We are studying ecology, systematics, and conservation biology of coral reef organisms, especially of reef-building corals. Our research involves field survey (using SCUBA) and laboratory experiments (using aquariums in Sesoko Station and molecular analyses).
- Connectivity of populations and population genetics of corals
- Effect of environmental changes, e.g. global warming and ocean acidification, on corals and the other organisms
- Establishment and maintenance of symbiosis between corals and symbiotic algae
- Biodiversity and ecological researches of the organisms that are inhabited coral reefs and surrounding environments (e.g. intertidal zone, inner bay with muddy-sandy substratum, mesophotic coral ecosystems (below 30m))
Coral spawning. We study larval dispersal and recruitment, establishment of symbiosis and effect on environmental changes on early stages of corals.
Aquarium experiment on the effect of ocean acidification on coral reef organisms
Faunal survey in a submarine cave, Palau
|Associate Prof.||Saki HARII|
|Associate Prof.||Tohru NARUSE|
|Adjunct Professor||Kazuhiko FUJITA|
|Adjunct Associate Prof.||Takashi NAKAMURA|
|Takashi NAKAMURA||Haruko KURIHARA|
|Takashi NAKAMURA||James Davis Reimer|
|Research Assistant Prof.||Dwi HARYANTI|