New publication!!!

Thanks to Ana and other colleagues in Estonia and Spain, our joint paper has been accepted in Ecological Informatics.  Advanced sensing methods can contribute to a deeper understanding of species’ ecology and their response to environmental conditions such as hydrodynamics in rivers and streams. We will continue this collaboration (and be more active) specifically in the field of ecohydraulics.

Garcia-Vega, A., Fuentes-Perez, J.F., Fukuda, S., Kruusmaa, M., Sanz-Ronda, F.J., Tuhtan, J.A., Artificial lateral line for aquatic habitat modelling: An example for Lefua echigonia,
Ecological Informatics, 2021.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoinf.2021.101388

MSc defence by Mr. Grant Thompson

Grant successfully presented his research achievement as his MSc thesis entitled “Barrier-Driven Morphological Differentiation of Rhinogobius nagoyae in Kanagawa and Chiba Prefectures, Japan”. It should have been difficult for him to complete his research due to COVID-19. Although it is not directly related to his thesis, it was great that he joined our team and surveys in Vietnam and Ishigaki Island!!!  
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Graduation ceremony on Mach 25, 2021

Three undergraduate students and two master course students have graduated from our laboratory. I always feel a bit sad on graduation day every year, but it’s the beginning of their new career. Wishing all the best for their bright future!!!

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Five University Joint Seminar

We had a joint seminar with other nearby universities working on water and irrigation sciences. It was a great opportunity for us to communicate with other students and professors. There were impressive presentations reporting current problems in rural environment. Thank you very much for the organizer!

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Soil-water and vegetation dynamics in an abandoned farmland


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Modelling flow-fish relationship and species migration in Yagawa


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Effects of aquatic vegetation on instream fish habitat uses in the Fuchu Yosui irrigation system


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Participants

Ohira and Fukuda (2018) in Paddy and Water Environment

Our paper from the surveys in Fuchu Yosui Irrigation System has been published in Paddy and Water Environment.

Ohira and Fukuda (2018) Flow regime shapes seasonal patterns of fish species richness and abundance in main and branch channels of a rice irrigation system. Paddy and Water Environment. DOI: 10.1007/s10333-018-0669-4

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ISE2018 in Tokyo

The 12th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics (ISE2018; Aug 18-24, 2018) was a great opportunity to meet many people working in the field of ecohydraulics. I could have a clear direction in my research through many discussions with the participants. 
Kurita Ecohydraulics Workshop-ECoENet was a great start of the ISE2018, opening with keynote talks, group discussion, and finalized by synthesis talks. Students and early career researchers might have benefited from the contents in which they could have chances to communicate with keynote speakers and experienced researchers.  
Main part of the ISE2018 was successful; keynote talks were all great and motivated me for future research. I do look forward to the ISE2020 to be held in Lyon, France.

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After closing ceremony


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Thom Hardy awarded for his contribution to ecohydraulics 


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Herve introduced ISE2020 in Lyon, France  


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ISE2018 banquet 


Eva as a keynote speaker of the workshop

Eva as a keynote speaker of the workshop 


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Fiona as a keynote speaker of the workshop 


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Greg as a keynote speaker of the workshop   


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Mike as a keynote speaker of the Workshop 


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Atle, Thom and Paco for synthesis keynotes in the workshop 


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Workshop participants


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ECoENet Meeting  


Ecohydraulics Community meeting

Ecohydraulics Community meeting 


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Seiya successfully presented his research 


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Paul introduced how important small streams are!!! 


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Mitsuru presented his research in Fuchu Yosui Irrigation System 


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Marina presented her work in Yagawa


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Paco presented our joint work with Rafael Munoz-Mas


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Tour 5 explored Tama river (and Japanese sake!)

 

Fireworks Festival in Isanuma

Isanuma is a swamp used as an agricultural reservoir which has a complex channel network for rice production.  As a part of new research activity, we joined the fireworks festival there.  Fireworks were all fantastic and we enjoyed beers and Japanese sakes produced in the region. 

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Beautiful fireworks


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Fish sampling


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Result

IAHR2017

We joined the 37th IAHR World Congress (IAHR2017; http://www.iahrworldcongress.org/).  Mr. Matsuzawa presented a part of his achievement and I chaired the ecohydraulics community meeting.  It was a great opportunity to learn advanced research as well as basic research topics in hydraulics. 

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Opening ceremony


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Mr. Matsuzawa’s talk!


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Ecohydraulics community meeting


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Participants in the ecohydraulics community meeting


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A promotion of the sustainable development goals in a shopping mall, which is, to the best of my knowledge, very rare in Japan