Faculty of Agriculture Department of Marine Biological and Environmental Science


Assistant Professor

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Gakuen Kibanadai Nishi 1-1, Miyazakishi 889-2192, Japan

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Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Science ( 2016.3   Nara Women's University )

Research Interests 【 display / non-display

  • ecology

  • intertidal rocky shore

  • limpet

  • snail

  • behavior

  • community

  • rocky shore

Research Areas 【 display / non-display

  • Life Science / Ecology and environment

Education 【 display / non-display

  • Nara Women's University

    2013.4 - 2016.3

  • Nara Women's University

    2011.4 - 2013.3

  • Nara Women's University

    2007.4 - 2011.3

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  • 個体群生態学会

  • 日本生態学会

Qualification acquired 【 display / non-display

  • High School Teacher Specialization License

  • First Kind of High School Teacher License

  • Museum Attendant


Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Male applicants are more likely to be awarded fellowships than female applicants: A case study of a Japanese national funding agency Reviewed

    Kyogoku D., Wada Y.

    PLoS ONE   18 ( 10 October )   2023.10

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    Publishing type:Research paper (scientific journal)   Publisher:PLoS ONE  

    Scientific grant applications are subjected to scholarly peer review. Studies show that the success rates of grant applications are often higher for male than for female applicants, suggesting that gender bias is common in peer review. However, these findings mostly come from studies in Europe, North America and Australia. Here we report the analyses of gender-specific success rates of applications to the fellowships offered by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). Because we analyze the observational data (i.e., not experimental), our aim here is to describe the possible gender gaps in the success rates, rather than the examination of gender bias per se. Results show that the success rates are consistently higher for male applicants than for female applicants among five different fellowship categories. The gender gaps in the success rates varied significantly between research fields in some Fellowship categories. Furthermore, in some fellowship categories, the gender gaps were significantly associated with the representation of female applicants (both positive and negative correlations were found). Though the causes of the gender gaps are unknown, unintentional gender bias during the review process is suggested. Pre-application gender gaps may also be contributing to the gender gaps in success rates. At least some of the observed gender gaps were relatively small, which may be partly explicable by the designs of the review process. However, gender gaps or biases acting prior to the application, such as self-selection bias, may have reduced the superficial gender gaps in the success rates. Further investigations that control for the effects of covariates (e.g., scientific merits of each applicant, which were not accessible to us) and those of other funding agencies, especially of non-Western countries, are warranted.

    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0291372


  • The impact of marine heatwaves on rocky intertidal communities: evidence of accumulative carryover effects of marine heatwaves. Reviewed

    K. Ishida , M. Tachibana, Y. Yao, Y. Wada, and T. Noda

    Front. Mar. Sci.   2023.4

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  • Extremely short embryonic period of the intertidal pulmonate limpet Siphonaria sirius (Pilsbry, 1895). Reviewed

    Y. Wada and Y. Yusa.

    Molluscan Research   2021.6

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  • Effects of temperature and red tides on sea urchin abundance and species richness over 45 years in southern Japan. Reviewed

    S. Ohgaki, T. Kato, N. Kobayashi, H. Tanase, N.H. Kumagai, S. Ishida, T. Nakano, Y. Wada, and Y. Yusa.

    Ecological Indicators   2019.1

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  • Roles of seasonal dynamics of ecosystem components in fluctuating indirect interactions on a rocky shore. Reviewed

    Y. Wada, K. Iwasaki, Y.T. Ida, and Y. Yusa.

    Ecology   2017.1

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Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • The effect of subsidy to rocky shores on the distribution patterns of snails

    Yoko Wada, Takashi Noda

    The 71st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Japan  2024.3.17 

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    Event date: 2024.3.16 - 2024.3.21

    Language:English   Presentation type:Poster presentation  

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

  • 貝類粘液情報から解明する群集構造と動態

    Grant number:24K18192  2024.04 - 2026.03

    独立行政法人日本学術振興会  科学研究費補助金  若手研究

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    Authorship:Principal investigator 

  • 人新世における生態系変化とその予測可能性の評価:岩礁潮間帯での25年実証研究

    Grant number:23H02546  2023.04 - 2028.03

    独立行政法人日本学術振興会  科学研究費補助金  基盤研究(B)

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  • 貝類粘液で解き明かす岩礁潮間帯群集の構造と動態

    Grant number:20K15874  2020.04 - 2024.03

    独立行政法人日本学術振興会  科学研究費補助金  若手研究

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    Authorship:Principal investigator