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Recent Selected Publications

  • Kawazu, M., Tawa, A., Ishihara, T., Uematsu, Y., and Sakai, S. (2020) Discrimination of eastward trans‑Pacific migration of the Pacific bluefin tuna Thunnus orientalis through otolith δ13C and δ18O analyses. Marine Biology, 167:110. doi:10.1007/s00227-020-03723-9. [Open Access]
  • Lastra Luque, P., Sakai, S., Murua, H., and Arrizabalaga, H. (2020) Protocol for Sampling Sequential Fin Spine Growth Intervals for Isotope Analysis in the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. Frontiers in Marine Science, in press. doi:10.3389/fmars.2020.588651. [Open Access]
  • Matsumoto, H., Kuroda, J., Coccioni, R., Frontalini, F., Sakai, S., Ogawa, N.O., and Ohkouchi, N. (2020) Marine Os isotopic evidence for multiple volcanic episodes during Cretaceous Oceanic Anoxic Event 1b. Scientific Reports, 10, 12601. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-69505-x. [Open Access]
  • Hirose, M. and Sakai, S. (2019) Carbon and oxygen isotopic composition in lepralioid and umbonuloid frontal shields of two adeonid bryozoans from southwestern Japan. Australasian Palaeontological Memoirs, 52, 77-84. ISSN 2205–8877
  • Miyajima,Y., Watanabe, Y., Goto, A.S., Jenkins, R.G., Sakai, S., Matsumoto, R., and Hasegawa, T. (2019) Archaeal lipid biomarker as a tool to constrain the origin of methane at ancient methane seeps: insight into subsurface fluid flow in the geological past. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 189, 104134. doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2019.104134. [Abstract]
  • Sakai, S., Yang, D., Yasuda, T., Akiyama, K., Kuga, T., Kano, A., Shiraishi, F., Amekawa, S., Ohtsuka, S., Nakaguchi, K., and Yamaguchi, S. (2019) Pulsed Terahertz Radiation for Sensitive Quantification of Carbonate Minerals. ACS Omega, 4(2), 2702-2707. doi:10.1021/acsomega.8b03311. [Open Access]
  • Wang, Z., Nelson, D.D., Dettman, D.L., McManus, B.J., Quade, J., Huntington, K.W., Schauer, A.J., and Sakai, S. (2019) Rapid and precise analysis of carbon dioxide clumped isotope composition by tunable infrared laser differential spectroscopy. Analytical Chemistry, 92(2), 2034-2042. doi:10.1021/acs.analchem.9b04466. [Abstract]
  • Yoshimura, T., Shirai, K., Murakami-Sugihara, N., Sakai, S., and Sasaki, T. (2019) Sexual dimorphism in shell growth of the oviparous boreal scallop Swiftopecten swiftii (Bivalvia: Pectinidae). Journal of Molluscan Studies, 85(2), 253-261. doi:10.1093/mollus/eyz006. [Abstract]
  • Jiménez-Espejo, F.J., García-Alix, A., Harada, N., Bahr, A., Sakai, S., Iijima, K., Chang, Q., Suzuki, K., and Ohkouchi, N. (2018) Changes in detrital input, ventilation and productivity in the central Okhotsk Seaduring the marine isotope stage 5e, penultimate interglacial period. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 156, 189-200. doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2018.01.032. [Open Access]
  • Kitamura, A., Ito, M., Sakai, S., Yokoyama, Y., and Miyairi, Y.(2018) Identification of tsunami deposits using a combination of radiometric dating and oxygen-isotope profiles of articulated bivalves. Marine Geology, 403, 57-61. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2018.04.003. [Open Access]
  • Lin, C., Wu, G., Wang, K., Onel, B., Sakai, S., Shao, Y., and Yang, D. (2018) Molecular Recognition of the Hybrid‐2 Human Telomeric G‐Quadruplex by Epiberberine: Insights into Conversion of Telomeric G‐Quadruplex Structures. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 57(34), 10888-10893. doi:10.1002/anie.201804667. [Abstract]
  • Fontanier, C., Sakai, S., Toyofuku, T., Garnier, E., Eugene, T., Brandily, C., and Deflandre, B. (2017) Stable isotopes of deep-sea living (stained) foraminifera from the Mozambique Channel (Eastern Africa): multispecies signatures and paleo-environmental application. Journal of Oceanography, 73(2), 259-275. doi:10.1007/s10872-016-0401-1. [Open Access]
  • Sakai, S., and Matsuda, S. (2017) A practical cryogen-free CO2 purification and freezing technique for stable isotope analysis. Analytical Chemistry, 89(8), 4409-4412. doi:10.1021/acs.analchem.7b00544. [Abstract]
  • Sakai, S., Matsuda, S., Hikida, T., Shimono, A., McManus, J.B., Mark Zahniser, M., Nelson, D., Dettman, D.L., Yang, D., and Ohkouchi, N. (2017) High-precision simultaneous 18O/16O, 13C/12C and 17O/16O analyses for microgram quantities of CaCO3 by tunable infrared laser absorption spectroscopy. Analytical Chemistry, 89(21), 11846-11852. doi:10.1021/acs.analchem.7b03582. [Abstract]
  • Okumura, T., Ohara, Y., Stern, R.J., Yamanaka, T., Onishi, Y., Watanabe, H., Chen, C., Bloomer, S.H., Pujana, I., Sakai, S., Ishii, T., and Takai, K.(2016) Brucite chimney formation and carbonate alteration at the Shinkai Seep Field, a serpentinite-hosted vent system in the southern Mariana forearc. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 17(9), 3775-3796. doi:10.1002/2016GC006449. [Open Access]
  • Yamada, K., Masuma, T., Sakai, S., Seto, K., Ogusa, H., and Irizuki, T. (2016) Centennial-scale East Asian summer monsoon intensity based on δ18O values in ostracode shells and its relationship to land-ocean air temperature gradients over the past 1700 years. Geology, 44(4), 255-258. doi:10.1130/G37535.1. [Abstract]
  • Amekawa, S., Kubota, K., Miyairi, Y., Seki, A., Kawakubo, Y., Sakai, S., Ajithprasad, P., Maemoku, H., Osada, T., and Yokoyama, Y. (2015) Fossil otoliths, from the Gulf of Kutch, Western India, as a paleo-archive for the mid- to late-Holocene environment. Quaternary International, 397, 281-288. doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2015.07.006. [Abstract]
  • Horikawa, K., Martin, E.E., Basak, C., Onodera, J., Seki, O., Sakamoto, T., Ikehara, M., Sakai, S., and Kawamura K. (2015) Pliocene cooling enhanced by flow of low salinity Bering Sea water to the Arctic Ocean. Nature Comunications, 6, 7587. doi:10.1038/ncomms8587. [Open Access]
  • Ishikawa, N.F., Tayasu, I., Yamane, M., Yokoyama, Y., Sakai, S., and Ohkouchi, N. (2015) Sources of dissolved inorganic carbon in two small streams with different bedrock geology: Insights from carbon isotopes. Radio Carbon, 57(3), 439-448. doi:10.2458/azu_rc.57.18348. [Open Access]
  • Kubota, K., Yokoyama, Y., Kawakubo, Y., Seki, A., Sakai, S., Ajithprasad, P., Maemoku, H., Osada, T., and Bhattacharya, S. K. (2015) Migration history of an ariid Indian catfish reconstructed by otolith Sr/Ca and δ18O micro-analysis. Geochemical Journal, 49(5), 469-480. doi:10.2343/geochemj.2.0371. [Abstract]
  • Takata, H., Lee, J.-m., Sakai, S., Nomura, R., Tsujimoto, A., Nishi, H., Lim, H.S., and Khim, B.-K. (2015) Impact of early Oligocene deep water circulation to the benthic foraminifera in the eastern equatorial Pacific. Micropaleontology, 61(3), 177-184. [Abstract]
  • Nozaki, A., Majima, R., Kameo, K., Sakai, S., Kouda, A., Kawagata, S., Wada, H., and Kitazato H. (2014) Geology and age model of the Lower Pleistocene Nojima, Ofuna, and Koshiba formations of the middle Kazusa Group, a forearc basin-fill sequence on the Miura Peninsula, the Pacific side of central Japan. Island Arc, 23(2), 157-179. doi: 10.1111/iar.12066. [Abstract]
  • Yamazaki, T., Inoue, S., Shimono, T., Sakamoto, T., and Sakai, S. (2013) Sea-ice conditions in the Okhotsk Sea during the last 550 kyr deduced from environmental magnetism. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 14(12), 5026-5040. doi:10.1002/2013GC004959. [Open Access]
  • Sakai, S., Nakaya, M., Sampei, Y., Dettman, D.L., and Takayasu, K. (2012) Hydrogen sulfide and organic carbon at the sediment-water interface in a coastal brackish lake Nakaumi, SW Japan. Environmental Earth Sciences, 68(7), 1999-2006. doi:10.1007/s12665-012-1887-5. [Open Access]
  • Sakai, S., and Kodan, T. (2011) Micropowder collecting technique for stable isotope analysis of carbonate. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 25(9), 1205-1208. doi:10.1002/rcm.4980. [Abstract]
  • Sakai, S., Kano, A., and Abe, K. (2009) Origin, glacial-interglacial responses, and controlling factors of a cold-water coral mound in NE Atlantic. Paleoceanography, 24(2), PA2213. doi:10.1029/2008PA001695. [Open Access]


  • Sakai, Saburo, "Preprocessing apparatus for gas analysis", United States Patent: 10,697,865. [PDF]