Mangrove is an intertidal forest ecosystem distributed in subtropical to tropical regions of the world. The major components of mangroves are tree plants with unique characteristics, such as aerial roots, viviparous propagules and high tolerance to salinity. Although mangroves provide various ecological services, mangrove forests have been rapidly disappeared due to land use change by human activities. To study ecology and conservation of mangroves, we perform following research projects.

  • Conservation Genetics of Mangroves: Phylogeography and population genetics of major some component species of mangroves.
  • Physiological Ecology of Mangroves.
  • Elucidation of species diversity of mangrove insects
  • Collaboration with Sabah Forestry Department in Malaysia for conservation and restoration of Mangrove forests.
  • Global study of mangrove biodiversity by eDNA metabarcoding.
  • マイクロサテライトマーカーと葉緑体マーカーで示された、マングローブ植物の広域分布種ホウガンヒルギの遺伝構造 (Tomizawa et al. 2017)。
    マイクロサテライトマーカーと葉緑体マーカーで示された、マングローブ植物の広域分布種ホウガンヒルギの遺伝構造 (Tomizawa et al. 2017)。


  • 海外のマングローブ調査では、木に登るだけではなく、泳ぐことも必要となる。現地ワーカーとのコミュニケーションが仕事の出来を左右する。


Position Name
Professor Tadashi KAJITA
Associate Prof. Shin WATANABE
Assistant Prof. Nakatada WACHI
Research Assistant Prof. Yukinobu ISOWA
Adjunct Lecturer Yukuto SATO