Plant Science Graduate Program Tokyo


 Check out this interesting article on how plants are adapting to climate change, as reported by Popular Science. (

Our team is located at the Komaba Campus of the University of Tokyo, one of Japan's premier academic institutions. We have a strong community of ecologists and evolutionary biologists studying plants, animals, and fungi. We offer graduate programs in both Japanese and English, including the Graduate Program in Environmental Sciences ( and the General Systems Sciences program (, respectively. If you are interested in pursuing graduate research with us, please note that there is a strict application deadline of 9 July 2023 for entry in April 2024, and a further deadline in late November 2023 for entry in September 2024. To be considered, the GRE is required.

Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or would like more information. You can also learn more about our research on the Shefferson lab website at


Dr. Richard P. Shefferson

Associate Professor

Organization for Programs on Environmental Sciences

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

University of Tokyo

3-8-1 Komaba

Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8902, Japan


Tel: +81-3-5465-7235

Fax: +81-3-5465-7236


Additionally, check out my book on the evolution of senescence in the tree of life at

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