• Makishima, D., Sutou, R., Goto, A., Kawai, Y., Ishii, N., Taniguchi, H., Uchida, K., Shimazaki, M., Nakashizuka, T., Suyama, Y., Hikosaka, K. & Sasaki, T. (in press) Potential extinction debt due to habitat loss and fragmentation in subalpine moorland ecosystems. Plant Ecology.


  • Lu, X., Zhao, X., Tachibana, T., Uchida, K., Sasaki, T. & Bai, Y. (in press) Plant quantity and quality regulate the diversity of arthropod communities in a semi-arid grassland. Functional Ecology.
  • Koyata, H., Iwachido. Y., Inagaki, K., Sato, Y., Tani, M., Ohno, K., Sadohara, S. & Sasaki, T. (in press) Factors determining on-site perception of ecosystem services and disservices from street trees in a densely urbanized area. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. LINK
  • Tachibana, K., Uchida, K., Aiba, M. & Sasaki, T. (in press) National geographic distribution and number of TV nature programs across the Japanese archipelago. Ecological Indicators. LINK
  • Iwachido, Y., Uchida, K., Ushimaru, A., Yokota, S. & Sasaki, T. (2020) Nature-oriented park use of satoyama ecosystems can enhance biodiversity conservation in urbanized landscapes. Landscape and Ecological Engineering, 16, 163-172. LINK
  • Yoshihara, Y., Tatsuno, Y., Miyasaka, K. & Sasaki, T. (2020) Can complementarity in water use help explain diversity-productivity relationships in semi-arid grasslands? Journal of Arid Environments, 173, 103994. LINK


  • Kakinuma, K., Yanagawa, A., Sasaki, T., Rao, M.P. & Kanae, S. (2019) Socio-ecological interactions in a changing climate: a review of the Mongolian pastoral system. Sustainability, 11, 5883. LINK
  • Sasaki, T., Lu, X., Hirota, M. & Bai, Y. (2019) Species asynchrony and response diversity determine multifunctional stability of natural grasslands. Journal of Ecology, 107, 1862-1875. LINK
  • Matsuzaki, S.S., Shinohara, R., Uchida, K. & Sasaki, T. (2019) Catch diversification provides multiple benefits in inland fisheries. Journal of Applied Ecology, 56, 843-854. LINK
  • Yoshihara. Y., Sasaki, T., Nyambayar, D., Matsuki, Y., Baba, Y. & Suyama. Y. (2019) Testing the effects of plant species loss on multiple ecosystem functions based on extinction scenarios. Basic and Applied Ecology, 38, 13-22. LINK


  • Koerner, S.E., Smith, M.D., Burkepile, D.E., Hanan, N., Avolio, M.L., Collins, S.L., Knapp, A.K., Lemoine, N.P., Forrestel, E.J., Eby, S., Thompson, D.I., Aguado-Santacruz, G., Anderson, J.P., Anderson, M., Angassa, A., Bagchi, S., Bakker, E.S., Bastin, G., Baur, L.E., Beard, K.H., Beever, E.A., Bohlen, P.J., Boughton, E.H., Canestro, D., Cesa, A., Chaneton, E., Cheng, J., D'Antonio, C.M., Deleglise, C., Dembélé, F., Dorrough, J., Eldridge, D., Fernandez-Going, B., Fernández-Lugo, S., Fraser, L.H., Freedman, B., Garcia-Salgado,G., Goheen, J.R., Guo, L., Husheer, S., Karembé, M., Knops, J.M.H., Kraaij, T., Kulmatiski, A., Kytöviita, M., Lezama, F., Loucougaray, G., Loydi, A., Milchunas, D.G., Milton, S., Morgan, J.W., Moxham, C., Nehring, K.C., Olff, H., Palmer, T.M., Rebollo, S., Riginos, C., Risch, A.C., Rueda, M., Sankaran, M., Sasaki, T., Schoenecker, K., Schultz, N.L., Schütz, M., Schwabe, A., Siebert, F., Smit, C., Stahlheber, K.A., Storm, C., Strong, D.J., Su, J., Tiruvaimozhi, Y.V., Tyler, C., Val, J., Vandegehuchte, M.L., Veblen, K.E., Vermeire, L.T., Ward, D., Wu, J., Young, T,P., Yu, Q. & Zelikova, T.J. (2018) Change in dominance determines herbivore effects on plant biodiversity. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 2, 1925–1932. LINK
  • Sasaki, T., Koyama, A. & Okuro, T. (2018) Coupling structural and functional thresholds for vegetation changes on a Mongolian shrubland. Ecological Indicators, 93, 1264-1275. LINK
  • Kadowaki, K.*, Nishijima, S.*, Kéfi, S., Kameda, K.O. & Sasaki, T. (2018) Merging community assembly into the regime-shift approach for informing ecological restoration. Ecological Indicators, 85, 991-998. (* equal contribution) LINK
  • Li, Y., Shipley, B., Price, J.N., Dantas, V.L., Tamme, R., Westoby, M., Siefert, A., Schamp, B.S., Spasojevic, M.J., Jung, V., Laughlin, D.C., Richardson, S.J., Bagousse-Pinguet, Y.L., Schob, C., Gazol, A., Prentice, H.C., Grossm N., Overton, J., Cianciaruso, M.V., Louault, F., Kamiyama, C., Nakashizuka, T., Hikosaka, K., Sasaki, T., Katabuchi, M., Dussault, C.F., Gaucherand, S., Chen, N., Vandewalle, M., Batalha, M.A. (2018) Habitat filtering determines the functional niche occupancy of plant communities worldwide. Journal of Ecology, 106, 1001-1009. LINK


  • Carmona, C.P., de Bello, F., Sasaki, T., Uchida, K., Pärtel, M. (2017) Towards a Common Toolbox for Rarity: A Response to Violle et al. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 32, 889-891. LINK
  • Sasaki, T., Yoshihara, Y., Takahashi, M., Byambatsetseg, L., Futahashi, R., Nyambayar, D. & Suyama, Y. (2017) Differential responses and mechanisms of productivity following experimental species loss scenarios. Oecologia, 183, 785-795. LINK
  • Kakinuma, K., Terui, A., Sasaki, T., Koyama, A., Jamsran, U., Okuro, T. & Takeuchi, K. (2017) Detection of vegetation trends in highly variable environments after grazing exclusion in Mongolia. Journal of Vegetation Science, 28, 965-974. LINK
  • Shackelford, N., Starzomski, B.M., Banning, N.C., Battaglia, L., Becker, A., Bellingham, P.J., Bestelmeyer, B., Catford, J.A., Dwyer, J.M., Dynesius, M., Gilmour, J., Hallett, L.M., Hobbs, R.J., Price, J., Sasaki, T., Tanner, E.V.J. & Standish, R.J. (2017) Isolation predicts compositional change after discrete disturbances in a global meta-study. Ecography, 40, 1256–1266. LINK


  • Matsuzaki, S.S., Sasaki, T. & Akasaka, M. (2016) Invasion of exotic piscivores causes losses of functional diversity and functionally unique species in Japanese lakes. Freshwater Biology, 61, 1128-1142.
  • Yanagawa, A., Sasaki, T., Jamsran, U., Okuro, T. & Takeuchi, K. (2016) Factors limiting vegetation recovery processes after cessation of cropping in a semiarid grassland in Mongolia. Journal of Arid Environments, 131, 1-5.


  • Siefert, A., Violle, C., Chalmandrier, L., Albert, C.H., Taudiere, A., Fajardo, A., Aarssen, L.W., Baraloto, C., Carlucci, M.B., Cianciaruso, M.V., Dantas, V.L., de Bello, F., Duarte, L.D.S., Fonseca, C.R., Freschet, G.T., Gaucherand, S., Gross, N., Hikosaka, K., Jackson, B., Jung, V., Kamiyama, C., Katabuchi, M., Kembel, S.W., Kichenin, E., Kraft, N.J.B., Lagerström, A., Bagousse-Pinguet, Y.L., Li, Y., Mason, N., Messier, J., Nakashizuka, T., Overton, J.M., Peltzer, D., Pérez-Ramos, I.M., Pillar, V.D., Prentice, H.C., Richardson, S., Sasaki, T., Schamp, B.S., Schöb, C., Shipley, B., Sundqvist, M., Sykes, M.T., Vandewalle, M. & David A. Wardle (2015) A global meta-analysis of the relative extent of intraspecific trait variation in plant communities. Ecology Letters, 18, 1406-1419. LINK
  • Sasaki, T.*, Furukawa, T.*, Iwasaki, Y., Seto, M. & Mori, A. (2015) Perspectives for ecosystem management based on ecosystem resilience and ecological thresholds against multiple and stochastic disturbances. Ecological Indicators, 57, 395-408. (* equal contribution) LINK
  • Koyama, A., Sasaki, T., Jamsran, U. & Okuro, T. (2015) Shrub cover regulates population dynamics of herbaceous plants at individual-shrub scale on the Mongolian steppe. Journal of Vegetation Science, 26, 441-451. LINK


  • Kakinuma, K., Sasaki, T., Jamsran, U., Okuro, T. & Takeuchi, K. (2014) Relationship between pastoralists' evaluation of rangeland state and vegetation threshold changes in Mongolia rangelands. Environmental Management, 54, 888-896. LINK
  • Kamiyama, C., Katabuchi, M., Sasaki, T., Shimazaki, M., Nakashizuka, T. & Hikosaka, K. (2014) Leaf-trait responses to environmental gradients in moorland communities: contribution of intraspecific variation, species replacement and functional group replacement. Ecological Research, 29, 607-617. LINK
  • Yoshihara, Y., Okada, M., Sasaki, T. & Sato, S. (2014) Plant species diversity and forage quality as affected by pasture management and simulated cattle activities. Population Ecology, 56, 633-644. LINK
  • Hikosaka, K., Sasaki, T., Kamiyama, C., Katabuchi, M., Oikawa, S., Shimazaki, M., Kimura, H. & Nakashizuka, T. (2014) Understanding of species niche, coexistence and extinction based on functional traits: approaches from community and physiological ecology for subalpine moorland plant communities. Chikyu-Kankyo, 19, 33-46. (in Japanese)
  • Sasaki, T., Katabuchi, M., Kamiyama, C., Shimazaki, M., Nakashizuka, T. & Hikosaka, K. (2014) Vulnerability of moorland plant communities to environmental change: consequences of realistic species loss on functional diversity. Journal of Applied Ecology, 51, 299-308. LINK


  • Aiba, M., Katabuchi, M., Takafumi, H., Matsuzaki, S.S., Sasaki, T. & Hiura, T. (2013) Robustness of trait distribution metrics for community assembly studies under the uncertainties of assembly processes. Ecology, 94, 2873-2885. LINK
  • Matsuzaki, S.S., Sasaki, T. & Akasaka, M. (2013) Consequences of the introduction of exotic and translocated species and future extirpations on the functional diversity of freshwater fish assemblages. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 22, 1071-1082. LINK
  • Tomimatsu, H.*, Sasaki, T.*, Kurokawa, H.*, Bridle, J.R., Fontaine, C., Kitano, J., Stouffer, D.B., Vellend, M., Bezemer, M.T., Fukami, T., Hadly, E.A., van der Heijden, M.G.A., Kawata, M., Kefi, S., Kraft, N.J.B., Mccann, K., Mumby, P.J., Nakashizuka, T., Petchey, O.L., Romanuk, T.N., Suding, K.N., Takimoto, G., Urabe, J. & Yachi, S. (2013) Sustaining ecosystem functions in a changing world: a call for an integrated approach. Journal of Applied Ecology, 50, 1124-1130. (* equal contribution) LINK
  • Sasaki, T., Kakinuma, K. & Yoshihara, Y. (2013) Marmot disturbance drives trait variations among five dominant grasses in a Mongolian grassland. Rangeland Ecology and Management, 66, 487-491. LINK
  • Mori, A.S., Furukawa, T. & Sasaki, T. (2013) Response diversity determines the resilience of ecosystems to environmental change. Biological Reviews, 88, 349-364. LINK
  • Sasaki, T., Katabuchi, M., Kamiyama, C., Shimazaki, M., Nakashizuka, T. & Hikosaka, K. (2013) Variations in species composition of moorland plant communities along environmental gradients within a subalpine zone in northern Japan. Wetlands, 33, 269-277. LINK
  • Kakinuma, K., Okayasu, T., Sasaki, T., Jamsran, U., Ohkuro, T. & Takeuchi, K. (2013) Rangeland management in highly variable environments: Resource variations across the landscape mediate the impact of grazing on vegetation in Mongolia. Grassland Science, 59, 44-51. LINK
  • Yoshihara, Y., Mizuno, H., Ogura, S., Sasaki, T. & Sato, S. (2013) Increasing the number of plant species in a pasture improves the mineral balance of grazing beef cattle. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 179, 138-143. LINK
  • Sasaki, T. & Yoshihara, Y. (2013) Local-scale disturbance by Siberian marmots has little influence on regional plant richness in a Mongolian grassland. Plant Ecology, 214, 29-34. LINK
  • Sasaki, T., Ohkuro, T., Kakinuma, K., Okayasu, T., Jamsran, U. & Takeuchi, K. (2013) Vegetation in a post-ecological threshold state may not recover after short-term livestock exclusion in Mongolian rangelands. Arid Land Research and Management, 27, 101-110. LINK


  • Sasaki, T., Katabuchi, M., Kamiyama, C., Shimazaki, M., Nakashizuka, T. & Hikosaka, K. (2012) Nestedness and niche-based species loss in moorland plant communities. Oikos, 121, 1783-1790. LINK
  • Sasaki, T., Ohkuro, T., Jamsran, U. & Takeuchi, K. (2012) Changes in the herbage nutritive value and yield associated with threshold responses of vegetation to grazing in Mongolian rangelands. Grass and Forage Science, 67, 446-455. LINK
  • Sasaki, T., Katabuchi, M., Kamiyama, C., Shimazaki, M., Nakashizuka, T. & Hikosaka, K. (2012) Diversity partitioning of moorland plant communities across hierarchical spatial scales. Biodiversity and Conservation, 21, 1577-1588. LINK


  • Sasaki, T., Yoshihara, Y., Suyama, Y., & Nakashizuka, T. (2011) Clipping stimulates productivity but not diversity in improved and semi-natural pastures in temperate Japan. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 142, 428-431. LINK
  • Shimazaki, M., Sasaki, T., Hikosaka, K. & Nakashizuka, T. (2011) Environmental dependence of population dynamics and height growth of a subalpine conifer across its vertical distribution: an approach using high-resolution aerial photographs. Global Change Biology, 17, 3431-3438. LINK
  • Sasaki, T. & Lauenroth, W.K. (2011) Dominant species, rather than diversity, regulates temporal stability of plant communities. Oecologia, 166, 761-768. LINK
  • Sasaki, T., Okubo, S., Okayasu, T., Jamsran, U., Ohkuro, T. & Takeuchi, K. (2011) Indicator species and functional groups as predictors of proximity to ecological thresholds in Mongolian rangelands. Plant Ecology, 212, 327-342. LINK


  • Yoshihara, Y., Sasaki, T., Ohkuro, T., Jamsran, U. & Takeuchi, K. (2010) Cross-spatial-scale patterns in the facilitative effect of shrubs. Ecological Engineering, 36, 1719-1724. LINK
  • Sasaki, T. (2010) Paradigm integration between equilibrium and non-equilibrium concepts for evaluating vegetation dynamics in rangeland ecosystems. Global Environmental Research, 14, 17-22.
  • Sasaki, T., Yoshihara, Y., Jamsran, U. & Ohkuro, T. (2010) Ecological stoichiometry explains larger-scale facilitation processes by shrubs on species coexistence among understory plants. Ecological Engineering, 36, 1070-1075. LINK
  • Sasaki, T. (2010) A synthesis of ecological concepts and their applications to sustainable management of Mongolian rangeland ecosystems. Japanese Journal of Grassland Science, 56, 61-66. (in Japanese)



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