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The 4th Matsuno Environmental Science Award recipients

We are pleased to announce that the following 4 recipients have been selected as recipients of the 4th Matsuno Environmental Science Award. Please visit links below to view abstracts. Full-text papers are available for those with Hokkaido University Repository HUSCAP registration.

Yukari Higuchi
【Reasons for selection (PDF in Japanese)】
【Abstract】

Astrid Müller
【Reasons for selection (PDF in Japanese)】
【Abstract and full text (open access; external link)】
【Full text (HUSCAP)】

Issei Asakura
【Reasons for selection (PDF in Japanese)】
【Abstract (external link)】

Reiko Kohara
【Reasons for selection (PDF in Japanese)】
【Abstract (external link)】


Award recipients will be recognized at a ceremony at 3 p.m. on September 28th, at the Graduate School of Environmental Science Homecoming Day event (Please refer to Homecoming Day 2018 for more details).

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Graduate School of Environmental Science established the Matsuno Environmental Science Award in 2015. This award recognizes outstanding research conducted by enrolled students, alumni, and alumnae of the Graduate School of Environmental Science.
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[Press Release] Upwelling of macronutrients and dissolved inorganic carbon by a subglacial freshwater driven plume in a Greenlandic fjord

Hokkaido University issued a press release regarding the research conducted by the research group that includes Naoya Kanna (alumnus of our graduate school), Prof. Shin Sugiyama, Assoc. Prof. Yasushi Fukamachi (Division of Earth System Science).

This research outcome is published in Journal of Geophysical Research–Biogeosciences.

Please visit links below for more details.
Research Press Release (PDF in Japanese)

[Press Release] What’s behind the retreating kelps and expanding corals?

Hokkaido University issued a joint press release regarding the research conducted by the research group that includes Assist. Prof. Jorge García Molinos, Assoc. Prof. Masahiko Fujii, Prof. Yasuhiro Yamanaka (Division of Environmental Science Development).

This research outcome is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

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Research Press Release (English ver.)
Research Press Release (PDF in Japanese)

Assoc. Prof. Takeshi Horinouchi gives invited lecture at COSPAR2018

Associate Professor Takeshi Horinouchi gave an invited lecture at COSPAR2018 held from July 14 to July 22, 2018 in Pasadena, California, USA. COSPAR or Committee on Space Research is an international organization that promotes scientific research in space, and calls a General Assembly every second year, which is one of the biggest conference in space science.

He was one of 4 lecturers selected by the COSPAR Executive Director, the President, and the Chair of the Assembly Scientific Program committee for the Latest Results Session that intends to highlight some recent, outstanding results from world-class scientists. He has been one of world-leading scientists gaining international recognition through his research on Venusian atmosphere by Akatsuki, the Venus Climate Orbiter. (>> [Press Release] Equatorial jet in the lower to middle cloud layer of Venus revealed by Akatsuki)



COSPAR2018 (external link)

[Press Release] Boron-dependent translational suppression of the borate exporter BOR1 contributes to the avoidance of boron toxicity

Hokkaido University issued a press release regarding the research conducted by the research group led by Assoc. Prof. Kyoko Miwa and Izumi Aibara, a Ph.D. student (Division of Biosphere Science).

This research outcome is published in Plant Physiology.

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Research Press Release (PDF in Japanese)

[Press Release] Low ocean-floor rises regulate subpolar sea surface temperature by forming baroclinic jets      

Hokkaido University issued a joint press release regarding the research conducted by the research group led by Prof. Fumio Mitsudera (Division of Earth System Science).

This research outcome is published in Nature Communications.

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Research Press Release (English ver.)
Research Press Release (PDF in Japanese)

[Press Release] Asynchrony between Antarctic temperature and CO2 associated with obliquity over the past 720,000 years

Hokkaido University issued a joint press release regarding the research conducted by the international research group that includes Assist. Prof. Yoshinori Iizuka (Division of Earth System Science).

This research outcome is published in Nature Communications.

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Research Press Release (PDF in Japanese)

[Press Release] Predicting an insect community structure based on genomic variation in a tree species    

Hokkaido University issued a press release regarding the research conducted by Shinnosuke Kagiya, a Ph.D. student of Division of Biosphere Science, and Assoc. Prof. Shunsuke Utsumi (Division of Biosphere Science) and their collaborators.

This research outcome is published in Molecular Ecology, a top journal in evolutionary biology/ecology.

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Research Press Release (English ver.)
Research Press Release (PDF in Japanese)

[Press Release] Landscape genetics of a threatened maple: Implications for restoring riparian forest connectivity

Hokkaido University issued a joint press release regarding the research conducted by Prof. Tsutom Hiura (Division of Biosphere Science) and his collaborators of University of Tsukuba and Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute.

This research outcome is published in Biological Conservation.

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Research Press Release (PDF in Japanese)

Graduate School of Environmental Sceince, Hokkaido University