Assistant Profs. Ben Harvey, Lucia Porzio, Shigeki Wada and Professor Jason Hall-Spencer have published work that quantifies and confirms the role ocean acidification plays in inhibiting calcification, recruitment and abundance of coralline algae in lab experiments and at high CO2 locations in the field using meta-analyses and synthesis of past research. This research was published in Global Change Biology on the 25th October 2021.
During the Tsukuba Global Science Week (TGSW), the ICONA network will be having a kick-off symposium. Presenters from the ICONA Network, as well as representatives from the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO will be giving presentations.
Assistant Profs. Ben Harvey, Sylvain Agostini, Shigeki Wada, Koetsu Kon and Professor Jason Hall-Spencer have found that ocean warming and acidification are shifting temperate coastal reefs to simple turf-dominated ecosystems. This research was published in Global Change Biology on the 16th July 2021.
A special article "Progressing Ocean Acidification", in which Assistant Professor Shigeki Wada and Assistant Professor Sylvan Agostini of our center cooperated in the interview, was published in the Asahi Junior and Senior High School Newspaper on April 18.
Mr. Yasuto Hayashi (Wada Laboratory) and Mr. Aya Sakamoto (Sasakura Laboratory) of the Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences, who conducted research at this center, made excellent research presentations and received high praise. He received the Dean's Award and the Dean's Award for his outstanding achievements.
Mr. Yasuto Hayashi (Wada Laboratory), Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, who conducted research at this center, commended students at the "Marine Biology Symposium 2021" hosted by the Oceanographic Society of Japan Marine Biology Research Association online. Was awarded. This award was given for an oral presentation on the adhesion between particles involved in the decay process of marine snow.
Professor Kazuo Inaba of our center, in collaboration with research groups such as Osaka University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Paul Scheller Institute in Switzerland, used the marine animal squirrel and the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas to motor protein of cilia. We have discovered a novel photoresponsive protein that binds to and regulates its movement. The results of this research were published in "Science Advances" on February 26, 2021.
A special exhibition "Investigating Marine Life! -Introduction of JAMBIO Coastal Organisms Joint Survey-" will be held at the Kannonzaki Nature Museum to display the results of the JAMBIO Coastal Organisms Joint Survey.
Assistant Professors Ben Harvey, Kon Koetsu, Sylvain Agostini, Shigeki Wada, and Professor Jason Hall-Spencer conducted transplantation experiments of biological communities between environments with different CO2 concentrations in the ocean, and found that turf algae dominated. When biological communities transplanted back into an environment with current CO2 concentration levels, the community was able to demonstrate recovery within a few months. The results of this research were published in Global Change Biology on January 10, 2021.