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Department of Atmospheric Environment & Aquatic Ecosystem

The Department of Atmospheric Environment and Aquatic Ecosystem concentrates on studying the impact on mountain environments and aquatic ecosystem at a regional scale due to global warming primarily by looking at climate change, hydrological and material cycles. Our mission is to develop suitable strategies for conserving aquatic ecosystems and sustainably managing resources in these regions to mitigate climate change, and prevent natural disasters.

  • 1. Water bloom (Microcystis spp.)
  • 2. Plankton communities in Lake Suwa.
  • 3. Observation of water quality at Lake Suwa.
  • 4. Aerosol sampling site of high mountain (Mt. Norikura).

Researchers List

Head of the Department of Atmospheric Environment & Aquatic Ecosystem
Academic Assembly Associate Professor (Institute of Science), Ph. D. in Pharmacy
Yuichi Miyabara
Career
1994 Graduated in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Tokyo University of Science
1995 STA Post Doctoral Fellowship (National Institute for Environmental Studies)
1998 Researcher, National Institute for Environmental Studies
2001 Visiting Researcher, National Institute for Environmental Studies
Associate Professor, Shinshu University
Research Field
Environmental Chemistry
Research Theme
Impacts of environmental fluctuation on water quality at mountainous area, especially at Lake Suwa and Chikuma River.
Determination of chemical composition of suspended particulate matter which are transported long distance and may have harmful effects.
Message
We carry out research into the atmospheric and water environment in mountainous regions jointly with other departments of the institute. Our themes are “the effect of global warming on mountainous region”, and “the water quality change of mountainous lakes”, etc. We disseminate our new knowledge in the country and overseas.
Academic Assembly Professor (Institute of Science), Ph. D. in Science
Takayuki Hanazato
Research Field
Freshwater ecology (Plankton ecology), Ecotoxicology
Research Theme
Seasonal dynamics of rotifer and crustacean zooplankton populations in eutrophic lakes, Structure of zooplankton communities in the littoral macrophyte zone, Effects of vertebrate and invertebrate predation on the community structure of freshwater zooplankton, Assessing the impacts of global warming on lake ecosystems
Academic Assembly Professor (Institute of Textile Science and Technology), Ph. D. in Medicine
Kimio Hirabayashi
Research Field
Ecology/Environment, Hygiene and Public Health Parasitology (including Sanitary Zoology)
Research Theme
Research into the current state of the environment and prediction of future trends using fauna dwelling at the bottom of lakes and rivers as an index.
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http://ecology2.shinshu-u.ac.jp/hiraba/index.html
University of Birmingham, UK
Alexander Mckean MILNER
Research Field
Arctic and alpine stream ecosystems
Research Theme
Climate change and effects on the hydroecology of alpine streams in Japan
University of Birmingham, UK
Catherine Louise Docherty
Research Field
Arctic and alpine stream ecosystems
Research Theme
Climate change and effects on the hydroecology of alpine streams in Japan
University of Birmingham, UK
Miquel Vall-Llosera Camps
Research Field
Biodiversity Conservation, Biological Invations
Research Theme
Climate change and effects on the hydroecology of alpine streams in Japan