1. Imasu R, Matsunaga T, Nakajima M, Yoshida Y, Shiomi K, Morino I, Saitoh N, Niwa Y, Someya Y, Oishi Y, Hashimoto M, Noda H, Hikosaka K, Uchino O, Maksyutov S, Takagi H, Ishida H, Nakajima TY, Nakajima T, Shi C (2023) Greenhouse gases observing satellite 2 (GOSAT-2): Mission overview. Progress in Earth and Planetary Science, 10: 33.
  2. Kajino H, Fukui M, Fujimoto Y, Fujii R, Yokobe T, Tatsumi C, Sugai T, Okada N, Nakamura R (2023) Variations in soil nutrient availabilities and foliar nutrient concentrations of trees between temperate monsoon karst and non-karst forest ecosystems on Mount Ibuki in Japan Ecological Research 38: 842-851
  3. Kajino H, Kitajima K (2023) Lamina-specific localization of silicon accumulation in two broadleaf tree species. Journal of Plant Research 136: 659-663
  4. Kiyono T, Noda HM, Kumagai T, Oshio H, Yoshida Y, Matsunaga T, Hikosaka K (2023) Regional-scale wilting point estimation using satellite SIF, radiative-transfer inversion, and soil-vegetation-atmosphere transfer simulation: A grassland study. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 128: e2022JG007074.
  5. Nakamura R, Tatsumi C, Kajino H, Fujimoto Y, Fujii R, Yokobe T, Mori T, Okada N (2023) Plant material decomposition and bacterial and fungal communities in serpentine and karst soils of Japanese cool-temperate forests. Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 69: 163-171
  6. Yamakawa M, Onoda Y, Kurokawa H, Oguro M, Nakashizuka T, Hikosaka K (2023) Competitive asymmetry in a forest composed of a shade-tolerant species depends on gap formation. Forest Ecology and Management, 549:121442.
  7. Yoshida N, Morinaga SI, Wakamiya T, Ishii Y, Kubota S, Hikosaka K (2023) Does selection occur at the intermediate zone of two insufficiently isolated populations? A whole-genome analysis along an altitudinal gradient. Journal of Plant Research, 136: 183–199.


  1. Huixing K, Tomimatsu H, Zhu T, Ma Y, Wang X, Zhang Y, Tang Y (2022) Contributions of species shade tolerance and individual light environment to photosynthetic induction in tropical tree seedlings. Tree Physiology 42: 1975-1987.
  2. Makishima D, Ishii N, Sutou R, Goto A, Kawai Y, Taniguchi H, Uchida K, Shimazaki M, Nakashizuka T, Suyama Y, Hikosaka K, Sasaki T (2022) Predicting diversity changes in subalpine moorland ecosystems based on geometry of species distributions and realistic area loss. Journal of Vegetation Science, 33: e13150.
  3. Oguchi R, Hanada K, Shimizu M, Mishio M, Ozaki H, Hikosaka K (2022) Enhanced growth rate under elevated CO2 conditions was observed for transgenic lines of genes identified by intraspecific variation analyses in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Molecular Biology, 110: 333–345.
  4. Nakamura R, Amada G, Kajino H, Morisato K, Kanamori K, Hasegawa M (2022) Silicious trichomes as a trait that may slow down leaf decomposition by soil meso- and macrofauna. Plant and Soil, 471: 289-299.
  5. Sasaki T, Ishii IN, Makishima D, Sutou R, Goto A, Kawai Y, Taniguchi H, Okano K, Matsuo A, Locher A, Cesarz S, Suyama Y, Hikosaka K, Eisenhauer N (2022) Plant and microbial community composition jointly determine moorland multifunctionality. Journal of Ecology, 110: 2507–2521.


  1. Hikosaka K (2021) Photosynthesis, chlorophyll fluorescence and photochemical reflectance index in photoinhibited leaves. Functional Plant Biology, 48:815–826.
  2. Hikosaka K, Kurokawa H, Arai T, Takayanagi S, Tanaka HO, Nagano S, Nakashizuka T (2021) Intraspecific variations in leaf traits, productivity, and resource use efficiencies in the dominant species of subalpine evergreen coniferous and deciduous broad-leaved forests along the altitudinal gradient. Journal of Ecology 109: 1804-1818.
  3. Hikosaka K, Tsujimoto K (2021) Linking remote sensing parameters to CO2 assimilation rates at a leaf scale. Journal of Plant Research, 134:695–711.
  4. Kohzuma K, Tamaki M, Hikosaka K (2021) Corrected photochemical reflectance index (PRI) is an effective tool for detecting environmental stresses in agricultural crops under light conditions. Journal of Plant Research, 134:683–694.
  5. Liu Z, Hikosaka K, Li F, Zhu L, Jin G (2021) Plant size, environmental factors and functional traits jointly shape the stem radius growth rate in an evergreen coniferous species across ontogenetic stages. Journal of Plant Ecology 14: 257–269.
  6. Machino S, Nagano S, Hikosaka K (2021) The latitudinal and altitudinal variations in the biochemical mechanisms of temperature dependence of photosynthesis within Fallopia japonica. Environmental and Experimental Botany 181: 104248
  7. Makishima D, Sutou R, Goto A, Kawai Y, Ishii N, Taniguchi H, Uchida K, Shimazaki M, Nakashizuka T, Suyama Y, Hikosaka K, Sasaki T (2021) Potential extinction debt due to habitat loss and fragmentation in subalpine moorland ecosystems. Plant Ecology 222: 445-457.
  8. Postma J, Hecht V, Hikosaka K, Nord E, Pons TL, Poorter H (2021) Dividing the pie: a quantitative review on plant density responses. Plant, Cell and Environment. 44: 1072-1094
  9. Tsujimoto K, Hikosaka K (2021) Estimating leaf photosynthesis of C3 plants grown under different environments from pigment index, photochemical reflectance index, and chlorophyll fluorescence. Photosynthesis Research, 148: 33–46.
  10. Wang QW, Liu C, Tobson TM, Hikosaka K, Kurokawa H (2021) Leaf density and chemical composition explain variation in leaf mass area with spectral composition among 11 widespread forbs in a common garden. Physiologia Plantarum, 173:698–708.


  1. Ishizuka W, Hikosaka K, Ito M, Morinaga S-I (2020) Temperature-related cline in the root mass fraction in East Asian wild radish along the Japanese archipelago. Breeding Science, 70: 321–330.
  2. Liu Z, Hikosaka K, Li F, Jin G (2020) Variations in leaf economics spectrum traits for an evergreen coniferous species: tree size dominates over environment factors. Functional Ecology, 34:458-467.
  3. Wang QY, Robson T, Pieristè M, Oguro M, Oguchi R, Murai Y, Kurokawa H (2020) Testing trait plasticity over the range of spectral composition of sunlight in forb species differing in shade tolerance. Journal of Ecology 108: 1923-1940.


  1. Hikosaka K, Noda HM (2019) Modeling leaf CO2 assimilation and photosystem II photochemistry from chlorophyll fluorescence and the photochemical reflectance index. Plant, Cell and Environment, 42:730–739.
  2. Kumarathunge DP, Medlyn BE, Drake JE, Tjoelker MG, Aspinwall MJ, Battaglia MB, Cano F, Carter KR, Cavaleri MA, Cernusak LA, Chambers JQ, Crous KY, De Kauwe MG, Dillaway DN, Dreyer E, Ellsworth DS, Ghannoum O, Han Q, Hikosaka K, Jensen AM, Kelly JWG, Kruger EL, Mercado LM, Onoda Y, Reich PB, Rogers A, Slot M, Smith NG, Tarvainen L, Tissue DT, Togashi HF, Tribuzy ES, Uddling J, Vårhammar A, Wallin G, Warren JM, Way DA (2019) Acclimation and adaptation components of the temperature dependence of plant photosynthesis at the global scale. New Phytologist, 222: 768-784.
  3. Wang QW, Daumal M, Nagano S, Yoshida N, Morinaga SI, Hikosaka K (2019) Optimality and plasticity of biomass allocation in elevational ecotypes of Arabidopsis halleri at different soil nutrient availabilities. Journal of Plant Research, 132: 237-249.
  4. Yamaguchi DP, Mishima D, Nakamura K, Sano J, Nakaji T, Hiura T, Hikosaka K (2019) Limitation in the photosynthetic acclimation to high temperature in canopy leaves of Quercus serrata. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 2: 19.
  5. Martinez KA, Fridley JD, Oguchi R, Aiba M, Hikosaka K (2019) Functional shifts in leaves of woody invaders of deciduous forests between their home and away ranges. Tree Physiology, 39: 1551–1560.
  6. Kohzuma K (2019) Evaluation of Photosynthetic Behaviors by Simultaneous Measurements of Leaf Reflectance and Chlorophyll Fluorescence Analyses. J Vis Exp. (150), e59838


  1. Kohzuma K, Hikosaka K (2018) Physiological validation of photochemical reflectance index (PRI) as a photosynthetic parameter in mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 498: 52-57.
  2. Koike T, Kitao M, Hikosaka K, Agathokleous E, Watanabe Y, Watanabe M, Funada R, Eguchi N (2018) Photosynthetic and photosynthesis-related responses of Japanese native trees to CO2; Results from phytotrons, open-top chambers, natural CO2 springs, and free-air CO2 enrichment. In: eds. Adams WW III, Terashima I, pp. 97-139, The Leaf: A Platform for Performing Photosynthesis and Feeding the Plant. Springer, Cham.
  3. Li Y, Shipley B, Price J, Dantas V, Tamme R, Wostoby M, Siefert A, Schamp B, Spasojevic M, Jung V, Laughlin D, Richardson S, Le Bagousse-Pinguet Y, Schöb C, Gazol A, Prentice HC, Gross N, Overton J, Cianciaruso M, Louault F, Kamiyama C, Nakashizuk T, Hikosaka K, Sasaki T, Katabuchi M, Frenette-Dussault C, Gaucherand S, Chen N, Vandewalle M, Batalha M (2018) Habitat filtering determines the functional niche occupancy of plant communities worldwide. Journal of Ecology, 106: 1001-1009.
  4. Oguchi R, Onoda Y, Terashima I, Tholen D (2018) Leaf Anatomy and Function. In The Leaf: A Platform for Performing Photosynthesis and Feeding the Plant, William W. Adams and Ichiro Terashima (Eds.). Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, Chapter 5, pp 97-139.
  5. Ozaki H, Oguchi R, Hikosaka K (2018) Dependence of functional traits related to growth rates and their CO2 response on multiple habitat climate factors across Arabidopsis thaliana populations. Journal of Plant Research, 131: 987-999.
  6. Yamatani H, Kohzuma K, Nakano M, Takami T, Kato Y, Hayashi Y, Monden Y, Okumoto Y, Abe T, Kumamaru T, Tanaka A, Sakamoto W, Kusaba M. (2018) Impairment of Lhca4, a subunit of LHCI, causes high accumulation of chlorophyll and the stay-green phenotype in rice. Journal of Experimental Botany. 69:1027-1035
  7. Yoshinaka K, Nagashima H, Yanagita Y, Hikosaka K (2018) The role of biomass allocation between lamina and petioles in a game of light competition in a dense stand of an annual plant. Annals of Botany, 121: 1055–1064.