Ryuichi Masuda


Ryuichi Masuda is an Associate Professor in the Department of Natural History Sciences at Hokkaido University. His research interests include evolution and genetics. He will be focused upon human and animal ancient DNA and zoogeography for his contribution to our project.

Email: masudary@ees.hokudai.ac.jp

Phone: +81-11-706-2798 Ext. 2798

Fax: +81-11-706-3588

Department of Natural History Sciences
Hokkaido University
Kita 10, Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo


Hirata D, Abramov AV, Baryshnikov GF, and Masuda R. 2014. Mitochondrial DNA haplogrouping of the brown bear, Ursus arctos (Carnivora: Ursidae) in Asia, based on a newly developed APLP analysis. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 111: 627-635. (DOI: 10.1111/bij.12219).

Ou W, Takekawa S, Yamada T, Terada C, Uno H, Nagata J, Masuda R, Kaji K, and Saitoh T. 2014. Temporal change in the spatial genetic structure of a sika deer population with an expanding distribution range over a 15-year period. Population Ecology 56: 311-325 (DOI: 10.1007/s10144-013-0425-y).

Hirata D, Mano T, Abramov AV, Baryshnikov GF, Kosintsev PA, Vorobiev AA, Raichev EG, Tsunoda, H, Kaneko Y, Murata M, Fukui D, and Masuda R. 2013. Molecular phylogeography of the brown bear (Ursus arctos) in northeastern Asia based on analyses of complete mitochondrial DNA sequences. Molecular Biology and Evolution 30: 1644-1652.

Tsubouchi A, Fukui D, Ueda M, Tada K, Toyoshima S, Takami K, Tsujimoto T, Uraguchi K, Raichev E, Kaneko Y, Tsunoda H, and Masuda R. 2012. Comparative molecular phylogeny and evolution of sex chromosome DNA sequences in the family Canidae (Mammalia, Canivora). Zoological Science 29: 151-161. (DOI: 10.2108/zsj.29.151).

Tsytsulina K, Dick MH, Maeda K, and Masuda R. 2012. Systematics and phylogeography of the steppe whiskered bat Myotis aurascens Kuzyakin, 1935 (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae). Russian Journal of Theriology 11: 1-20.

Bakail Hokkaido archaeology project