Study at TCU


Name TANAKA Kentaro
Official Title Associate Professor
Affiliation Geochemistry
Profile After receiving Ph.D. from University of the Ryukyus in 2011, I worked as post-doctoral researcher at University of Western Australia, and University of Tokyo. I entered my current position in 2022.
Research Field(Keyword & Summary)
  1. Geochamistry

    Biogenic hard tissues are one of the best geochemical archives recording the past
    environment in the hydrosphere, given the distinct growth patterns of shells related to
    their growth history, and the relationship between environments and variation in trace
    and minor element composition in the tissue. To understand the past environment, biogenic hard tissues, such as bivalve shells and coral skeletons, were collected and analyzed for isotope ratios, and trace & minor element concentration.

Representative Papers
  1. Tanaka, K., Zhao, L., Tazoe, H., Iizuka, T., Murakami-Sugihara, N., Toyama, K., Yamamoto, T., Yorisue, T., & Shirai, K., Using neodymium isotope ratio in Ruditapes philipinarum shells for tracking the geographical origin, Food Chemistry, 382, 131914,2022.
  2. Tanaka K., Okaniwa N., Miyaji T., Murakami-Sugihara N., Zhao L., Tanabe K., Schöne B. R., Shirai K. Microscale magnesium distribution in shell of the Mediterranean mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis: An example of multiple factors controlling Mg/Ca in biogenic calcite, Chem. Geol., 51, pp. 521-53, 2019.
  3. Tanaka K., Holcomb M., Takahashi A., Kurihara H., Asami R., Shinjo R., Sowa K., Rankenburg K., Watanabe T., McCulloch M. Response of Acropora digitifera to ocean acidification: constraints from δ11B, Sr, Mg, and Ba compositions of aragonitic skeletons cultured under variable seawater pH, Coral Reefs, 34(4), pp. 1139 – 1149, 2015.
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research Support: Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Affiliated academic society (Membership type) Japanese Coral Reef Society
Education Field (Undergraduate level) Chemistry
Education Field (Graduate level) Stable Isotope Geochemistry