Publications

2021

Chuang, P.-S., Mitarai, S. Genetic changes involving the coral gastrovascular system support the transition between colonies and bailed-out polyps: evidence from a Pocillopora acuta transcriptome. BMC Genomicshttps://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-021-03948-2

Nakamura, M., Nomura, K., Hirabayashi, I., Nakajima, Y., Nakajima, T., Mitarai, S., Yokochi, H. Management of scleractinian coral assemblages in temperate non-reefal areas: insights from a long-term monitoring study in Kushimoto, Japan (33°N). Marine Biologyhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-021-03948-2

Uwizeye, C., Mars Brisbin, M., Gallet, B., Chevalier, F., LeKieffre, C., Schieber, N. L., Falconet, D., Wangpraseurt, D., Schertel, L., Stryhanyuk, H., Musat, N., Mitarai, S., Schwab, Y., Finazzi, G., Decelle, J. Cytoklepty in the plankton: A host strategy to optimize the bioenergetic machinery of endosymbiotic algae. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.  https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2025252118

Takeda, N., Kashima, M., Odani, S., Uchiyama, Y., Kamidaira, Y.,  Mitarai, S. Identification of coral spawn source areas around Sekisei Lagoon for recovery and poleward habitat migration by using a particle-tracking model. Scientific Reports. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-86167-5

Chuang, P.-S., Ishikawa, K., Mitarai S., Morphological and genetic recovery of coral polyps after bail-out. Frontiers in Marine Sciencehttps://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.609287

2020

Chuang, P-S., Mitarai, S., Signaling pathways in the coral polyp bail-out response. Coral Reefs. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00338-020-01983-x

Brisbin, M. M., Conover, A. E., Mitarai, S. Influence of Regional Oceanography and Hydrothermal Activity on Protist Diversity and Community Structure in the Okinawa Trough. Microbial Ecologyhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s00248-020-01583-w

Le Gal, M., Mitarai, S., Reef influence quantification in light of the 1771 Meiwa tsunami. Ocean & Coastal Management. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2020.105248

Ares, A*., Brisbin. M. M*., Sato, K. N, Martin J. P., Iinuma, Y., Mitarai, S., Extreme storms cause rapid but short-lived shifts in nearshore subtropical bacterial communities. Environmental Microbiologyhttps://doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.15178 * equal contribution

Brisbin, M. M., Brunner, O. D., Grossmann, M. M., Mitarai, S., Paired high-throughput, in-situ imaging and high-throughput sequencing illuminate acantharian abundance and vertical distribution. Limnology and Oceanography. https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.11567

Wepfer, P. H., Nakajima, Y., Sutthacheep, M., Radice, V. Z., Richards, Z., Ang, P., Terraneo, T., Sudek, M., Fujimura, A., Toonen, R. J., Mikheyev, A. S., Economo, E. P., Mitarai, S. Evolutionary biogeography of the reef-building coral genus Galaxea across the Indo-Pacific ocean. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2020.106905

Vogt‐Vincent, N. S., Mitarai, S. A Persistent Kuroshio in the Glacial East China Sea and Implications for Coral Paleobiogeography. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatologyhttps://doi.org/10.1029/2020PA003902

Levin, L. A., Wei, C. L., Dunn, D. C., Amon, D. J., Ashford, O. S., Cheung, W. W. L., Colaco, A., Dominiguez-Carrio, C., Escober E. G., Harden-Davies, H. R., Drazen, J., Ismail, K., Jones, D. O. B., Johnson, D.E.,  Le, J. T., Lejzerowicz, F., Mitarai, S., Morato, T., Mulsow, S., Snelgrove, P. V. R., Sweetman, A.K., Yasuhara, M., Climate change considerations are fundamental to management of deep‐sea resource extraction. Global Change Biologyhttps://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15223

Wepfer, P. H., Nakajima, Y., Hui, F. K. C., Mitarai, S., Economo, E. P. Metacommunity ecology of Symbiodiniaceae hosted by the coral Galaxea fascicularis. Marine Ecology Progress Series. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps13177

2019

Price, N. N., Muko, S., Legendre, L., Steneck, R., van Oppen, M. J. H., Albright, R., Ang Jr., P., Carpenter, R. C., Chui, A. P. Y., Fan, T.-Y., Gates, R. D., Harii, S., Kitano, H., Kurihara, H., Mitarai, S., Padilla-Gamiño, J. L., Sakai, K., Suzuki, G., Edmunds, P. J. Global biogeography of coral recruitment: tropical decline and subtropical increase. Marine Ecology Progress Series. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12980

Brisbin, M. M. and Mitarai, S. Differential Gene Expression Supports a Resource-Intensive, Defensive Role for Colony Production in the Bloom-Forming Haptophyte, Phaeocystis globosa. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. https://doi.org/10.1111/jeu.12727

Gavelis, G. S., Herranz, M., Wakeman, K. C., Ripken, C., Mitarai, S., Gile, G. H., Keeling, P. J., Leander, B. S. Dinoflagellate nucleus contains an extensive endomembrane network, the nuclear net. Scientific Reports. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-37065-w

2018

Nakajima, Y., Chuang, P-S., Ueda, N., Mitarai, S. First evidence of asexual recruitment of Pocillopora acuta in Okinawa Island using genotypic identification. PeerJhttps://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.5915

Nakamura, M., Nakajima, Y., Watanabe, H. K., Sasaki, T., Yamamoto, H., Mitarai, S. Spatial variability in recruitment of benthos near drilling sites in the Iheya North hydrothermal field in the Okinawa Trough. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2018.03.009

Brisbin, M. M., Mesrop, L. Y., Grossmann, M. M., Mitarai, S. Intra-host Symbiont Diversity and Extended Symbiont Maintenance in Photosymbiotic Acantharea (Clade F). Frontiers in Microbiologyhttps://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.01998

Uchiyama, Y., Odani, S., Kashima, M., Kamidaira, Y., Mitarai, S. Influences of the Kuroshio on Interisland Remote Connectivity of Corals Across the Nansei Archipelago in the East China Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research, C: Oceans. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JC014017

Guest, J. R., Edmunds, P. J., Gates, R. D., Kuffner, I. B., Andersson, A. J., Barnes, B. B., Chollett, I.,  Courtney, T. A., Elahi, R., Gross, K., Lenz, E. A., Mitarai, S., Mumby, P. J., Nelson, H. R., Parker, B. A., Putnam, H. M., Rogers, C. S., Toth, L. T. A framework for identifying and characterizing coral reef “oases” against a backdrop of degradation. Journal of Applied Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13179

Monismith, S. G., Barkdull, M. K., Nunome, Y., Mitarai, S. Transport Between Palau and the Eastern Coral Triangle: Larval Connectivity or Near Misses. Geophysical Research Letters. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL077493

Mullineaux, L. S., Metaxas, A., Beaulieu, S. E., Bright, M., Gollner, S., Grupe, B. M., Herrera, S., Kellner, J., Levin, L. A., Mitarai, S., Neubert, M. G., Thurnherr, A. M., Tunnicliffe, V., Kayama Watanabe, H., and Yong-Jin, W. Exploring the ecology of deep-sea hydrothermal vents in a metacommunity framework. Frontiers in Marine Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00049

Edmunds, P. J., McIlroy, S. E., Adjeroud, M., Ang, P., Bergman, J. L., Carpenter, R. C., Coffroth, M. A., Fujimura, A. G., Hench, J. L., Holbrook, S. J., Leichter, J. J., Muko, S., Nakajima, Y., Nakamura, M., Paris, C. B., Schmitt, R. J., Sutthacheep, M., Toonen, R. J., Sakai, K., Suzuki, G., Washburn, L., Wyatt, A. S. J., Mitarai, S. Critical Information Gaps Impeding Understanding of the Role of Larval Connectivity Among Coral Reef Islands in an Era of Global Change. Frontiers in Marine Sciencehttps://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00290

2017

Kamidaira, Y., Uchiyama, Y., Mitarai, S. Eddy-induced transport of the Kuroshio warm water around the Ryukyu Islands in the East China Sea. Continental Shelf Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2016.07.004

Nakajima, Y., Shinzato, C., Khalturina, M., Nakamura, M., Watanabe, H. K., Nakagawa, S., Satoh, N., and Mitarai, S. Isolation and characterization of novel polymorphic microsatellite loci for the deep-sea hydrothermal vent limpet, Lepetodrilus nux, and the vent-associated squat lobster, Shinkaia crosnieriMarine Biodiversityhttp://doi.org/10.1007/s12526-017-0704-5

Nakajima, Y., Nishikawa, A., Iguchi, A., Nagata, T., Uyeno, D., Sakai, K., and Mitarai, S. Elucidating the multiple genetic lineages and population genetic structure of the brooding coral Seriatopora (Scleractinia: Pocilloporidae) in the Ryukyu Archipelago. Coral Reefshttps://doi.org/10.1007/s00338-017-1557-x

Nakajima, Y., Wepfer, P. H., Suzuki, S., Zayasu, Y., Shinzato, C., Satoh, N., and Mitarai S. Microsatellite markers for multiple Pocillopora genetic lineages offer new insights about coral populations. Scientific Reportshttps://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-06776-x

Gavelis, G. S., Wakeman, K. C., Tillmann, U., Ripken, C., Mitarai, S., Herranz, M., Özbek, S., Holstein, T., Keeling, P. J. and Leander, B. S. Microbial arms race: Ballistic “nematocysts” in dinoflagellates represent a new extreme in organelle complexity. Science Advanceshttps://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.1602552

2016

Watanabe, H., Yahagi, T., Nagai, Y., Seo, M. H., Kojima, S., Ishibashi, J. I., Yamamoto, H., Fujikura, K., Mitarai, S., Toyofuku, T. Different thermal preferences for brooding and larval dispersal of two neighboring shrimps in deep-sea hydrothermal vent fields. Marine Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/maec.12318

Nakajima, Y., Zayasu, Y., Shinzato, C., Satoh, N., & Mitarai, S. Genetic differentiation and connectivity of morphological types of the broadcast-spawning coral Galaxea fascicularis in the Nansei Islands, Japan. Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.1981

Mitarai, S. and McWilliams, J. C. Wave glider observations of surface winds and currents in the core of Typhoon Danas. Geophysical Research Lettershttps://doi.org/10.1002/2016GL071115

Mitarai, S., Watanabe, H., Nakajima, Y., Shchepetkin, A. F., & McWilliams, J. C. Quantifying dispersal from hydrothermal vent fields in the western Pacific Ocean. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of Americahttps://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1518395113

2015

Nakajima, Y., Shinzato, C., Satoh, N., and Mitarai, S. Novel Polymorphic Microsatellite Markers Reveal Genetic Differentiation between Two Sympatric Types of Galaxea fascicularisPLoS Onehttps://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0130176

Edmunds, P., Steneck, R., Albright, R., Carpenter, R., Chui, P. Y., Fan, T. Y., Harii, S., Kitano, H., Kurihara, H., Legendre, L., Mitarai, S., Muko, S., Nozawa, Y., Padillo-Gamino, J., Price, N., Sakai, K., Suzuki, G., van Oppen, M. J. H., Yarid, A., Gates, R. D., Geographic variation in long-term trajectories of change in coral recruitment: a global-to-local perspective. Marine & Freshwater Researchhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF14139

Nakamura, M., Kumagai, N. H., Sakai, K., Okaji, K., Ogasawara, K., and Mitarai, S. Spatial variability in recruitment of acroporid corals and predatory starfish along the Onna coast, Okinawa, Japan. Marine Ecology Progress Series. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps11525

Nakamura, M., Chen, C., Mitarai, S. Insights into life-history traits of Munidopsis spp. from hydrothermal vent fields in the Okinawa Trough, in comparison with the existing data. Deep-Sea Research I. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2015.02.007

Grossmann, M. M., Gallager, S. M., Mitarai, S. Continuous monitoring of near-bottom mesoplankton communities in the East China Sea during a series of typhoons. Journal of Oceanographyhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s10872-014-0268-y

2014

Nakajima, Y., Shinzato, C., Khalturina, M., Watanabe, H., Inagaki, F., Satoh, N., and Mitarai, S. Cross-species, amplifiable microsatellite markers for neoverrucid barnacles from deep-sea hydrothermal vents developed using next-generation sequencing. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms150814364

Nakamura, M., Okaji, K., Higa, Y., Yamakawa, E., Mitarai, S. Spatial and temporal population dynamics of the crown-of-thorns starfish, Acanthaster planci, over a 24-year period along the central west coast of Okinawa Island, Japan. Marine Biology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-014-2524-5

Nakamura, M., Watanabe, H., Sasaki, T., Ishibashi, J., Fujikura, K., and Mitarai, S. Life history traits of Lepetodrilus nux in the Okinawa Trough, based upon gametogenesis, shell size, and genetic variability. Marine Ecology Progress Series. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps10779

2013

White, J. W., Scholz, A. J., Rassweiler, A., Steinback, C., Botsford, L. W., Kruse, S., Costello, C., Mitarai, S., Siegel, D. A., Drake, P. T., Edwards, C. A. A comparison of approaches used for economic analysis in marine protected area network planning in California. Ocean and Coastal Management. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2012.06.006

Harrison, C., Siegel, D., Mitarai, S. Filamentation and eddy−eddy interactions in marine larval accumulation and transport. Marine Ecology Progress Serieshttps://doi.org/10.3354/meps10061

2012

Nakamura, M., Morita, M., Kurihara, H. and Mitarai, S. Expression of hsp 70, hsp 90, hsf1 in the reef coral Acropora digitifera under prospective acidified conditions over the next several decades. Biology Openhttps://doi.org/10.1242/bio.2011036

Watson, J., Kendall, B., Siegel, D. and Mitarai, S. Changing Seascapes, Stochastic Connectivity, and Marine Metapopulation Dynamics. American Naturalisthttps://doi.org/10.1086/665992 

2011

Alberto, F., Raimondi, P., Reed, D., Watson, J., Siegel, D., Mitarai, S., Coelho, N., and Serrao, E. Isolation by oceanographic distance explains genetic structure for Macrocystis pyrifera in the Santa Barbara Channel, Molecular Ecologyhttps://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294x.2011.05117.x

Watson, J., Hays, C., Raimondi, P., Mitarai, S., Dong, C., McWilliams, J., Blanchette, C., Caselle, J. and Siegel, D., Currents connecting communities: nearshore community similarity and ocean circulation. Ecologyhttp://https://doi.org/10.1890/10-1436.1

Watson, J. R., Siegel, D. A., Kendall, B. E., Mitarai, S., Rassweiller, A., Gaines, S. D. Identifying critical regions in small-world marine metapopulations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1111461108

2010

Selkoe, K. A., Watson, J. R., White, C., Horin, T. B., Iacchei, M., Mitarai, S., Siegel, D. A., Gaines, S. D. and Toonen, R. J. Taking the chaos out of genetic patchiness: seascape genetics reveals ecological and oceanographic drivers of genetic patterns in three temperate reef species. Molecular Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04658.x

Watson, J. R., Mitarai, S., Siegel, D. A., Caselle, J. E., Dong, C. and McWilliams, J. C. Realized and potential larval connectivity in the Southern California Bight. Marine Ecology Progress Serieshttps://doi.org/10.3354/meps08376

Berkley, H. A., Kendall, B. E., Mitarai, S. and Siegel, D. A. Turbulent dispersal promotes species coexistence. Ecology Lettershttps://doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2009.01427.x

Ohlmann, J. C. and Mitarai, S. Lagrangian assessment of simulated surface current dispersion in the coastal ocean. Geophysical Research Letters. https://doi.org/10.1029/2010GL044436