Assistant Professor
Earth and Planetary System Science Group

Office: -852
TEL: +81-3-5841-4538
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Research Field

Sedimentology, Paleoclimatology

Current Research

I'm working to reconstruct the past Earth's surface environment through geological surveys and geochemical analysis. My current reserach interests are (1) the relationship between climate change and tectonics, (2) the development and application of new paleoenvironmental reconstruction methods, and (3) the elucidation of depositional mechanisms of carbonate deposits.

Representative Publications

1. Sakuma, A., Kano, A., Kakizaki, Y., Tada, R., and Zheng, H. (2021a) Upper Eocene travertine-lacustrine carbonate in the Jianchuan basin, southeastern Tibetan Plateau: Reappraisal of its origin and implication for the monsoon climate, Island Arc 30 (1),
2. Sakuma, A., Tada, R., Yoshida, T., Hasegawa, H., Sugiura, N., Karasuda, A., Wang, K., and Zheng, H. (2021b) Relationship between tectonism and desertification inferred from provenance and lithofacies changes in the Cenozoic terrestrial sequence of the southwestern Tarim Basin, Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 8, 44.
3. Sakuma, A., Kano, A., Kakizaki, Y., Kato, H., Murata, A., Matsuda, H., Hirata, T., Niki, S. (2022)Sedimentological and geochemical properties of authigenic carbonates in Kyushu, Japan: Implications for the transition from semi-arid to humid climate during the Eocene, Sedimentary Geology 442, 106280.