Usio N (2017) Ecological impacts of red swamp crayfish on shallow lake and pond ecosystems. In: Takahashi K eds. "Revival of indeginous fishes", Kouseisha Kouseikaku, Tokyo (In Japanese), pp. 36-40. Usio N, Ito K (2016) “Introduction to Aquatic Biology”, Beret Publishing Co., Tokyo (In Japanese) Usio N, Miyashita T eds. (2015) “Social-ecological restoration in paddy-dominated landscapes”, Ecological Research Monographs, Springer, Tokyo. ISBN: 978-4-431-55329-8
Usio N (2015) Environmentally friendly farming in Japan: introduction. In: Usio N, Miyashita T eds. “Social-ecological restoration in paddy-dominated landscapes”, Ecological Research Monographs, Springer, Tokyo
Usio N, Saito R, Akanuma H, Watanabe R (2015) Effectiveness of wildlife-friendly farming on aquatic macroinvertebrate diversity on Sado Island in Japan. In: Usio N, Miyashita T eds. “Social-ecological restoration in paddy-dominated landscapes”, Ecological Research Monographs, Springer, Tokyo
Usio N, Miyashita T (2015) Synthesis. In: Usio N, Miyashita T eds. “Social-ecological restoration in paddy-dominated landscapes”, Ecological Research Monographs, Springer, Tokyo
Tsuge T, Nakamura S, Usio N (2015) Assessing the difficulty of implementing wildlife-friendly farming practices by using the best?worst scaling approach. In: Usio N, Miyashita T eds. “Social-ecological restoration in paddy-dominated landscapes”, Ecological Research Monographs, Springer, Tokyo
Usio N （2012） Freshwaters: considering diversity, variability and threshold in watershed management. In: "Ecosystem management - towards holistic, ecosystem-based conservation and management" (Mori A ed), Kyoritsu Syuppan, Tokyo (In Japanese), pp.217-236. Usio N （2012） Regime shifts triggered by invasive ecosystem engineers. In: "Frontiers in freshwater ecology" (Yoshida T, Kagami M, & Kato G-M eds), Kyoritsu Syuppan, Tokyo (In Japanese), pp.184-194. Usio N & Miyashita T eds (2011) "Biological and human dimensions of species invasions", Syokabo Publishing, Tokyo. (In Japanese)
Yonekura R, Usio N, Miyashita T. Towards effective management of invasive species: a synthesis. In: "Biological and human dimensions of species invasions" (Usio N & Miyashita T eds), Syokabo Publishing, Tokyo. (In Japanese), pp. 228-253
Tsuge T, Usio N, Takamura N, Imai Y, Imada M, (2011) Willingness to pay for the management of invasive species. In: "Biological and human dimensions of species invasions" (Usio N & Miyashita T eds), Syokabo Publishing, Tokyo. (In Japanese), pp. 189-206.
Usio N, Imai Y, Imada M, Tsuge T, Takamura N (2011) Public attitutudes to the management of native and invasive species. In: "Biological and human dimensions of species invasions" (Usio N & Miyashita T eds), Syokabo Publishing, Tokyo. (In Japanese), pp. 167-188.
Papers / review articles
Lailati M, Shang Y, Huynh TQ, Ito K, Katsumi N, Mizuuchi Y, Ino M, Takashima T, Usio N (2022) Effects of ground bamboo application on weed suppression and rice production: a 3‑year paddy field experiment. CABI Agriculture and Bioscience 3, Article number: 20. DOI: 10.1186/s43170-022-00087-6 PDF
Kitano S, Ishizuka T, Murakami M, Sawamoto Y, Usio N, Ohtaka A (2022) New records of invasive signal crayfish in Nagano Prefecture with implications for multiple translocation pathways. Japanese Journal of Conservation Ecology 27 (in press) (In Japanese with English abstract)
Nakanishi K, Usio N, Yokomizo H, Hayashi TI (2022) Chlorantraniliprole application differentially affects adult emergence of Sympetrum dragonflies in rice paddy fields. Paddy and Water Environment, 20: 177-183. DOI: 10.1007/s10333-021-00880-5 PDF
Hiramatsu S, Usio N (2021) Sporadic dwarf shrubs in alpine fellfields provide important habitats for carabid beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Japanese Journal of Environmental Entomology and Zoology 32: 175-179, DOI: 10.11257/jjeez.32.175
Zhang Z, Kass JM, Mammola S, Koizumi I, Li X, Tanaka K, Ikeda K, Suzuki T, Yokota M, Usio N (2021) Lineage-level distribution models lead to more realistic climate change predictions for a threatened crayfish. Diversity and Distributions 27(4): 684-695, DOI: 10.1111/ddi.13225 PDF
* Japanese crayfish photo graced the cover of the journal.
Huynh TQ, Oyabu A, Nomura S, Takashima T, Usio N (2021) Do Agrochemical-Free Paddy Fields Serve as Refuge Habitats for Odonata? Ecologies 2(1) 1-15, DOI: 10.3390/ecologies2010001 PDF
Usio N†, Lailati M†, Huynh TQ†, Shang Y†, Ito K, Katsumi N, Mizuuchi Y, Ino M (2020) Effectiveness of ground bamboo mulching in suppressing weeds and enhancing rice production: a microcosm experiment. Paddy and Water Environment 96 (2): 99–107, DOI: 10.1007/s10333-020-00827-2
† Equal contribution
Hiramatsu S, Usio N (2020) Diel activity patterns of alpine carabid beetles differ according to habitat type. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 96: 99-107, DOI: 10.3956/2020-96.2.99
Aadrean, Usio N (2020) Spatiotemporal patterns of latrine-site use by small-clawed otters in a heterogeneous rice field landscape. Mammal Study45: 103-110, DOI: 10.3106/ms2019-0031
Makino W, Machida RJ, Okitsu J, Usio N (2020) Underestimated species diversity and hidden habitat preference in Moina (Crustacea, Cladocera) revealed by integrative taxonomy. Hydrobiologia 847: 857-878, DOI: 10.1007/s10750-019-04147-3
Zhang Z†, Capinha C†, Usio N†, Weterings R, Liu X, Li Y, Landeria JM, Zhou Q, Yokota M (2020) Impacts of climate change on the global potential distribution of two notorious invasive crayfishes. Freshwater Biology 65: 353-365, DOI: 10.1111/fwb.13429
Chen B, Qiu Z, Usio N, Nakamura K (2018) Tourism’s impacts on rural livelihood in the sustainability of an aging community in Japan. Sustainability 10: 2896, DOI 10.3390/su10082896 PDF
Chen B, Qiu Z, Usio N, Nakamura K (2018) Conservation and contingent valuation of farming landscape amenities by visitors — A case study of terraced paddy fields in central Japan. Paddy and Water Environment 16: 561-570, DOI 10.1007/s10333-018-0648-9
Hiramatsu S, Usio N (2018) Assemblage characteristics and habitat specificity of carabid beetles in a Japanese alpine–subalpine zone. Psyche: A Journal of Entomology Article ID 9754376 PDF
Hill MJ, Hassall C, Oertli B, Fahrig L, Robson BJ, Biggs J, Samways MJ, Usio N, Takamura N, Krishnaswamy J, Wood PJ (2018) New policy directions for global pond conservation. Conservation Letters 11: e12447 DOI:10.1111/conl.12447 PDF
Aadrean, Usio N (2017) Small-clawed otters (Aonyx cinereus) in Indonesian rice fields: latrine-site characteristics and visitation frequency. Ecological Research 32: 899-908 DOI 10.1007/s11284-017-1496-6.
Usio N, Nakagawa M, Aoki T, Higuchi S, Kadono Y, Akasaka M, Takamura N (2017) Effects of land use on trophic states and multi-taxonomic diversity in Japanese farm ponds. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 247: 205-215.
Usio N, Azuma N, Sasaki S, Oka T, Inoue M (2017) New record of Marmorkrebs from western Japan and its potential threats to freshwater ecosystems. Cancer 26: 1–7 (In Japanese with English abstract). PDF
Usio N, Azuma N, Larson ER, Abbott CL, Olden JD, Akanuma H, Takamura K, Takamura N (2016) Phylogeographic insights into the invasion history and secondary spread of the signal crayfish in Japan. Ecology and Evolution 6: 5366-5382. PDF
Usio N, Koseki Y (2015) Toward ecological restoration of paddy fields with regards to multifunctionality. Feature "Ecological restoration of paddy fields with regards to biodiversity". Japanese Journal of Limnology 65: 299-301. *Invited Review
Usio N (2015) Effectiveness of wildlife-friendly farming on Sado Island: a Globally-Important Agricultural Heritage System site. Japanese Journal of Limnology 65: 269-277. *Invited Review
Usio N, Koseki Y (2015) Introduction to the special feature: Ecological restoration of paddy fields with regards to biodiversity. Feature "Ecological restoration of paddy fields with regards to biodiversity". Japanese Journal of Limnology 65: 267-268. *Invited Review
Nakamura S, Tsuge T, Okubo S, Takeuchi K, Usio N (2014) Exploring factors affecting farmers' implementation of wildlife-friendly farming on Sado Island, Japan. Journal of Resources and Ecology 5: 370-380.
Usio N, Negishi JN (2014) Freshwater biodiversity in human-dominated landscapes: introduction. Special Feature on Freshwater biodiversity in human-dominated landscapes Limnology 15: 199-200.Tanikawa A, Usio N, Ohwaki A, Endo C, Miyashita T (2014) A new species of Pardosa (Araneae: Lycosidae) from Sadogashima Is., Japan. Acta Arachnologica 63: 23-25.
Usio N, Imada M, Nakagawa M, Akasaka M, Takamura N (2013) Effects of pond draining on biodiversity and water quality of farm ponds. Conservation Biology 6: 1429-1438.
Larson ER, Abbott CL, Usio N, Azuma N, Wood KA, Herborg L-M & Olden JD (2012) The signal crayfish is not a single species: cryptic diversity and invasions in the Pacific Northwest range of Pacifastacus leniusculus. Freshwater Biology 57: 1823-1838.
Koizumi I, Usio N, Kawai T, Azuma N, Masuda R. (2012) Loss of genetic diversity means loss of geological information: the endangered Japanese crayfish exhibits remarkable historical footprint. PLoSONE 7: e33986. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033986
* The findings of the study have been picked up by variousJapanese newpapers including internet news.
Azuma N, Usio N, Korenaga T, Koizumi I, Takamura N (2011) Genetic population structure of the invasive signal crayfish Pacifastacus leniusculus in Japan inferred from newly developed microsatellite markers. Plankton and Benthos Research 6: 179-186.
Larson ER, Olden JD & Usio N (2011) Shoreline urbanization interrupts allochthonous subsidies to a benthic consumer over a gradient of lake size. Biology Letters 7: 551-554.
Larson ER, Olden JD & Usio N (2010) Decoupled conservatism of Grinnelian and Eltonian niches in an invasive arthropod. Ecosphere 1: Article 16.
Usio N (2010） Crayfish as keystone species: roles of omnivory and ecosystem engineering in stream ecosystems．Japanese Journal of Ecology 60: 303-317 (In Japanese with English abstract) (Miyadi Award Review) *Invited Review
Usio N, Imada M, Akasaka M, Takamura N (2009) Effects of pond management on the distributions of aquatic invaders in Japanese farm ponds. Feature "Biological invasions and human activities"Japanese Journal of Limnology 70: 261-266. (In Japanese with English abstract)
Yonekura R, Kawamura K & Usio N (2009) Microevolution in invasive species: relative importance of genetic drift and natural selection. Feature "Molecular approaches to the study of biological invasions"Japanese Journal of Ecology 59: 161-166 (In Japanese) *Invited Review
Usio N, Yonekura R, Iwasaki K, Nishida M, Kawamura K & Kawai H (2009) Molecular approaches to the study of biological invasions: applicability to ecosystem management. Feature "Molecular approaches to the study of biological invasions"Japanese Journal of Ecology 59: 161-166 (In Japanese) *Invited Review.
Usio N, Kamiyama R, Saji A & Takamura N (2009) Size-dependent impacts of invasive alien crayfish on a littoral marsh community. Biological Conservation 142: 1480-1490.
Matsuzaki SS, Usio N, Takamura N, & Washitani I (2009) Contrasting impacts of exotic engineers on freshwater communities: an experiment and meta-analysis. Oecologia 158: 673-686.
Usio N, Nakata K, Kawai T & Kitano S (2007) Distribution and control status of the invasive signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) in Japan. Japanese Journal of Limnology 68: 471-482 (In Japanese with English abstract)
Usio N (2007) Endangered crayfish in northern Japan: distribution, abundance and microhabitat specificity in relation to riparian and stream environment. Biological Conservation 134: 517-526.
Matsuzaki SS, Usio N, Takamura N & Washitani I (2007) Effects of common carp on nutrient dynamics and littoral community members: roles of excretion and bioturbation. Fundamental and applied Limnology / Archiv fur Hydrobiologie 168: 27-38.
Usio N, Suzuki K, Konishi M & Nakano S (2006) Alien vs. endemic crayfish: roles of species identity in ecosystem functioning. Archiv fur Hydrobiologie 166: 1-21.
Usio N, Nakajima H, Kamiyama R, Wakana I., Hiruta S, Takamura N (2006) Predicting the distribution of invasive crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) in a Kusiro Moor marsh (Japan) using classification and regression trees. Ecological Research 21: 271-277.
Usio N & Townsend CR (2004) Roles of crayfish: consequences of predation and bioturbation for stream invertebrates. Ecology 85: 807-822.
Usio N (2002) Do crayfish affect invertebrate distribution in a headwater stream? In G. J. Whisson and B. Knott editors. Freshwater Crayfish XIII: 396-402.
Usio N & Townsend CR (2002) Functional significance of crayfish in stream food webs: roles of omnivory, substrate heterogeneity and sex. Oikos 98:512-522.
Usio N, Konishi M & Nakano S (2001b) Species displacement between an introduced and a ‘vulnerable’ crayfish: the role of aggressive interactions and shelter competition. Biological Invasions 3: 179-185.
Usio N, Konishi M & Nakano S (2001a) Is invertebrate shredding critical for collector invertebrates? A test of the shredder-collector facilitation hypothesis. Ecological Research 16: 319-326.
Usio N & Townsend CR (2001) The significance of the crayfish Paranephrops zealandicus as shredders in a New Zealand headwater stream. Journal of Crustacean Biology 21: 354-359.
Usio N (2000) Effects of crayfish on leaf processing and invertebrate colonisation of leaves in a headwater stream: decoupling of a trophic cascade. Oecologia 124: 608-614.
Usio N & Townsend CR (2000) Distribution of the New Zealand crayfish Paranephrops zealandicus in relation to stream physico-chemistry, predatory fish, and invertebrate prey. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 34: 557-567.
Nisikawa Usio & Nakano S (1998b) Temporal variation in foraging group structure of a size-structured stream fish community. Environmental Biology of Fishes 52: 357-370.
Usio N & Nakano S (1998a) Influences of microhabitat use and foraging mode similarities on intra- and interspecific aggressive interactions in a size-structured stream fish assemblage. Ichthyological Research 45: 19-28.
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