I'm interested in early life ecology of coral reef invertebrates such as larval dispersal of crown of thorns starfish, blue starfish, sea cucumbers, and corals (especially blue corals!). Although my initial interests were to estimate larval dispersal, I'm now interested in speciation pattern and historical gene flow using the data collected accross Indo and Pacific Oceans.
part of my works include ・Nina Yasuda, Coralie Taquet, Satoshi Nagai, Terutoyo Yoshida, Mehdi Adjeroud. Genetic connectivity of coral-eating sea star Acanthaster planci populations during the severe outbreak of 2006–2009 in the Society Islands, French Polynesia, Marine Ecology in press. ・Nina Yasuda, Coralie Taquet, Satoshi Nagai, Miguel Fortes, Tung-Yung Fan, Niphon Phongsuwan, Kazuo Nadaoka. Genetic structure and cryptic speciation in the threatened reef-building coral Heliopora coerulea along Kuroshio Current. [Bulletin of Marine Science, 90 (1), 233-255] ・Yasuda,N., S. Nagai, M. Hamaguchi, K. Okaji, K. Gérard, K. Nadaoka. Gene flow of Acanthaster planci (L.) in relation to ocean currents revealed by microsatellite analysis.[Molecular Ecology, 18 (8), 1574-1690] ・Yasuda, N., M. Abe, T. Tsutomu, M. Kimura, C.L. Lian, S. Nagai, Y. Nakano, K. Nadaoka Large-scale mono-clonal structure in the north peripheral population of blue coral, Heliopora coerulea. [Marine Genomics, 7(3), 33-35.] ・Yasuda, N., M. Hamaguchi, S. Sasaki S. Nagai, M. Saba, K. Nadaoka. Complete mitochondrial genome sequences for Crown-of-thorns starfish Acanthaster planci and Acanthaster brevispinus. [BMC Genomics, 17 (7)] ・Yasuda, N., C. Taquet, S. Nagai, G. Worheide, K. Nadaoka. Development of microsatellite loci in the common reef starfish Linckia laevigata and Linckia multifora. [Ecological Research 27,(6), (2012), 1095-1097]