Research Groups

Faculty
Research Groups
Faculty Members
Joint Research Division  
Research Divisions Water and Material Cycles Division | Frontier Ice and Snow Science Division | Environmental Biology Division | Visiting Faculties
Research Facility Pan-Okhotsk Research Center
Technical Division, Administrative Office Technical Division | Administrative Office

Hokkaido University Researchers' Directory

Joint Research Division

The Joint Research Division functions as a community center for supporting low temperature science and organizes "Program", "Joint Research and Collaboration", and "Technical Services Section". This center is operated mainly by full-time faculty members and is supported in every way by the three research sections and the Pan-Okhotsk Research Center.

Division Leader Kay I. OHSHIMA, Prof., Oceanography
Antarctic Cryosphere-Ocean System Shigeru AOKI, Associate Prof., Physical Oceanography
Arctic Glacier and Ice Sheet Change Shin SUGIYAMA, Associate Prof., Glaciology
Low-temperature nano-material science Yuki KIMURA, Associate Prof., Nano-material Science
Photosynthesis under low temperature conditions Ryouichi TANAKA, Associate Prof., Plant Physiology
The role of Pacific marginal seas in linking adjacent lands with oceans Jun NISHIOKA, Associate Prof., Chemical Oceanography
International Antarctic Institute Program Shigeru AOKI, Associate Prof., Physical Oceanography
Shin SUGIYAMA, Associate Prof., Glaciology
Joint Research Program in the past

Research Divisions

Water and Material Cycles Division

Water and material cycles are essential components of earth climate system. In this division we conduct the physical and chemical studies from a view point of meteorology and atmospheric sciences including atmospheric chemistry, glaciology, hydrology, physical oceanography, marine chemistry and geochemistry with a focus on seawater, sea ice, snow/ice, clouds, gases, aerosols and sediments.

Ocean and Sea Ice Dynamics Group Kay I. OHSHIMA, Prof., Oceanography
Yasushi FUKAMACHI, Associate Prof., Oceanography
Daisuke HIRANO, Assistant Prof., Oceanography
Atmosphere-Ocean Interaction Group Naoto EBUCHI, Prof., Physical Oceanography
Shigeru AOKI, Associate Prof., Physical Oceanography
Takenobu TOYOTA, Assistant Prof., Geophysical Sea Ice
Atmospheric Chemistry and Organic Geochemistry Group Osamu SEKI, Associate Prof., Paleoclimatology, Organic Geochemistry
Yuzo MIYAZAKI, Assistant Prof., Atmospheric Chemistry
Land-atmosphere interaction Group Tsutomu WATANABE, Prof., Boundary-Layer Meteorology
Kou SHIMOYAMA, Assistant Prof., Boundary-Layer Meteorology
Masayuki KAWASHIMA, Assistant Prof., Meteorology
Meteorology/Hydrology Group Yoshiyuki ISHII, Assistant Prof., Snow/Ice Hydrology
Toshio SONE, Assistant Prof., Geocryology
Isotope Physiology, Ecology, and Geochemistry Group Yoshito CHIKARAISHI, Prof., Organic Geochemistry

Frontier Ice and Snow Science Division

The Frontier Ice and Snow Science Division pursues comprehensive understanding of the planetary and terrestrial phenomena on the basis of ice and snow sciences. This division also opens the way for the frontier science related to ice and snow.

Glacier and Ice Sheet Research Group Ralf GREVE, Prof., Dynamics of Ice Sheets and Glaciers
Shin SUGIYAMA, Associate Prof., Glaciology
Yoshinori IIZUKA, Assistant Prof., Glaciology
Phase Transition Dynamics Group Gen SAZAKI, Prof., Crystal Growth
Ken NAGASHIMA, Assistant Prof., Crystal Growth
Ken-ichiro MURATA, Assistant Prof., Condensed matter physics
Ice and Planetary Science Group Akira KOUCHI, Prof., Planetary Science
Yuki KIMURA, Associate Prof., Nano-material Science
Hiroshi HIDAKA, Assistant Prof., Astrochemistry
Astrophysical Chemistry Group Naoki WATANABE, Prof., Astrophysics
Tetsuya HAMA, Assistant Prof., Physical Chemistry
Yasuhiro OBA, Assistant Prof., Cosmogeochemistry

Environmental Biology Division

The Environmental Biology Division pursues comprehensive understanding of the bidirectional interaction between the organisms and their surrounding environments in cold regions. This division also engages in the analysis of biodiversities and the adaptation mechanisms of the organisms in these regions.

Cold Region Plant Ecology and Physiology Group Toshihiko HARA, Prof., Plant Ecology
Akihiro SUMIDA, Associate Prof., Forest Ecology
Kiyomi ONO, Assistant Prof., Plant Ecophysiology
Shigeaki F. HASEGAWA, Assistant Prof., Tree Ecology
Plant Adaptation Biology Group Ayumi TANAKA, Prof., Plant Physiology
Ryouichi TANAKA, Associate Prof., Plant Physiology
Atsushi TAKABAYASHI, Assistant Prof., Plant Physiology
Hisashi ITO, Assistant Prof., Plant Physiology
Microbial Ecology Group Manabu FUKUI, Prof., Microbial Ecology
Yasuhiro KASAHARA, Associate Prof., Microbial Ecology
Hisaya KOJIMA, Assistant Prof., Microbial Ecology
Mia TERASHIMA, Assistant Prof., Microbial Physiology & Ecology
Biodiversity Group Satoshi OHDACHI, Assistant Prof., Animal Ecology, Mammalogy
Biochemistry Group Masanori OCHIAI, Associate Prof., Biochemistry

Visiting Faculties

Invited Faculties Visiting ProfessorShima, Seigo
Visiting ProfessorNakai, Youichi
Specially Appointed Faculties Specially Appointed Associate ProfessorVorontsov Domitry
Specially Appointed LecturerAmbarish Pohkrel
Specially Appointed ProfessorGladyshev Sergey

Research Facility

Pan-Okhotsk Research Center

The Pan-Okhotsk region is the area surrounded by the Eurasian continent, the North Pacific Ocean, the Arctic region, and the subtropics, centering the Sea of Okhotsk. The Pan-Okhotsk Research Center aims to evaluate correctly the roles of this region on the global climate change, as well as its impacts on the Pan-Okhotsk environment.

Pan-Okhotsk Research Center Humio MITSUDERA, Prof., Oceanography
Kay I. OHSHIMA, Prof., Oceanography
Tomohiro NAKAMURA, Lecturer, Oceanography
Sumito MATOBA, Assistant Prof., Glaciology
Masayuki KAWASHIMA, Assistant Prof., Meteorology
Toshihiko HARA, Prof., Plant Ecology
Jun NISHIOKA, Associate Prof., Chemical Oceanography
Osamu SEKI, Associate Prof., Paleoclimatology, Organic Geochemistry
Takenobu TOYOTA, Assistant Prof., Geophysical Sea Ice
Naoto EBUCHI, Prof., Physical Oceanography
Takayuki SHIRAIWA, Associate Prof., Glaciology

Technical Division, Administrative Office

Technical Division

Administrative Office

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