Global environmental issues such as global warming and ocean acidification, and local environmental issues such as atmospheric/oceanic/soil pollutions, are intertwined intricately in differing spatio-temporal scales and are manifesting as worldwide global environmental issues. Globalization is making the resolution of these issues even more difficult. In short, an action by a person may affect the lives of people on the other side of the world, and vice versa. Under such circumstances, measures against individual environmental issues would naturally be different as well.
In our laboratory, we maximize the use of our individual specialist knowledge (so please be a specialist rather than a generalist!) while invoking various techniques, and consider what measures (mitigation/adaptation) are necessary in order to work towards the resolution of respective environmental issues with differing spatio-temporal scales, by assessing the current situation, projecting the future and building a consensus. Please see the following figure about specific contents of research subjects.
The following pictures show the possible influences of ongoing global warming, ocean acidification and overfishing to marine biology and human society, and DO NOT mean that the influence will be inevitable in future. Our research aims to predict as early and accurately as possible and take measures to prevent the possible adverse effects.
Updated on 2018/08/28