Environment Systems

Laboratory Faculty Research Area
Geosphere Sciences
Environmental Petrology Laboratory Yoshinobu Kawano (Ph.D) Professor Global history of tectonic changes
Granite formation theory using isotopes
Environmental and Planetary Dynamics Laboratory Hisako Hirai (Doctor of Science) Specially-appointed Professor Estimation of internal structure of icy planets and satellites based on methane hydrate formation conditions
Geomorphology and Geological Environment Laboratory Toshiyuki Kitazawa (Doctor of Science)
Associate Professor
Formation process of landforms
Stratum and sediment movement in rivers and shallow water
Environmental Chronology Laboratory Yorinao Shitaoka (Doctor of Literature)
Assistant Professor
Dating of surface environmental change using luminescence (TL / OSL) method
Atmospheric Sciences
Heat Balance Climatology Laboratory Kiyotaka Nakagawa (Doctor of Science)
Professor
Radiation balance
Heat balance
Atmospheric boundary layer
Urban climate
Atmospheric Physics Laboratory Yasushi Watarai (Doctor of Science)
Professor
Numerical simulations of local weather
Global and synoptic weather
Atmospheric Modeling Laboratory Asuka Suzuki-Parker (Ph. D)
Lecturer
Regional climate simulation
Meteorology / climate and health
Tropical cyclone climate change
Atmosphere-Ocean Interaction Laboratory Hidetaka Hirata (Doctor of Science)
Assistant Professor
The influence of the Kuroshio current on the weather in Japan
Rapidly developing mid-latitude cyclone (bomb cyclone)
Hydrosphere Sciences
Environmental Groundwater Hydrology Laboratory Tadashi Kono (Doctor of Geography)
Professor
Changes in groundwater environment with human activity
Basin Matter Circulation Laboratory Masaya Yasuhara (Doctor of Science)
Professor
Investigation of the movement of river water and groundwater using water quality and environmental isotopes as a tracer
Hydrology and Environmental Science Laboratory Seongwon Lee (Doctor of Science)
Associate Professor
Behavior and purification of nitrate nitrogen contained in groundwater
Biosphere Sciences
Environmental Ecology Laboratory Nozomu Iwasaki (Doctor of Agriculture)
Professor
Research on the ecology and habitat of plankton and benthos
Biosphere Environmental History Laboratory Chuh Yonebayashi (Doctor of Science)
Professor
Reconstruction of spatial distribution of plant communities in the past
Plant paleoecology
Forest Ecology Laboratory Kazuki Suda (Doctor of Science)
Professor
Response of Japanese forest ecosystems to the keystone species Sika deer (spotted deer)
Biodiversity and Evolutionary Ecology Laboratory Kazuki Sekine (Doctor of Science)
Assistant Professor
Evolutionary significance of the parthenogenesis of mayflies
Geoinformatics
Environmental Management Informatics Laboratory Shintaro Goto (Doctor of Engineering)
Professor
Analysis of environmental problems using Geographic Information System (GIS) and remote sensing
Environmental Information Mathematics Laboratory Michinori Yamashita (Master of Science)
Professor
Structure of quasi-valuation rings
Information ethics awareness training via WBT
Environmental Information Statistics Laboratory Shigeru Yoshioka (Master of Economics)
Professor
Study of application of information network to global environment and prediction of regional populations
Satellite Informatics / Information Education Laboratory Yohei Shiraki (Doctor of Science)
Associate Professor
Analysis of environmental dynamics using remote sensing
Environmental Information Processing Laboratory Kazuaki Aoki (Doctor of Information Science)
Assistant Professor
Application of pattern recognition technology to the environment

Geographical Space Systems

Laboratory Faculty Research Area
Applied Urban Geography Laboratory Tetsuya Ito (Doctor of Science)
Professor
Urban policy on regional transformation in Europe
Historical Geography Laboratory Osamu Okamura (Doctor of Literature)
Professor
City-Village Relations
Comparative Urban Geography Laboratory Tsutomu Katayanagi (Doctor of Geography)
Professor
Utilization of local resources in town planning
Hydro-geographical Laboratory Yosuke Komatsu (Doctor of Science)
Professor
Hydrological geomorphological research in mountainous areas
Natural and Environmental Geography Laboratory Hiroshi Shimazu (Doctor of Science)
Professor
Topographical study of mountains and mountain rivers
Geospatial Representation Laboratory Atsushi Suzuki (Doctor of Literature)
Professor
Visualization of spatial data by Geographic Information Systems
Population Geography Laboratory Hideo Matsui (Doctor of Literature)
Professor
Mode of existence of local population
Cultural Geography Laboratory Kiyomi Yamashita (Doctor of Science)
Professor
Research on immigration and ethnic towns
English-speaking World and International Development laboratory Emi Kainuma (Doctor of Science)
Associate Professor
Changes in spatial structure associated with Asian economic growth
Water and Environmental Information Map Laboratory Midori Hara (Doctor of Geography)
Associate Professor
Relationship between local water environment, towns and people
Transportation Geography Laboratory Jun-ichi Yamada (Doctor of Geography)
Lecturer
Relationship between port transformations and local societies
Economic Geography Laboratory Tadanao Matsuo (Doctor of Geography)
Specially-appointed Lecturer
Research on the formation of production areas in agriculture and industry
River and Beach Environment laboratory Takako Utsukawa (Doctor of Science)
Assistant Professor
Production process and topography of sand stalk particles in rivers and beaches
Livelihood and Resource Utilization Laboratory Masaya Hara (Doctor of Regional Studies)
Assistant Professor
Resource use and social relations in African rural areas
Fishery Area Laboratory Takafumi Yokoyama (Doctor of Science)
Assistant Professor
Use and management of fishery resources Sustainability of the fishery area