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Department of Geomorphology, Geology and Disaster Prevention

The Department of Geomorphology, Geology and Disaster Prevention focuses on the process of formation-variation-disappearance in mountain and alpine environments in the Japanese Alps and Himalayans. The department proposes science-based schemes to conserve alpine environments and reduce natural disasters.

  • 1. Yari-Hotaka Mountain Range.
  • 2. Scientific drilling site in the Kamikochi.
  • 3. Mount Everest.

Researchers List

Head of the Department of Geomorphology, Geology and Disaster Prevention
Academic Assembly Professor (Institute of Science), Ph. D. in Science
Satoru Harayama
Career
1981 Completed Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
Researcher, Geological Survey of Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
1985 Principal Researcher, Geological Survey of Japan, National Research Institute
1997 Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, Shinshu University
1999 Professor, Faculty of Science, Shinshu University
Research Field
Igneous petrology (felsic magma petrology, igneous activity history, theories of mountain building)
Research Theme
Mountain building process for Japanese Alps
Magmatism and tectonics for mountain building
Message
The formation of mountains is a long-term phenomenon that requires several tens of million years. The Japanese Alps is a field that these long-term crustal movements and geomorphological change has been revealed in detail. Then, we strongly believe that the Japanese Alps is a representative mountain field in geoscience as well as the Himalayas. We are going to contribute to human resources development based on this mountainous field.
Academic Assembly Assistant
Professor (Institute of Agriculture),
Ph. D.in Agriculture
Taijiro Fukuyama
Taijiro Fukuyama
Research Field
Sediment-related disaster prevention and conservation in mountainous watershed
Research Theme
Current research focus area is determining 1) mechanisms of production, transport, and deposition of sediment, 2) hydrological processes such as rainfall, infiltration and runoff, based on hydrological, geophysical and geomorphological approach, in terms of sediment-related disaster prevention and conservation in mountainous watershed.
Centre de Recherches Pétrographiques et Géochimique run by Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Christian France-LANORD
Research Field
Geology and Geochemistry
Research Theme
Reconstruction of geological history related to interaction among uplift, weathering of Himalaya and climate change