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Name: Akira Kuwata
Present address: Biological Oceanography Section,
Tohokku National Fisheries Research Institute,
Fisheries Research Agency,
Shinhama-cho 3-27-5, Shiogama 985-0001, Japan

Present OccupationF Researcher, Biological Oceanography Section
Telephone: +81-22-365-9929
Fax: +81-22-367-1250


1993 @@@Doctor of Science in Botany (Phytoplankton Ecology), University of Tokyo, Japan.
@@@@@@under the direction of Dr. M. Takahashi

1989 @@@Master of Science in Botany (Phytoplankton Ecology),. University of Tokyo, Japan.

1986 @@@Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan.

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Research experienceF

1999- present  @Research scientist
@@@@@@@@@@Tohoku National Fisheries Research Institute, Shiogama, Japan
1997-99  @@@@ Postdoctoral Fellow
@@@@@@@@@@Marine biosystem research center, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
1995-97  @@ @ Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Marta Estrada
@@@@@@@@@@Institute de Ciencies del Mar (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain
1994-95 @ @@@ Postdoctoral Fellow
@@@@@@@@@@National Institute for Resources and Environment, Tsukuba, Japan.
1993-94 @@@@@Research studentDepartment of Botany, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

Professional Affiliations:

Oceanographic Society of Japan

The American Society of Limnology and Oceanography


Kuwata, A., Tsuda A. (2005) Selection and viability after ingestion of vegetative cells, resting spores and resting cells of the marine diatom, Chaetoceros pseudocurvisetus, by two copepods. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol..322, 143-151

Tsuda, A., Kiyosawa, H., Kuwata, A.,@Mochizuki, M., Shiga, N., Saito, H., Chiba, S., Imai, K., Nishioka, J., Ono, T. (2005) Responses of diatoms to iron-enrichment in the western subarctic Pacific, and comparison of species composition with those of surrounding area. Progress in Oceanography 64, 189-205.

Takeya,K., A.Kuwata, M.Yoshida, T.Miyazaki (2004) Effect of dilution rate on competitive interactions between the cyanobacteriumMicrocystis novacekii and the green alga Scenedesmus quadricauda in mixed chemostat cultures. Journal of Plankton Research 26, 29-35.

Yokouchi,A., A.Tsuda, A.Kuwata et al. (2004) Basin-scale comparison in seasonal variations of primary productivity@measured by 13C spiked simulated in-situ incubations around Japan. "Global climate change and response of carbon cycle in the Equatorial Pacific and Indian Oceans and adjacent landmassesh Elsevier Oceanography Series

Kuwata,A., T.Miyazaki (2000) Effects of ammonium supply rates oncompetition between Microcystis novacekii (Cyanobacteria) and Scenedesmus quadricauda (Chlorophyta):simulation study. Ecological  Modelling 135, 81-87.

Kuwata,A., M.Takahashi (1999) Survival and recovery of resting spores and resting cells of the marine planktonic diatom Chaetoceros pseudocurvisetus under fluctuating nitrate conditions.Marine Biology 134, 471-478.

Kuwata, A., H. Kanazawa, M.Takahashi (1996) A method for estimation of the in situ growth rate for a large pelagic diatom of Rhizosoleniaceae.Marine Ecology Progress Series, 131: 219-224.

Kuwata, A., T.Hama,M.Takahashi.(1993) Ecophysiological characterization of two life-forms, resting spores and resting cells of a marine planktonic diatom, Chaetoceros pseudocurvisetus formed under nutrient depletion. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 102: 245-255.

Kuwata, A., M.Takahashi (1990) Life-form population responses of a marine planktonic diatom, Chaetoceros pseudocurvisetus, to oligotrophication in regionally upwelled water. Marine Biology, 107: 503-512

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