Daisuke MURAMATSU

Daisuke MURAMATSU

Researcher, Wildlife Research Center of Kyoto University
Doctor of Science, Kyoto University

I have been focusing on the functions of several claw-waving displays, bluffing and counter-bluffing tactics, and mating investment in the fiddler crab, Uca lactea. Currently I am working on two- and three- toed sloths to reveal their energy-saving strategy and feeding ecology.

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Professional History
  • 2017-Present
    Part-time Lecturer, Ryukoku University
  • 2014–Present
    Researcher, Kyoto University
  • 2012-2014
    Research Fellow, Kyoto University
  • 2012
    Part-time Lecturer, Hyogo University
  • 2011-2015
    Part-time Lecturer, Ritsumeikan University
  • 2011-2012
    Researcher, Kyoto University
  • 2009-2011
    Assistant Research Staff, Kyoto University
  • 2009-2010
    Part-time Lecturer, Hyogo University
Selected Publications

  • Muramatsu, D. (in press) Sand ornaments used to attract females are avoided by rival males in the fiddler crab Uca lactea. Ethology Ecology & Evolution.
  • Muramatsu, D., Koga, T. (2016) Fighting with an unreliable weapon: opponent choice and risk avoidance in fiddler crab contests. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 70 (5): 713–724.
  • Itoh, N. & Muramatsu, D. (2015) Patterns and trends in fruiting phenology: Some implications for important chimpanzee diet. In: Nakamura, M., Hosaka, K., Itoh, N., Zamma, K. (ed.) Mahale Chimpanzees: 50 Years of Research. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. pp.174–194.
  • Muramatsu, D. (2011) The function of the four types of waving display in Uca lactea: Effects of audience, sand structure, and body size. Ethology 117 (5): 408–415.
  • Muramatsu, D. (2011) For whom the male waves: Four types of claw-waving display and their audiences in the fiddler crab, Uca lactea. Journal of Ethology 29 (1): 3–8.
  • Muramatsu, D. (2010) Temporary loss of a sexual signal (claw loss) affects the frequency of sand structure construction in the fiddler crab, Uca lactea. Ethology Ecology & Evolution 22 (1): 87–93.
  • Muramatsu, D. (2010) Sand structure construction in Uca lactea (De Haan, 1835) is related to tidal cycle but not to male or female densities. Crustaceana 83 (1): 29–37.
  • Muramatsu, D. (2009) To build or not to build — or to destroy burrow hoods in a population of Uca lactea. Journal of Crustacean Biology 29 (3): 290–292.
Presentations

  • Muramatsu, D., Koga, T. (2016) Offering a handshake to detect a fraud: Shrewd tactics in fiddler crab contests. JSPS Core-to-Core Tropical Biodiversity Program, The 5th International Seminar on Biodiversity and Evolution: New Methodology for Wildlife Science. Science Seminar House, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. June 2016.
  • Muramatsu, D., Koga, T. (2016) Bluffing and counter-bluffing tactics in fiddler crab contests. The 5th International Symposium on Primatology and Wildlife Science. Inuyama International Sightseeing Center "FREUDE", Aichi, Japan. March 2016.
  • Muramatsu, D. (2015) Get through to the neighbors: Symbolic understanding of heterospecific communication signals. JSPS Core-to-Core Tropical Biodiversity Program, The 4th International Seminar on Biodiversity and Evolution. Science Seminar House, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. June 2015.
  • Muramatsu, D. (2013) Complex signaling in a fiddler crab species: Why do multiple signals coexist? JSPS Core-to-Core Tropical Biodiversity Program, The 2nd International Seminar on Biodiversity and Evolution. Science Seminar House, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. June 2013.
  • Muramatsu, D. (2012) Bluff game in fiddler crab contests: Fighting with an unreliable weapon. JSPS Core to Core Tropical Biodiversity Program, The 1st International Seminar on Biodiversity and Evolution. Science Seminar House, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. September 2012.
  • Muramatsu, D. (2012) The function of the four types of claw-waving display in a fiddler crab. Kyoto University and The University of Tokyo Global COE Joint Symposium. Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan. January 2012.
  • Muramatsu, D. (2011). The function of the four types of waving display in Uca lactea: Effects of audience, sand structure, and body size. Behavior 2011, the joint conference of the Animal Behavior Society and the International Ethological Conference. Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana USA. July 2011.
  • Muramatsu, D. (2011). The function of the four types of claw-waving display in the fiddler crab, Uca lactea. The 5th International Symposium of the Biodiversity and Evolution Global COE project "Evolutionary Consequences of Biological Interactions -genome to ecosystem-". Clock tower centennial hall, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. July 2011.
  • Muramatsu, D. (2010). Temporary loss of a large claw affects current reproductive investment in male fiddler crabs. The 4th International Symposium of the Biodiversity and Evolution Global COE project "Evolution of Sensor, Communication and Society". Shiran Kaikan, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. September 2010.
  • Muramatsu, D. (2009). For whom the male waves: Claw-waving display of male fiddler crabs. The Crustacean Society Summer Meeting. Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan. September 2009.
  • Muramatsu, D. (2009). For whom the male waves: Four types of claw-waving display in a fiddler crab. The 3rd International Symposium of the Biodiversity and Evolution Global COE project "Adaptation to Land". Kyoto International Community House, Kyoto, Japan. July 2009.
  • Muramatsu, D. (2008). Effects of claw loss and body size on the male mating investment in Uca lactea. 12th International Behavioral Ecology Congress. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA. 2008年8月9日~15日.
  • Muramatsu, D. (2007). Multiple displays applied in a fiddler crab, Uca lactea. 30th International Ethological Conference. Dalhouse University, Halifax, Canada. 2007年8月15日~23日.
  • Muramatsu, D. (2006). Intraspecific diversity of waving display in the fiddler crab, Uca lactea. 2nd EAFES International Congress. Toki Messe, Niigata, Japan. 2006年3月25日~28日.
  • Muramatsu, D. (2006). Intraspecific diversity of waving displays in the fiddler crab, Uca lactea. 21 COE Symposium Animal Behavior and Diversity: Perspectives from Natural History Study. Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. 2006年3月3日~4日.
  • Muramatsu, D. (2005). Effects of size and tactic differences on the structure building in the fiddler crab, Uca lactea. 29th International Ethological Conference. Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary. 2005年8月20日~27日.
  • Muramatsu, D. (2004). Hoods reduce the fitness of male fiddler crabs? Animal Behavior Society 41st meeting. Mision de los Angeles hotel, Oaxaca, Mexico. 2004年6月12日~16日.