MORI Akira


Faculty of Environment and Information Sciences, Division of Natural Environment and Information

Job Title

Associate Professor

Research Fields, Keywords

Forest Ecology, Ecosystem Management, Community Ecology, Biodiversity, Climate change

Mail Address

E-mail address

Graduate School 【 display / non-display


    Kyoto University  Graduate School, Division of Agriculture  Division of Environmental Science and Technology  Doctor Course  Completed

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • PhD -  Kyoto University

External Career 【 display / non-display

  • 2016.11

    University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU)   Institute of Silviculture   Visiting scholar  

  • 2014.07

    Simon Fraser University   Visiting professor  

  • 2010.10

    University of Calgary   Visiting scholar  

  • 2007.09

    Simon Fraser University   Postdoctoral Fellow  

  • 2005.09

    Simon Fraser University   JSPS Postdoctoral fellow  

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Academic Society Affiliations 【 display / non-display

  • 2014

    British Ecological Society

  • 2013

    International Biogeography Society

  • 2010

    Ecological Society of America

  • 2000

    Ecological Society of Japan

  • 1998

    The Japanese Forest Society

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Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification) 【 display / non-display

  • Forest science

  • Ecology/Environment


Thesis for a degree 【 display / non-display

  • Regeneration and coexistence of three climax subalpine conifer species, Abies mariesii, Abies veitchii, and Picea jezoensis var. hondoensis

    森 章 


    No Setting   Single Work

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • TRY plant trait database – enhanced coverage and open access

    Kattge, J and other 519 authors including Mori AS

    Global Change Biology     2020  [Refereed]  [Invited]

    Joint Work

  • Positive interaction facilitates landscape homogenization by shrub expansion in the forest–tundra ecotone

    Ryo Kitagawa, Shota Masumoto, Keita Nishizawa, Ryo Kaneko, Takashi Osono, Motohiro Hasegawa, Masaki Uchida, Akira S Mori

    Journal of Vegetation Science     2020  [Refereed]

    Joint Work


  • Local and biogeographic determinants and stochasticity of tree population demography

    Mori Akira S.

    Journal of Ecology   107 ( 3 )   1276 - 1287   2019.05  [Refereed]

    Single Work

    Web of Science DOI

  • Individual-based models of community assembly: Neighbourhood competition drives phylogenetic community structure

    Tatsumi Shinichi, Cadotte Marc W., Mori Akira S.

    Journal of Ecology   107 ( 2 )   735 - 746   2019.03  [Refereed]

    Joint Work

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  • Different trends in phylogenetic and functional structure of plant communities along an elevation gradient

    Kitagawa Ryo, Koide Dai, Mori Akira S.

    Ecological Research   33 ( 6 )   1233 - 1243   2018.11  [Refereed]

    Joint Work

    Web of Science DOI

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Review Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Detecting Range of Natural Variability and Changes in Spatial Patchiness of Forested Landscape in Kootenay National Park Research Program

    Annual Report of Research & Monitoring in Lake Louise, Kootenay and Yoho National Parks 2009. Parks Canada.     2010

    Introduction and explanation (scientific journal)   Single Work

Academic Awards Received 【 display / non-display

  • Denzaburo Miyadi Award, Ecological Society of Japan


  • Field Science Award, Institute of Mountain Science, Shinshu University


  • The Second Scientific Congress of East Asian Federation of Ecological Societies. Poster Award.


Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research 【 display / non-display

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B)

    Project Year: 2018.04  -   

  • Fostering Joint International Research (A)

    Project Year: 2016.04  -  2019.03 

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B)

    Project Year: 2015.04  -  2018.03 

  • Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(A)

    Project Year: 2013.04  -  2016.03 

  • Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(B)

    Project Year: 2009.04  -  2012.03 

Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • Disentangling the link between causes and functional consequences of biodiversity in natural systems

    Akira S Mori  [Invited]

    Monthly Seminar at iDiv  (German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig)  2019.05.24   Community Assembly and the Functioning of Ecosystems working group

  • Biodiversity and the functioning of managed forests


    Science afternoon at the Institute of Silviculture, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna  2017.10.23  

  • Forest biodiversity in the era of changing disturbance regimes: Case studies from Japan

    Akira S Mori  [Invited]

    IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress 2017  (Freiburg)  2017.09.19   IUFRO

  • Biodiversity and the functioning of managed forests

    Akira S Mori  [Invited]

    INTECOL 2017  (China National Convention Center)  2017.08.23   INTECOL

  • Biodiversity, ecosystem functions and services

    Akira S Mori  [Invited]

    Cadotte lab seminar  (University of Toronto, Scarborough)  2017.02.20   Cadotte Lab, University of Toronto, Scarborough

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    Others   Lead author