Intra-University Cooperative Laboratories
Laboratory of Advanced Marine Bioscience
HAMASAKI Koji Prof. Ph.D.
Other Affiliations: Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute
Microbial functions, Biodiversity, Biogeochemical cycles, Air-sea interaction
The huge amount of organic carbon corresponding to the whole carbon amount in atmospheric carbon dioxide is dissolved in the ocean. Prokaryotic microorganisms such as bacteria and archaea are the only users of this huge carbon pool and deeply involve in the global carbon cycle. In addition to carbon dioxide, microbial processes are also involved in the dynamics of greenhouse-related gases such as nitrous oxide, methane, and dimethyl sulfide. A deeper understanding of marine ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles through these studies of microbial processes should lead to measures to address the environmental problems we face. It is not easy to study the vast ocean, but it is possible to carry out wide-area observations that cross the Pacific Ocean on board using a large research vessel and time-series observations at marine observatory stations. By collaborating with researchers of diverse fields such as physics, chemistry, and biology, we are taking on the challenge of various research issues in the ocean.
|2018-present||Professor, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo|
|2012-2015||Technical Advisor, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology|
|2010-2018||Associate Professor, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo|
|2006-2010||Associate Professor, Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo|
|2002-2006||Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Hiroshima University|
|2000-2002||Visiting Scholar, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego|
|1997-2000||Assistant Professor, Faculty of Applied Biological Science, Hiroshima University|
|1995-1997||Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, School of Engineering, Soka University|
|1994-1995||Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Marine Microbiology Division, Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo.|