Satoshi Imura

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Satoshi Imura
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National Institute of Polar Research
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Apr 2018
Vice-Director General, National Institute of Polar Research

Published Papers

Meteorological data from ice-free areas in Yukidori Zawa, Langhovde and Kizahashi Hama, Skarvsnes on Sôya Coast, East Antarctica during December 2014 - December 2016.
Kudoh, S., Tanabe, Y., Hayashi, K., Kida, M., Fujitake, N., Uchida, M. and Imura, S.
Polar Data Journal      2019
Statistical analysis based on meteorological data factors related to ozone hole generation in Antarctica.
Takahashi, T., Tsurunaga, Y., Kudoh, S., Imura, S. and Yoshino, K.
Journal of the Society of Electrical Materials Engineering   27(1) 25-37   2018   [Refereed]
A comparative study of wavelength-dependent photoinactivation in photosystem II of drought-tolerant photosynthetic organisms in Antarctica and the potential risks of photoinhibition in the habitat.
Kosugi, M., Maruo, F., Inoue, T., Kurosawa, N., Kawamata, A., Koike, H., Kamei, Y., Kudoh, S. and Imura. S.
Annals of Botany   122(7) 1263-1278   2018   [Refereed]
The effect of tar spot pathogen on host plant carbon balance and its possible consequences on a tundra ecosystem.
Masumoto, S., Uchida, M., Tojo, M., Herrero, M., Mori, A.S. & Imura, S.
Oecologia   (186) 843-853   2018   [Refereed]
Occurrence pattern of the parasitic fungus Rhytisma polare (Ascomycota) on the polar willow (Salix Polaris) under limited water conditions in a high-Arctic semi-desert
Masumoto, S., Tojo, M., Imura, S., Herrero, M. & Uchida, M.
Polar Biology   41(6) 1105-1110   2018   [Refereed]
Species identification of Pinus pollen found in Belukha glacier, Russian Altai Mountains, using a whole-genome amplification method
Nakazawa, F., Suyama, Y., Imura, S. and Motoyama, H.
Forests   9(8) 444-444   2018   [Refereed]
The effect of snow cover on the phenology of the moss Racomitrium lanuginosum
Maruo, F. & Imura, S.
The Bryologist   121(2) 148-157   2018   [Refereed]
Tsuji, M., Tsujimoto, M. and Imura, S.
Mycoscience   58(2) 103-110   2017   [Refereed]
Matsui, M., Kawamata, A., Kosugi, M., Imura, S. and Kurosawa, N.
Polar Science   (13) 82-90   2017   [Refereed]
Verleyen, E., Tavernier, I., Hodgson, D.A., Whitehouse, P., Kudoh, S., Imura, S., Heirman, K., Bentley, M.J., Roberts, S.J., Batist, M.D., Sabbe, K. and Vyverman, W.
Quaternary Science Reviews   (169) 85-98   2017   [Refereed]


加藤健吾, 伊村智, 神田啓史
せん苔類研究   10(6) 170-171   Nov 2011
井上太樹, 南雲未智, 伊村智, 吉田俊也
せん苔類研究   10(6) 173-174   Nov 2011
中島広海, 瀬戸浩二, 伊村智
日本陸水学会大会講演要旨集   76th 137   Sep 2011
中島広海, 瀬戸浩二, 香月興太, 金子亮, 山田和芳, 伊村智
日本地質学会学術大会講演要旨   118th 154   Sep 2011
中島広海, 瀬戸浩二, 香月興太, 金子亮, 山田和芳, 伊村智
日本第四紀学会講演要旨集   41 42-43   Aug 2011

Books etc

Chapter 2: Patterns of microorganisms inhabiting Antarctic freshwater lakes with special reference to aquatic moss pillars.
Nakai, R., Imura, S. and Naganuma, T. (Part:Joint Work, Castro-Sowinski, S. (ed.) The Ecological Role of Micro-organisms in the Antarctic Environment. Chapter 2 pp. 25-43.)
Springer Polar Sciences. Springer, Cham.   2019   

Conference Activities & Talks

The SCAR long-term concept - Horizon Scan
Satoshi Imura
Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016   24 May 2016   

Research Grants & Projects

Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
Project Year: 2006 - 2009    Investigator(s): Satoshi IMURA
Monitoring system of limnological data on physical and chemical characteristics of lake water was established to understand the long-term change of Antarctic lake environment. Biodiversity on many groups of bacteria, cyanobacteria, algae, mosses w...
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C))
Project Year: 2000 - 2003    Investigator(s): Satoshi IMURA
Growth environment, geohistory, morphological diversity, and molecular systematics were investigated on mosses in Syowa station area, Antarctica, especially on aquatic mosses at the bottom of lakes.Water temperature at the lake bottom was +7℃ in a...
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C))
Project Year: 1997 - 1999    Investigator(s): Sakae KUDOH - Satoshi IMURA
Ice algae and diatoms perform highly efficient photosynthesis, in spite of these very severe environments. We investigated how their light-harvesting systems or photosystems acclimate to very low irradiance to achieve efficient photosynthesis. The...