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Kazumasa Oguri

Associate professor
Dept. of Biology, Nordcee and HADAL



My interests are how sediment strata is formed and what kind of information is preserved or lost at sediment water interface in different marine environments. To investigate on-going sedimentation processes, I use long-term camera observations, X-ray CT scanning and analyze the benthic distribution of natural radionuclides; 210Pb and 137Cs.  The data provide insights on recent sediment accumulation rates and depositional mass wasting events. The complementary approach of the different techniques provides a detailed insight on sedimentation processes in bathyal, abyssal to hadal environments.