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Associate Professor

  • Gender: Male
  • Affiliation:
    - School of Economics & Management
    - School of Management
    - Department of Management, School of Management
    - Research Institute for future design
Areas of specialization
Laboratory/research office Laboratory of evolutionary modeling
The aim of this laboratory is to reveal the evolutionary origins of human behavior and societies through mathematical models, and apply the outcomes to designing sustainable societies. In particular, we aim to develop novel mathematical techniques to model and analyze the interaction of genetic evolution with the dynamics of cumulative culture as a public good or with the dynamics of renewable and exhaustible resources. Mathematical analysis and computer simulations of such models would reveal the evolutionary limit of human altruism toward future generations and contribute to designing sustainable societies.
Current research topics
Educational background 2000: Master
1998: Bachelor
Professional background
Academic societies

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Undergraduate school
  • Sociobiology
  • Project Research
  • Evolutionary Game Theory and Mathematics of Sociobiology
  • Evolutionary Mociology
  • Specialized Seminar I
  • Specialized Seminar II
  • Seminar I (Management and Mathematics)
  • Seminar III (Management and Mathematics)
  • Seminar I
Graduate school
  • Advanced Applied MathematicsⅠ

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Research activities

Research papers
  1. Authors: Yutaka Kobayashi, Shun Kurokawa, Takuya Ishii, Joe Yuichiro Wakano
    Title: Time to extinction of a cultural trait in an overlapping generation model
    Journal: Theoretical Population Biology, Vol. 137, pp. 32-45, Elsevier
    Year: 2021
  2. Authors: Mitsuhiro Nakamura, Joe Yuichiro Wakano, Kenichi Aoki, Yutaka Kobayashi
    Title: The popularity spectrum applied to a cross-cultural question
    Journal: Theoretical Population Biology, Elsevier
    Year: 2019
  3. Authors: Yutaka Kobayashi, Joe Yuichiro Wakano, Hisashi Ohtsuki
    Title: Evolution of cumulative culture for niche construction
    Journal: Journal of Theoretical Biology, Vol. 472, pp. 67-76, Elsevier
    Year: 2019
  4. Authors: Arndt Telschow, Juergen Gadau, John H. Werren, Yutaka Kobayashi
    Title: Genetic incompatibilities between mitochondria and nuclear genes: effect on gene flow and speciation
    Journal: Frontiers in Genetics, Frontiers
    Year: 2019
  5. Authors: Yutaka Kobayashi, Joe Yuichiro Wakano, Hisashi Ohtsuki
    Title: Genealogies and ages of cultural traits: An application of the theory of duality to the research on cultural evolution
    Journal: Theoretical Population Biology, Vol. 123, pp. 18-27, Elsevier
    Year: 2018
  6. Authors: Tatsuyoshi Saijo, Jun Feng, Yutaka Kobayashi
    Title: Common-pool resources are intrinsically unstable
    Journal: International Journal of the Commons , Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 597-620
    Year: 2017
  7. Authors: Hisashi Ohtsuki, Joe Yuichiro Wakano, Yutaka Kobayashi
    Title: Inclusive fitness analysis of cumulative cultural evolution in an island-structured population
    Journal: Theoretical Population Biology, Vol. 115, pp. 13-23, Elsevier
    Year: 2017
  8. Authors: KOBAYASHI Yutaka, Hisashi Ohtsuki, Joe Y. Wakano
    Title: Population size vs. social connectedness — A gene-culture coevolutionary approach to cumulative cultural evolution
    Journal: Theoretical Population Biology, Vol. 111, pp. 87-95, Elsevier
    Year: 2016
  9. Authors: Luca Ferretti, Benjamin Schmiegelt, Daniel Weinreich, Atsushi Yamauchi, KOBAYASHI Yutaka, Fumio Tajima, Guillaume Achaz
    Title: Measuring epistasis in fitness landscapes: The correlation of fitness effects of mutations
    Journal: Journal of Theoretical Biology, Vol. 396, pp. 132-143, Elsevier
    Year: 2016
  10. Authors: Atsushi YAMAUCHI, Minus VAN BAALEN, KOBAYASHI Yutaka, Junji TAKABAYASHI, Kaori SHIOJIRI, Maurice W SABELIS
    Title: Cry-wolf signals emerging from coevolutionary feedbacks in a tritrophic system
    Journal: Proceedings of the royal society B, Vol. 282, The royal society publishing
    Year: 2015
  11. Authors: KOBAYASHI Yutaka, KADOWAKI Seiji, NAGANUMA Masaki
    Title: A population-genetics based model for explaining apparent cultural continuity from the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic in Eurasia
    Journal: Learning Strategies and Cultural Evolution during the Palaeolithic (eds. Mesoudi, A., Aoki, K.), pp. 35-44, springer
    Year: 2015
  12. Authors: KOBAYASHI Yutaka, Joe Yuichiro WAKANO, Hisashi OHTSUKI
    Title: A paradox of cumulative culture
    Journal: Journal of theoretical biology, Vol. 379, pp. 79-88, Elsevier
    Year: 2015
  13. Authors: TAMURA Kohei, KOBAYASHI Yutaka, IHARA Yasuo
    Title: Evolution of individual versus social learning on social networks
    Journal: Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Vol. 12, The Royal Society Publishing
    Year: 2015
  14. Authors: KOBAYASHI Yutaka, OHTSUKI Hisashi
    Title: Evolution of social versus individual learning in a subdivided population revisited: Comparative analysis of three coexistence mechanisms using the inclusve fitness method
    Journal: Theoretical population biology, Vol. 92, pp. 78-87, elsevier
    Year: 2014
  15. Authors: WAKANO Joe Y, OHTSUKI Hisashi, KOBAYASHI Yutaka
    Title: A mathematical description of the inclusive fitness theory
    Journal: Theoretical population biology, Vol. 84, pp. 46-55, elsevier
    Year: 2013
  16. Authors: VITALIS Renaud, ROUSSET Francois, KOBAYASHI Yutaka, OLIVIERI Isabelle, GANDON Sylvain
    Title: The joint evolution of dispersal and dormancy in a metapopulation with local extinctions and kin competition
    Journal: Evolution, Vol. 67, pp. 1676-1691, wiley
    Year: 2013
  17. Authors: YAMAUCHI Atsushi, SHIRAHAMA Yoshimichi, KOBAYASHI Yutaka
    Title: Evolution of masting with intermittence and synchronization under the enhancements of fertility and survival
    Journal: Theoretical ecology, Vol. 6, pp. 505-518, springer
    Year: 2013
  18. Authors: KOBAYASHI Yutaka
    Title: A simulation study on the replacement of Neanderthals by modern humans in Europe: Implications of climate change, cultural diversification, and the shape of the continent
    Journal: Dynamics of Learning in Neanderthals and Modern Humans (Akazawa T, Nishiaki Y, Aoki K (eds)), Vol. 1, pp. 237-243, springer
    Year: 2013
  19. Authors: YAMAMURA Norio, KOBAYASHI Yutaka, ISHII Reiichiro, SAITO Yasuhisa
    Title: A mathematical model of population shift between urban and rural areas
    Journal: The Mongolian Ecosystem Network (Eds. Yamamura, N., Fujita, N., Maekawa, A.), pp. 205-214, springer
    Year: 2012
  20. Authors: KOBAYASHI Yutaka, WAKANO Joe Y
    Title: Evolution of social versus individual learning in an infinite island model
    Journal: Evolution, Vol. 66, pp. 1624-1635, wiley
    Year: 2012
  21. Authors: KOBAYASHI Yutaka, AOKI Kenichi
    Title: Innovativeness, population size and cumulative cultural evolution
    Journal: Theoretical population biology, Vol. 82, pp. 38-47, elsevier
    Year: 2012
  22. Authors: YAMAUCHI Atsushi, KOBAYASHI Yutaka
    Title: Joint evolution of sex ratio and reproductive group size under local mate competition with inbreeding depression
    Journal: Journal of theoretical biology, Vol. 270, pp. 127-133, elsevier
    Year: 2011
  23. Authors: KOBAYASHI Yutaka, TELSCHOW Arndt
    Title: The concept of effective recombination rate and its application in speciation theory
    Journal: Evolution, Vol. 65, pp. 617-628, wiley
    Year: 2011
  24. Authors: KOBAYASHI Yutaka, ACHAZ Guillaume, TELSCHOW Arndt
    Title: Effect of parasitic sex ratio distorters on host gene frequencies in a mainland-island context
    Journal: Journal of evolutionary biology, Vol. 24, pp. 1695-1705, wiley
    Year: 2011
  25. Authors: KOBAYASHI Yutaka, TELSCHOW Arndt
    Title: A unified theory of effective migration rate and the essence of gene flow
    Journal: Advances in Genetics Research (Ed. M. A. Osborne), Vol. 1, pp. 193-214, Nova Publishers
    Year: 2010
  26. Authors: YAMAUCHI Atsushi, TELSCHOW Arndt, KOBAYASHI Yutaka
    Title: Evolution of cytoplasmic sex ratio distorters: effect of paternal transmission
    Journal: Journal of theoretical biology, Vol. 266, pp. 79-87, elsevier
    Year: 2010
  27. Authors: KOBAYASHI Yutaka, TELSCHOW Arndt
    Title: Cytoplasmic feminizing elements in a two-population model: infection dynamics, gene flow modification, and the spread of autosomal suppressors
    Journal: Journal of theoretical biology, Vol. 23, pp. 2558-2568, elsevier
    Year: 2010
  28. Authors: MIKI Takeshi, GIUGGIOLI Luca, KOBAYASHI Yutaka, NAGATA Toshi, LEVIN Simon
    Title: Vertically-structured prokaryotic community can control the efficiency of the biological pump in the oceans
    Journal: Theoretical ecology, Vol. 2, pp. 199-216, springer
    Year: 2009
  29. Authors: KOBAYASHI Yutaka, TELSCHOW Arndt
    Title: The concept of effective migration rate and its application in speciation models
    Journal: Population genetics research progress (Eds. V. T. Koven), Nova Publishers
    Year: 2008
  30. Authors: KOBAYASHI Yutaka, HAMMERSTEIN Peter, TELSCHOW Arndt
    Title: The neutral effective migration rate in a mainland-island context
    Journal: Theoretical population biology, Vol. 74, pp. 84-92, elsevier
    Year: 2008
  31. Authors: TELSCHOW Arndt, FLOR Matthias, KOBAYASHI Yutaka, HAMMERSTEIN Peter, WERREN John H
    Title: Wolbachia-induced unidirectional cytoplasmic incompatibility and speciation: mainland-island model
    Journal: PLoS ONE, Vol. 2, No. 8, Public Library of Science
    Year: 2007
  32. Authors: KOBAYASHI Yutaka
    Title: How to compute the effective size of spatiotemporally structured populations using separation of time scales
    Journal: Theoretical population biology, Vol. 71, pp. 174-181, elsevier
    Year: 2007
  33. Authors: KOBAYASHI Yutaka, YAMAMURA Norio
    Title: Evolution of signal emission by uninfested plants to help nearby infested relatives
    Journal: Evolutionary ecology, Vol. 21, pp. 281-294, springer
    Year: 2007
  34. Authors: KOBAYASHI Yutaka, YAMAMURA Norio, SABELIS Maurice W
    Title: Evolution of talking plants in a tritrophic context: conditions for uninfested plants to attract predators prior to herbivore attack
    Journal: Journal of theoretical biology, Vol. 243, pp. 361-374, elsevier
    Year: 2006
  35. Authors: KOBAYASHI Yutaka, YAMAMURA Norio
    Title: Evolution of signal emission by non-infested plants growing near infested plants to avoid future risk
    Journal: Journal of theoretical biology, Vol. 223, pp. 489-503, elsevier
    Year: 2003
  36. Authors: KOBAYASHI Yutaka, KIKUZAWA Kihachiro
    Title: A single theory explains two empirical laws applicable to plant populations
    Journal: Journal of theoretical biology, Vol. 205, pp. 253-360, elsevier
    Year: 2000
  37. Authors: KOBAYASHI Yutaka, YAMAMURA Norio
    Title: Evolution of seed dormancy due to sib competition: effect of dispersal and inbreeding
    Journal: Journal of theoretical biology, Vol. 202, pp. 11-24, elsevier
    Year: 2000

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