Maizuru Fisheries Research Station, Kyoto Laboratory

Kyoto Laboratory People

The Kyoto Laboratory of the Maizuru Fisheries research Station is located on the third floor of the Maskawa Building for Education and Research in the North Campus of Kyoto University. Under the supervision of Profs. Yamashita and Lavergne, seven graduate students are conducting their own researches. Other professors and students of the Maizuru Fisheries Research Station also use the laboratory as a base for education and research activities in Kyoto City.

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Room #306, Maskawa Building for Education and Research, Kyoto University, Oiwake-cho, Kitashirakawa, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8502 Japan
Phone: +81-75-753-6410

Yoh Yamashita (Professor)

山下先生 写真Affiliation: Field Science Education and Research Center, Division of human Ecosystem
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yoh*kais.kyoto-u.ac.jp (replace * by @), +81-75-753-6410 (Phone)
Specialty: Ecology of coastal and marine resources
Hobby: fishing in mountain streams, cheering for Vegalta Sendai
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We examine the ecology and production systems of aquatic biological resources from various points of view.
1. Connectivity of hills, humans and oceans (CoHHO)
We investigate integrated coastal zone management based on understanding of ecological relationships between terrestrial and coastal areas, including productivity and biodiversity that are strongly affected by human activities. We elucidate the ecological connectivities of forests, rivers and coastal ecosystems, and the impacts of human activities on coastal biological production systems. Management approaches for sustainable development will be identified and promoted based on the outcomes of the studies of connectivity.
2. Ecology and production of aquatic organisms
We also study production systems of aquatic biological resources. With an emphasis on food web structure, energy flow from nutrition and primary production to macrobenthos and fishes, life history, survival, growth, movement and feeding ecology of key species. We also study the ecological functions of habitats and habitat networks (complex ecosystem networks) for biological production in coastal areas such as river mouths, tidal flats, lagoons, sandy shores, rocky reefs, and seagrass and seaweed beds.
3. Management of aquatic biological resources
We examine management approaches from local to international level. We develop appropriate methods to manage resources, restore environments and enhance stocks.
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Edouard Alexandre Lavergne (Program-specific junior associate professor)

Affiliation: Educational and Research Unit for Studies on the connectivity of Hills, Humans and Oceans, Center for the Promotion of Interdisciplinary Education and Research
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 lavergne.edouardalexandr.8a*kyoto-u.ac.jp (replace * by @)
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Manabu Kume (Postdoctoral fellow)

久米学さん顔写真Affiliation: Field Science Education and Research Center, Division of Human Ecosystem
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kume.manabu.6x*kyoto-u.ac.jp (replace * by @)
Specialty: Fish ecology and evolution
Hobby: watching soccer games (cheering for Kashiwa Reysol)
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1. Conservation ecology of Japanese eel Anguilla japonica
I examine ecological features of Japanese eel (Anguilla japonica) in rivers at Fukushima and Oita Prefectures in order to conserve this species and its habitats as well as fisheries resource management. My main projects are 1) microhabitat use and 2) morphological differentiation between sexes of A. japonica.
2. Ecological speciation in stickleback fish (collaborative research)
We examine divergences in life history and ecological features, and reproductive isolating mechanisms in stickleback species pair (Gasterosteus aculeatus and G. nipponicus) based on field survey in eastern Hokkaido, in order to clarify mechanisms of ecological speciation in migratory freshwater fish.
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Justus Ooga Omweri (Postdoctoral fellow)

Omweri justus ooga's photoAffiliation: Field Science Education and Research Center, Division of Human Ecosystem
Contact: omweri.ooga.87m@st.kyoto-u.ac.jp (replace * by @)
Specialty: Ecology of stream, estuary and marine areas
Hobby: adventure, entrepreneur, jogging, tennis, watching sports
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2010- Jan 2013: Assistant lecturer, Department of Environmental Science, Egerton University
2008- Jan 2013: Technician, Department of Environmental Science, Egerton University
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Omweri, J. O., Moturi, W. N and Obwoyere, G. O. (2012) Influence of anthropogenic activities on plant species diversity in tropical wetlands, Kenya. JENRS 1: 104-114.
Otachi, E. O., Magana, A. M., Simiyu, L. N and Omweri , J. O (2012) Fluctuating asymmetry in selected fish species in lake Naivasha, biomarkers for environmental stress. JENRS 1: 29-44
Omweri, J. O., Obwoyere, G, O and Moturi, W. N. (2009) Characterization of wetland values for sustainable utilization in Kisii central district, Kenya. Egerton Journal of Science and Technology, 9: 58-76

Yuki Terashima (Technical assistant)

寺島佑樹 写真Affiliation: Educational and Research Unit for Studies on the connectivity of Hills, Humans and Oceans, Center for the Promotion of Interdisciplinary Education and Research
Contact: terashima.yuki.55n*st.kyoto-u.ac.jp (replace * by @)
Specialty: Environmental economics
Hobby: fishing
Research theme: Economic evaluation of ecosystem services derived from coastal bioresources
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Makoto Taga

Affiliation: Doctoral candidate, Division of Applied Biosciences, Graduate School of Agriculture
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Hiroshi Inoue

井上博 顔写真Affiliation: Doctoral candidate, Division of Applied Biosciences, Graduate School of Agriculture
Contact: inoue.hiroshi.55s*st.kyoto-u.ac.jp (replace * by @)
Specialty: Marine ecology
Hobby: fishing, diving, swimming, volleyball, rugby
Research theme: Structure of the benthic ecosystem in the western part of Sea of Japan
Career and Publications: To elucidate the structure of the benthic ecosystem in the Sea of Japan, I identify, enumerate and weigh organisms that are caught in trawl nets at 200-800 m in depth. Based on such data, I quantitatively construct an ecosystem model for the benthic ecosystem in the Sea of Japan. The model will contribute to policy-making for a constant supply of important fisheries products, which may occupy higher trophic levels in the ecosystem.

Jiang Wei

Jiang Wei写真Affiliation: Doctoral candidate, Division of Applied Biosciences, Graduate School of Agriculture
Contact: jiangwei.73v*st.kyoto-u.ac.jp (replace * by @)
Specialty: Marine ecology
Hobby: watching soccer games, cooking Chinese dishes
Research theme: Application of otolith microchemistry to investigation into seasonal migration of Japanese temperate bass
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Alisa Kutzer

Alisa photoAffiliation: Doctoral candidate, Laboratory of Aquatic Environmental Biology, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies
Contact: kutzer.alisa.45x*st.kyoto-u.ac.jp (replace * by @)
Specialty: Fresh water ecology, Aquatic monitoring
Hobby: hiking, diving, bird watching, reading prose and philosophy
Research theme: Food web and habitat ecological aspects of wild Japanese yellow eel (Anguilla japonica, Temminck & Schlegel) in fresh and brackish waters
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Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Leipzig, Germany (2008-2012)
Bachelor’s thesis: ‘Glycolate excretion of dehydrated microalgae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and Chlorella vulgaris after rehydration’

Master of Science in Biology at the Technische Universitat of Munchen (TUM), Germany (2012-2016)
Master’s thesis: ‘Salmonid spawning ground assessment via active bioindication’

Student exchange with Kyoto University, at the laboratory of Aquatic Environmental Ecology (2014/15)

Macrophyte monitoring as scientific diver and fish population assessments via electrofishing for the Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM) and writing of assessment reports (2014-2016)

Raden Dewi Anggraen

Affiliation: Master’s candidate, Division of Applied Biosciences, Graduate School of Agriculture
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Yasunari Shikita

Affiliation: Master’s candidate, Laboratory of Aquatic Environmental Biology, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies
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Fumika Kawai

Affiliation: Master’s candidate, Division of Applied Biosciences, Graduate School of Agriculture
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