Publications

  1. Yamano, H., Watanabe, T. (2016) Coupling Remote Sensing and Coral Annual Band Data to Investigate the History of Catchment Land Use and Coral Reef Status, Coral Reef Science, Volume 5 of the series Coral Reefs of the World pp 47-53
  2. Mitsuguci, T., Hirota, M., Paleo Labo AMS Dating Group, *Yamazaki, A., Watanabe, T., Yamano, H. (2016) Post-bomb coral Δ14C record from Iki Island, Japan: possible evidence of oceanographic conditions on the northern East China Sea shelf, Geo-Marine Letters,doi:10.1127/ejm/2016/0028-2521
  3. *Yamazaki, A., Watanabe, T., Tsunogai, U., Iwase, F., Yamano, H. (2016) A 150-year variation of the Kuroshio transport inferred from coral nitrogen isotope signature, Paleooceanography,31, doi:10.1002/2015PA002880
  4. Motai, S., Kawano, J., Nagai, T., *Sowa, K., Watanabe, T., (2016) Precipitation of halite during calcification of the massive reef-building coral Porites lobata, European Journal of Mineralogy,doi:10.1127/ejm/2016/0028-2521
  5. Sakaguchi, A., Nomura, T.,Steier, P., Gloser, R., Sasaki, K.,Watanabe, T., Nakakuki, T., Takahashi, Y., Yamano, H.(2015) Temporal and vertical distributions of anthropogenic236U in the Japan Sea using a coral core and seawater samples , Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans,doi:10.1002/2015JC011109
  6. Hori, M., Sano,Y., Ishida, A., Takahata, N.,Shirai, K., Watanabe, T. (2015) Middle Holocene daily light cycle
    reconstructed from the strontium/calcium ratios of a fossil giant clam shell, Scientific Reports, doi: 10.1038/srep08734
  7. *Yamazaki, A.,  Watanabe, T.,  Tsunogai, U., Hasegawa,  H., Yamano, H., (2014) The coral d15N record of terrestrial nitrate loading varies with river catchment land use, Coral Reefs, doi: 10.1007/s00338-014-1235-1
  8. Watanabe, T., *T. Kawamura, *A. Yamazaki, M. Murayama, and H. Yamano (2014), A 106 year monthly coral record reveals that the East Asian summer monsoon modulates winter PDO variability, Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 3609–3614, doi:10.1002/2014GL060037
  9. Inoue, M., Ishikawa, D., *Miyaji, T., *Yamazaki, A., Suzuki, A., Yamano, H., Kawahata, H., Watanabe, T., (2014)Evaluation of Mn and Fe in coral skeletons (Porites spp.) as proxies for sediment loading and reconstruction of fifty years of land use on Ishigaki Island, Japan, Coral Reefs, 33(2),363-373,doi:10.1007/s00338-014-1128-3
  10. *Sowa K, Watanabe T, Kan H, Yamano H (2014) Influence of Land Development on Holocene Porites Coral Calcification at Nagura Bay, Ishigaki Island, Japan. PLoS ONE 9(2): e88790. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0088790
  11. *Ohmori, K., Watanabe, T., Tanimizu, M., Shirai, K., Lead concentration and isotopic composition in the Pacific sclerosponge (Acanthochaetetes wellsi) reflects environmental lead pollution, Geology, 42,287-290
  12. Seo, I., Lee, Y.I., Watanabe, T., Yamano, H., Shimamura, M. Yoo, C.M. Hyeong, K. (2013) A skeletal Sr/Ca record preserved in Favia speciosa and implications for coral Sr/Ca thermometry in mid-latitude regions, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, doi: 10.1002/ggge.20195
  13. Nagata, S., Sugihara, K., Irino, T., Watanabe, T., Hiroya Yamano, H. (2013) Skeletal growth of Dipsastraea speciosa (Dana, 1846) from the subtropical and temperate regions in Japan, Journal of the Japanese Coral Reef Society, 15;37-56
  14. *Yamazaki, A. Watanabe, T.,  Takahata, N., Sano, Y., Tsunogai, U.(2013) Nitrogen isotopes in intra-crystal coralline aragonites, Chemical Geology, 351, 276–280
  15. *Sowa, K., Watanabe, T., *Nakamura, T., Sakai, S., Sakamoto, T., (2012) Estimation of uncertainty for massive Porites coral skeletal density, JAMSTEC Report of Research and Development,16, 31-19
  16. Motai, S.  Nagai, T. *Sowa, K. Watanabe, T. Sakamoto, N. Yurimoto, H. Kawano, J. (2012) Needle-like grains across over the growth lines in coral skeleton of Porites lobata, Journal of Structural Biology, 180(3):389-93
  17. Shirai, K., *Sowa, K., Watanabe, T., Sano, Y., Nakamura, T., Clode, P. (2012) Visualization of sub-daily skeletal growth patterns in massive Porites corals grown in Sr-enriched seawater, Journal of Structural Biology, 180(1):47-56
  18. Yamano, H., Sugihara, K., Watanabe, T., *Shimamura, M., Hyeong, K. (2012) Coral reefs at 34°N, Japan: Exploring the end of environmental gradients, Geology, 40, 835-838
  19. Sano, Y., Kobayashi, S., Shirai, K., Takahata, N., Matsumoto, K., Watanabe, T., *Sowa, K., Iwai, K. (2012) Past daily light cycle recorded in the strontium/ calcium ratios of giant clam shells, Nature Communication, doi: 10.1038/ncommc1763
  20. *Yamazaki, A., Watanabe, T., Tsunogai, U. (2011) δ15N in reef coral skeletons as a proxy of tropical nutrient dynamics,Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L19605, doi:10.1029/2011GL049053.
  21. Watanabe, T., Suzuki, A., Minobe, S., *Kawashima, T., Kameo, K., Minoshima, K., Aguilar, Y. M., Wani, R., Kawahata, H., *Sowa, K., Nagai, T., Kase, T. (2011) Permanent El Niño during the Pliocene warm period not supported by coral evidence,Nature, 471, 209-211.
  22. *Yamazaki, A., Watanabe, T., Ogawa, N., Ohkouchi, N., Shirai, K., Toratani, M., Uematsu, M.  (2011) Seasonal variations in the nitrogen isotope composition of Okinotori coral in the tropical Western Pacific: A new proxy for marine nitrate dynamics,Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, G04005, doi:10.1029/2011JG001697.
  23. *Sowa, K., Watanabe, T., Shimamura, M., Sakamoto, T., Nagao, S. (2010) Coral skeletal luminescence - its causes and availability as a paleoenvironmental proxy, Journal of the Japanese Coral Reef Society, 12、1-15
  24. Watanabe, T.,*Shimamura, M.,Yamano, H.(2009) Oxygen and carbon isotopic compositions in Favia coral skeletons from the northern latitude limit of coral reefs, Journal of the Japanese Coral Reef Society,11,1-8
  25. *Yamazaki, A., Watanabe, T., *Sowa, K., Nakachi, S., Yamano, H., Iwase, F.(2009) Reconstructing palaeoenvironments of temperate regions based on high latitude corals at Tatsukushi Bay in Japan, Journal of the Japanese Coral Reef Society,11,1-17
  26. *Kawashima, T., Watanabe, T., Shirai, K., Maekawa, S., *Shimamura, M., Irino, T., Sano, Y., Investigation on coral necrosis in massive Porites colony in the Ishigaki Island, Japan deduced from the δ18O, δ 13C and Mn/Ca ratios, Chikyukagaku (Geochemistry), 43,35-42
  27. Shirai, K., *Kawashima, T., *Sowa, K., Watanabe, T., Nakamori, T., Takahata, N., Amakawa, H., Sano, Y. (2008) Minor and trace element incorporation into branching coral Acropora nobilis skeleton, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 72, 5386-5400
  28. *Sowa, K., Watanabe, T., Motai, S., Seto, Y., Nagai, T. (2008) Mineral phase of COCs and fibers in coral skeletons, Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, 1, 74-77
  29. *Shimamura, M., Hyeong, K., Watanabe, T., Irino, T., Yoo, C. M., Kim, W. S. (2008) Opposed trend of skeletal carbon isotopic ratios found in two different coral species collected from the same site: Genus-dependent responses, Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, 1, 90-94
  30. Hyeong, K., *Shimamura, M., Watanabe, T., Yamano, H., Sugihara, K., Kim, J. (2008) Evaluation of Jeju/Tsushima Hermatypic Corals as Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Recorders, Ocean and Polar Research, 30(3), 351-359
  31. *Sowa, K., Watanabe, T., Suzuki, N.(2008)Implication of organic matter in coral skeletons as proxy for paleoenvironmental reconstruction, Chikyukagaku (Geochemistry), 42,55-67
  32. *Shimamura, M., Hyeong, K., Yoo, C. M., Watanabe, T., Irino, T., Jung, H. S. (2008) High resolution stable isotope records of sclreractinian corals near Ishigaki Island: Their implication as a potential paleoclimatic recorder in middle latitude regions,Geosciences Journal, 12, 1, 25-31
  33. Watanabe, T., Shirai, K., *Shimamura, M. (2006)Coral biomineralization, Chikyukagaku (Geochemistry), 40, 21-29
  34. Watanabe, T., Reynaud, S., Cuif, J. P., and Dauphin, Y. (2006) Variation of geochemical signals in coral skeletons: Environmental changes or biological processes, Paleontological Research, 10, 359-374
  35. Watanabe, T., Juillet-Leclerc, A., Cuif, J. P., Rollion-Bard, C., Dauphin, Y.,  Reynaud, S. (2006) Recent advances in coral biomineralization with implications for paleo-climatology: a brief overview. Global Climate Change and Response of Carbon Cycle in the Equatorial Pacific and Indian Oceans and adjacent landmasses, ELSEVIER OCEANOGRAPHY SERIES, 239-254
  36. Watanabe, T., Juillet-Leclerc, A., Cuif, J. P., Meibom, A., Dauphin, Y., Sano, Y. (2004) Heterogeneity of chemical compositions in coral skeletons:Investigetion of skeletal calcification and coral thermometer, Chikyukagaku (Geochemistry), 38, 255-264
  37. Watanabe, T. (2004) High-Resolution Reconstruction of Palaeoclimates in tropical sea surface using Stable Isotopes and Trace Elements in Biogenic Carbonates (Memorial paper for The Geochemical Society of Japan Award for Young Scientist 2003), Chikyukagaku (Geochemistry), 38, 29-43
  38. Watanabe, T., Suzuki, A., Kawahata, H., Kan, H., Ogawa, S. (2004) A 60-year isotopic record of a mid-Holocene fossil Giant clam (Tridacna gigas) in the Ryukyu Islands: Physiological and paleoclimatological implications at their geological latitudinal limit, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 212, 343-354
  39. Watanabe, T., Gagan, M. K., Corrége, T., Gagan, H. S., Hantoro, W. S. (2003) Oxygen isotope systematics in Diploastrea heliopora: New coral archive of tropical paleoclimate, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 67(7), 1349-1358
  40. Watanabe, T., Winter, A., Oba, T., Anzai, R., Ishioroshi, H. (2002) Evaluation of the fidelity of isotope records as an environmental proxy in the coral Montastraea, Coral Reefs, 21, 169-178
  41. Matsuoka, J., Kano, A., Oba, T., Watanabe, T., Sakai, S., Seto, K. (2001) Seasonal variation of stable isotopic compositions recorded in a laminated tufa, SW-Japan, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 192, 31-44
  42. Watanabe, T., Minagawa, M., Oba, T., Winter, A. (2001) Pretreatment of coral aragonite for Mg and Sr analysis: Implications for coral thermometers, Geochemical Journal, 35, 265-269
  43. Watanabe, T., Winter, A., Oba, T. (2001) Seasonal changes in sea surface temperature and salinity during the Little Ice Age in the Caribbean Sea, Marine Geology, 173, 1-4, 21-36 (The most downloaded paper in 2001)
  44. Winter, A., Ishioroshi, H., Watanabe, T., Oba, T., Christy, J. R. (2000) Caribbean sea surface temperatures: two-to-three degrees cooler than present during the Little Ice Age, Geophysical Research Letters, 27, 20, 3365-3368
  45. Watanabe, T., Oba, T. (1999) Daily reconstruction of water temperature from oxygen isotopic ratios of a modern Tridacnashell with freezing microtome sampling technique, Journal of Geophysical research, 104, C9, 20667-20674
  46. Watanabe, T., Oba, T. (1998) High resolution reconstruction of water temperature estimated from oxygen isotopic ratios of a modern Tridacna shell based on freezing microtome sampling technique, Chikyukagaku (Geochemistry), 32, 87-98
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