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Kumamoto University

Center for Water Cycle Marine Environment and Disaster Management

Kunamoto University

Marine Science Laboratory

Brief Overview of Marine Science Laboratory

 In the closed water areas including the Ariake Sea and the Yatsushiro Sea, many problems including loss of biodiversity and decline of bioresources, occur due to the deterioration of natural environment. Moreover, in the coastal areas, floods and high tides also occur frequently. Additionally, many other urgent issues have surfaced such as depopulation, a declining birth rate, and an aging population. Our laboratory promotes cutting edge and wide-ranging research and education to help solve these issues and makes efforts to create a rich natural environment. Especially, we now highlight the research and education for the restoration and creation of riverine and coastal areas, e.g. habitat utilization, life history, community structure, molecular mechanism of marine life, and interactions among different environments in the atmosphere, water and sediment. We are sure that these research and education efforts will contribute to regions in Asia and Africa which have similar issues, and which now experience rapid development of infrastructure.

Research
  • Research on the biodiversity of benthic species, their life cycle properties, their proliferation and feed intake behavior, their community structure, and specific host-parasite relationship
  • Research on maintaining aquatic resources, and its sustainable usage
  • Monitoring coastal areas and providing research for their conservation, recovery, and creation
Staff
Yasuhisa Henmi

Yasuhisa Henmi Professor

Leader
D.Sc

Specialty
Marine Ecology

Susumu Takio

Susumu Takio Professor

D.Sc

Specialty
Plant Molecular Biology

Kazumi Akimoto

Kazumi Akimoto Associate Professor

D.Sc

Specialty
Geoscience

Motohiro Shimanaga

Motohiro Shimanaga Associate Professor

D.Sc

Specialty
Community Ecology

Katsumasa Yamada

Katsumasa YamadaHPProject Assistant Professor

D.Sc

Specialty
Coastal Ecology

Ryuya Matsuda

Ryuya Matsuda Researcher

Doctor of Science

Specialty
Marine Biology

Takumi Maekawa

Takumi Maekawa Researcher

D.Sc

Specialty
Stratigraphy Paleontology

Hideyuki Shimasaki

Hideyuki Shimasaki Technical Staff

Other Members
  • Haruhiko Nakata
    Affiliation
    Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology(Science group),Kumamoto University
    Specialty
    Environmental Science
  • Takeshi Kitano
    Affiliation
    Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology(Science group),Kumamoto University
    Specialty
    Biological Science
  • Tomoko Miinagawa
    Affiliation
    Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology(Engineering group),Kumamoto University
    Specialty
    River Environment
  • Shigeru Morimura
    Affiliation
    Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology(Engineering group),Kumamoto University
    Specialty
    Biofunction
  • Futoshi Nanayama
    Affiliation
    Institute of Geology and Geoinformation
    Specialty
    Modern Sedimentary Process
  • Gengo Tanaka
    Affiliation
    Institute of Liberal Arts and Science, Kanazawa University
    Specialty
    Earth and Planetary Science