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Marine Biodiversity and Environmental Assessment Research Center (BioEnv)

Assessing the impact of human activity and global environmental change on biodiversity

Marine biodiversity is sensitive to changes in the global environment, and we will seek to understand changes in that biodiversity and assess the impact of human activity on ecosystems. Our knowledge of deep-sea ecosystems in particular is still scarce, and we will gather more data and upgrade integrated environmental impact assessment methods by developing technologies for such purposes as analyzing environmental DNA, and measuring microplastics and other environmental pollutants.

Katsunori Fujikura
Director
Marine Biodiversity and Environmental Assessment Research Center (BioEnv)

2022/07/21
Marine Environmental Impact Assessment Research Group (M-EIA), Recruitment of Research Technician (Ⅱ) (AKJ22-015)
2022/03/19
The colossal 'yokozuna' slickhead was selected as one of the WoRMS Top 10 remarkable new marine species from 2021
2022/02/21
Shiye Zhao's article has been selected for a commentary in Global Change Biology.
2022/01/13
Plastic after an extreme storm: A typhoon transports a tremendous amount of plastic debris into the ocean
2021/07/08
Marine Plastics Research Group, Recruitment of Researcher (Ⅱ) (AKS21-011)
2021/05/18
World's First Measurements of Pacific Sleeper Shark Swimming Speed and Population Density Giant Deep-Sea Sharks of Suruga Bay are the World's Slowest Swimmers
2021/01/25
Discovery of a Colossal “Yokozuna” Slickhead:
An Active-Swimming Top Predator in the Deep Waters of Suruga Bay
2020/10/30
Recruitment of Principal Researcher (AKS20-021)
2020/06/02
Marine Plastics Research Group (M-Plastics), Marine Biodiversity and Environmental Assessment Research Center (BioEnv), Research Institute for Global Change (RIGC) Recruitment of Researcher (Ⅱ) AKS20-005
2020/03/11
Marine Plastics Research Group, Recruitment of Research Assistant (AKR-017)
2019/07/05
JAMSTEC marine plastic research was introduced in the Government of Japan's facebook account.
2019/04/01
Marine Biodiversity and Environmental Assessment Research Center (BioEnv) website has been launched.