Environment Systems

Laboratory Name (Degree) Title Research Area
Geosphere Sciences
Environmental Petrology Kawano, Yoshinobu (Ph.D) Professor Global history of tectonic changes; Granite formation theory using isotopes
Geomorphology and Geological Environment Kitazawa, Toshiyuki (Doctor of Science) Associate Professor Formation process of landforms; Stratum and sediment movement in rivers and shallow water
Environmental Chronology Shitaoka, Yorinao (Doctor of Literature) Associate Professor Dating of surface environmental change using luminescence (TL/OSL) method
Solid-state Environmental Chemistry Shimizu, Ryuichi (Doctor of Science) Assistant Professor X-ray fluorescence analysis; Birth of the Japanese Archipelago and magmatic activity
Atmospheric Sciences
Physical Climatology Masuda, Kooiti (Doctor of Science) Professor Meteorology and climatology; Energy and water cycles in atmosphere and hydrosphere; Climate change and its impacts on human society
Atmospheric Physics Watarai, Yasushi (Doctor of Science) Professor Numerical simulations of local weather; Global and synoptic weather
Atmospheric Modeling Suzuki-Parker, Asuka (Ph. D) Associate Professor Regional climate simulation; Meteorology/climate and health; Tropical cyclone climate change
Asian Monsoon Climatology Kamizawa, Nozomi (Doctor of Science) Assistant Professor Research on summer precipitation in the Asian monsoon region; Analysis of numerical experimental data on global warming
Hydrosphere Sciences
Environmental Groundwater Hydrology Kono, Tadashi (Doctor of Geography) Professor Changes in groundwater environment with human activity
Hydrology and Environmental Science Lee, Seongwon (Doctor of Science) Professor Behavior and purification of nitrate nitrogen contained in groundwater
Water and Material Circulation Research Yasuhara, Masaya (Doctor of Science) Professor Research on river water and groundwater movement using water quality and environmental isotopes as a tracer; Deep-seated groundwater and its interaction with shallow groundwater bodies
Hydrospheric Environmental Analytical Chemistry Mukotaka, Arata (Doctor of Science) Assistant Professor Research on plastics in the environment; Environmental dynamic analysis by chemical analysis
Biosphere Sciences
Environmental Ecology Iwasaki, Nozomu (Doctor of Agriculture) Professor Research on the ecology and habitat of plankton and benthos
Forest Ecology Suda, Kazuki (Doctor of Agriculture) Professor Response of Japanese forest ecosystems to the keystone species Sika deer (spotted deer)
Biosphere Environmental History Yonebayashi, Chuh (Doctor of Science) Professor Reconstruction of spatial distribution of plant communities in the past plant paleoecology
Molecular Ecological Genetics Sekine, Kazuki (Doctor of Science) Lecturer Evolutionary significance of the parthenogenesis of mayflies
Biodiversity and Evolutionary Systematics Kushida, Yuka (Doctor of Science) Assistant Professor Systematics of octocorals (mainly sea pens); Adaptive evolution
Environmental Management Informatics Goto, Shintaro (Doctor of Engineering) Professor Analysis of environmental problems using Geographic Information System (GIS) and remote sensing
Environment and Disaster Information Systems Kojima, Shoichiro (Doctor of Engineering) Specially-Appointed Professor Analysis of environment and disasters using remote sensing technology; Research on environment and disaster prevention
Environmental Information Processing Aoki, Kazuaki (Doctor of Information Science) Associate Professor Application of pattern recognition technology to the environment
Environmental Spatial Information Science Kimura, Atsushi (Doctor of Science) Specially-Appointed Associate Professor Assessing the status of forests, oceans, and crops over a wide area using satellites, UAVs, and geospatial information; Visualization of ecosystem services

Geographical Space Systems

Laboratory Name (Degree) Title Research Area
Applied Urban Geography Ito, Tetsuya (Doctor of Science) Professor Urban policy on regional transformation in Europe
English-speaking World and International Development Kainuma, Emi (Doctor of Science) Professor Changes in spatial structure associated with Asian economic growth
Hydro-geography Komatsu, Yosuke (Doctor of Science) Professor Hydrological geomorphological research in mountainous areas
Historical Geography Okamura, Osamu (Doctor of Literature) Professor City-Village Relations
Natural and Environmental Geography Shimazu, Hiroshi (Doctor of Science) Professor Topographical study of mountains and mountain rivers
Geospatial Representation Suzuki, Atsushi (Doctor of Literature) Professor Visualization of spatial data by Geographic Information Systems
Industrial Geography and Geographic Education Fukase, Kozo (Doctor of Philosophy) Associate Professor Research on the continuing strategy of production areas in agriculture and industry
Water and Environmental Information Map Hara, Midori (Doctor of Geography) Associate Professor Relationship between local water environment, towns and people
Transportation Geography Yamada, Jun-ichi (Doctor of Geography) Associate Professor Relationship between port transformations and local societies
Social Geography Yoshida, Kunimitsu (Doctor of Science) Associate Professor Research on social mechanisms that enable sustainable use of secondary nature
Satellite Earth Observation Nagai, Hiroto (Doctor of Environmental Studies) Specially-Appointed Associate Professor Satellite remote sensing; Climate change; Natural disasters
Geography of Religion and Tourism Geography Kawazoe, Wataru (Doctor of Science) Lecturer Geography of religion; Migration studies; Tourism studies
Urban and Gender Geography Susaki, Seiji (Doctor of Geography) Assistant Professor Geography of gender; Geography of sexuality