TANABE Kazushige

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TANABE Kazushige
The University of Tokyo
Department of Earth and Planetary Science
Job title
Emeritus Professor, Research Fellow
Ph.D.(Kyushu University), Master of Science(Kyushu University), Bachelor of Education(Yokohama National University)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2018
Mar 2019
Visiting researcher, Department of Geology, National Museum of Nature and Science, Tsukuba
Apr 2012
Research Fellow, The University Museum, The University of Tokyo
Apr 2015
Mar 2017
Research Fellow, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, The University of Tokyo
Jun 2012
Emeritus Professor, The Universitgy of Tokyo
May 1992
Mar 2012
Professor, The University of Tokyo
Oct 1986
Apr 1992
Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo
Apr 1980
Sep 1986
Associate Professor, Ehime University
Apr 1976
Mar 1980
Research Associate, Kyushu University

Committee Memberships

Jun 2012
ISRN Anatomy, Editorial Board
Member of the Organizing Committee, Japan Geoscience Union
Jan 2004
American Museum of Natural History,  Research Associate
Jun 2003
Palaeontological Research,  Associate Editor
The Island Arc,  Editorial Advisory Board
Jan 1987
Jun 2013
Palaeontological Society of Japan,  Councilor
Jan 1987
Jun 2005
The Palaeontological Society of Japan,  Standing Committee Member
Jan 2004
Dec 2006
Bulletin of the National Science Museum, Tokyo,  Editorial Advisory Board Member
Jun 2003
Jun 2005
The Palaeontological Society of Japan,  President
Jun 2000
Jun 2003
Palaeontological Research,  Co-Editor
Subcommittee on Paleontology, Science Council of Japan,  Member
Malacological Society of Japan  Regular member
International Palaeontological Association  Regular member
The Paleontological Society  Regular member
Geological Society of Japan  Regular member

Awards & Honors

Fellow, The Paleontological Society
Society Award (Yokoyama Medal), The Palaeontological Society of Japan
Research Award, The Palaeontological Society of Japan
Best Paper Award, The Palaeontological Society of Japan

Published Papers

Tanaka, K., Okaniwa, N., Miyaji, T., Murakami-Sugihara, N., Zhao, L., Tanabe, K., Schöne, B.R. and Shirai, K.
Chemical Geology   511 521-532   Apr 2019   [Refereed]
Since magnesium concentration (Mg/Ca) in biogenic calcite is considered to reflect water temperature during precipitation, the magnesium-to‑calcium ratio has been examined as a proxy for water temperature in paleoclimate research, although factors...
Tanabe, K., Misaki, A., Ikeda, T., Izukura, M. and Moriya, K.
Paleontological Research   23(2) 152-165   Apr 2019   [Refereed]
Two exceptionally large cephalopod jaws collected from the Upper Cretaceous marine deposits of the Hidaka area, Hokkaido (Yezo Group), and Awaji Island, Southwest Japan (Izumi Group), respectively, are described. Further, their taxonomic relations...
Walliser, E. O., Tanabe, K., Hikida, Y., Shirai, K. and Schöne, B.R.
Lethaia   52(3) 410-428   Jul 2019   [Refereed]
Kubota, K., Shirai, K., Murakami-Sugihara, Seike, K., Minami, M., Nakamura, T., and Tanabe, K.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans   123(4) 2867-2881   Apr 2018   [Refereed]
Shirai, K., Kubota, K., Murakami-Sugihara, N., Seike, K., Hakozaki, M. and Tanabe, K.
Marine Environmental Research   133 49-56   Feb 2018   [Refereed]
Tanabe, K., Mimura, T., Miyaji, T., Shirai, K., Kubota, K., Murakami-Sugihara, M., Schöne, B.R.
Global and Planetary Change   157 35-47   Oct 2017   [Refereed]
Tanabe, K., Misaki, A., Hikida, Y. and Nishimura, T.
Cretaceous Research   70 128-141   Feb 2017   [Refereed]
Kubota, K., Shirai, K., Murakami-Sugihara, N., Seike, K., Hori, M., and Tanabe, K.
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology   465 307-315   Jan 2017   [Refereed]
Non-destructive analysis of in situ ammonoid jaws by synchrotron radiation X-ray micro-computed tomography
Takeda, Y., Tanabe, K., T. Sasaki, Uesugi, K. and Hoshino, M.
Palaeontologia Electronica   19(3.46A) 1-13   Nov 2016   [Refereed]
Zakharov, Y.D., Tanabe, K., Shigeta, Y., Safronov, P.P., Smyshlyaeva, O.P., Dril, S.I.
Cretaceous Research   58 29-41   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Takeda, Y., K. Tanabe, T. Sasaki and N.H. Landman
Lethaia   49(1) 28-42   Jan 2016   [Refereed]
Tanabe, K., Tsujino, Y., Okuhira, K. and Misaki, A.
Journal of Paleontology   89(4) 611-616   Nov 2015   [Refereed]
Takeda, Y., Tanabe, K.
Acta Palaeontologica Polonica   60(4) 781-794   Nov 2015   [Refereed]
Klug, C., Korn, D., Landman, N.H., Tanabe, K., De Baets, K., and Naglik, C.
Klug, C. et al. (eds.) Ammonoid Paleobiology: From Anatomy to ecology, Springer   3-24   Sep 2015   [Refereed][Invited]
Tanabe, K., Sasaki, T. and Mapes, R.H.
Klug, C. et al. (eds.) Ammonoid Paleobiology: From anatomy to ecology, Springer   531-544   Sep 2015   [Refereed][Invited]
Kruta, I., Landman, N.H. and Tanabe, K.
Klug, C. et al. (eds.) Ammonoid Paleobiology: From anatomy to ecology, Springer   485-505   Sep 2015   [Refereed][Invited]
Tanabe, K., Kruta, I. and Landman, N.H.
Klug C. et al. (eds.) Ammonoid Paleobiology: From anatomy to ecology, Springer   429-484   Sep 2015   [Refereed][Invited]
Kulicki, C., Tanabe, K., Landman, N.H. and Kaim, A.
Klug, C. et al. (eds.) Ammonoid Paleobiology: From anatomy to ecology, Springer   321-357   Sep 2015   [Refereed][Invited]
De Baets, K., Landman, N.H. and Tanabe, K.
Klug, C. et al. (eds.) Ammonoid Paleobiology: From anatomy to ecology, Springer   113-205   Sep 2015   [Refereed][Invited]
Tanabe, K., Misaki, A., Ubukata, T.
Acta Palaeontologica Polonica   60(1) 27-38   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
Ubukata, T., Tanabe, K., Shigeta, Y., Maeda, H. and Mapes, R.H.
Palaeontologia Electronica   17(1.9A) 1-17   Feb 2014   [Refereed]
A morphometric method based on a continuous wavelet transform is introduced for describing the form of ammonoid suture lines. A series of y-coordinate data along the suture line placed in a common reference system was used as the descriptor functi...
Shirai, K., Schone, B.R., Miyaji, T., Radarmacher, P., Krause, R.A. Jr. and Tanabe, K.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta   126 307-320   Jan 2014   [Refereed]
To address the mechanism of elemental incorporation into shells of the bivalve Arctica islandica, we performed twodimensional
elemental mapping of Sr, Mg, and S at a ?3 lm spatial resolution using electron microprobe. These elemental distributions...
New data on microstructure and isotopic composition of some cephalopods from the Upper Cretaceous of North America and Europe: significance for oxygen isotope palaeotemperature measurements.
Zakharov, Y.D., Tanabe, K., Safronov, P.P., Smyshlyaeva, O.P
Denisia   32 113-132   2014   [Refereed]
Kaim, A., Jebkins, R.G., Tanabe, K., Kiel, S
Zootaxa   3861(5) 401-440   2014   [Refereed]
Fuchs, D., Y. Iba, C. Ifrim, T. Nishimura, W.J. Kennedy, H. Keupp, W. Stinnesbeck, and K. Tanabe
Palaeontology   56(5) 1081-1106   Sep 2013   [Refereed]
Tanabe, K., A. Misaki, N.H. Landman, and T. Kato
Lethaia   46(3) 399-408   Jul 2013   [Refereed]
First record of Immanitas (Bivalvia, Hippuritida) from northern California, U.S.A.
Sano, S., Iba, Y., Skelton, P.W., Aguilar-Pérez, J., Tanabe, K.
Caribbean Journal of Earth Science   45 77-84   2013   [Refereed]
Ohkouchi, N., R. Tsuda, Y. Chikaraishi, and K. Tanabe
Marine Biology   160 773-779   2013   [Refereed]
Worldwide distribution of modiomorphid bivalve genus Caspiconcha in late Mesozoic hydrocarbon seeps.
Acta Palaeontological Polonica      2012   [Refereed]
Tanabe, K
Neues Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palaontologie, Abhandlungen   266(1) 9-18   2012   [Refereed][Invited]
Izumi, K., T. Miyaji, and K. Tanabe
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology   315-316 100-108   2012   [Refereed]
Zakharov, Y.D., O.P. Smyshlyaeva, A.M. Popov, T.A. Velivetskaya, T.B. Afanasyeva, K. Tanabe, Y. Shigeta, and H. Maeda
Journal of Earth Science   23 19-32   2012   [Refereed]
Fuchs, D., H., K. Keupp, P. Trask, and K. Tanabe
Palaeonology   55 285-303   2012   [Refereed]
Fernando, A.G. S., H. Nishi, K.Tanabe, K. Moriya ,Y. Iba, K. Kodama, M.A. Murphy, and H. Okada
Island Arc   20(3) 346-370   2011   [Refereed]
Iba, Y., J. Mutterlose, K. Tanabe, S. Sano, A. Misaki, and K. Terada
Geology   39(5) 483-486   2011
Takashima, R., H. Nishi, T. Yamanaka, T. Tomosugi, A. G. Fernando,, K. Tanabe, K.Moriya, F Kawabe, and K. Hayashi
Nature Communications   2(234) 1-4   2011
K. Tanabe
Science   331(6013) 37-38   2011
Okaniwa, Y., T. Miyaji, T. Sasaki, and K. Tanabe
Plankton and Benthos Research   5(Supplement) 214-220   2010
The oldest known (Lower Carboniferous-Namurian) protoconch of a rostrum-bearing coleoid (Cephalopoda) from Arkansas, USA: phylogenetic and paleobiogeographic implications.
Mapes, R.H., L.A. Doguzhaeva, H. Mutvei, N.H. Landman, and K. Tanabe
Ferrantia   59 114-125   2010
Tanabe, K. and Y. Hikida
Paleontological Research   14 145-150   2010
Miyaji, T., K. Tanabe, Y. Matsushima, S. Sato, Y. Yokoyama, H. Matsuzaki
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology   286(3-4) 107-120   2010
Tada, Y., K. Fujikura, K. Oguri, H. Kitazato, and K. Tanabe
Aquatic Ecology   44(1) 217-222   2010
Kruta, I., I. Rouget, N.H. Landman, K. Tanabe, and F. Cecca
Lethaia   42(3) 312-321   2009
Yamamoto, A., K.Tanabe,. and Y. Isozaki
Paleontological Research   13(2) 139-149   2009
Iba, Y., S. Sano, P.W. Skelton, H. Kagi, and K. Tanabe
Cretacerous Research   30(3) 540-546   2009
Nemoto, T. and K. Tanabe
Paleontological Research   12(3) 303-306   2008
Gupta, N.S., Briggs,D.E.G., Landman, N.H., Tanabe, K.and Summons, R.E.
Organic Geochemistry   39(10) 1405-1414   2008
Development of the embryonic shell structure of Mesozoic ammonoids.
Tanabe, K., Kulicki, C. and Landman, N.H.
American Museum, Novitates   3621 1-19   2008

Books etc

Septal necks in Mesozoic Ammonoidea : Structure, ontogenetic development and evolution. In : M. R. House (ed. ) : The Ammonoidea, Evolution and Environmental Change.
Oxford University Press   1993   
Septal neck-siphuncular complex of ammonoids In : N. H. Landman, K. Tanabe & R. A. Davis(eds. ) : Ammonoid Paleobiology.
Plenum Press, New York   1996   
Ammonoid embryonic development. In : N. H. Landman, K. Tanabe & R. A. Davis(eds.) Ammonoid Paleobiology.
Plenum Press, New York   1996   
Morphology and function of cephaloped buccal mass. In Savazzi, E. (ed. )Functional Morphology of the Invertebrate Skeleton.
John Wiley & Sons, London   1999   
Hatching experiment of Nautilus macromphalus in the Toba Aquarium, Japan. In Oloriz, F. and Rodriguez-Tovar, F. J(eds. )Advancing Research on Living and Fossil cephalopods.
Kluwer Academic /Plenum Press, New York   1999   


Field study on the habitat of ┣DBNautilus(/)-┫DB in the environs of Cebu and Negros Islands, the Philippines.
Marine ecological studies on the habitat of ┣DBNautilus(/)-┫DB ┣DBpompilius(/)-┫DB in Fiji (first and second operations)
Marine ecological studies on the habitat of ┣DBNautilus(/)-┫DB in Palau.
Geographic variation of Nautilus in the Philippines.
Cretaceous geology and paloontology in the Koryak Upland, Far East Russia
1998 - 1999

Research Grants & Projects

Evolutionary biology of Recent and fossil Cephalopoda
Life history analysis of Mollusca