Masashi KIYOTA

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Masashi KIYOTA
Nagasaki University
Job title
Oceanic Ecosystem Section

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2018
Professor, Graduate School of Fisheries and Environmental Sciences, Nagasaki University
Apr 2014
Mar 2018
Affiliate professor, Graduate School of Marine Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
Apr 2009
Mar 2018
Chief, Oceanic Ecosystem Group, National Research Institute of Far Seas Fisheries
Apr 2005
Mar 2009
Chief, Ecologically-related Species Section, National Research Institute of Far Seas Fisheries
Sep 1998
Mar 2005
Senior scientist, Ecologically-related Species Section, Far Seas Fisheries Research Laboratory
Apr 1987
Apr 1995
Scientist / Senior scientist, Fur Seal Section, Far Seas Fisheries Research Laboratory

Awards & Honors

Nov 2018
Megafaunal composition of cold-water corals and other deep-sea benthos in the southern Emperor Seamounts area, North Pacific Ocean, Best paper award, Japanese Coral Reef Society
Winner: Miyamoto M, Kiyota M, Hayashibara T, Nonaka M, Imahara Y, Tachikawa H
Nov 2017
Quantification of the demersal marine ecosystem structure in the northeastern district of the Tohoku sea area, northeastern Japan based on Ecopath approach, Best paper award, Japanese Society of Fisheries Oceanography
Winner: Yonezaki S, Kiyota M, Narimatsu Y, Hattori T, Ito M

Published Papers

Yoshimitsu T, Tokai T, Yonezaki S, Kiyota M
Nippon Suisan Gakkaishi   84 23-31   2018   [Refereed]
Effects of bathymetric grid-cell sizes on habitat suitability analysis of cold-water gorgonian corals on seamounts
Miyamoto M, Kiyota M, Murase H, Nakamura T, Hayashibara T
Marine Geodesy   40 205-223   2017   [Refereed]
Miyamoto M, Kiyota M, Hayashibara T, Nonaka M, Imahara Y, Tachikawa
Galaxea   19 19-30   2017   [Refereed]

Conference Activities & Talks

Multiple factors affecting the sustainability of the Yellow Sea / East China Sea ecosystems [Invited]
KIiyota M
4 thPan-Yellow Sea Forum   1 Nov 2018   
Comparative evaluation of ecosystem characteristics and fishery impacts based on Ecopath foodweb models
Kiyota M, Yonezaki S, Watari S
4th CLIOTOP International Symposium   18 Oct 2018   
Comparison and integration of different ecosystem models for appropriate use of model characteristics
Takeshige A, Yonezaki S, Itoh S, Kasai A, Kiyota M, Kimura S
CLIOTOP 4th International Symposium   18 Oct 2018   
Changes in demersal marine ecosystem structure off northeastern Japan before and after the Great East Japan Earthquake revealed by Ecopath modeling
Yonezaki S, Narimatsu Y, Kiyota M, Hattori T
CLIOTOP 4th International Symposium   17 Oct 2018   
Response of commercial fisheries and a top predator to long-term ecosystem changes in the western North Pacific Ocean off northeastern Japan
Masashi KIYOTA
North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) 25th Annual Meeting   2 Nov 2016   

Research Grants & Projects

Mitigation of fisheries interactions with large marine animals
Life history characteristics of large marine animals
Structure and function of marine pelagic ecosystems
Data sampling and mathmatical analysis in wildlife studies

Social Contribution

Co-chair of the NPFC VME & BF Data Workshop
[Presenter]  NPFC  7 Nov 2018 - 9 Nov 2018
Co-chair of the NPFC/FAO Workshop Protection of Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems in the North Pacific Fisheries Commission Area: applying global experiences to regional assessments
[Presenter]  NPFC, FAO  12 Mar 2018 - 15 Mar 2018
Expert Advisory Panel for the Assessment of Proposals to Amend Appendies I and II of CITES Concerning Comercially-exploited Aquatic Species
[Advisor]  FAO/UN  3 Dec 2012 - 8 Dec 2012
Ad Hoc Expert Panel for the Assessment of Proposals to Amend Appendies I and II of CITES Concerning Comercially-exploited Aquatic Species
[Advisor]  FAO/UN  26 Mar 2007 - 30 Mar 2007