Dr. Takashi Osono

Professor
Department of Environmental Systems Science
Faculty of Science and Engineering, Doshisha University

Tatara Miyakodani 1-3, Kyotanabe, Kyoto 610-0394, JAPAN
http://www1.doshisha.ac.jp/~tosono/
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Experiences

Faculty of Science and Engineering, Doshisha University
Professor (Department of Environmental Systems Science), Apr 2016 to present.
Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University
Associate Professor (Tropical Ecology), Jul 2008 to Mar 2016.
Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University
Assistant professor (Forest Ecology Laboratory), Aug 2001 to Jun 2008
JSPS fellow (Forest Ecology Laboratory), Apr 1999 to Jul 2001

The 51st Japan Antarctic Research Expedition (National Institute of Polar Research)
Ecologist (Terrestrial Biology Group), Nov 2009 to Mar 2010
James Cook University, Cairns, Australia (School of Marine and Tropical Biology)
Visiting Scientist (Tropical Biology), Dec 2008 to Jan 2009
Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resource Canada (Pacific Forestry Center)
Visiting Scientist (Soil Ecology Laboratory), Apr 2005 to Feb 2006

Degrees

January 2003, Ph.D., Agriculture, Kyoto University
March 1999, M.S., Agriculture, Kyoto University
March 1997, B.S., Agriculture, Kyoto University

Awards

Mycological Society of Japan, Hiratsuka Award (2006)
Ecological Society of Japan, Miyadi Award (2007)
The Japanese Forest Society Award (2017)

Current Research Topics

I. Climatic patterns of ligninolytic fungi associated with leaf litter decomposition.
II. Long-term decomposition processes of woody debris in an Asian climatic gradient.
III. Metagenomic analysis of the diversity of endophytic, mycorrhizal, and soil fungi.
IV. Effects of land use change on biodiversity in World natural heritage sites.
V. Evaluation of aquatic plant manure as a biofertilizer.

Editorial Board of International Journals

I. Mycoscience, Apr 2007 to Mar 2013.
II.
Ecological Research, Sept 2007 to Dec 2010.
III.
European Journal of Soil Biology, Jan 2010 to Dec 2012.

Refereed Publications

Osono T. & Takeda H. (1998) Fragmentation process of leaf litter in Mull-type organic soil. Journal of the Japanese Forestry Society 80: 196-200. (in Japanese with English abstract)
Osono T. & Takeda H. (1999) A methodological survey on incubation of fungi on leaf litter of
Fagus crenata. Applied Forest Science 8: 103-108. (in Japanese with English abstract)
Osono T. & Takeda H. (1999) Decomposing ability of interior and surface fungal colonizers of beech leaves with reference to lignin decomposition.
European Journal of Soil Biology 35: 51-56.
Osono T. & Takeda H. (2000) Microfungal biota in mineral soils of a cool temperate natural forest of
Fagus crenata. Applied Forest Science 9: 71-74. (in Japanese with English abstract)
Osono T. & Takeda H. (2001) Effects of organic chemical quality and mineral nitrogen addition on lignin and holocellulose decomposition of beech leaf litter by
Xylaria sp. European Journal of Soil Biology 37: 17-23.
Osono T. (2001) Chemical properties and mycobiota of galls on living and fallen leaves of
Fagus crenata. Journal of the Japanese Forestry Society 83: 153-156. (in Japanese with English abstract)
Hobara S., Osono T., Koba K., Tokuchi N., Fujiwara S. & Kameda K. (2001) Forest floor quality and N transformations in a temperate forest, affected by avian-derived N deposition.
Water, Air, and Soil pollution 130: 679-684.
Osono T. & Takeda H. (2001) Organic chemical and nutrient dynamics in decomposing beech leaf litter in relation to fungal ingrowth and succession during three year decomposition processes in a cool temperate deciduous forest in Japan.
Ecological Research 16: 649-670.
Osono T. & Takeda H. (2002) Nutrient content of beech leaf litter decomposed by fungi in Ascomycota and Basidiomycota.
Applied Forest Science 11-1: 7-11.
Osono T. & Takeda H. (2002) Comparison of litter decomposing ability among diverse fungi in a cool temperate deciduous forest in Japan.
Mycologia 94: 421-427.
Osono T. (2002) Phyllosphere fungi on leaf litter of
Fagus crenata: occurrence, colonization, and succession. Canadian Journal of Botany 80: 460-469.
Osono T., Hobara S., Fujiwara S., Koba K. & Kameda K. (2002) Abundance, diversity, and species composition of fungal communities in a temperate forest affected by excreta of the Great Cormorant
Phalacrocorax carbo. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 34: 1537-1547.
Fukasawa Y., Osono T. & Takeda H. (2002) Fungal community structure and physical and chemical properties of decaying beech logs in a cool temperate natural forest.
Applied Forest Science 11-2: 7-14. (in Japanese with English abstract)
Osono T. (2003) Effects of prior decomposition of beech leaf litter by phyllosphere fungi on substrate utilization by fungal decomposers.
Mycoscience 44: 41-45.
Osono T., Ono Y. & Takeda H. (2003) Fungal ingrowth on forest floor and decomposing needle litter of
Chamaecyparis obtusa in relation to resource availability and moisture condition. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 35: 1423-1431.
Osono T., Fukasawa Y. & Takeda H. (2003) Role of diverse fungi in larch needle litter decomposition.
Mycologia 95: 820-826.
Osono T. & Mori A. (2003) Colonization of Japanese beech leaves by phyllosphere fungi.
Mycoscience 44: 437-441.
Osono T. & Takeda H. (2003) Effect of malt extract addition on fungal decomposition of oak wood.
Applied Forest Science 12: 177-180. (in Japanese with English abstract)
Koide K. & Osono T. (2003) Chemical composition and mycobiota of bleached portion of
Camellia japonica leaf litter at two stands under the different nitrogen condition. Journal of the Japanese Forestry Society 85: 359-363. (in Japanese with English abstract)
Osono T. & Takeda H. (2004) Potassium, calcium, and magnesium dynamics during litter decomposition in a cool temperate forest.
Journal of Forest Research 9: 23-31.
Osono T., Bhatta, B.K. & Takeda H. (2004) Phyllosphere fungi on living and decomposing leaves of giant dogwood.
Mycoscience 45: 35-41.
Osono T. & Mori A. (2004) Distribution of phyllosphere fungi within the canopy of giant dogwood.
Mycoscience 45: 161-168.
Mori A., Mizumachi E., Osono T. & Doi Y. (2004) Substrate-associated seedling recruitment and establishment of major conifer species in an old-growth subalpine forest in central Japan.
Forest Ecology and Management196: 287-297.
Osono T., Mori A. & Koide K. (2004) Defoliation of Giant dogwood (
Swida controversa) caused by zonate leaf blight. Applied Forest Science13: 161-164. (in Japanese with English abstract)
Osono T. & Takeda H. (2004) Accumulation and release of nitrogen and phosphorus in relation to lignin decomposition in leaf litter of 14 trees in a cool temperate forest.
Ecological Research 19: 593-602.
Osono T. & Takeda H. (2005) Decomposition of organic chemical components in relation to nitrogen dynamics in leaf litter of 14 tree species in a cool temperate forest.
Ecological Research 20: 41-49.
Osono T. & Takeda H. (2005) Limit values for decomposition and convergence process of lignocellulose fraction in decomposing leaf litter of 14 tree species in a cool temperate forest.
Ecological Research 20: 51-58.
Hobara S., Koba K., Osono T., Tokuchi N., Ishida A. & Kameda K. (2005) Nitrogen and phosphorus enrichment and balance in forests colonized by cormorants: implications of the influence of soil adsorption.
Plant and Soil268: 89-101.
Fukasawa Y., Osono T. & Takeda H. (2005) Decomposition of Japanese beech wood by diverse fungi isolated from a cool temperate deciduous forest.
Mycoscience 46: 97-101.
Fukasawa Y., Osono T. & Takeda H. (2005) Small-scale variation in chemical property within logs of Japanese beech in relation to spatial distribution and decay ability of fungi.
Mycoscience 46: 209-214.
Osono T. (2005) Colonization and succession of fungi during decomposition of
Swida controversa leaf litter. Mycologia 97: 589-597.
Osono T. & Mori A. (2005) Seasonal and leaf age-dependent changes in occurrence of phyllosphere fungi of giant dogwood
. Mycoscience 46: 273-279.
Koide K., Osono T. & Takeda H. (2005) Colonization and lignin decomposition of
Camellia japonica leaf litter by endophytic fungi. Mycoscience 46: 280-286.
Koide K., Osono T. & Takeda H. (2005) Fungal succession and decomposition of
Camellia japonica leaf litter. Ecological Research 20: 599-609.
Osono T., Hobara S., Koba K., Kameda K & Takeda H. (2006) Immobilization of avian excreta-derived nutrients and reduced lignin decomposition in needle and twig litter in a temperate coniferous forest.
Soil Biology & Biochemistry 38: 517-525.
Mori A., Osono T., Iwasaki S., Uchida M. & Kanda H. (2006) Initial recruitment and establishment of vascular plants in relation to topographical variation in microsite conditions on a recently-deglaciated moraine in Ellesmere Island, high arctic Canada.
Polar Bioscience 19: 85-95.
Osono T., Mori A., Uchida M. & Kanda H. (2006) Chemical property of live and dead leaves of tundra plant species in Oobloyah Valley, Ellesmere Island, high arctic Canada.
Environmental Research in the Arctic 2005. Memoirs of National Institute of Polar Research, Special Issue 59: 144-155.
Sugiura S., Yamazaki K. & Osono T. (2006) Consequences of gall tissues as a food resource for a tortricid moth attacking cecidomyiid galls.
The Canadian Entomologist 138: 390-398.
Kameda K., Koba K., Hobara S., Osono T. & Terai M. (2006). Pattern of natural
15N abundance in lakeside forest ecosystem affected by cormorant-derived nitrogen. Hydrobiologia 567: 69-86.
Osono T., Hobara S., Koba K. & Kameda K. (2006) Reduction of fungal growth and lignin decomposition in needle litter by avian excreta.
Soil Biology & Biochemistry 38: 1623-1630.
Osono T. (2006) Fungi associated with
Swida controversa leaves infested by zonate leaf blight and their antagonistic effects on the pathogenic fungus. Applied Forest Science15: 7-12. (in Japanese with English abstract)
Osono T. & Takeda H. (2006) Fungal decomposition of
Abies needle and Betula leaf litter. Mycologia 98: 172-179.
Osono T. (2006) Role of phyllosphere fungi of forest trees in the development of decomposer fungal communities and decomposition processes of leaf litter.
Canadian Journal of Microbiology52: 701-716.
Osono T., Hirose D. & Fujimaki R. (2006) Fungal colonization as affected by soil depth and decomposition stage of needle litter.
Soil Biology & Biochemistry 38: 2743-2752.
Hirose D. & Osono T. (2006) Development and seasonal variations of
Lophodermium populations on Pinus thunbergii needle litter. Mycoscience 47: 242-247.
Osono T (2006) Fungal decomposition of lignin in leaf litter: comparison between tropical and temperate forests. Eds by Meyer W. and Pearce C. Proceedings for the 8th International Mycological Congress, August 20-25, 2006. pp. 111-117. Cairns, Australia. Published by Medimond, Italy.
Osono T. & Takeda H. (2007) Microfungi associated with
Abies needles and Betula leaf litter in a subalpine coniferous forest. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 53: 1-7.
Osono T. (2007) Endophytic and epiphytic phyllosphere fungi of red-osier dogwood (
Cornus stolonifera) in British Columbia. Mycoscience 48: 47-52.
Ishikawa H., Osono T. & Takeda H. (2007) Effects of clear-cutting on decomposition processes in leaf litter and the nitrogen and lignin dynamics in a temperate secondary forest.
Journal of Forest Research 12: 247-254.
Osono T. (2007) Ecology of ligninolytic fungi associated with leaf litter decomposition.
Ecological Research 22: 955-974.
Osono T. (2007) Decomposition processes of leaf litter and fungal communities in a cool temperate forest.
Japanese Journal of Ecology 57: 304-318. (in Japanese)
Osono T., Takeda H. & Azuma J.I. (2008) Carbon isotope dynamics during leaf litter decomposition in a cool temperate forest with reference to lignin fractions.
Ecological Research 23: 51-55.
Osono T, Iwamoto S & Trofymow JA. (2008) Colonization and decomposition of salal (
Gaultheria shallon) leaf litter by fungi in successional forests on coastal British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 54: 427-434.
Osono T. (2008) Endophytic and epiphytic phyllosphere fungi of
Camellia japonica: seasonal and leaf age-dependent variations. Mycologia 100: 387-391.
Osono T. (2008) An introduction to Canadian Intersite Decomposition Experiment (CIDET).
Japanese Journal of Ecology 58: 87-101. (in Japanese with English abstract)
Mori A., Osono T., Uchida M. & Kanda H. (2008) Changes in the structure and heterogeneity of vegetation and microsite environments with the chronosequence of primary succession on a glacier foreland in Ellesmere Island, high arctic Canada.
Ecological Research 23: 363-370.
Osono T., Ishii Y. & Hirose D. (2008) Fungal colonization and decomposition of
Castanopsis sieboldii leaf litter in a subtropical forest. Ecological Research 23: 909-917.
Osono T. & Hirose D. (2009) Effects of prior decomposition of
Camellia japonica leaf litter by an endophytic fungus on the subsequent decomposition by fungal colonizers. Mycoscience 50: 52-55.
Fukasawa Y., Osono T. & Takeda H. (2009) Dynamics of physicochemical properties and occurrence of fungal fruit bodies during decomposition of coarse woody debris of
Fagus crenata. Journal of Forest Research 14: 20-29.
Osono T. (2009) Ecological studies of endophytic and epiphytic phyllosphere fungi of trees in Japan.
Nihon Kingaku Kaiho 50: 1-20. (in Japanese with English abstract)
Osono T., Ishii Y., Takeda H., Seramethakun T., Khamyong S., To-Anun C., Hirose D., Tokumasu S. & Kakishima M. (2009) Fungal succession and lignin decomposition on
Shorea obtusa leaves in a tropical seasonal forest in northern Thailand. Fungal Diversity 36: 101-119.
Osono T., Hirose D. (2009) Altitudinal distribution of microfungi associated with
Betula ermanii leaf litter on Mt. Rishiri, northern Japan. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 55: 783-789.
Fukasawa Y., Osono T. & Takeda H. (2009) Microfungus communities of Japanese beech logs at different stages of decay in a cool temperate deciduous forest.
Canadian Journal of Forest Research 39: 1606-1614.
Fukasawa Y., Osono T. & Takeda H. (2009) Effects of attack of saprobic fungi on twig litter decomposition by endophytic fungi.
Ecological Research 24: 1067-1073.
Ueno T., Osono T. & Kanda H. (2009) Inter- and intraspecific variations of the chemical properties of high-Arctic mosses along water-regime gradients.
Polar Science 3: 134-138.
Osono T. (2010) Decomposition of grass leaves by ligninolytic litter-decomposing fungi.
Grassland Science 56: 31-36.
Hosoya T., Hirose D., Fujisaki M., Osono T., Kubono T., Tokumasu S. & Kakishima M (2010) Internal transcribed spacer haplotype diversity and their geographical distribution in
Dasyscyphella longistipitata (Hyaloscyphaceae, Helotiales) occurring on Fagus crenata cupules in Japan. Mycoscience 51: 116-122.
Fukasawa Y., Osono T. & Takeda H. (2010) Beech log decomposition by wood-inhabiting fungi in a cool temperate forest floor: a quantitative analysis focused on the decay activity of a dominant basidiomycete
Omphalotus guepiniformis. Ecological Research 25: 959-966.
Osono T., Hobara S., Hishinuma T. & Azuma J.I. (2011) Selective lignin decomposition and nitrogen mineralization in forest litter colonized by
Clitocybe sp. European Journal of Soil Biology 47: 114-121.
Osono T. & Hirose D. (2011) Colonization and lignin decomposition of pine needle litter by
Lophodermium pinastri. Forest Pathology 41: 156-162.
Osono T., To-Anun C., Hagiwara Y. & Hirose D. (2011) Decomposition of wood and leaf litter by
Xylaria species from northern Thailand. Fungal Ecology 4: 210-218.
Fukasawa Y., Osono T. & Takeda H. (2011) Wood decomposing abilities of diverse lignicolous fungi on nondecayed and decayed beech wood.
Mycologia 103: 474-482.
Osono T., Hagiwara Y. & Masuya H. (2011) Effects of temperature and litter type on fungal growth and decomposition of leaf litter.
Mycoscience 52: 327-332.
Osono T. (2011) Diversity and functioning of fungi associated with leaf litter decomposition in an Asian climatic gradient.
Fungal Ecology 4: 375-385.
Seiwa K. & Osono T. (2011) Roles of fungi and herbivore in creating species-diversity in forests - a perspective review.
Japanese Journal of Ecology 61: 291-295. (in Japanese with English abstract)
Osono T. (2011) Biodiversity of forest communities mediated by interactions with pathogenic fungi.
Japanese Journal of Ecology 61: 297-309. (in Japanese with English abstract)
Hagiwara Y., Osono T., Ohta S., Agus W. & Hardjono A. (2012) Colonization and decomposition of leaf litter by ligninolytic fungi in
Acacia mangium plantations and adjacent secondary forests. Journal of Forest Research 17: 51-57.
Osono T. & Trofymow J.A. (2012) Microfungal diversity associated with
Kindbergia oregana in successional forests of British Columbia. Ecological Research 27: 35-41.
Fukasawa Y., Osono T. & Takeda H. (2012) Fungal decomposition of woody debris of
Castanopsis sieboldii in a subtropical old-growth forest. Ecological Research 27: 211-218.
Hagiwara Y., Osono T. & Takeda H. (2012) Effect of clear-cutting on decomposition and bleaching of
Camellia japonica leaf litter in a temperate secondary forest. Applied Forest Science 21: 1-6.
Osono T. (2012) Endophytic fungal assemblages on leaves of 73 deciduous tree species in a cool temperate forest.
Applied Forest Science 21: 13-20.
Osono T. & Masuya H. (2012) Endophytic fungi associated with leaves of Betulaceae in Japan.
Canadian Journal of Microbiology 58: 507-515.
Osono T., Ueno T., Uchida M. & Kanda H. (2012) Abundance and diversity of fungi in relation to chemical changes in arctic moss profiles.
Polar Science 6: 121-131.
Fukasawa Y., Tateno O., Hagiwara Y., Hirose D. & Osono T. (2012) Fungal succession and decomposition of beech cupule litter.
Ecological Research 27: 735-743.
Osono T., Tateno O. & Masuya H. (2013) Diversity and ubiquity of xylariaceous endophytes in live and dead leaves of temperate forest trees.
Mycoscience 54: 54-61.
Hirose D., Sakai S., Itioka T. & Osono T. (2013) Microfungi associated with a myrmecophyte
Macaranga bancana. Tropics 22: 19-25.
Hirose D., Tanabe Y., Uchida M., Kudoh S. & Osono T. (2013) Microfungi associated with withering willow wood in ground contact near Syowa Station, East Antarctica for 40 years.
Polar Biology 36: 919-924.
Hirose D., Matsuoka S. & Osono T. (2013) Assessment of the fungal diversity and succession of ligninolytic endophytes in
Camellia japonica leaves using clone library analysis. Mycologia 105: 837-843.
Fukasawa Y., Osono T. & Takeda H. (2013) Effects of environmental moisture on twig litter decomposition by fungal colonizers.
Journal of Integrated Field Science 10: 1-6.
Hobara S., Osono T., Hirose D., Noro K., Hirota M. & Benner R. (2014) The roles of microorganisms in litter decomposition and soil formation.
Biogeochemistry 118: 471-486.
Ikeda A., Matsuoka S., Masuya H., Mori A.S., Hirose D. & Osono T. (2014) Comparison of the diversity, composition, and host recurrence of xylariaceous endophytes in subtropical, cool temperate, and subboreal regions in Japan.
Population Ecology 56: 289-300.
Osono T., Matsuoka S., Hirose D., Uchida M. & Kanda H. (2014) Fungal colonization and decomposition of leaves and stems of
Salix arctica on deglaciated moraines in high-Arctic Canada. Polar Science 8: 207-216.
Osono T., Azuma J.I. & Hirose D. (2014) Plant species effect on the decomposition and chemical changes of leaf litter in grassland and pine and oak forest soils.
Plant and Soil 376: 411-421.
Shirouzu T., Osono T. & Hirose D. (2014) Resource utilization of wood decomposers: mycelium nuclear phases and host tree species affect wood decomposition by Dacrymycetes.
Fungal Ecology 9: 11-16.
Fukasawa Y., Katsumata S., Mori A.S., Osono T. & Takeda H. (2014) Accumulation and decay dynamics of coarse woody debris in an old-growth subalpine coniferous forest in Japan.
Ecological Research 29: 257-269.
Osono T. (2015) Hyphal length in the forest floor and soil of subtropical, temperate, and subalpine forests.
Journal of Forest Research 20: 69-76.
Osono T. (2015) Diversity, resource utilization, and phenology of fruiting bodies of litter-decomposing macrofungi in subtropical, temperate, and subalpine forests.
Journal of Forest Research 20: 60-68.
Osono T. (2015) Effects of litter type, origin of isolate, and temperature on decomposition of leaf litter by macrofungi.
Journal of Forest Research 20: 77-84.
Osono T. (2015) Decomposing ability of diverse litter-decomposer macrofungi in subtropical, temperate, and subalpine forests.
Journal of Forest Research 20: 272-280.
Tateno O., Hirose D., Osono T. & Takeda H. (2015) Beech cupules share endophytic fungi with leaves and twigs.
Mycoscience 56: 252-256.
Hishinuma T., Osono T., Fukasawa Y., Azuma J.I. & Takeda H. (2015) Application of
13C NMR spectroscopy to characterize organic chemical components of decomposing coarse woody debris from different climatic regions. Annals of Forest Research 58: 3-13.
Katsumata S., Hobara S., Osono T. & Takeda H. (2015) Mass, nitrogen content, and decomposition of woody debris in forest stands affected by excreta deposited in nesting colonies of Great Cormorant.
Ecological Research 30: 555-561.
Mori A., Shiono T., Haraguchi T.F., Ota A., Koide D., Ohgue T., Kitagawa R., Maeshiro R., Aung T.T., Nakamori T., Hagiwara Y., Matsuoka S., Ikeda A., Hishi T., Hobara S., Mizumachi E., Frisch A., Thor G., Fujii S., Osono T. & Gustafsson L. (2015) Functional redundancy of multiple forest taxa along an elevational gradient: predicting the consequences of non-random species loss.
Journal of Biogeography 42: 1383-1396.
Hagiwara Y., Matsuoka S., Hobara S., Mori A.S., Hirose D. & Osono T. (2015) Bleaching of leaf litter and associated fungi in subboreal and subalpine forests.
Canadian Journal of Microbiology 61: 735-743.
Mori A.S., Isbell F., Fujii S., Makoto K., Matsuoka S. & Osono T. (2016) Low multifunctional redundancy of soil fungal diversity at multiple scales.
Ecology Letters 19: 249-259.
Matsuoka S., Mori A.S., Kawaguchi E., Hobara S. & Osono T. (2016) Disentangling the relative importance of host tree community, abiotic environment, and spatial factors on ectomycorrhizal fungal assemblages along an elevation gradient.
FEMS Microbiology Ecology 92: fiw044.
Matsuoka S., Kawaguchi E. & Osono T. (2016) Temporal distance decay of similarity of ectomycorrhizal fungal community composition in a subtropical evergreen forest in Japan.
FEMS Microbiology Ecology 92: fiw061.
Osono T., Mori A.S., Uchida M. & Kanda H. (2016) Accumulation of carbon and nitrogen in vegetation and soils of deglaciated area in Ellesmere Island, high-Arctic Canada.
Polar Science 10: 288-296.
Hirose D., Hobara S., Matsuoka S., Kato K., Tanabe Y., Uchida M., Kudoh S. & Osono T. (2016) Diversity and community assembly of moss-associated fungi in ice-free coastal outcrops of continental Antarctica.
Fungal Ecology 24: 94-101.
Osono T. (2016) Bleached leaf litter of forest trees and associated fruiting bodies of fungi in tropical Asia and Australia.
The Harris Science Review of Doshisha University 57: 204-212.
Matsukura K., Hirose D., Kagami M., Osono T. & Yamaoka Y. (2017) Geographical distribution of rhytismataceaous fungi on
Camellia japonica leaf litter in Japan. Fungal Ecology 26: 37-44.
Fujii S., Mori A.S., Koide D., Makoto K., Matsuoka S., Osono T. & Isbell F. (2017) Disentangling relationships between plant diversity and decomposition processes under forest restoration.
Journal of Applied Ecology 54: 80-90.
Tanabe Y., Yasui S., Osono T., Uchida M., Kudoh S. & Yamamuro M. (2017) Abundant deposits of nutrients inside lakebeds of Antarctic oligotrophic lakes.
Polar Biology 40: 603-613.
Hishinuma T., Azuma J.I., Osono T. & Takeda H. (2017) Litter quality control of decomposition of leaves, twigs, and sapwood by the white-rot fungus
Trametes versicolor. European Journal of Soil Biology 80: 1-8.
Osono T. (2017) Leaf litter decomposition of 12 tree species in a subtropical forest in Japan.
Ecological Research 32: in press.
Hirose D., Hobara S., Tanabe Y., Uchida M., Kudoh S. & Osono T. Abundance, richness, and succession of microfungi in relation to chemical changes in Antarctic moss profiles.
Polar Biology (submitted).
Mori A.S., Osono T., Cornelissen H., Craine J. & Uchida M. Possible changes in biodiversity-ecosystem function relationships through primary succession.
Oikos (submitted).
Tanabe Y., Hori M., Mizuno A., Osono T., Uchida M., Kudoh S. & Yamamuro M. Light quality determines primary production in nutrient-poor small lakes.
Polar Biology (submitted).

Books and Book Chapters (in English)

Osono T. & Hirose D. Ecology of endophytic fungi associated with leaf litter decomposition. In: Applied Mycology (ed. by M. Rai & P. Bridge), CAB International, 2009, pp. 92-109.
Fukasawa Y, Osono T. & Takeda H. Fungal decomposition of beech coarse woody debris in a temperate forest ecosystem. In: Wood: Types, Properties, and Uses (ed. by Lorenzo F. Botannini), Nova Science Publishers, New York, 2011, 133-149.
Osono, T. Excess supply of nutrients, fungal community, and plant litter decomposition: a case study of avian-derived excreta deposition in conifer plantations, In: International Perspectives on Global Environmental Change (ed. by S.S. Young and S.E. Silvern), InTech, Croatia, 2012, 173-196.
Osono T. Fungal disease and the diversity and long-term dynamics of forest communities. In: Fungi: Types, Environmental Impact and Role in Disease (ed. by María Sol Arias Vázquez and Adolfo Paz Silva), Nova Science Publishers, New York, 2011, 247-267.
Osono T. Diversity and ecology of endophytic and epiphytic fungi of tree leaves in Japan: a review. In: Advances in Endophytic Research (ed. by V.C. Verma and A.C. Gange), Springer, Germany, 2013, 3-26.
Osono T. Metagenomic approach yields insights into fungal diversity and functioning. In: Species Diversity and Community Structure: Novel Patterns and Processes in Plants, Insects, and Fungi. SpringerBriefs in Biology (eds. by T. Sota et al.), Springer, Berlin, 2014, 1-23.

Other Publications and Proceedings

Osono T. (2003) Fungal decomposition of leaf litter in a cool temperate forest. PhD thesis, Kyoto University.
Kameda K., Hobara S., Osono T., Koba K., Ishida A. & Yahiro K. (2006) Material flow from aquatic to terrestrial ecosystems transported by the great cormorant and its “ecosystem engineering” effects on a lakeside forest. Proceedings for the International Wetland Restoration Symposium. January 2006. Shiga, Japan.
Osono T. (2007) Role of endophytic fungi in grass litter decomposition. Eds by Popay A. and Thom E. Proceedings for the 6th International Endophyte Symposium, March 25-28, 2007. Christchurch, New Zealand. pp. 103-105. Published by New Zealand Grassland Association.
Osono T., Hirose D. (2009) Ascomycete fungi associated with the bleaching of
Quercus crispula leaf litter in Rishiri Island. Rishiri Research 28: 55-60. (in Japanese with English abstract)
Osono T. (2009) Evaluation of ligninolytic properties of litter bleaching fungi collected in the southwest subtropics in Japan.
Annual Report on Exploration and Introduction of Microbial Genetic Resources 22: 33-41. (in Japanese with English abstract)
Kageyama K. (2010) Mycobiota in the subtropical and cool temperate areas in Japan (Contributor: Osono T.).
IFO Research Communications 24: 117-156.
Hishinuma T., Minami M., Ito K. & Osono T. (2011) Estimating the dead year and decomposition rate of coarse woody debris using radiocarbon (
14C). Summaries of Researches Using AMS at Nagoya University 22: 72-81. (in Japanese with English abstract)
Osono T. (2012) Fungal Biology, Card Game. (in Japanese)
Tanabe Y., Uchida M., Osono T., Kudoh S. (2012) Limnological parameters in Skarvsnes lakes between the 50th and 51th Japanese Antarctic Research Expeditions in 2009-2010. Long-term monitoring study. JARE Data Reports 323: 1-53.
Tanabe Y., Uchida M., Osono T., Kudoh S. (2012) Limnological parameters in Skarvsnes lakes between the 49th and 50th Japanese Antarctic Research Expeditions in 2008-2009. Long-term monitoring study. JARE Data Reports 322: 1-49.
Osono T., Hirose D., Nagamasu H. & Itioka T. (2013) Biodiversity of fungi in a tropical rain forest. Eds by Sakai S., Ishii R. & Yamamura N. Collapse and Restoration of Ecosystem Networks with Human Activity. RIHN Project Report. pp. 137-140. Published by Research Institute for Humanity and Nature.
Osono T. (2013) Fungal Diversity, Card Game. (in Japanese)
Yabuzaki I., Kaneko M., Osono T. & Hobara S. (2014) Effects of composting years on chemical properties of waterweed compost and yield of Japanese mustard spinach. Journal of Rakuno Gakuen University 39: 87-92. (in Japanese with English abstract)
Osono T., Matsuoka S., Fujinaga S., Hobara S. & Okuda N. (2015) The application of aquatic plant manure to efficiently utilize phosphorus in soil. Chikyu Kankyo 20: 11-16. (in Japanese)
Kudoh S., Tanabe Y., Uchida M., Osono T. & Imura S. (2015) Meteorological features observed in Yukidori Zawa, Langhovde and Kizahashi Hama, Skarvsnes on the Sôya Coast, East Antarctica, with comparison of those observed at Syowa Station. Antarctic Record 59: 163-178. (in Japanese with English abstract)
Osono T. (2016) How do pathogenic fungi influence forest diversity? Tree and Forest Health 20: 7-8. (in Japanese)
Nagane M., Osaka K., Ae N., Osono T. & Hobara S. (2017) Difference in particle sizes containing phosphorus among forest and agricultural soils in a wataershed of Lake Biwa. Journal of Rakuno Gakuen University 41: 147-152. (in Japanese with English abstract)

Presentations in International Conferences as the First Author

Osono T. Fungal decomposition and succession on beech leaf litter in a cool temperate deciduous forest. A Food Web Conference, Satellite Workshop on Soil Ecology. December 2000, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.
Osono T., Takeda H. Lignocellulose regulation of litter decomposition and nitrogen dynamics in temperate forests. The 16th International Symposium on Environmental Biogeochemistry. September 2003, Oirase Keiryu Hotel, Aomori, Japan (poster session).
Osono T., Kanda H. Decomposition and fungal succession in leaf litter of
Salix arctica in a high-arctic deglaciated area in Ellesmere Island, Canada. XXVI Symposium on Polar Biology. December 2003, National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo, Japan.
Osono T. Lignin control of leaf litter decomposition and fungal community organization in a cool temperate forest in Japan. The 1st East Asian Federation of Ecological Societies (EAFES) International Congress. October 2004, Mokpo National University, Mokpo, Korea (poster session).
Osono T. Fungal community and litter decomposition in a temperate coniferous forest affected by avian-derived excreta deposition. IV Asia Mycological Congress. November 2004, Lotus Hotel Pang Suan Kaew, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Osono T., Mori A., Uchida M., Kanda H. Chemical property of plant leaves in a polar oasis in Ellesmere Island, high-arctic Canada: comparison between growth forms and xeric and mesic deglaciated chronosequences. Third International Symposium on the Arctic Research. February 2005, National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo, Japan (poster session).
Osono T. Role of phyllosphere fungi of forest trees in the development of decomposer communities and decomposition processes of leaf litter. MSA/MSJ Joint Meeting 2005. August 2005, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii, USA (poster session).
Osono T, Trofymow T.A. Diversity and geographical distribution of microfungi associated with coniferous needle litter in coastal forests on southern Vancouver Island. Forest Biology Symposium – Fall 2005, November 2005, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (poster session).
Osono T., Outerbridge R.A., Trofymow J.A. Microfungi associated with Douglas-fir needle litter at forest edges on coastal British Columbia. Coastal Silviculture Committee Winter Workshop, February 2006, The Coast Bastion Hotel, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada (poster session).
Osono T. Microfungi associated with moss on forest floor in successional forests on coastal British Columbia. The 6th East Asia-Pacific Regional International Long-Term Ecological Research Conference, March 2006, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan (poster session).
Osono T, Takeda H, Azuma J-I. Lignin effects on carbon isotope dynamics during leaf litter decomposition in a cool temperate forest. The 2nd East Asian Federation of Ecological Societies (EAFES) International Congress. March 2006, Toki Messe, Niigata, Japan (poster session).
Osono T. Fungal decomposition of lignin in leaf litter: comparison between tropical and temperate foerst soils. Invited lecture of the symposium “Fungi in Monsoon Asia, Linking Diversity and Ecosystem Function”. The 8th International Mycological Congress. Invited symposium. August 2006, Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
Osono T. Changes in microfungal communities during decomposition of leaf litter. The 8th International Mycological Congress. August 2006, Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Queensland, Australia (poster session).
Osono T., Ueno T., Uchida M., Kanda H. Organic chemical and nutrient dynamics during moss decomposition in high-arctic Canada. XXIX Symposium on Polar Biology. November 2006, National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo, Japan (poster session).
Osono T. Role of endophytic fungi in grass litter decomposition. 6th International Symposium on Fungal Endophytes of Grasses. March 2007, Chateau on the Park Hotel, Christchurch, New Zealand (poster session).
Osono T. Fungi and forest litter decomposition. Keynote lecture for the 3rd East Asian Federation of Ecological Societies (EAFES) International Congress. May 2007, Jiuhua Resort & Convention Center, Beijing, China.
Osono T. Ecology of grass litter decomposition. EcoSummit 2007 in conjunction with the 3rd East Asian Federation of Ecological Societies (EAFES) International Congress. May 2007, Jiuhua Resort & Convention Center, Beijing, China (poster session).
Osono T., Takeda H. Microfungi associated with
Abies needles and Betula leaf litter in a subalpine coniferous forest. XXX Symposium on Polar Biology. November 2007, National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo, Japan (poster session).
Osono T, Ishii Y, Takeda H, Seramethakun D, Khamyong S, To-Anun C, Hirose D, Tokumasu S, Kakishima M. Fungal succession and decomposition of
Shorea obtusa leaf litter in a tropical seasonal forest in northern Thailand. Asian Mycological Congress 2007. December 2007, Grand Plaza Parkroyal, Penang, Malaysia.
Osono T. Ecology of endophytic and epiphytic phyllosphere fungi on deciduous and evergreen trees in Japan. China-Japan Pan Asia Pacific Mycology Forum, Changchun 2008. July 2008, Changchun International Conference & Exhibition Center, Changchun, China.
Osono T. Fungi in decomposition processes. The Second China-Japan Colloquium of Mathematical Biology. August 2008, Okayama University, Okayama, Japan (invited).
Osono T. Estimation of the decomposition rates of dead woody stems of
Salix arctica in recently-deglaciated area in Canadian high arctic using radiocarbon (14C). First International Symposium on the Arctic Research (ISAR-1). November 2008, Miraikan, Tokyo, Japan (poster session).
Osono T. Bleaching of leaf litter in Asian tropical forests. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Australia. December 2008, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia (poster session).
Osono T, Hirose D. Altitudinal distribution of microfungi associated with
Betula ermanii leaf litter on Mt. Rishiri, northern Hokkaido. XXXI Symposium on Polar Biology. December 2008, National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo, Japan (poster session).
Osono T, Uchida M, Kanda H. Natural abundance of
15N in leaves and stems of Salix arctica on a recently-deglaciated moraines on Ellesmere Island, high arctic Canada. Xth SCAR International Biology Symposium. July 2009, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan (poster session).
Osono T, Hiradate S, Hobara S. Characterization of bleached leaf litter in a subtropical forest by
13C NMR and N fractions. The 10th International Congress of Ecology. Augusts 2009, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia (poster session).
Osono T, Hirose D. Species richness and host specificity of ligninolytic fungi associated with leaf litter decomposition in a subtropical forest in Japan. The 2nd DIVERSITAS Open Science Conference. October 2009. Cape Town International Convention Center, Cape Town, South Africa (poster session).
Osono T, To-Anun C, Hirose D. Decomposition of wood and leaf litter by
Xylaria species from northern Thailand. Asian Mycological Congress 2009. November 2009, National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung, Taiwan (poster session).
Osono T. Diversity and functioning of microfungi associated with leaf litter decomposition in Asian forests. The 9th International Mycological Congress. August 2010, Edinburgh International Congress Centre, Edinburgh, England, UK. (poster session)
Osono T. Diversity and functioning of microfungi along a climatic gradient. MSJ (The Mycological Society of Japan)/KSM (Korean Society of Mycology) Joint Symposium 2010. September 2010, Osaka Museum of Natural History, Osaka, Japan (invited).
Osono T, Ueno T, Uchida M, Kanda H. Abundance and diversity of fungi in relation to chemical changes in arctic moss profiles. Second International Symposium on the Arctic Research (ISAR-2). December 2010, Hitostubashi Memorial Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
Osono T, Hirose D. Phylogenetic diversity and host specificity of
Coccomyces in Asian forests. The 5th International Symposium of the Biodiversity & Evolution gCOE, July 2011, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. (poster session).
Osono T, Hirose D. Environmental DNA analysis reveals the fungal succession on
Camellia japonica leaves and the functioning of ligninolytic endophytes. XIII International Congress of Mycology (IUMS2011 Sapporo), September 2011, Sapporo Convention Center, Sapporo, Japan. (poster session).
Osono T, Hirose D, Uchida M, Kanda H. Chemical changes and fungal colonization of
Salix arctica leaf and stem litter on deglaciated moraines in high-arctic Canada. Third International Symposium on the Arctic Research (ISAR-3). January 2013, Miraikan, Tokyo, Japan (poster session).
Osono T, Hirose D, Tanabe Y, Uchida M, Kudoh S. Diversity and geographic distribution of microfungi associated with moss in continental Antarctica. The 35th Symposium on Polar Biology, November 2013, National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo, Japan. (poster session).
Osono T, Hirose D, Matsuoka S, Tanabe Y, Uchida M, Kudoh S. Role of environmental selections and dispersal in the composition of fungal communities in continental Antarctica. The 36th Symposium on Polar Biology, December 2014, National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo, Japan. (poster session).
Osono T, Mori A.S, Uchida M, Kanda H. Accumulation of carbon and nitrogen in vegetation and soils of deglaciated area and mudboils in Ellesmere Island, high-Arctic Canada. Fourth International Symposium on the Arctic Research (ISAR-4). April 2015, Toyama International Conference Center, Toyama, Japan (poster session).
Osono T., Matsuoka S., Nagao Y., Itioka T. Domatium-inhabiting fungi of eight myrmecophytic Macaranga species. Frontier in Tropical Forest Research: Progress in Joint Projects between the Forest Department Sarawak and the Japan Research Consortium for Tropical Forests in Sarawak. September 2015, Imperial Hotel, Kuching, Malaysia (poster session).
Osono T., Matsuoka S., Hiradate S., Hobara S., Hirose D. Fungi associated with the bleaching of leaf litter in a subtropical forest. Asian Mycological Congress 2015. October 2015, Goa University, Goa, India (poster session).
Osono T, Hirose D, Hobara S, Tanabe Y, Uchida M, Kudoh S. Abundance, richness, and succession of microfungi in relation to chemical changes in Antarctic moss profiles. The 6th Symposium on Polar Science, November 2015, National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo, Japan. (poster session)
Osono T. Primary succession of vegetation on the foreland of Robson glacier. The 7th Symposium on Polar Science, November 2016, National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo, Japan. (poster session)

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