Kouichirou Kawai

Last Updated :2019/12/02

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life, ., Professor
E-mail
kawagogihiroshima-u.ac.jp

Basic Information

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Science, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University
  • Master of Agriculture, Hiroshima University

Research Fields

  • Biology;Basic biology;Evolutionary biology

Research Keywords

  • ecology
  • evolution
  • crustal deformation
  • environment
  • mating behavior
  • distribution
  • aquatic animal
  • cichlid
  • char

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Starvation, destitution, and environmental affairs: the issues threating world peace
  2. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Biological production and natural environment
  3. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Sport fishing and science: fishes-human beings interactions
  4. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Environmental management in higash-hiroshima campus at Hiroshima University
  5. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, World Peace and HIROSHIMA
  6. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, World Peace and HIROSHIMA
  7. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Seeking Universal Peace
  8. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Ecology
  9. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Introduction to Biological Science of Animal Production and Fishery
  10. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Laboratory Work in General Biology I
  11. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Laboratory Work in General Biology II
  12. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Introduction to Applied Biological Science II
  13. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Introduction to Molecular Biochemistry
  14. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Laboratory Work in Applied Marine BiologyII
  15. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Field Works and Experiments of Marine Fisheries Science in "Sato Umi"the Seto Inland Sea
  16. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Academic Year, Graduation Thesis
  17. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Benthic Ecology
  18. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Practice on tradition and blessing of "Sato Umi" the Seto Inland Sea
  19. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, (AIMS) Insect Science
  20. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Insect Science
  21. 2019, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Exercises in Aquatic Biology(B)
  22. 2019, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Exercises in Aquatic Biology(B)
  23. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Practice in Aquatic Biology
  24. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Prey Organism Ecology
  25. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Exercise in Prey Organism Ecology
  26. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation
  27. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Exercises in Bioresource Science A
  28. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Exercises in Bioresource Science A
  29. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Exercises in Bioresource ScienceB
  30. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Exercises in Bioresource ScienceB
  31. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation in Bioresource Science
  32. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Aquatic Ecology I
  33. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Aquatic Ecology II
  34. 2019, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation in Integrated Life Sciences

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Chironomid fauna in the lower reaches of the Nagara River, Japan, Japanese Journal of Limnology, 58(2), 145-156, 19970601
  2. Intrageneric habitat segregations among chironomid species of several genera in river environments, Medical Entomology and Zoology, 49(1), 41-50, 19980301
  3. Seven new species of the genus Polypedilum (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Japan, Japanese Journal of Limnology, 59(4), 367-381, 19981201
  4. Differences in occurrence in relation to the eutrophication level among chironomid species of the genus, Tanytarsus, in littorals of lakes, Medical Entomology and Zoology, 50(1), 65-70, 19990301
  5. Paralytic and digestive activities of jelly-like substances secreted by a Lysaretid polychaete, Halla okudai, Benthos Research, 54(1), 1-7, 19990601
  6. Differences in occurrence patterns in relation to three environmental factors among the lotic chironomid species of a genus, Polypedilum, Medical Entomology and Zoology, 50(3), 233-242, 19990901
  7. A comparison of the N-terminal sequence of the corresponding hemoglobin component between closely related chironomid species, Polypedilum nubeculosum and P. nubifer, Medical Entomology and Zoology, 50(3), 251-255, 19990901
  8. Differences in distribution among chironomid species in relation to water velocity and depth in a riffle-pool unit of the river, Medical Entomology and Zoology, 51(1), 59-65, 20000301
  9. A comparison of improvemental abilities of the water environment among some chironomid species of the genus Polypedilum, Medical Entomology and Zoology, 51(2), 87-93, 20000601
  10. Differences in properties in respirational physiology among some chironomid species of the genus Polypedilum, Medical Entomology and Zoology, 51(3), 179-185, 20000901
  11. Transectional distribution patterns of chironomid larvae in esturies, Medical Entomology and Zoology, 51(3), 215-220, 20000901
  12. Relationships between the spot patterns on the head of the Japanese Char Salvelinus leucomaenis, distributed in the Chugoku Region, and water quality, Fisheries Science, 66(5), 901-907, 20000101
  13. Evaluation of chironomid communities attaching to the concrete plates as water quality indicators, Medical Entomology and Zoology, 47(1), 37-45, 19960301
  14. Fishing bait worm supplies in Japan in relation to their physiological traits., Memoirs of Museum of Victoria, 71, 279-287
  15. Temporal changes in male chironomid midges attracted to black-light in the Yoshiki River, Medical Entomology and Zoology, 53(4), 281-284, 20021201
  16. Chironomid fauna in the Lake Biwa area., Medical Entomology and Zoology, 53(4), 273-280, 20021201
  17. Differences in conditions for collecting fertilized eggs in the laboratory among some Japanese chironomid species, Medical Entomology and Zoology, 54(1), 125-131, 20030301
  18. A comparison of improvemental ability of water quality among five chironomid species of the genus Chironomus, Medical Entomology and Zoology, 54(1), 37-42, 20030301
  19. Effect of experience on prey species selection by the bivalve feeder Halla okudai(Polychaeta:Lysaretidae), Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology, 36, 67-76, 20030401
  20. Comparison of affinity of total Hb to O2 between 2 subspecies of Japanese char, Gogi, Salvelinus leucomaenis imbrius ans Nikkoiwana, S. l. pluvius, J. Grad. Sch. Biosp. Sci.= Hiroshima Univ., 42, 1-5, 20031101
  21. Genetical relationships among some populations of a lancelet, Branchiostoma belcheri, in the western Japan, Benthos Research, 58(2), 113-120, 20031201
  22. Growth and age structure of the lancelet Branchiostoma belcheri in the Seto Inland Sea, in relation to water temperature, Benthos Resarch, 58(2), 105-112, 20031201
  23. A comparison of desiccation tolerance among 12 species of chironomid larvae, Hydrobiologia, 515, 107-114, 20040401
  24. Time and energetic costs of feeding on different sized prey by the predatory polychaete Halla okudai (Imajima), J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol., 311, 223-232, 20040401
  25. Relationships between the spot patterns on the head of the Japanese char, Salvelinus leucomaenis, in the Chugoku Region, and altitude or riverbed gradient, Environ. Biol. Fish., 70, 331-337, 20040401
  26. Differences in occurrence among lotic chironomid (Diptera: Chironomidae) species on relation to spatio-temporal factors of mountain streams, J. Grad. Sch. Biosp. Sci., 43, 25-39, 20041101
  27. A new species of the genus Stempellinella (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Hiroshima, Japan, Limnology, 5, 141-147, 20040401
  28. Cross-reactivities of murine IgE-inducing larval hemoglobins among various chironomid species., Jpn. J. Sanit. Zool., 43, 95-103, 19920401
  29. Purification and characterization of an allergenic monomenic hemoglobin from a chironomid distributed worldwide, Polypedilum nubifer, International Archives of Allergy and Immunology, 110, 288-297, 19960401
  30. Gene cloning of a monomeric hemoglobin of a widely distributed chironomid, Polypedilum nubifer., Hydrobiologia, 368, 91-99, 19980401
  31. Growth of the bivalve-feeder Halla okudai(Polychaeta : Lysaretidae) under wild and rearing conditions, in relation to species and abundance of prey organisms, Fisheries Science, 65(2), 230-234, 19990401
  32. Interaction between handling cost and growth of the livalve-feeder Halla okudai under reaving conditions, in relation to prey species, Fisheries Science, 66(5), 863-870, 20000401
  33. Interaction between searching cost and growth of the bivalve-feeder Halla okudai (Polychaete : Lysaretidae) under rearing conditions, in relation to prey size, Fisheries Science, 66, 908-914, 20000401
  34. Allergenic importance of 22 species of Japanese chironomid midges, Allergology International, 46(1), 43-49, 19970301
  35. Occupational allergy to adult chironomid midges among environmental researchers, International Archives of Allergy and Immunology, 106, 271-277, 19950401
  36. Seven new chironomid species (Diptera, Chironomidae) from Japan, Japanese Journal of Limnology, 52(3), 161-171, 19910701
  37. Immunological cross-reactivity of hemoglobins in the Diptera family Chironomidae, Allergy, 46, 445-451, 19910401
  38. Usefulness of chironomid larvae as indicators of water quality, Japanese Journal of Sanitary Zoology, 40(4), 269-283, 19891201
  39. Fundamental studies on chironomid allergy III. Allergen analyses of some adult Japanese chironomid midges., Japanese Journal of Allergology, 37(9), 944-951, 19880401
  40. Common occurrence in Toyama of bronchial asthma induced by chironomid midges, Japanese Journal of Experimental Medicine, 57(1), 1-9, 19870401
  41. Studies on chironomid midges of Lake Biwa (Diptera, Chironomidae), Lake Biwa Study Monograph, 3, 1-119, 19870301
  42. Fundamental studies on chironomid allergy I. Culture methods of some Japanese chironomids (Chironomidae, Diptera), Japanese Journal of Sanitary Zoology, 37(1), 47-57, 19860301
  43. Fundamental studies on chironomid allergy II. Analyses of larval allergens of some Japanese chironomids (Chironomidae, Diptera)., Japanese Journal of Allergology, 35(11), 1088-1098, 19861101
  44. Environmental factors affecting the quality and quantity of hemoglobin in Chironomus larvae (Diptera: Chironomidae), Med. Entomol. Zool., 55(4), 281-287, 20041201
  45. Variations in body size of the lancelet Branchiostoma belcheri at different depths in the Seto Inland Sea:effect of food supply on the growth rate, Zoological Science, 22, 1181-1189, 20050401
  46. Species composition and assemblage structure of chironomid larvae (Diptera: Chironomidae) attaching to the artificial substrates in a Japanese temperate basin, in relation to the longitudinal gradient, Hydrobiologia, 543, 119-133, 20050101
  47. Dried-up zone as a temporal stock of chironomid larvae: survival periods and density in a reservoir bank, Hydrobiologia, 545, 145-152, 20050101
  48. Renewal of genetic composition of a lancelet, Branchiostoma belcheri, in the Seto Inland Sea, Japan, Zoological Science, 23, 375-381, 20060401
  49. A rearing experiment of Chironomus yoshimatsui (Diptera: Chironomidae), Medical Entomology and Zoology, 57(2), 25-29, 20060601
  50. Genetic relationships between chars distributed around the watershed borders in the eastern Chugoku Mountains, Japan, on the basis of RAPD analysis, J. Grad. Sch. Biosp. Sci., Hiroshima Univ., 45, 1-8, 20061201
  51. Differences in allele frequency at ME-1 locus among four subspecies of Japanese white-spotted char Salvelinus leucomaenis, Fisheries Science, 73(6), 1398-1400, 20081201
  52. A new species of genus Stictochironomus (Diptera : Chironomidae), collected in the Oze river basin, Hiroshima, Japan, LIMNOLOGY, 9(2), 101-103, 20080801
  53. Genetic relationships among lancelet populations in Seto Inland Sea inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences., Bull. Hiroshima Univ. Mus., 5, 1-6, 201312
  54. Temporal and spatial dynamics of a lower-intertidal lancelet population in the Seto Inland Sea, Japan., Zool. Sci., 26, 550-556, 2009
  55. Cricotopus bifascia Tokunaga, 1936: transfer to the genus Paratrichocladius and redescription of the male., Med. Ent. Zool., 60, 81-85
  56. Chironomidae collected at the seashore and estuaries in Japan., Med. Entomol. Zool., 62, 249-270
  57. Genetic relationships among 22 Japanese species of the genus Polypedilum (Chironomidae, Diptera), Med. Entomol. Zool., 63(4), 313-317
  58. Usefulness of chironomid larvae as physicochemical and biological indicators ~A case of the mountainous streams in the Gono River System~, Bull. Hiroshima Univ. Mus., 6, 7-13
  59. Five new chironomid species of five genera from Japan., Med. Entomol. Zool., 53, 73-82
  60. A new marine chironomid species of the genus Tanytarsus (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Okinawa, Japan., Plankton and Benthos Res., 3, 240-242
  61. Species microdistribution of larval Chironomidae (Diptera) on riverbed cobbles at riffles: a quantification using artificial substrates., Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol., 30, 141-146
  62. Morphological accounts on selected chironomids collected in Toyama, Bull. Toyama Sci.Mus., 7, 7-22
  63. Studies on the chironomid midges of the Stream Itachigawa, Toyama., Bull. Toyama Sci.Mus., 10, 25-72
  64. Studies on the chironomid midges of the Oyabe River, Toyama, Japan. In: Some characteristics of nature conservation within the chief rivers in Toyama Prefecture (The upper reach of Oyabe River), Toyama Pref. Env. Poll. Res. Cent., 26-85
  65. Relationships between spot type on male anal fin of Malawian mouth-brooding cichlid fishes and mating behavior., J. fac. Appl. Biol. Sci., 40, 27-32
  66. Differences in distribution patterns among some species of caddisfly larvae of the family Rhyacophilidae in the Ohta River, Japan, J. Grad. Sch. Biosp. Sci., Hiroshima Univ., 47, 7-15
  67. Relationship between morphological and genetic trees of marine chironomid species., Biosp. Sci., 49, 1-6
  68. Distribution of two subspecies of white-spotted charr, Salvelinus leucomaenis imbrius and S. l. pluvius, in the rivers flowing into the Sea of Japan, and their genetic relationships, based on mitochondrial DNA sequence., Bull. Hiroshima Univ. Mus., 3, 23-30
  69. Estimation of geographical distribution limits between two subspecies of white-spotted charr, Salvelinus leucomaenis imbrius and S. l. pluvius, on the basis of RAPD analysis., Biosphere Sci., 50, 15-23
  70. Composition of subspecies, head spot types and genetic types of charr distributed in the Hino River, Japan., Biosphere Sci., 51, 1-8
  71. New Host Record for Argulus coregoni (Crustacea: Branchiura: Argulidae), with Discussion on Its Natural Distribution in Japan., J. Grad. Sch. Biosp. Sci., Hiroshima Univ., 47, 23-38
  72. Influences of riverside vegetation on the health of 'Gogi' char., Bull. Hiroshima Univ. Mus., 7, 15-19, 20151225
  73. Studies on ecology of marine chironomids in southwestern Japan, Biosphere Sci., 54, 13-19, 20151225
  74. Two new prefectural records in Japan for the salmonid parasite, Salvelinema salmonicola (Nematoda: Cyastidicolidae), Biosphere Sci., 54, 75-79, 20151225
  75. Seven new species of chironomid mides (Diptera, Chironomidae) from the Ohta River, Japan, Jpn. J. Limnol., 46, 15-24