Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ehime University
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Earth's Evolution and Environment

The educational and research aim of this course is to understand our Earth with a 4.6 billion-year history. Geological, geophysical and oceanographical approaches are adopted to pursue this aim.

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Earth's Evolution and Environment

The main research subjects of this division are to elucidate the history and the law of changes and evolution of the Earth, and to analyze the dynamic properties of the Earth. Our current interests concern the structural and evolutional process of the Earth, evolution of vertebrate animals, crustal movements, the petrologic and rectonic structures of the island arc mobile belt, the crust-mantle interactions, the environmental changes of the Earth, the transitions of the ocean, the physical and dynamic properties of the deep-earth materials.

Staffs and Research Fields
Geological and paleontological studies on deep-sea sediments and paleoenvironment.
Rie S. Hori
Evolution, paleobiogeography, and paleoecology of land mammals during the Cenozoic. Excavation, description, and paleontological study of vertebrate fossils.
Takehisa Tsubamoto
Evolution and paleoecology of fossil mollusks, especially in the theoretical modeling of ammonoid shell morphology and morphogenesis during the Cretaceous period.
Takashi Okamoto
Vertebrate paleontology focusing on the evolution and early history of mammals during the Mesozoic.
Nao Kusuhashi
Based on the viewpoint of interactions and feedbacks among biosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and lithosphere, (a)interaction between microbial activity in the crust, (b)igneous petrology of tephra, and (c)technological development of phytoremediation.
Masayuki Sakakibara
Petrology and geochemistry. Granite petrogenesis. Evolution of arc and continental crust in convergent margin.
Satoshi Saito
Mineralogical study of pegmatite by observation of the microtexture, and descriptive study of rare minera
Yohei Shirose
Elastic and thermal properties of rocks and minerals applied to the study of the Earth and planetary interiors.
Greaux Steeve
Experimental study of magmas under pressure using highpressure synchrotron X-ray measurements
Yoshio Kono
Experimental study on transport properties (such as rheology) of deep Earth materials.
Yu Nishihara
Rheological properties of rocks under high pressures (e.g., creep and fracture strength, seismological properties) and processes of microstructure formation
Tomohiro Ohuchi
Study of equations of state of terrestrial planet materials using laser heated diamond anvil cell
Takeshi Sakai
Understanding solution-mediated nanomineral formation and transformation mechanisms at the atomic scale
Sayako Inoue
Elucidation of chemical differentiation of terrestrial planets by high-pressure experiments. Elucidation of the role of core and mantle on the formation of surface environment of terrestrial planets.
Hideharu Kuwahara
Mantle Dynamics ; Studies on flows, deformations, and evolutions of the Earth's interior based on the computational fluid dynamics.
Masanori Kameyama
Theoretical and computational study of minerals and modeling the Earth and planetary interiors.
Taku Tsuchiya
Computational study of the existence and its effects of volatile elements in the Earth's interior.
Jun Tsuchiya
Theoretical condensed-matter and computational physics on electronic-structural, dynamical, and transport properties of deep Earth and planetary materials
Haruhiko Dekura
Simulation of the Kuroshio, Interaction of the Kuroshio and coastal water, Marine environmental prediction of Seto Inland Sea
Xinyu Guo
Studies on variability in ocean currents using remote sensing and hydrographic observation, and material cycle in coastal seas.
Akihiko Morimoto
Long-term variability of ocean-atmosphere-ecosystem : regime shift and fisheries productivity dynamics.
Late Holocene climate dynamics on centennial timescales in the North Pacific.
Impacts of transboundary pollution and global warming on marine and lake ecosystems.
Michinobu Kuwae
Studies on marine lower-trophic level ecosystem and biogeochemical cycle using field observation and ecosystem modeling
Naoki Yoshie

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