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Tokyo Institute of Technology
School of Environment and Society

You have reached the Laboratory Home Page of Associate Prof. Takashi Nakamura (中村 隆志)

Main Affiliation: Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering, Global Engineering for Development, Environment, and Society Course (GEDES)
Secondary Affiliation: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering Course

(Previous Affiliation: Department of Mechanical and Environmental Informatics, Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering *affiliation changed from April 1, 2016)

Established in April 2014, Nakamura Laboratory conducts various studies with the aim of gaining a deeper understanding of ecosystem processes, especially for coastal ecosystems in coral reef areas. Research themes are focused on the monitoring of important ecological and water quality parameters through sensor deployments, remote sensing, and the application of various geochemical techniques. Analyses of field observations are then used to support the development of numerical ecosystem models, which can aid investigations into various phenomena observed in coral reef areas and explore possible future scenarios.  

Chamber experiment setup used to investigate on-site coral community metabolism (from Nakamura and Nakamori 2009)

Spatiotemporal variation of Dissolved Inorganic Carbon (DIC) concentrations in Shiraho Reef, Okinawa computed using a numerical ecosystem model 

For more details, please see the Research section.