Dr Shinichi Nakagawa

Dr Shinichi NakagawaBSc (Hons), PhD

Dr Shinichi Nakagawa is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago’s Department of Zoology.

Born and raised in Japan, Shinichi graduated with a BSc (Hons) at the University of Waikato, before moving on to the University of Sheffield to complete his PhD in 2007. Shinichi was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Sheffield and a visiting postdoctoral fellow at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, before taking up his current position at Otago.

Shinichi researches evolutionary/behavioural ecology – using animal models, including invertebrates, amphibians, fish and birds – to understand phenotypic evolution and using molecular techniques to understand underling mechanisms of such evolution. He is also interested in applied statistics along with the field of quantitative and population genetics.

Further information

Further information about Shinichi is available at the Department of Zoology website.

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Publications

Jones, D. A., Akbaripasand, A., Nakagawa, S., & Closs, G. P. (2019). Landscape features determine brown trout population structure and recruitment dynamics. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/eff.12474

Andrew, S. C., Awasthy, M., Bolton, P. E., Rollins, L. A., Nakagawa, S., & Griffith, S. C. (2018). The genetic structure of the introduced house sparrow populations in Australia and New Zealand is consistent with historical descriptions of multiple introductions to each country. Biological Invasions, 20(6), 1507-1522. doi: 10.1007/s10530-017-1643-6

Johnson, S. L., Zellhuber-McMillan, S., Gillum, J., Dunleavy, J., Evans, J., Nakagawa, S., & Gemmell, N. J. (2018). Evidence that fertility trades off with early offspring fitness as males age. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 285(1871), 20172174. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.2174

Winney, I. S., Schroeder, J., Nakagawa, S., Hsu, Y.-H., Simons, M. J. P., Sánchez-Tójar, A., … Burke, T. (2018). Heritability and social brood effects on personality in juvenile and adult life-history stages in a wild passerine. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 31(1), 75-87. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13197

Andrew, S. C., Awasthy, M., Griffith, A. D., Nakagawa, S., & Griffith, S. C. (2018). Clinal variation in avian body size is better explained by summer maximum temperatures during development than by cold winter temperatures. Auk, 135(2), 206-217. doi: 10.1642/auk-17-129.1

Journal - Research Article

Jones, D. A., Akbaripasand, A., Nakagawa, S., & Closs, G. P. (2019). Landscape features determine brown trout population structure and recruitment dynamics. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/eff.12474

Andrew, S. C., Awasthy, M., Bolton, P. E., Rollins, L. A., Nakagawa, S., & Griffith, S. C. (2018). The genetic structure of the introduced house sparrow populations in Australia and New Zealand is consistent with historical descriptions of multiple introductions to each country. Biological Invasions, 20(6), 1507-1522. doi: 10.1007/s10530-017-1643-6

Andrew, S. C., Awasthy, M., Griffith, A. D., Nakagawa, S., & Griffith, S. C. (2018). Clinal variation in avian body size is better explained by summer maximum temperatures during development than by cold winter temperatures. Auk, 135(2), 206-217. doi: 10.1642/auk-17-129.1

Winney, I. S., Schroeder, J., Nakagawa, S., Hsu, Y.-H., Simons, M. J. P., Sánchez-Tójar, A., … Burke, T. (2018). Heritability and social brood effects on personality in juvenile and adult life-history stages in a wild passerine. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 31(1), 75-87. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13197

Johnson, S. L., Zellhuber-McMillan, S., Gillum, J., Dunleavy, J., Evans, J., Nakagawa, S., & Gemmell, N. J. (2018). Evidence that fertility trades off with early offspring fitness as males age. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 285(1871), 20172174. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.2174

Booksmythe, I., Mautz, B., Davis, J., Nakagawa, S., & Jennions, M. D. (2017). Facultative adjustment of the offspring sex ratio and male attractiveness: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Biological Reviews, 92(1), 108-134. doi: 10.1111/brv.12220

Holtmann, B., Lagisz, M., & Nakagawa, S. (2017). Metabolic rates, and not hormone levels, are a likely mediator of between-individual differences in behaviour: A meta-analysis. Functional Ecology, 31(3), 685-696. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12779

Miyahara, M., Hillier, S. L., Pridham, L., & Nakagawa, S. (2017). Task-oriented interventions for children with developmental co-ordination disorder (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 7, CD010914. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD010914.pub2

Foo, Y. Z., Nakagawa, S., Rhodes, G., & Simmons, L. W. (2017). The effects of sex hormones on immune function: A meta-analysis. Biological Reviews, 92(1), 551-571. doi: 10.1111/brv.12243

Holtmann, B., Santos, E. S. A., Lara, C. E., & Nakagawa, S. (2017). Personality-matching habitat choice, rather than behavioural plasticity, is a likely driver of a phenotype-environment covariance. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Series B, 284(1864), 20170943. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0943

Geßner, C., Nakagawa, S., Zavodna, M., & Gemmell, N. J. (2017). Sexual selection for genetic compatibility: The role of the major histocompatibility complex on cryptic female choice in Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Heredity, 118, 442-452. doi: 10.1038/hdy.2016.116

Hsu, Y.-H., Simons, M. J. P., Schroeder, J., Girndt, A., Winney, I. S., Burke, T., & Nakagawa, S. (2017). Age-dependent trajectories differ between within-pair and extra-pair paternity success. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 30(5), 951-959. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13058

Lamb, S. D., Taylor, H. R., Holtmann, B., Santos, E. S. A., Tamayo, J. H., Johnson, S. L., Nakagawa, S., & Lara, C. E. (2017). Coprophagy in Dunnocks (Prunella modularis): A frequent behavior in females, infrequent in males, and very unusual in nestlings. Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 129(3), 615-620. doi: 10.1676/16-059.1

Miyahara, M., Lagisz, M., Nakagawa, S., & Henderson, S. E. (2017). A narrative meta-review of a series of systematic and meta-analytic reviews on the intervention outcome for children with developmental co-ordination disorder. Child: Care, Health & Development, 43(5), 733-742. doi: 10.1111/cch.12437

Garratt, M., Nakagawa, S., & Simons, M. J. P. (2017). Life-span extension with reduced somatotrophic signaling: Moderation of aging effect by signal type, sex, and experimental cohort. Journals of Gerontology Series A, 72(12), 1620-1626. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glx010

Schroeder, J., Hsu, Y.-H., Winney, I., Simons, M., Nakagawa, S., & Burke, T. (2016). Predictably philandering females prompt poor paternal provisioning. American Naturalist, 188(2), 219-230. doi: 10.1086/687243

Besson, A. A., Lagisz, M., Senior, A. M., Hector, K. L., & Nakagawa, S. (2016). Effect of maternal diet on offspring coping styles in rodents: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Biological Reviews, 91(4), 1065-1080. doi: 10.1111/brv.12210

Vanderpham, J. P., Nakagawa, S., Senior, A. M., & Closs, G. P. (2016). Habitat-related specialization of lateral-line system morphology in a habitat-generalist and a habitat-specialist New Zealand eleotrid. Journal of Fish Biology, 88, 1631-1641. doi: 10.1111/jfb.12912

Chatterjee, A., Lagisz, M., Rodger, E. J., Zhen, L., Stockwell, P. A., Duncan, E. J., Horsfield, J. A., … Nakagawa, S. (2016). Sex differences in DNA methylation and expression in zebrafish brain: A test of an extended ‘male sex drive’ hypothesis. Gene, 590, 307-316. doi: 10.1016/j.gene.2016.05.042

Holtmann, B., Grosser, S., Lagisz, M., Johnson, S. L., Santos, E. S. A., Lara, C. E., Robertson, B. C., & Nakagawa, S. (2016). Population differentiation and behavioural association of the two 'personality' genes DRD4 and SERT in dunnocks (Prunella modularis). Molecular Ecology, 25(3), 706-722. doi: 10.1111/mec.13514

Senior, A. M., Johnson, S. L., & Nakagawa, S. (2016). Sperm traits of masculinized fish relative to wild-type males: A systematic review and meta-analyses. Fish & Fisheries, 17(1), 143-164. doi: 10.1111/faf.12096

Lagisz, M., Mercer, A. R., de Mouzon, C., Santos, L. L. S., & Nakagawa, S. (2016). Association of amine-receptor DNA sequence variants with associative learning in the honeybee. Behavior Genetics, 46(2), 242-251. doi: 10.1007/s10519-015-9749-z

Senior, A. M., Lim, J. N., Adolfsson, S., Lamatsch, D. K., & Nakagawa, S. (2016). Condition and reproductive investment in the western mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis): Little evidence for condition-dependent sex-biased investment. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 119(2), 430-435. doi: 10.1111/bij.12813

Mourocq, E., Bize, P., Bouwhuis, S., Bradley, R., Charmantier, A., de la Cruz, C., … Nakagawa, S., … Griesser, M. (2016). Lifespan and reproductive cost explain interspecific variation in the optimal onset of reproduction. Evolution, 70(2), 296-313. doi: 10.1111/evo.12853

Lamatsch, D. K., Adolfsson, S., Senior, A. M., Christiansen, G., Pichler, M., Ozaki, Y., … Nakagawa, S. (2015). A transcriptome derived female-specific marker from the invasive Western mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis). PLoS ONE, 10(2), e0118214. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118214

Kohn, Y. Y., Symonds, J. E., Kleffmann, T., Nakagawa, S., Lagisz, M., & Lokman, P. M. (2015). Proteomic analysis of early-stage embryos: Implications for egg quality in hapuku (Polyprion oxygeneios). Fish Physiology & Biochemistry, 41(6), 1403-1417. doi: 10.1007/s10695-015-0095-0

Cleasby, I. R., Nakagawa, S., & Schielzeth, H. (2015). Quantifying the predictability of behaviour: Statistical approaches for the study of between-individual variation in the within-individual variance. Methods in Ecology & Evolution, 6(1), 27-37. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12281

Hinks, A. E., Cole, E. F., Daniels, K. J., Wilkin, T. A., Nakagawa, S., & Sheldon, B. C. (2015). Scale-dependent phenological synchrony between songbirds and their caterpillar food source. American Naturalist, 186(1), 84-97. doi: 10.1086/681572

Senior, A. M., Nakagawa, S., Liboreau, M., Simpson, S. J., & Raubenheimer, D. (2015). An overlooked consequence of dietary mixing: A varied diet reduces interindividual variance in fitness. American Naturalist, 186(5), 649-659. doi: 10.1086/683182

Grimaldi, W. W., Seddon, P. J., Lyver, P. O., Nakagawa, S., & Tompkins, D. M. (2015). Infectious diseases of Antarctic penguins: Current status and future threats. Polar Biology, 38(5), 591-606. doi: 10.1007/s00300-014-1632-5

Nakagawa, S., Poulin, R., Mengersen, K., Reinhold, K., Engqvist, L., Lagisz, M., & Senior, A. M. (2015). Meta-analysis of variation: Ecological and evolutionary applications and beyond. Methods in Ecology & Evolution, 6(2), 143-152. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12309

Mittell, E. A., Nakagawa, S., & Hadfield, J. D. (2015). Are molecular markers useful predictors of adaptive potential? Ecology Letters, 18(8), 772-778. doi: 10.1111/ele.12454

Johnson, S. L., Dunleavy, J., Gemmell, N. J., & Nakagawa, S. (2015). Consistent age-dependent declines in human semen quality: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Ageing Research Reviews, 19, 22-33. doi: 10.1016/j.arr.2014.10.007

Senior, A. M., Lokman, M. P., Closs, G. P., & Nakagawa, S. (2015). Ecological and evolutionary applications for environmental sex reversal of fish. Quarterly Review of Biology, 90(1), 23-44. doi: 10.1086/679762

Winney, I., Nakagawa, S., Hsu, Y.-H., Burke, T., & Schroeder, J. (2015). Troubleshooting the potential pitfalls of cross-fostering. Methods in Ecology & Evolution, 6, 584-592. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12341

Schroeder, J., Nakagawa, S., Rees, M., Mannarelli, M.-E., & Burke, T. (2015). Reduced fitness in progeny from old parents in a natural population. PNAS, 112(13), 4021-4025. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1422715112

Santos, E. S. A., Santos, L. L. S., Lagisz, M., & Nakagawa, S. (2015). Conflict and cooperation over sex: The consequences of social and genetic polyandry for reproductive success in dunnocks. Journal of Animal Ecology, 84(6), 1509-1519. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12432

Simons, M. J. P., Winney, I., Nakagawa, S., Burke, T., & Schroeder, J. (2015). Limited catching bias in a wild population of birds with near-complete census information. Ecology & Evolution, 5(16), 3500-3506. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1623

Hsu, Y.-H., Schroeder, J., Winney, I., Burke, T., & Nakagawa, S. (2015). Are extra-pair males different from cuckolded males? A case study and a meta-analytic examination. Molecular Ecology, 24(7), 1558-1571. doi: 10.1111/mec.13124

Lagisz, M., Blair, H., Kenyon, P., Uller, T., Raubenheimer, D., & Nakagawa, S. (2015). Little appetite for obesity: Meta-analysis of the effects of maternal obesogenic diets on offspring food intake and body mass in rodents. International Journal of Obesity, 39, 1669-1678. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2015.160

Simons, M. J. P., Stulp, G., & Nakagawa, S. (2014). A statistical approach to distinguish telomere elongation from error in longitudinal datasets. Biogerontology, 15(1), 99-103. doi: 10.1007/s10522-013-9471-2

Hadfield, J. D., Krasnov, B. R., Poulin, R., & Nakagawa, S. (2014). A tale of two phylogenies: Comparative analyses of ecological interactions. American Naturalist, 182(2), 174-187. doi: 10.1086/674445

Lim, J. N., Senior, A. M., & Nakagawa, S. (2014). Heterogeneity in individual quality and reproductive trade-offs within species. Evolution, 68(8), 2306-2318. doi: 10.1111/evo.12446

Forstmeier, W., Nakagawa, S., Griffith, S. C., & Kempenaers, B. (2014). Female extra-pair mating: Adaptation or genetic constraint? Trends in Ecology & Evolution. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2014.05.005

Hsu, Y.-H., Schroeder, J., Winney, I., Burke, T., & Nakagawa, S. (2014). Costly infidelity: Low lifetime fitness of extra-pair offspring in a passerine bird. Evolution, 68(10), 2873-2884. doi: 10.1111/evo.12475

Rutkowska, J., Dubiec, A., & Nakagawa, S. (2014). All eggs are made equal: Meta-analysis of egg sexual size dimorphism in birds. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 27(1), 153-160. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12282

Leung, E. S., Chilvers, B. L., Nakagawa, S., & Robertson, B. C. (2014). Size and experience matter: Diving behaviour of juvenile New Zealand sea lions (Phocarctos hookeri). Polar Biology, 37(1), 15-26. doi: 10.1007/s00300-013-1405-6

Kamiya, T., O'Dwyer, K., Westerdahl, H., Senior, A., & Nakagawa, S. (2014). A quantitative review of MHC-based mating preference: The role of diversity and dissimilarity. Molecular Ecology, 23(21), 5151-5163. doi: 10.1111/mec.12934

Teplitsky, C., Tarka, M., Møller, A. P., Nakagawa, S., Balbontín, J., Burke, T. A., … Charmantier, A. (2014). Assessing multivariate constraints to evolution across ten long-term avian studies. PLoS ONE, 9(3), e90444. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0090444

Kamiya, T., O'Dwyer, K., Nakagawa, S., & Poulin, R. (2014). Host diversity drives parasite diversity: Meta-analytical insights into patterns and causal mechanisms. Ecography, 37(7), 689-697. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2013.00571.x

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