Researcher's Information - National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, NIAES
April 1, 2015
PR for Ecological impact assessment of Invasive Alien Species & GMO, Biodiversity Divition
We are studying the environmental assessment and develops advanced methods of impacts of GM crops on Agro-ecosystem. (2003-)
I was involved in 1.Effects of consecutive cultivation of glyphosate-tolerant canola and soybean on vegetation, composition of insects and soil microorganisms(2003-2005)., 2. Gene flow from GM crops to non-GM crops(2004-2008) and 3. Monitoring of GM canola around importing port (2004-2008). From 2008 to now, I have also the project "Evaluation of effects of abiotic stress tolerance crops on agro-ecosystem".
2005-2010, I am researching the project "Spontaneous hybridization between GM and wild soybean under field condition". And recently, I am collecting the ecological information of wild soybean in natural habitats.
Date of birth
Academic and Professional Background
- 1987-1991 Bachelor: Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu Univ.
- 1991-1993 Master: Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyushu Univ.
- 1993-1999 Technical Development, Kankyo CO. Ltd.
- 2000-2003 Doctor: Division of Biosource and Bioenvironmental Sciences, Graduate School, Kyushu Univ.
- 2003- GMO Assessment Team, Department of Biological Safety, National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences
- 2005 Apr.-Oct. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon Research Centre (OECD fellowship)
- 2006 Apr.- LMO Assessment Research Project & Biodiversity Division, National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences
- 2011 Apr.- RP for Ecological impact assessment of Invasive Alien Species & GMO, Biodiversity Division, National Institute for Agro-Environmental Schiences
Doctoral thesis title: Studies on the specific variation of photorespiratory capacity in C4 plants.
Crop Science Society of Japan, The weed science society of Japan
National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences
Address: 3-1-3 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8604, Japan
Fax No.: +81(Japan)-29-838-8271
- Yoshimura Y. Re-examination of occurrence of C4 plants in Japan Jpn. Crop Sci. 84(4):in press (2015)
- Katsuta, K., K. Matsuo, Y. Yoshimura, R. Ohsawa Long-term monitoring of feral genetically modified herbicide-tolerant Brassica napus populations around unloading Japanese ports. Breeding Science 65: in press (2015)
- Matsuo, K., Y. Yoshimura Weed problems in Importing and exporting countries of genetically modified crops Jpn. Crop Sci.84:1-8(2015)
- Yoshimura Y. A genetically modified organism, biodiversity, and our life in Japan. J. Weed Sci. Tech. 58(2): 90-96 (2013, In Japanese)
- Ohigashi, K., A. Mizuguti, Y. Yoshimura, K. Matsuo, T. Miwa A new method for evaluating flowering synchrony to support the temporal isolation of genetically modified crops from their wild relatives. Journal of Plant Research 127(1): 109-117 (2013)
- Yoshimura Y., Matsuo K. The current state of the environmental impact assessment of abiotic stress-tolerant genetically modified plants in the U.S., Canada, Australia, EU and Japan.Jap. Crop. Sci.81:137-147(2012, In Japanese)
- Yoshimura Y., Mizuguti A., Matsuo K. Analysis of the seed dispersal patterns of wild soybean as a reference for vegetation management around genetically modified soybean fields, Weed Biology and Management, 11(4), 210-216(2011)
- Mizuguti A., Yoshimura Y., Shibaike H., Matsuo K. Persistence of feral opulations of Brasica napuso originated from spilled seeds around the Kashima seaport in Japan. JARQ: 181-185 (2011)
- Yoshimura Y. Wind tunnel and field assessment of pollen dispersal in Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.). Journal of Plant Research 124:109-114(2011)
- Mizuguti A., Ohigashi K., Yoshimura Y., Kaga A., Kuroda Y., Matsuo K. Hybridization between GM soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) and wild soybean (Glycine soja Sieb. et Zucc.) under field conditions in Japan. Environ. Biosafety Res. 9:13-23(2010)
- Mizuguti A., Yoshimura Y., Matsuo K. Flowering phenologies and natural hybridization of genetically modified and wild soybeans under field conditions. Weed Biology and Management 9: 93-96 (2009).
- Yoshimura, Y., K. Matsuo, and K. Yasuda Gene flow from GM Glyphosate-tolerant to conventional soybeans under field conditions in Japan. Environ. Biosafety Res. 5: 169-173(2006)
- Yoshimura,Y.,H. J. Beckie and K. Matsuo: Transgenic oilseed rape along transportation routes and port of Vancouver in western Canada Environmental Biosafety and Research 5(2): 67-75(2006)
- Ide, m., T. Uetake, H. Shibaike, Y. Kusumoto, S. Hiradate, H. Yano, A. Hoya, Y. Yoshimura and N. Shimizu A study on the environmental characteristics of habitat and the genetic structure of Taraxacum species (dandelions) in the campus of national institute of livestock and grassland science (Nasu-shiobara City). LRJ 69, 545-548 (2006)
- Ueno, O., Y. Yoshimura and N. Sentoku: Variation in the Activity of Some Enzyme of Photorespiratory Metabolism in C4 Grasses. Annals of Botany 96, 863-869 (2005)
- Yoshimura, Y., F. Kubota and O. Ueno : Structural and biochemical bases of photorespiration in C4 plants: quantification of organelles and glycine decarboxylase Planta 220, 307-317 (2004)
- Haimeirong, F. Kubota and Y. Yoshimura : Estimation of photosynthetic activity from the electron transport rate of photosystem 2 in a film-sealed leaf of sweet potato, Ipomoea batatas Lam. Photosynthetica 40: 337-341 (2002)
- Yoshimura, Y., F. Kubota and K. Hirao : Estimation of photorespiration rate by simultaneous measurements of CO2 exchange rare, and chlorophyll fluorescence quenching in the C3 plant Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek and C4 plant Amaranthus mongostanus L.. Photosynthetica 39, 377-382 (2001)
- Yoshimura, Y., K. Hirao and F. Kubota : Concurrent Monitoring of Oxygen Evolution and Chlorophyll Fluorescence in Mungbean Leaves with a Liquid-phase Oxygen Electrode Plant Production Science 3, 229 - 231 (2000)
- Yoshimura, Y.and F. Kubota: Estimation of vein length in a leaf of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas Lam.) by the lattice crossing method: J. Crop. Sci. 69: 92-94 (2000, In Japanese)
- Shibaike, H., Y. Yoshimura : The impacts of GMO crops on ecosystem –Pollen dispersal and crossing of self-fertile crops : Rice and Soybean– Agriculture and Horticulture 80-1, 140-149 (2005, In Japanese)
- Y. Yoshimura: The situation and Biosafety of GM crops in Canada griculture and Horticulture 81-2, 261-264 (2006)