Profile of Dr. Kazuo Nadaoka (As of August 2017)(

Current PositionsProfessor, Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering, School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technologyprof_Nadaoka.jpg
Date of BirthMarch 10, 1954
Office addressO-okayama 2-12-1-W8-13, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8552, Japan
Tel: +81-3-5734-2589, Fax: +81-3-5734-2650, Email:
Education1976-1978: Graduate School of Science & Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
1974-1976: School of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
DegreeDoctor of Engineering (Tokyo Institute of Technology, March 1986)
Work Experience1994 to date: Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology
1986-1994: Associate Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology
1983-1986: Research Associate, Tokyo Institute of Technology
1978-1982: Researcher at the Littoral Drift Laboratory, Port and Harbor Research Institute, Ministry of Transport
Main Affiliations in the Academic Societies2015 to date: Council member of International Society for Reef Studies (ISRS)
2007-2009 & 2009-2011: Vice–President of Japanese Coral Reef Society (JCRS)
2009-2011: Chair of Coastal Engineering Committee in Japan Society of Civil Engineers
Research FieldCoastal ecosystem conservation studies, integrated coastal zone management, coastal oceanography and engineering
Recent Research Interests1) Analysis and prediction of multiple environmental stresses on coastal ecosystems,
2) Coastal ecosystem modeling for analyzing its dynamic response to various anthropogenic impacts and global environmental changes,
3) Monitoring and modeling of physical and bio-chemical processes in coastal zones,
4) Development and application of remote sensing methods to monitor coastal environments,
5) Reef connectivity study for establishing desirable MPA networks based on larval dispersal simulation and population genetics,
6) Establishing a decision support system for ICZM, and
7) Comprehensive assessment and conservation of blue carbon ecosystems and their services.

【Selected papers in 2009-2017】
 Nakamura, T., K. Nadaoka, A. Watanabe, T. Yamamoto, T. Miyajima, A. C. Blanco (2017): Reef-scale modeling of coral calcification responses to ocean acidification and sea-level rise. Coral Reefs, in press. doi: 10.1007/s00338-017-1632-3

 Sith, R., T. Yamamoto, A. Watanabe, T. Nakamura, K. Nadaoka (2017): Analysis of Red Soil Sediment Yield in a Small Agricultural Watershed in Ishigaki Island, Japan, Using Long-Term and High Resolution Monitoring Data, Environmental Processes,

 Sharma, S., K. Nadaoka, M. Nakaoka, W. H. Uy, R. A. MacKenzie, D. A. Friess, M. D. Fortes (2017): Growth performance and structure of a mangrove afforestation project on a former seagrass bed, Mindanao Island, Philippines, Hydrobiologia.

 Analuddin, K., Jamili, A. Septiana, W. O. Harlis, I. Sahidin, U. Rianse, S. Rahim, S. Sharma, K. Nadaoka (2016): Blue carbon stock and green tea potential in mangroves of coral triangle eco-region, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. Int. J. of Environmental Science, 1, 125-132

 Ferrera, C. M., A. Watanabe, T. Miyajima, M. L. S. D. McGlone, N. Morimoto, Y. Umezawa, E. Herrera, T. Tsuchiya, M. Yoshikai, K. Nadaoka (2016): Phosphorus as a driver of nitrogen limitation and sustained eutrophic conditions in Bolinao and Anda, Philippines, a mariculture-impacted tropical coastal area. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 105(1), 237-248.

 Suzuki, G., N. Yasuda, K. Ikehara, K. Fukuoka, T. Kameda, S. Ka, S. Nagai, A. Watanabe, T. Nakamura, S. Kitazawa, L. P. Bernardo, T. Natori, M. Kojima, K. Nadaoka (2016): Detection of a High-Density Brachiolaria-Stage Larval Population of Crown-of-Thorns Sea Star (Acanthaster planci) in Sekisei Lagoon (Okinawa, Japan). Diversity, 8.

 Kartadikaria, A. R., A. Watanabe, K. Nadaoka, N. S. Adi, H. B. Prayitno, Suharsono, M. Muchtar, I. Triyulianti, A. Setiawan, Suratno, E. N. Khasanah (2015): CO2 Sink/Source Characteristics in the Tropical Indonesian Seas, J. Geophysical Research: Oceans, 120(12), 7842-7856.

 Toyoshima, J., K. Nadaoka (2015): Importance of environmental briefing and buoyancy control on reducing negative impacts of SCUBA diving on coral reefs. Ocean & Coastal Management 116, 20-26,

 Tanaka, Y., G.A. Go, A. Watanabe, T. Miyajima, M. Nakaoka, W.H. Uy, K. Nadaoka, S. Watanabe, M.D. Fortes (2014) 17-year change in species composition of mixed seagrass beds around Santiago Island, Bolinao, the northwestern Philippines. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 88(1-2), 81-85; doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.09.024

 Collin, A., Nadaoka, K. Nakamura, T. (2014) Mapping VHR water depth, seabed and land cover using google earth data, ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Information. 3, 1157-1179; doi:10.3390/ijgi3041157

 Nakamura, T., K. Nadaoka and A. Watanabe (2013): A coral polyp model of photosynthesis, respiration and calcification incorporating a transcellular ion transport mechanism, Coral Reefs, Vol.32, pp.779-794, DOI:10.1007/s00338-013-1032-2

 Yasuda N., C. Taquet, S. Nagai, G. Worheide, K. Nadaoka (2012): Development of microsatellite loci in the common reef starfish Linckia laevigata and Linckia multifora, Ecological Research, Vol. 27, Issue 6, pp 1095-1097 DOI: 10.1007/s11284-012-0990-0

  Nakagawa,Y., K. Nadaoka, H. Yagi, R. Ariji, H. Yoneyama, K. Shirai (2012): Field measurement and modeling of near-bed sediment transport processes with fluid mud layer in Tokyo Bay, Ocean Dynamics, Volume 62, Issue 10-12, pp 1535-1544, DOI:10.1007/s10236-012-0570-4

 Watanabe, A., T. Yamamoto, K. Nadaoka, Y. Maeda, T. Miyajima, Y. Tanaka, A. C. Blanco (2012): Spatiotemporal variations in CO2 flux in a fringing reef simulated using a novel carbonate system dynamics model, Coral Reefs, DOI 10.1007/s00338-012-0964-2

  Dadhich, A.P., K. Nadaoka (2012): Analysis of Terrestrial Discharge from Agricultural Watersheds and Its Impact on Nearshore and Offshore Reefs in Fiji, Journal of Coastal Research, doi: 10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-11-00149.1

  Yasuda,N., M. Abe, T. Takino, M. Kimura, C. Lian, S. Nagai, Y. Nakano, K. Nadaoka (2012): Large-scale mono-clonal structure in the north peripheral population of blue coral, Heliopora coerulea, Marine Genomics, vol.7, pp.33-35, DOI: 10.1016/j.margen.2012.02.001

 Nakajima, Y., Y. Matsuki, C. Lian, M.D. Fortes, W.H. Uy, W.L. Campos, M. Nakaoka, K. Nadaoka (2012): Development of novel microsatellite markers in a tropical seagrass, Enhalus acoroides, Conservation Genet Resour DOI 10.1007/s12686-012-9614-9

 Kartadikaria, A.R., Y. Miyazawa, K. Nadaoka, A. Watanabe (2012): Existence of eddies at crossroad of the Indonesian seas, Ocean Dynamics, 62, 1, 31-44, DOI: 10.1007/s10236-011-0489-1

 Dadhich, A. P., Nadaoka, K., Yamamoto, T. and Kayanne, H. (2011) Detecting coral bleaching using high-resolution satellite data analysis and 2-dimensional thermal model simulation in the Ishigaki fringing reef, Japan, Coral Reefs, 31, 10.1007/s00338-011-0860-1

 Sasai, Y., A.R. Kartadikaria, Y. Miyazawa and K. Nadaoka (2011): Marine Ecosystem Simulation in the Indonesian Seas, Interdisciplinary Studies on Environmental Chemistry―Marine Environmental Modeling & Analysis, Eds., K. Omori, X. Guo, N. Yoshie, N. Fujii, I. C. Handoh, A. Isobe and S. Tanabe, pp. 11-17.

 Kartadikaria, A.R., Y. Miyazawa, S.M. Varlamov, and K. Nadaoka (2011): Ocean circulation for the Indonesian seas driven by tides and atmospheric forcings: Comparison to observational data, Journal of Geophysical Research, VOL.116, C09009, 21 PP. 2011, doi:10.1029/2011JC007196

 Blanco A., A. Watanabe, K. Nadaoka, S. M., E.C. Herrera, and Takahiro Yamamoto (2011): Estimation of nearshore groundwater discharge and its potential effects on a fringing coral reef, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 62, 770-785 (doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2011.01.005)

 Paringit E.C. and K. Nadaoka (2011): Simultaneous estimation of benthic fractional cover and shallow water bathymetry in coral reef areas from high-resolution satellite images, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 1–22, DOI:10.1080/01431161.2011.625054

 Tanaka Y., T. Miyajima, A. Watanabe, K. Nadaoka, T. Yamamoto, and H. Ogawa (2011): Distribution of dissolved organic carbon and nitrogen in a coral reef. Coral Reefs, Vol.30, pp.533-541

 Blanco A.C., K. Nadaoka, T. Yamamoto, K. Kinjo (2010): Dynamic evolution of nutrient discharge under stormflow and baseflow conditions in a coastal agricultural watershed in Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, Japan, Hydrological Processes, 24 (18), pp.2601-2616. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.7685

 Yasuda, N., S. Nagai, M. Hamaguchi, K. Okaji, K. Gerard, K. Nadaoka (2009): Gene flow of Acanthaster planci (L.) in relation to ocean currents revealed by microsatellite analysis, Molecular Ecology, 18:8, pp.1574-1590.

 Iizuka, H., Tamura, H., Pokavanich, T., M.C.D., Rubio-Paringit, Nadaoka, K., M.D., Fortes (2009): Highly skewed tidal circulation pattern and water quality in Puerto Galera Bay, Philippines, Coastal Engineering Journal, 51, 1-21.

 Yagi, H., Ishida, H., Takahashi, A., Nadaoka, K., Tamura, H. and Kotani, M. (2009): Influence of laver aquaculture facilities on tidal currents and suspended particulate matter transport at the head of Ariake Bay, Coastal Engineering Journal, Vol.51, No.3, pp.275-295.

 Nadaoka, K. (2009): Reef Connectivity-A key factor governing resilience of coastal ecosystems, 5th International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts (APAC2009), October 2009, Nanyang Tech. University, Singapore, Vol. 1, 35-44. (Keynote)|