Index Staff & Students

STAFF

( Prof Haruki TATSUTA   —§“c°‹L  (Professor of the Ecology Laboratory) ) @

Dr. Seiji ARAKAKI   VŠ_½Ži  (Associate Professor): @arakaki (atmark) ambl-ku.jp

  • Community structure of shallow water fish assemblages
  • Intertidal community ecology

Dr. NiNi Win   ƒj[ƒj[ƒEƒBƒ“  (Assistant Professor): @niniw (atmark) ambl-ku.jp

  • Ecology, biogeography and taxonomy of brown algae
  • Intertidal community ecology

Kentaro TANAKA  “c’†Œ’‘¾˜Y  (Technician/Boatman/Administrator):

Associated researchers

Prof. Mutsunori TOKESHI  “nŒcŽŸ–r”Í  (exDirector of the Laboratory): tokeshi (atmark) ambl-ku.jp

Research area: community ecology in genera; theory of community structure and species coexistence in aquatic and terrestrial systems

  • Community organization in multispecies systems, in particular empirical and theoretical studies of species abundance patterns
  • Biogeography of tropical and temperate assemblages (SE Asia, Japan)
  • Community structures of coastal marine systems in the tropical and subtropical Pacific (SE Asia, southern Japan, South America; intertidal and subtidal systems; mollusks, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish)
  • Analysis of river zoobenthos communities (collaboration with London University)
  • Community ecology of coral and mangrove systems of South East Asia and South America (hermatypic and soft corals, echinoderms, sponges, fish, mangrove plants and associated insects)

Dr. Makoto YOKO-O  ‰¡”ö ½  (Collaborative researcher): @yoko-o (atmark) ambl-ku.jp

  • Plant-animal relationships in a subtropical maritime woodland
  • Ecology of mangroves and mangrove-associated assemblages

Dr. Katsumasa Yamada ŽR“cŸ‰ë (Research Fellow,Kumamoto University)@

  • Benthos community ecology

Dr. Takashi KAWAI  (Tokyo Kyuei Co.; formerly JSPS Research Fellow)@

  • Habitat use and coexistence in sessile filterers: mussels (Septifer) and goose barnacles (Capitulum)
  • Community ecology of seagrass beds

Dr. Neil Hutchinson (James Cook University, Singapore Campus; formerly JSPS Research Fellow) @

  • The impact of mobile marine predators on low shore community structure

STUDENTS

Andrinanto Nurrahman (PhD student) : andri (atmark) ambl-ku.jp

  • Assessment of coastal ecosystems using remote sensing techniques

Regina YEO SHU WEN (PhD student) :

  • Ecology and phylogeny of marine algae in East Asian tropics/subtropics

Akari Matsutani (MSc student) ¼’JŽéä»: akarim (atmark) ambl-ku.jp

Takumi Obana (MSc student) ”ö‰Ô‘ñŠC: takumi (atmark) ambl-ku.jp

Misuzu Sase (MSc student) ²£ŽOŽÑ: misuzu (atmark) ambl-ku.jp

Masato Watanabe (MSc student) “n糗l: masatow(atmark)ambl-ku.jp

Taro Yamazaki (MSc student) ŽR핑¾˜Y: taro(atmark) ambl-ku.jp

Riko Chinen (Undergraduate) ’m”O—Žq: rikoc(atmark) ambl-ku.jp

Shizuru Ichikawa (Undergraduate) ŽsìÃ—®: shizui(atmark) ambl-ku.jp

Shotaro Kinoshita (Undergraduate) –؉ºãđ¾˜Y: showtk(atmark) ambl-ku.jp


 

ALUMNI

Atsuko Tarumoto (BSc student) ’M–{ŒúŽq: atsuko (atmark) ambl-ku.jp

  • Body size spectra in coastal zooplankton assemblages

Naofumi Mitsunaga (MSc student) Œõ‰i’¼Žj   : naom (atmark) ambl-ku.jp@

  • Population ecology and responses to environmental cues in Luciogobius spp.

Yumiko Osawa (PhD 2020) ‘åàV—T”üŽq   : yumosa (atmark) ambl-ku.jp

  • Community ecology of epibionts associated with an intertidal gastropod on subtropical rocky shores

Tsuyoshi Takafushi (PhD student-2021) ‚•š@„   @

  • Relationship between body size and density in an invertebrate assemblage

Taku Hotta (PhD student-2021) –x“c‘ñ   : hottaku (atmark) ambl-ku.jp

  • Community ecology of sandy and rocky shore assemblages

Kaede Kaneko (MSc 2019) ‹àŽq•–   @

  • Population ecology of holothurians in the subtropical intertidal

Fumihiro Kato (PhD student) ‰Á“¡ŽjO  

  • Ecological relations among sessile benthos on subtropical rocky shores

Tomomi Hamasaki (MSc 2018) à_è’q”ü   @

  • Algal-benthos relationships in the subtropical intertidal

Yukiko Yoshida (MSc 2017) ‹g“c—LŠìŽq   @

  • Ecology of sessile benthos on intertidal hard substrates

Tsujita Tetsuya (MSc 2017) ’Ò“c“N–ç   @

  • Ecology of a commensal gastropod

Katsuyuki Ishii (MSc 2014)

  • Dynamics of habitat structure and stony shore assemblages

Kazunari Suzuki (MSc 2013) @

  • Ecological linkage between habitat structure and stony shore assemblages

Camila Namie Tatsch Kikuchi (PhD pending) @

  • Phylogenitic relationships of sharks and community structure of coastal marine fishes

Jusak Ratundelang Pahlano Daud (PhD pending) @

  • Community ecology of coral-associated assemblage

Miyoko KURIMOTO (PhD obtained 2011) @

  • The effects of hermit crabs on the calcareous alga Corallina pilulifera
  • Monitoring of molluscs dynamic in intertidal area of subtropic island Iriomote

Takeshi Tanaka (MSc 2011) “c’†äŽm

  • Ecology of limpets on exposed rocky shores

Edgardo Londono Cruz (PhD2007) @

  • Community ecology of mobile molluscs

Dr Kazunori YAMAHIRA (PhD, 1996) (Niigata University)

  • The role of intertidal spawning on egg survival and the measurement of selection on the spawning tide level of the puffer Takifugu niphobles.

Machiko HIYAMA (MSc, 1996; doctoral research until 1998) (Fujitsu, Co)

  • Life history patterns of isopods associated with Sargassum seaweeds.

Shin'ya IWASHITA (MSc 2000) (Environmental Consultancy)

  • Patterns of resource utilization in intertidal hermit crabs.

Dr Hanny TIOHO (PhD, 2000) (Indonesia, Sam Ratulangi University)

  • A study on the life history characteristics of a scleractinian coral Pocillopora damicornis (Linnaeus) at high latitude (south-western Japan).

Dr Thamrin (PhD, 2001) (Indonesia, Riau University)

  • Reproductive biology of a scleractinian coral Alveopora japonica Eguchi.

Atsuko KADONO (MSc, 2000; doctoral research until 2002) (Fisheries Dept, Chiba Prefectural Goverment)

  • Microhabitat utilization in grazing gastropods on a stony shore.

Dr Naotomo OTA (JSPS Research Fellow)@ ota—ambl-ku.jp

  • Ecological and ecophysiological mechanisms of coexistence in carnivorous marine gastropods
  • Biogeography and conservation biology of Western Pacific intertidal gastropods

Dr. Carolus PARUNTU (PhD, 2003) @

  • Intraspecific variability in Nerita (Gastropoda) 

Minako AZUMA (MSc student)@

  • Dynamics of tidepool plant/animal assemblages on a temperate rocky shore

Daniela MURAMATSU (JICA trainee) @

  • Ecology of corals and coral monitoring

Tomoaki HIRAKAWA (PhD student) @

  • Grazing effects of sea urchins in coral reef systems
  • Relationship between habitat structures and intertidal animal assemblages

Jun WATANABE (PhD student) @

  • Coexistence of intertidal acmaeid limpets

Aya MIYAZAKI  (MSc, 2004) @

  • Resource utlization in estuarine epifaunal/infaunal assemblages

Takaaki SAWADA (MSc student) @

  • Community ecology of macrobenthos in a river-estuarine ecotone

Kaori TOKIEDA   (BSc, 2003) @

  • Ecology of  grazing limpets in a stony intertidal habitat

Hiromi TANIGUCHI (PhD, 2005)

  • Experimental studies of habitat complexity and the diversity of stream insect assemblages

Yoko NOZAWA (PhD, 2006)

  • Establishment and maintenance of coral communities at high latitudes

Edgardo Londoño Cruz (PhD, 2007) @

  • Coexistence of mobile benthos on an intertidal boulder shore.

Andreas Kakaskasen Roeroe (MSc, 2006)

  • The ecology of seagrass - associated organisms

Taishin Maedomari (MSc, 2006)

  • The commensal relationship between Patteloida conulus and Batillaria cumingi

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