Last updated on Sep. 3, 2009

Takashi Toyofuku, Ph.D

It's me

Team Leader

Geobiology Research Team/Isotope Ecology Research Team
Institute of Biogeosciences

Address:
Institute of Biogeosciences
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology,
2-15 Natsushima-Cho, Yokosuka, 237-0061, JAPAN

E-mail:
toyofuku(__at__)jamstec.go.jp

Research interest

Education

B.S., 1995, Geoscience, Shizuoka University
M. Sc., 1997, Geoscience, Shizuoka University
D. Sc., March 2001, Environmental Science, Shizuoka University

Professional Experience

1998-2000: Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (DC1), Shizuoka University
2001-2003: Post Doctoral Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (PD), Chiba University
2003-2009: Research Scientist, Institute for Frontier Research on Earth Evolution, JAMSTEC
2009- Team Leader, Geobiology Research Team, Institute for Biogeosciences, JAMSTEC
2009- Team Leader, United Biogeoresource Exploration Team, Institute for Biogeosciences, JAMSTEC

Most Recent Research Projects

(a) Research funds

Trace elements of benthic foraminifera as paleoenvironmental proxy, JSPS fund for research fellow (KAKENHI), 1998-2001.

Establishment of the past time temperature and salinity index using with chemical and stable isotopic compositions of planktonic foraminiferal test, JSPS fund for research fellow (KAKENHI), 2001 - 2003.

Mg/Ca micro-mapping on foraminiferal test to reconstruct both daily or seasonal temperature fluctuations, MONBUSHO fund for young scientists (KAKENHI), project leader, 2004-2006.

Evaluation of vital effects on magnesium micro distribution within foraminiferal test, MONBUSHO fund for young scientists (KAKENHI), project leader, 2006-2008.

Real time measurement of calcium ion activities within living calcareous foraminifera, MONBUSHO fund for young scientists (KAKENHI), project leader, 2008-2010.



(b) Activities in scientific society

2005-2006 Assistant of General Affairs of Paleontological Society of Japan



(c) Other scientific activities

2003: core member of 4th new year school for students and young scientist of earth science

2003: lecturer of a seminar for science teachers of Yokohama city.

2005: lecturer of "warm earth, cold earth" in family class in Natinal Science Museum.

2009: promoter of night session entiltled as "Paleontology and Biomineralization" during regular meeting of Paleontological Society of Japan.

2009: manager of Micropaleontological Research Center (MRC) annual meeting 2009

Honours and awards

1997: Excellent oral presentation award, Institute of Geosciences, Shizuoka University

2008: Best Poster Prize, The European Micropalaeontological Society's Foraminifera and Nannofossil Groups Joint Spring Meeting.