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Recent News

2017

May 8 New!
Publications list has been updated: Journal Papers

Apr 17
Professor Nadaoka was featured in the NHK BS1 TV Program 'Catch! Sekai no Top News'. He was interviewed and explained how Australian coral reefs are now facing the threat of extinction due to recent ocean warming conditions. The program segment was aired from 7:00 to 7:50 am.

Apr 6
Publications list has been updated: Journal Papers

Mar 31
Publications list has been updated: Journal Papers

Feb 14
We congratulate our B4 lab members for successfully defending their undergraduate research theses:

Gaku Sasaki with research title "Assessment of terrestrial loads from an urban area to a coral ecosystem using an integrated modeling approach"

Masaki Ikenaga with research title "Elucidation of factors that regulate seagrass distribution around the Fukido River mouth area in Ishigaki Island, Japan"

Sasaki-san and Ikenaga-san are students of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Cheers for your hard work!
*View pictures of their final presentations here.

Feb 13
We held a farewell tea party for Mohamed Hassan who finished his short-term research stay as E-JUST visiting student-researcher in our lab. We wish you the best Hassan-san as you continue your research in Egypt!
*View our group photo from the party here.

Feb 10
We congratulate our M2 lab members for successfully defending their masters research theses:

Ryohei Egawa with research title "Elucidating blue carbon dynamics in mangrove and adjacent coastal ecosystems based on development of an integrated model system"

Yusuke Tanokura with research title "Detection of mangrove forest and evaluation of carbon stock using remote sensing in Victorias City, Philippines, and Ishigaki and Iriomote Islands, Japan"

Egawa-san and Tanokura-san are students of the Department of Mechanical and Environmental Informatics. Cheers for your supreme efforts!
*View pictures of their final presentations here.

Feb 5
Publications list has been updated: Journal Papers

Feb 3
Publications list has been updated: Journal Papers

Feb 2
Publications list has been updated: Journal Papers

Jan 22 to Feb 2
We conducted a field survey in Ishigaki Island in Okinawa Prefecture. Activities included the regular maintenance of oceanographic sensors in Shiraho reef and terrestrial sensors in various watersheds around the island. Seagrass samples were also collected in Shiraho reef, as well as environmental parameter data relating to seagrass growth rate and living conditions.
Members: Dr. Watanabe, Sith, Takeuchi
[View pictures from the field survey here.]

2016

Dec 16
We held our year-end party with Nakamura Lab after a whole day of year-end cleaning! View our group photo here.

Dec 1
Professor Nadaoka's research was featured in Tokyo Institute of Technology's Web Site series Researchers at Tokyo Tech Vol.22. The article can be read through this link: http://www.titech.ac.jp/english/research/stories/faces22_nadaoka.html

Dec 1
Photos have been updated: Field Survey in Panay Island, Philippines (Sep 8 to 14)

Nov 7
Publications list has been updated: 2016

Aug 15 to Sep 4
We conducted a field survey in Ishigaki Island in Okinawa Prefecture. Activities included the deployment of oceanographic sensors, sewage and groundwater surveying, the deployment and maintenance of terrestrial sensors, and various activities in our mangrove and seagrass study sites.
Members: Prof. Nadaoka, Dr. Watanabe, Dr. Nakamura (Nakamura Lab), Bernardo, Sith, Hassan, Egawa, Tanokura, Ando, Ba, Takeuchi, Amano (Nakamura Lab), Sasaki, Ikenaga
*Hassan, Ba, Sasaki, and Ikenaga are first time participants.
[View pictures from the field survey here.]

June 23
Ongoing Projects and Completed Projects have been updated.

May 24
Publications list has been updated: 2016

Apr 28
Publications list has been updated: 2016

April 20
We held a welcome party for Gaku Sasaki and Masaki Ikenaga, our new B4 lab members (Civil and Environmental Engineering).
*View photos from the party here.

Apr 1
A special seminar was given by Dr. Zoe Richards, Research Scientist at the Western Australian Museum, on the theme Hard Coral Diversity of the Kimberly, NW Australia.

Mar 29
We held a farewell party for Charissa Ferrera, who finished her doctoral course studies (Mechanical and Environmental Informatics), and for Masaya Yoshikai and Shunsuke Kitazawa, who finished their master course studies (Mechanical and Environmental Informatics). At the same time, we celebrated the graduation of our former B4 and incoming M1 students Wataru Ando and Suguru Takeuchi (Civil and Environmental Engineering).
*View our group photo here.

Mar 20 to 24
We attended the 63rd Annual Conference of the Ecological Society of Japan at the Sendai International Center in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture.
Members: Egawa
*View story and photos here.

Feb 22
A television segment featuring the activities of the CECAM Project in Boracay Island, Philippines was broadcasted on the NHK-BS1 channel. It was part of the Asia Insight feature entitled Let's Protect the White Beach! - Philippines (白いビーチを守れ!〜フィリピン〜), which was aired this day from 14:00-14:30. The same segment was shown in English earlier in the month on NHK World from Feb. 5 to 6.

Feb 21 to Mar 5
We conducted a mangrove field survey in Victoria City, Negros Island, Philippines. Activities included the measurement of mangrove tree parameters, soil sample collection, LIDAR data ground-truthing, as well as interaction with the local government and people.
Members: Egawa, Tanokura
[View pictures from the field survey here.]