KANO, Akihiro

Geosphere and Biosphere Science Group

Office: -536
TEL: +81-3-5841-4541
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Research Field

Sedimentology, Paleoclimatology, Geobiology

Current Research

Stalagmite paleoclimatology: We analyze high-resolution records of stable isotopes and trace elements of the Japanese stalagmites, in order to decode the humidity and temperature change during latest Pleistocene and Holocene.rnrnAnimal evolution in latest Neoproterozoic: We study sedimentary sections in south China and central Brazil, and try to reconstruct paleoceanographic and paleontological history in this geological period of significant changes.rnrnCalcareous hydrothermal deposits (travertines): We found that laminated structures in travertines were daily reflected from metabolic cycles of phototrophic bacteria. Lamination in the travertines can be a modern analog for considering the origin of stromatolites.

Representative Publications

1. Kano, A., Okumura, T., Takashima, C., Shiraishi, F. (2019) Geomicrobiological Properties and Processes of Travertine: With a Focus on Japanese Sites (Springer Geology). Springer Nature, Singapore, 176 p.
2. Kano, A., Miyahara, R., Yanagawa, K., Mori, T., Owari, S., Tomaru, H., Kakizaki, Y., Glen, S., Shimono, T., Kakuwa, Y., Matsumoto, R, (2017) Gas hydrate estimates in muddy sediments from the oxygen isotope of water fraction. Chemical Geology, 470, 107-115.
3. Kano, A., Ferdelman, T.G., Williams, T., Henriet, J.-P., Ishikawa, T., Kawagoe, N., Takashima, C., Kakizaki, Y., Abe, K., Sakai, S., Browning, E.L., Li, X. and Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 307 Scientists (2007) Age constraints on the origin and growth history of a deep-water coral mound in the northeast Atlantic drilled during Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 307. Geology, 35, 1051-1054.