



This program suports exchange of students and post-docs from Japan to Scientific institutions all over the world.

Dr. Y. Ando and Dr. S. Utsumi were the first post-doctoral students of Dr. T. Ohgushi funded through this grant and worked with Dr. T. Craig at the UMD Research and Field Studies Center the Summer 2008, 2009

2010-2012 UMD students will be funded to travel to Kyoto University's Center for Ecological Research to work on the long-term collaborative projects between Dr. Takayuki Ohgushi and Dr. Timothy P. Craig.


Utsumi, S., Y. Ando, T.P. Craig, and T. Ohgushi. 2011. Plant genotypic diversity increases population size of an herbivorous insect. Proc. Roy. Soc. B. in press

Craig, T.P., J.K. Itami, T. Ohgushi, Y Ando, S. Utsumi. 2011. Bridges and barriers to host shifts resulting from host plant genotypic variation. JOURNAL OF PLANT INTERACTIONS 6: 141-145.

Ohgushi, T., Y. ando, S. Utsumi, and T.P. Craig 2011. Indirect interaction webs on tall goldenrod: community consequences of herbivore-induced phenotypes and genetic variation in plants. JOURNAL OF PLANT INTERACTIONS 6:147-150.

Ando, Y., S. Utsumi, T.P. Craig, J.K. Itami and T. Ohgushi. 2011. How are arthropod communities organized on an introduced plant Solidago altissima? JOURNAL OF PLANT INTERACTIONS 6: 169-171.

Ikemoto, M., T. Ohgushi and T. P. Craig. 2011. Space-dependent effects of floral abundance on flower visitors. JOURNAL OF PLANT INTERACTIONS 6, 177-178