Researcher vol.1

Continuous efforts to overcome challenges to achieve harmonious coexistence between humans and nature

To promote education and research contributing to the welfare and peace of humankind
Studying, nurturing, capturing, and sometimes battling with, all kinds of organisms, these are the daily routines of researchers at the Graduate School of Biosphere Science. The following is a frank dialogue between researchers who compete with and encourage each other to improve, sometimes as teacher and student and at other times as fellow members and comrades.

NEW Yoichi Sakai/Satoshi Tomano

Biology of Aquatic Resources
Yoichi Sakai


Postdoctoral researcher
Laboratory of Aquaculture
Satoshi Tomano

Prof. Sakai focuses mainly on behavioral ecological research to elucidate the social structures and reproductive strategies of shallow water fish at individual levels, while young researcher Tomano has been drawing other researchers’ attention with his research into the stock structure of Sepioteuthis lessoniana (the bigfin reef squid). While their interests, research subjects and methods differ, they are both courageous enough to take on hardships to solve the mysteries behind hydrosphere organisms. The following is a transcript of their frank conversation.