Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2003

Master's degree, University of Tokyo, 1998

Bachelor's degree, Waseda University, 1996

Exchange student, Lawrence University, 1993-1994


Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Stanford University, 2008-present

Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2006-2008

Postdoctoral Fellow, Landcare Research, New Zealand, 2003-2005

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Tokyo, 2005

Visiting researcher, Centre for Terrestrial Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology, 2004

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Univeresity of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1998-2003


National Science Foundation, "CAREER: community assembly of nectar-inhabiting microbes," 2012-2017

National Science Foundation, "Dissertation research: metabolic bet hedging as an explanation for maintenance of diverse tree-ectomycorrhizal mutualisms," 2012-2014 (awarded to Holly Moeller)

National Science Foundation, "Collaborative research:  interactive effects of predation and ecosystem size on arthropod food webs in Hawaiian forests fragmented by lava flows," 2010-2015

National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, "Dissertation research: regulation of species diversity by assembly history in ecological communities," 2002-2003

Marsden Fund of the Royal Society of New Zealand, "Do priority effects explain contrasting lineage diversification on islands?" 2013-2016 (received as co-PI)

Marsden Fund of the Royal Society of New Zealand, "Assembly history as a regulator of ecosystem functioning: a test with fungal communities," 2006-2009

Terman Fellowship, Stanford University, 2010-2013


Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction, 2013

Seminar invitations by graduate students, Washington University, St. Louis, 2008; University of California, Irvine, 2009; Michigan State University, 2010; University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2012; Yale University (G. Evelyn Hutchinson Distinguished Speaker), 2015

Denzaburo Miyadi Award, Ecological Society of Japan, 2005


Editorial board, PLoS ONE, 2013-present

Editorial board, Ecology Letters, 2007-present

Editorial board, Oikos, 2006-2010

Guest editor, Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 2012 issue

Review panelist, National Science Foundation, 2007, 2011, 2013

Review panelist, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Science Foundation), for Jena Experiment, 2010

Manuscript reviewer, American Journal of Botany, American Naturalist, Annals of Botany, Applied Soil Ecology, Biological Invasions, BioScience, Diversity and Distributions, Ecological Modelling, Ecological Research, Ecology, Ecology Letters, Ecosystems, FEMS Microbiology Ecology, Functional Ecology, Fungal Ecology, Global Change Biology, Japanese Journal of Ecology, Journal of Animal Ecology, Journal of Ecology, Journal of Vegetation Science, Microbial Ecology, Molecular Ecology, Nature, New Zealand Journal of Ecology, Oecologia, Oikos, Population Ecology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, Restoration Ecology, Science, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 1998-present

Proposal reviewer, German Science Foundation, Marsden Fund of the Royal Society of New Zealand, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, National Geographic Society, National Science Foundation, 2004-present

Book chapter reviewer, Walker, L.R. et al. (eds) Linking Restoration and Ecological Succession, Springer; Naeem, S. et al. (eds) Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective, Oxford University Press, 2004-present