JP
Labs and Faculty
Intra-University Cooperative Laboratories
Laboratory of Advanced Marine Bioscience

TSUDA Atsushi Prof. Ph.D.

Other Affiliations: Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo,Department of Marine Ecosystems Dynamics, Marine Planktology Section
Theme

Biological oceanography

Keyword

Plankton, Bio-ocean, Biogeochemical cycle, Biodiversity

Message

Human activity is approaching the limits of the Earth’s capacity. This is called planetary boundaries. The most critical aspects are biodiversity and the nitrogen-phosphorus cycle, which are closely linked to marine plankton. In our laboratory, we are studying plankton that inhabits coastal and open ocean areas, and deal with the physiology, ecology and biodiversity of plankton. Why don’t you study plankton including viruses and vertebrates and feel the earth?

Introduction

In my childhood, I’ve loved insect and fishing. I didn’t have a strong will to be a researchr, but I realized that I had been a researcher of plankton for over 30 years. The advantage of plankton research is simplicity in collection. ( phytoplankton can be collected bottle sampling of water, and zooplankton can be collected as towing a net) and there are few competitive researcher although over 2000 researchers are gather if you join an international symposium. Japan is surrounded by the characteristic seas, and I think it is a advantageous environment for studying plankton, from the coast to the open ocean, There are lots of research themes.

  • Plankton sampling on the R/V Hakuho Maru

Biography

2011 Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Professor
2003 Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Assistant Professor
1996 Hokkaido National Fisheries Research Institute, Chief of biological oceanography section
1988 Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Assistant professor
1987 PhD, Graduate School of Agriculture, University of Tokyo