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Glacier biology

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Tokyo Inst. of Tech.
Dept of biosci. & biotech.
Kohshima lab.

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Recent Publications

Sekiguchi, Y., Arai, K., Kohshima, S. (2006): Sleep in continuously active dolphins. Nature, in press

Uetake, J., S.Kohshima, F.Nakazawa, K.Suzuki, M.Kohno, T.Kameda, S.Arkhipov, and Y.Fujii, (2006): Biological ice-core analysis of the Sofiyskiy Glacier in the Russian Altai mountains, Annals Glaciol., in press.

Yoshimura, Y., Kohshima, S., Takeuchi, N., Seko, K. and Fujita, K. (2006): Snow algae in a Himalayan ice core: new environmental markers for ice core analyses and their correlation with summer mass balance. Annals Glaciol., in press.

Koshima, S., Takeuchi, N., Uetake,J. ,Shiraiwa, T., Uemura, R., Yoshida, N., Matoba, S. and Godoi, M.A. (2006): Estimation of net accumulation rate at a Patagonian glacier by ice core analyses using snow algae. Global and Planetary Change, in press.

Miyamoto, K. and Kohshima, S. (2006): Experimental and field studies on foraging behavior and activity rhythm of hard-spined sea urchin, Anthocidaris crassispina. Fisheries Science, in press.

Sakai, M., Hishii, T., Takeda, S. and Kohshima, S. (2006): Laterality of flipper rubbing behaviour in wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus): Caused by asymmetry of eye use?  Behavioural Brain Research 170, p204?210.

Sakai, M., Hishii, T., Takeda, S. and Kohshima, S. (2006): Flipper rubbing behaviors in wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus). Marine Mammal Science, in press.

Segawa, T., Miyamoto, K., Ushida, K., Agata, K., Okada, N. and Kohshima, S. (2005): Seasonal change of bacterial flora and biomass in the mountain snow analyzed by 16S rDNA sequencing and Real?time PCR analyses. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Vol. 71, No. 1, p. 123?130

Kuze, N., T.I.Malim, and S.Kohshima, (2005): Developmental change of the face-morphology in Borneo Orangutan, Am. J. Primatol., 65, 353-376.

Takeuchi, N., and Koshima, S.(2004): A snow algal community on a Patagonian glacier, Tyndall glacier in the Southern Patagonia Icefield, Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 36[1] 92-99.

Sekiguchi, Y and, Kohshima, S, (2003): Resting behaviors of captive bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Physiology & Behavior 79 (2003) 643? 653

Matsubayashi, H., Edwin B., and Kohshima, S. (2003): Activity and habitat  use of lesser mouse-deer (Tragulus javanicus). Journal of Mammalogy, Vol.84, No.1, pp.234-242.

Takeuchi, N., Koshima, S., and Segawa, T. (2003): Effect of cryoconite and snow algal communities on surface albedo on maritime glaciers in south Alaska, Bulletin of Glaciological Research, 20, 21-27.

Kohshima, S., Shiraiwa, T., Angelica, M., Kubota, K., Takeuchi, N., Shinbori, K. (2002): Ice core drilling on Southern Patagonia Icefield - Development of a new portable drill and the field expedition in 1999. The Memoirs of National Institute of Polar Research, Special Issue, 56, 49-58.

Shiraiwa, T., Kohisima, S., Uemura,R., Yoshida, N., Matoba, S., Uetake,J. and Godoi, M.A. (2002): High net accumulation rates at the Campo de Hielo Patagonico Sur, South America, revealed by analyses of a 45.97m long ice core. Annals of Glaciology, 35, 84-90.

Godoi, M.A., Shiraiwa, T., Kohisima, S. and Kubota, K. (2002): Firn-core drilling operation at Tyndall Glacier, Southern Patagonia Icefield. in The Patagoinian Icefields:  A unique natural laboratory. ed. Sepulveda F., Casassa, G. and  Sinclair, R., Kluwer/Plenum New York, pp149-156.

Kohshima, S., Yoshimura, Y. and Takeuchi, N. (2002):Glacier Ecosystem  and Biological Ice-core Analysis. in The Patagoinian Icefields:  A unique natural laboratory. ed. Sepulveda F., Casassa, G. and  Sinclair, R., Kluwer/Plenum New York, pp1-8..

Hiromi Kobayashi and Shiro Kohshima  (2001): Evolution of the Human Eye as a Device for Communication. in Primate Origins of Human Cognition and Behavior. ed. Matsuzawa, T., Springer-Verlag Tokyo, pp383-401.

Kobayashi, H. and Kohshima, S. (2001):Unique morphology of  the human eye and its adaptive meaning: comparative studies on  external morphology of the primate eye. Journal of Human Evolution  40, 419-435

Kobayashi, H. and Kohshima, S.(2001):Evolution of the Human  Eye as a Device for Communication. in Primate origin of human  cognition and behavior,ed. Matuszawa, T., Springer-Verlag Tokyo  Inc.,383-401

Takeuchi, N., Kohshima, S., Shiraiwa, T., and Kubota, K. (2001):  Characteristics of cryoconite (surface dust on glaciers) and  surface albedo of a Patagonian glacier, Tyndall Glacier, Southern  Patagonia Icefield. Bulletin of Glaciological Research, 18, 65-69

Takeuchi, N., Kohshima, S., and Seko, K. (2001): Structure,  formation and darkening process of albedo-reducing material (cryoconite)  on a Himalayan glacier: a granular algal mat growing on the glacier.  Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, Vol. 33, No.2, 115-122

Takeuchi, N., Kohshima, S., Goto-Azuma, K., and Koerner, R.M.  (2001) Biological characteristics of dark colored material (cryoconite)  on Canadian Arctic glaciers. the Proceeding of the Memoris of  National Institute of Polar Research, Special Issue No. 54, 495-505.

Takeuchi, N., Kohshima, S. , Yoshimura, Y., Seko, K. and Fujita,  K. (2000): Characteristics of cryoconite holes on a Himalayan  glacier, Yala Glacier Central Nepal. Bulletin of Glacier Research,  17, 51-59.

Takeuchi, N. and Kohshima, S. (2000): Effect of debris cover  on species composition of living organisms in supuraglacial lakes  on a Himalayan glacier. in Debris-Covered Glaciers, IAHS Publ.  no 264, 267-275.

Yoshimura, Y., Kohshima, S.ATakeuchi, N., Y., Seko and Fujita,  K. (2000): Himalayan ice core dating with snow algae. J. Glaciology,  Vol.46, No.153, 335-340

Kohshima, S., Shiraiwa, T., Muravyev, Y.D. and Yamaguchi,  S (1999): Snow algae of Koryto Glacier in the Kronotsky Peninsula,  Kamchatka, Russia. Cryospheric Studies in Kamchatka II, Institute  of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University,70-75.

Yamaguchi,S., Shiraiwa,T., Nishimura, K., Matsumoto, T., Kohshima,  S., Muravyev,Y.D. and Naruse, R. (1998): Distribution and short-term  variations of flow velocities at Koryto Glacierin the Kronotsky  Peninsula, Kamchatka, Russia, in 1997.Bul. Glacier Res., 16,  51-56.

Takeuchi, N., Kohshima, S. and Fujita, K. (1998): Snow algae  community on a Himalayan glacier, Glacier AX010 East Nepal: Relationship  with glacier summer mass balance. Bulletin of Glacier Research,  16, 43-50.

Yoshimura, Y., Kohshima, S. and Ohtani, S. A. (1997): Community  of snow algae on a Himalayan glacier. Arctic and Alpine Research,  29, 128-139.

Hiromi KOBAYASHI and Shiro KOHSHIMA (1997): Unique Morphology  of the Human Eye. Nature Vol. 387, No 6635, pp767-768.

Goto-Azuma, K., Kohshima, S., Kameda, T., Takahashi, S., Watanabe,  O., Fujii Y., Hagen, J.O. (1995): An ice-core chemistry record  from Snofjellafonnna, northwestern Spitsbergen. Annals of Glaciology,  21, 213-218.