Junior Research Associate, RIKEN Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences Program (iTHEMS)
Student Trainee, RIKEN Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences Program (iTHEMS) (concurrent)
Main: Ph.D. Student, School of Advanced Sciences Department of Evolutionary Studies of Biosystems, SOKENDAI, the Graduate University for Advanced Studies
Mr. Keiichi Morita
- Research Fields
- Mathematical Biology, Evolutionary Community Ecology
- Term and History
- 2022-04-01 - Junior Research Associate (Main: Ph.D. Student, School of Advanced Sciences Department of Evolutionary Studies of Biosystems, SOKENDAI, the Graduate University for Advanced Studies)
- 2022-04-01 - Student Trainee (concurrent)
- Related Website
- Mr. Keiichi Morita's personal website
My name is Keiichi Morita, and I joined iTHEMS in April 2022 as a junior research associate / student trainee. I am now involved in a Ph.D. program at the SOKENDAI University. The main question of my research is how adaptive evolution can determine species coexistence and structures of ecological communities. I focus on rapid adaptation which can change the strength and directions of species interactions and finally affect population dynamics. I hope to understand how the evolution of an individual phenotype can affect species coexistence by formulating transient processes and finding conditions of coexistence from analysing and simulating my mathematical models. I consider analyzing experimental data and demonstrating my mathematical models. My final goal is to discover a general rule in ecology. I am looking forward to interacting with other members working with various interests in iTHEMS and finding a new direction of research out of it.
How can interspecific pollen transfer affect coexistence and evolution of sex ratio of two closely related plant species?
October 20 (Thu) at 16:00 - 17:00, 2022 Seminar iTHEMS Biology Seminar
Mathematical modeling of understanding how adaptive evolution of sexual traits can affect coexistence
June 23 (Thu) at 16:00 - 17:00, 2022 Seminar iTHEMS Biology Seminar