Kurihara Haruko




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  • Duty   University of the Ryukyus   Faculty of Science   Chemistry, Biology and Marine Science   Professor  

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  • 2009.01

    University of the Ryukyus, Transdisciplinary Research Organ, Research Associate  

  • 2013.04

    University of the Ryukyus, Faculty of Science, Assistant Professor  

  • 2021.04

    University of the Ryukyus, Faculty of Sceince, Professor  

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    International Coral Reef Society 

  • 1900.04

    The Japanese Society of Fisheries Science 

  • 1900.04

    Japanese Coral Reef Society 

  • 1900.04

    Ecological Society of Japan 

  • 1900.04

    The Japanese Association of Benthology 

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  • marine biology,marine environment,marine ecology,Coral reef

  • 生理生態学

  • 海洋酸性化

  • 沿岸生態学

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  • Life Science / Developmental biology

  • Environmental Science/Agriculture Science / Environmental dynamic analysis

  • Environmental Science/Agriculture Science / Environmental impact assessment

  • Life Science / Ecology and environment

  • Life Science / Aquatic life science

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  • Decadal vision in oceanography 2021: Coastal oceans

    Kida Shinichiro, Kurihara Haruko, Obayashi Yumiko, Yamamoto-Kawai Michiyo, Kondo Yoshiko, Nishioka Jun

    Oceanography in Japan ( The Oceanographic Society of Japan )  30 ( 5 ) 87 - 104   2021.11 [ Peer Review Accepted ]

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)

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    <p>The future direction of Japanese oceanographic research in the next decade is discussed, mainly from a coastal oceanographic perspective. Coastal oceans serve two functions: (1) as a filter-reactor region connecting the open ocean and land, and (2) as a biologically rich and diverse region where environmental changes have a direct impact on society. Therefore, understanding the material cycle within the coastal region is important not only scientifically but also to preserve and maintain the ocean. Process studies are needed, with close collaboration between physical, chemical, and biological science communities. Coastal oceans continue to lack observations to understand and resolve the small spatial and time-scale events that govern the region. However, advances in observational instruments/techniques, satellite measurements, and unmanned aerial vehicles are starting to provide high temporal spatial data than ever before. In addition to long-term monitoring, we discuss the research infrastructure and numerical models needed for future studies.</p>

  • Decadal vision in oceanography 2021: Tropical oceans

    Doi Takeshi, Yasunaka Sayaka, Takahashi Kazutaka, Watanabe Michio, Tozuka Tomoki, Haruko Kurihara and

    Oceanography in Japan ( The Oceanographic Society of Japan )  30 ( 5 ) 105 - 129   2021.11 [ Peer Review Accepted ]

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)

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    <p>A review of progress in oceanographic research in the tropics over the past decade is provided. Physical and biogeochemical oceanographic perspectives regarding directions for the next decade are proposed, with a special focus on the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) in the tropical Pacific. Although physical understanding of the ENSO has considerably advanced and its dynamical prediction has now become possible, our understanding of mechanisms and ability to predict variations in the material cycles, biological production, and biodiversity associated with the ENSO is still rudimentary. Because effects of internal natural climate variability on the marine system (e.g., ocean warming, acidification, and deoxygenation) have become more serious with global warming, comprehensive understanding and more accurate prediction of the ENSO and its effects on the tropical ocean system are becoming increasingly important. This research will also be key to anticipating changing societal needs as ocean conditions change. In particular, basin-scale studies based on Biogeochemical Argo floats and earth system models, process-oriented studies based on ship/buoy observations and experiment/observation by local research stations, and feedback between the basin-scale studies and the process-oriented studies will be key in the coming decade. The tropical Pacific is an optimal testbed for innovative cross-disciplinary programs that contribute to better understanding and prediction of the ocean system, because its interannual variations associated with the ENSO are highly predictable relative to other oceans.</p>

  • Author Correction: Potential local adaptation of corals at acidified and warmed Nikko Bay, Palau.

    Kurihara H, Watanabe A, Tsugi A, Mimura I, Hongo C, Kawai T, Reimer JD, Kimoto K, Gouezo M, Golbuu Y

    Scientific reports ( Scientific Reports )  11 ( 1 ) 17353   2021.08 [ Peer Review Accepted ]

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)

  • Ocean warming and acidification modify top-down and bottom-up control in a tropical seagrass ecosystem.

    Listiawati V, Kurihara H

    Scientific reports ( Scientific Reports )  11 ( 1 ) 13605 - 13605   2021.06 [ Peer Review Accepted ]

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)

  • Comparative analysis of zooplankton diversities and compositions estimated from complement DNA and genomic DNA amplicons, metatranscriptomics, and morphological identifications

    Ryuji J Machida, Haruko Kurihara, Ryota Nakajima, Takashi Sakamaki, Ya-Ying Lin, Kazushi Furusawa

    ICES Journal of Marine Science     2021.06 [ Peer Review Accepted ]

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)

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Other Papers 【 display / non-display

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    NIPPON SUISAN GAKKAISHI ( The Japanese Society of Fisheries Science )  87 ( 2 ) 180 - 180   2021.03


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  • Massive Porites coral cores reveal two major skeletal growth cessation adn subsequent recovery at Airai Bay, Palau in the last 30 years

    Sowa K, Hongo C, Watanabe A, Yamaguchi K.E, Golbuu Y, Kurihara H

    PICRC Technical Report   18 ( 05 )   2018