Hiromi Tsubota

Last Updated :2020/12/01

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life Miyajima Natural, Associate Professor
Web Site
E-mail
chubohiroshima-u.ac.jp
Other Contact Details
Miyajima Natural Botanical Garden, Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University, 1156-2 Mitsumaruko-yama, Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima 739-0543, Japan, Japan
TEL : (+81)829-44-2025 FAX : (+81)829-40-2001
Self-introduction
The Miyajima Natural Botanical Garden is situated along the north coast of Miyajima (Itsukushima) Island, southwestern Japan, ca. 20 km southwest of Hiroshima City. The island is famous as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is covered with natural forest and maritime vegetation. Our research projects are island biology, phytogeography, ecology, and conservation biology, utilizing the excellent natural resources of Miyajima Island. The Miyajima Natural Botanical Garden conducts education and study on taxonomy, ecology, phytogeography, conservation biology, and island biology of various plants by utilizaing the excellent natural resources of the World Heritage listed Miyajima (Itsukushima) Island, southwestern Japan.

Basic Information

Educational Backgrounds

  • Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Science, Department of Biological Science, Japan, 1998/04, 2000/09
  • Hiroshima University, Faculty of Science, Japan, 1992/04, 1996/03

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Science, Hiroshima University
  • Master of Science, Hiroshima University
  • Bachelor of Science, Hiroshima University

Educational Activity

  • 【Bachelor Degree Program】School of Science : Biological Sciences
  • 【Master's Program】Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life : Division of Integrated Sciences for Life : Program of Basic Biology
  • 【Doctoral Program】Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life : Division of Integrated Sciences for Life : Program of Basic Biology

In Charge of Primary Major Programs

  • Biology

Research Fields

  • Biology;Basic biology;Biodiversity / Systematics
  • Biology;Basic biology;Ecology / Environment
  • Biology;Basic biology;Evolutionary biology

Research Keywords

  • mosses
  • liverworts
  • algae
  • Trentepohlia
  • taxonomy
  • phytosociology
  • molecular phylogeny

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • American Bryological and Lichenological Society
  • Hikobia Botanical Society, 1999
  • The Botanical Society of Japan
  • The Ecological Society of Japan
  • The Bryological Society of Japan
  • Japanese Society for Plant Systematics

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2020, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Exercise in Information Literacy
  2. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Introduction to Biological Sciences A
  3. 2020, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students
  4. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Advanced Biology
  5. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Plant Ecology B
  6. 2020, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Seminar for Island Biology
  7. 2020, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Special Study for Graduation
  8. 2020, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Special Study for Graduation
  9. 2020, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Practice for Fundamental Biology II
  10. 2020, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Practice for Ecology
  11. 2020, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Practice for Fundamental Biology IV
  12. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Research for Thesis
  13. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Special Research for Thesis
  14. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar for Biological Science (Lecture)
  15. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar for Biological Science (Lecture)
  16. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar for Island Environmental Ecology
  17. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar for Island Environmental Ecology
  18. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Seminar for Advanced Research in Basic Biology A
  19. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Seminar for Advanced Research in Basic Biology B
  20. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Exercises in Basic Biology A
  21. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Exercises in Basic Biology A
  22. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Exercises in Basic Biology B
  23. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Exercises in Basic Biology B
  24. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation in Basic Biology
  25. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Natural History Sciences
  26. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Seminar for Advanced Research in Basic Biology C
  27. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Seminar for Advanced Research in Basic Biology D
  28. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , 2Term, Seminar for Advanced Research in Basic Biology E
  29. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , 3Term, Seminar for Advanced Research in Basic Biology F
  30. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation in Integrated Life Sciences
  31. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation in Integrated Life Sciences

Award of Education

  1. 2007/03/16
  2. 2005/08/27

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. A case study on environmental education in Itsukushima (Miyajima) Island with an elementary and junior high schools/university collaboration, Studies of the Itsukushima Island, 13, 1-6
  2. Lectotypification and taxonomic identity of Astomum japonicum G. Roth (Pottiaceae, Bryophyta), Cryptogam. Bryol., 38(1), 85-90
  3. ★, Systematics of the family Pottiaceae (Bryophyta) with special reference to the familial and subfamilial circumscriptions, Hikobia, 17, 117-129, 20161225
  4. Notes on naturalized and invasive plants in Hiroshima Prefecture, SW Japan: 7. Euphorbia prostrata Aiton and an unidentifiable species of Euphorbia, Hikobia, 17, 161-167, 20161225
  5. Notes on Diphyscium lorifolium (Diphysciaceae, Bryophyta) on Miyajima Island, Hiroshima Prefecture, SW Japan, Bryological Research, 11, 216-218
  6. Syrrhopodon tosaensis (Calymperaceae, Bryophyta) rediscovered on Miyajima Island, Hiroshima Prefecture, SW Japan after 40 years, J. Jpn. Bot., 91(3), 186-190, 20160620
  7. A preliminary list of vascular plants of the Higashi-hiroshima Campus, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima Pref., SW Japan, Bulletin of the Hiroshima University Museum, 7, 41-54, 2016
  8. Current status of Lysimachia sikokiana Miq. (Primulaceae) in Hiroshima Prefecture, SW Japan, Hikobia, 17(1), 81-88, 2015
  9. Notes on naturalized plants in Hiroshima Prefecture, SW Japan: 6. New locality of Cotula australis (Sieber ex Spreng.) Hook.f. (Asteraceae), Hikobia, 17(1), 73-79, 2015
  10. Accumulation of arsenic and copper by bryophytes growing in an aquatic environment near copper mine tailings, Mine Water and the Environment, 1-8, 20150404
  11. ★, On the systematic position of the genus Timmiella (Dicranidae, Bryopsida) and its allied genera, with the description of a new family Timmiellaceae, Phytotaxa, 181(3), 151-162, 20141003
  12. Geographical origin of Leucobryum boninense Sull. & Lesq. (Leucobryaceae, Musci) endemic to the Bonin Islands, Japan, Ecology and Evolution, 3(4), 753-762, APR 2013
  13. Genetic differentiation between Dendroceros japonicus and D. tubercularis in Japan, Hikobia, 16(2), 215-220, 20121201
  14. Evolution of apolar sporocytes in marchantialean liverworts: implications from molecular phylogeny, Journal of Plant Research, 125(2), 197-206, MAR 2012
  15. A brief history and activities of the Hikobia Monthly Botanical Excursion with the 500th commemoration events completed since 1956, and maps for the venues and common plant species in Hiroshima Prefecture, SW Japan, Hikobia, 15(4), 511-522[含 英語文要旨], 20101201
  16. A taxonomic revision of the genus Apometzgeria (Metzgeriaceae, Marchantiophyta), Hikobia, 15(4), 427-452, 20101201
  17. ★, Systematic position of the enigmatic liverwort Mizutania (Mizutaniaceae, Marchantiophyta) inferred from molecular phylogenetic analyses, Taxon, 59(2), 448-458, APR 2010
  18. A new finding of seagrass Halophila nipponica J.Kuo (Hydrocharitaceae) from Miyajima Island in Hiroshima Prefecture, SW Japan, Hikobia, 15, 339-347, 20091201
  19. Symphyodon leiocarpus, sp. nov. (Symphyodontaceae, Musci) from Thailand, classified in the new subgenus Macrothamniopsis, APG, 60, 28-37, 2009
  20. Phylogenetic and morphological reevaluation of Leucobryum boninense (Leucobryaceae), endemic to the Bonin Islands, Bryologist, 111(2), 260-270, MAY 2008
  21. Discovery of Burmannia cryptopetela Makino (Burmanniaceae) from Miyajima Island, SW Japan, Hikobia, 15(1), 61-66, 200712
  22. ★, Phylogeography of an Australian termite, Amitermes laurensis (Isoptera, Termitidae), with special reference to the variety of mound shapes, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 42(1), 236-247, JAN 2007
  23. The genus Pylaisiadelpha (Pylaisiadelphaceae, Musci) in Russia, Arctoa, 16, 127-132, 2007
  24. Choricystis minor (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta) as a symbiont of several species of freshwater sponge, Hikobia, 14, 365-373, 20061201
  25. Morphological and molecular analyses to solve a taxonomical controversy of Leucobryum juniperoideum (Brid.) Mull.Hal. and L. humillimum Cardot (Leucobryaceae, Musci) in Japan, Hikobia, 14(4), 387-398, 20061201
  26. ★, Photosymbiodemes Sticta wrightii and Dendriscocaulon sp. (lichenized ascomycota) from Yunnan, China, Journal of the Hattori Bitanical Laboratory, 100, 783-796, AUG 2006
  27. Preliminary study on allelopathic activity of bryophytes under laboratory conditions using the sandwich method, Journal of the Hattori Bitanical Laboratory, 100, 517-525, AUG 2006
  28. A reappraisal of Pylaisiopsis (Sematophyllaceae), Bryologist, 109(3), 381-390, FAL 2006
  29. KOKE-SEARCH: A database search program package for literature relevant to Japanese bryophytes, Bryological Research, 8, 354-360, 2005
  30. A simple procedure for DNA isolation using small quantities of lichen thallus, Lichenology, 4, 25-28, 2005
  31. Molecular phylogenetics and ordinal relationships based on analyses of a large-scale data set of 600 rbcL sequences of mosses, Hikobia, 14(2), 149-169, 20041201
  32. Phylogenetic and morphological notes on Uleobryum naganoi Kiguchi et al. (Pottiaceae, Musci), Hikobia, 14(2), 143-147, 20041201
  33. Molecular phylogeny of Chlorella-like symbiotic algae in Paramecium bursaria based on 18S rRNA gene sequences, Hikobia, 14(2), 129-142, 20041201
  34. ★, Molecular phylogeny of Japanese Eleocharis (Cyperaceae) based on ITS sequence data, and chromosomal evolution, Journal of Plant Research, 117(5), 409-419, OCT 2004
  35. Morphological and genetical variations and familial affinity of the genus Dixonia (Musci), Bryological Research, 8(8), 229-237
  36. ★, Molecular phylogeny of the Grimmiales (Musci) based on chloroplast rbcL sequences, Hikobia, 14(1), 55-70
  37. A preliminary phylogenetic study of the genus Leucobryum (Leucobryaceae, Musci) in Asia and the Pacific based on ITS and rbcL sequences, Hikobia, 14(1), 45-53, 20031201
  38. ★, A new aerial alga, Stichococcus ampulliformis sp. nov. (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta) from Japan, Phycological Research, 51, 203-210, 20030901
  39. Then new genus Benitotania (Daltoniaceae, Bryopsida) from Mt. Kinabalu, Bryologist, 106(3), 454-459, FAL 2003
  40. Molecular phylogenic study on the Sematophyllaceae (Hypnales, Musci) and their allies, Bunrui, 2(1), 32-34, 20020401
  41. ★, Molecular phylogeny of hypnobryalean mosses as inferred from a large-scale dataset of chloroplast rbcL, with special reference to the Hypnaceae and possibly related families, Hikobia, 13(3), 645-665, 20021201
  42. Histochemical observations on the peristome of several haplolepidous mosses, Hikobia, 13(4), 667-677, 20021201
  43. ★, Molecular phylogeny of the Sematophyllaceae (Hypnales, Musci) based on chloroplast rbc sequences, Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory, 90, 221-240, 20010701
  44. ★, Molecular phylogeny of the genus Trismegistia and related genera (Sematophyllaceae, Musci) based on chloroplast rbcL sequences, Hikobia, 13, 529-549, 20011201
  45. Pseudotrismegistia H. Akiy. & Tsubota, a new genus of the Sematophyllaceae (Musci), Acta Phytotaxonomica et Geobotanica, 52(2), 85-95, 20010401
  46. ★, Preliminary phylogenetic relationships of the genus Brotherella and its allied genera (Hypnales, Musci) based on chloroplast rbcL sequence data, Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory, 88, 79-99, 20000801
  47. ★, Ordinal phylogeny within the hypnobryalean pleurocarpous mosses inferred from cladistic analyses of three chloroplast DNA sequence data sets: trnL-F, rps4, and rbcL, Bryologist, 103(2), 242-256, SUM 2000
  48. ★, A preliminary phylogeny of Hypnales (Musci) as an inferred from chloroplast rbcL sequence data, Bryological Research, 7, 233-248, 19990401
  49. Lectotypification and taxonomic identity of Astomum japonicum G. Roth (Pottiaceae, Bryophyta), CRYPTOGAMIE BRYOLOGIE, 38(1), 85-90, JAN 2017
  50. Molecular phylogenic study on the Sematophyllaceae (Hypnales, Musci) and their allies, BUNRUI, 2(1), 32-34, 2002
  51. Pseudotrismegistia H. Akiy. & Tsubota, a new genus of the Sematophyllaceae (Musci), BUNRUI, 2(1), 2002
  52. A short review of molecular phylogenetic studies on bryophytes and my personal side view, BUNRUI, 8(1), 15-27, 2008
  53. Physcomitrella patens (Hedw.) Bruch & Schimp. subsp. californica (H. A. Crum & L. E. Anderson) B. C. Tan new to Hiroshima Prefecture, SW Japan, Bryological Research, 10(7), 228-229, 2012
  54. New locality of Trichocolea japonica T.Katag. in Japan, Bryological Research, 10(9), 291-292, 2012
  55. New record of Syntrichia laevipila Brid. from Nagano Prefecture, central Japan(New bryophyte records in Japan), Bryological Research, 10(12), 2013
  56. A protocol for DNA isolation using small quantities of material from very small hepatic plants, Bryological Research, 8(4), 118-122, 2002
  57. A preliminary phylogeny of Hypnales (Musci) as inferred from chloroplast rbcL sequence data, Bryological Research, 7(8), 233-248, 1999
  58. Protocols for DNA extraction for molecular phylogeny on bryophytes, Bryological Research, 8(1), 9-17, 2001
  59. KOKE-SEARCH : A database search program package for literature relevant to Japanese bryophytes, Bryological Research, 8(11), 354-360, 2005
  60. Morphological and genetical variations and familial affinity of the genus Dixonia (Musci), Bryological Research, 8(8), 229-237, 2004
  61. Notes on the systematic position of the moss genus Timmiella and the family Timmiellaceae, Bryological Research, 11(4), 115-116, 2015
  62. A reappraisal of Pylaisiopsis (Sematophyllaceae), BRYOLOGIST, 109(3), 381-390, 2006
  63. Preliminary study on allelopathic activity of bryophytes under laboratory conditions using the sandwich method, JOURNAL OF THE HATTORI BOTANICAL LABORATORY, 517-525, 2006
  64. Photosymbiodemes Sticta wrightii and Dendriscocaulon sp (lichenized Ascomycota) from Yunnan, China, JOURNAL OF THE HATTORI BOTANICAL LABORATORY, 783-796, 2006
  65. Phylogeography of an Australian termite, Amitermes laurensis (Isoptera, Termitidae), with special reference to the variety of mound shapes, MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 42(1), 236-247, 2007
  66. Phylogenetic and morphological reevaluation of Leucobryum boninense (Leucobryaceae), endemic to the Bonin Islands, BRYOLOGIST, 111(2), 260-270, 2008
  67. Systematic position of the enigmatic liverwort Mizutania (Mizutaniaceae, Marchantiophyta) inferred from molecular phylogenetic analyses, TAXON, 59(2), 448-458, 2010
  68. Evolution of apolar sporocytes in marchantialean liverworts: implications from molecular phylogeny, JOURNAL OF PLANT RESEARCH, 125(2), 197-206, 2012
  69. Geographical origin of Leucobryum boninense Sull. & Lesq. (Leucobryaceae, Musci) endemic to the Bonin Islands, Japan, ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 3(4), 753-762, 2013
  70. On the systematic position of the genus Timmiella (Dicranidae, Bryopsida) and its allied genera, with the description of a new family Timmiellaceae, PHYTOTAXA, 181(3), 151-162, 2014
  71. Accumulation of Arsenic and Copper by Bryophytes Growing in an Aquatic Environment near Copper Mine Tailings, MINE WATER AND THE ENVIRONMENT, 35(3), 265-272, 2016
  72. Lectotypification and taxonomic identity of Astomum japonicum G. Roth (Pottiaceae, Bryophyta), CRYPTOGAMIE BRYOLOGIE, 38(1), 85-90, 2017
  73. A taxonomic revision of cleistocarpous species of Weissia (Pottiaceae, Bryophyta) in Japan, PHYTOTAXA, 306(1), 1-20, 2017
  74. Molecular phylogeny of the genus Fissidens (Fissidentaceae, Bryophyta) and a refinement of the infrageneric classification, MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 127, 190-202, 2018
  75. Barbula chenia (Pottiaceae) New to Japan, ACTA PHYTOTAXONOMICA ET GEOBOTANICA, 70(3), 195-199, 2019

Publications such as books

  1. 2011/12/15, Methods in Bryological Research, newly revised edition, Molecular phylogenetic inference, The Bryological Society of Japan, 2011, 12, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 日本語, Tsubota, H. & Arikawa, T., 141, 69-82
  2. 2009, Nature and Plants in Miyajima Island, Hiroshima Prefecture, SW Japan, revised edition, Miyajima Natural Botanical Garden, Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University, 2009, Scholarly Book, Cocompilation, 日本語, Miyajima Natural Botanical Garden; Tsubota, H. & Mukai, S. (eds.), 160
  3. 2007, Nature and Plants in Miyajima Island, Hiroshima Prefecture, SW Japan, Miyajima Natural Botanical Garden, Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University, 2007, Scholarly Book, Cocompilation, 日本語, Miyajima Natural Botanical Garden; Tsubota, H. & Mukai, S., 104
  4. 2003/01/31, Methods in Bryological Research, Molecular Phylogeny, The Bryological Society of Japan, 2003, 1, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 日本語, Tsubota, H. & Arikawa, T., 124, 79-88
  5. 1997/12, Flora of Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, Check list of bryophytes in Hiroshima Prefecture, SW Japan, Chugoku Newspaper Conpany, 1997, 12, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 日本語, Tsubota, H., Yamaguchi, T., Deguchi, H. & Seki, T., 613-655

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Molecular phylogeny and subfamilial classification of the family Pottiaceae (Bryophyta), Yuya Inoue & Hiromi Tsubota, XIX International Botanical Congress (IBC), 2017/07/28, Without Invitation, English, XIX IBC Congress Secretariat, Shenzhen, P.R. China
  2. Habitats and growth characteristics of cluster-root-forming Helicia cochinchinensis (Proteaceae) in Japan, Hiromi Tsubota, Tomonori Moroishi, Tadashi Okamura, Shinji Uchida, Jun Wasaki, XIX International Botanical Congress (IBC), 2017/08/26, Without Invitation, English, XIX IBC Congress Secretariat, Shenzhen, P.R. China
  3. The Japanese Sphaerocarpos (Marchantiophyta) might be phylogenetically closely related to S. texanus, Kawahara, K., Tsubota, H., Shimamura, M., Yano, O. & Nishimura, N., East Asian Plant Diversity and Conservation 2016, 2016/08/23, Without Invitation, English, Tokyo
  4. Phylogenetic notes on Trachycarpidium lonchophyllum (G.Roth) R.H.Zander (Pottiaceae, Bryophyta), East Asian Plant Diversity and Conservation 2016, 2016/08/23, Without Invitation, English, Tokyo
  5. Four unrecorded and two rediscovered mosses from Korean moss flora, Wonhee Kim, Takumi Sato, Yuya Inoue, Hiromi Tsubota, TomioYamaguchi & Masanobu Higuchi, 47th Annual meeting of the Korean Society of Plant taxonomists, 2016/02/18, Without Invitation, other
  6. A taxonomic study on cleistocarpous species of Weissia (Pottiaceae, Bryophyta) in Japan., Yuya Inoue & Hiromi Tsubota, XX Cryptogamic Botany Symposium, 2015/07/22, Without Invitation, English, Proto