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Self-introduction for candidates

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

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For candidates

The candidate means that researchers who wish to jion our lab, i.e., master's students, doctoral students, research students, post-doctoral fellows, and others.
My hope
What you need is the "interest" and "can-do spirit" in the scientific researches! That is all I want to say now.
If you are interested in the researhes, contact me.

Self-introduction (candidates basically for the master course)


  • When I was a student, I was wondering from Faculty of Science to Institute of Low Temperature Science via GSES in the campus of Hokkaido University. I got a job in Niigata Prefecture, and now I am in this graduate school. Meanwhile, I got Ph.D. (D.Sc., sensu strict) by researches on volcanic succession that is one of the major subjects of plant community ecology.
  • I have researched not only volcanic succession but also the other disturbed ecosystems, such as skislopes and post-mining areas. I enjoy these researches with friends and competitors.
  • After the research of the largest wetland in China, I started long-standing researches on the conservation and restoration of wetlands. Based on the background, I went to long-term overseas surveys for three times (USA, Canada and Australia). The researches keep going with foreign collaborators.
  • I feel "global warming" when I research volcanic succession (if you want to know this reason, please ask me directly), "environmental deterioration and rehabilitation" when I research vegetation on skislopes and post-mining areas, and "ozone layer depletion and UV" when I was in Western Australia.
  • I am trying to integrate successional theories on the basis of disturbance. To figure it out, I have a plan to research disturbed areas more. Let's see such "cool" areas with me!
  • My major technique to approach the goal of the study is field work. Somebody says, that means "only power, with no brain." I do not like complex technicality, or am not good at handling it.
  • I am in the scientific adviser committee of Toya-Shikotsu Global GeoPark, probably because of my history.

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