Hideto Nakamura

I am an organic geochemist interested in decoding molecular signals in sediments to understand the source and geological fate of lipid biomarkers or “molecular fossils” and use them to study interactions involving organisms and its environment through the earth’s history. Research topics include the development of molecular proxies for paleoclimatology and biogeochemistry, multi-biomarker approaches on the reconstruction of marine and terrestrial environments from Mesozoic to the present.

(this site is under construction and below information might be incomplete.)


  • Ph.D. 2011

    Ph.D. in Science

    Department of Natural History Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University, Japan

  • MSc 2008

    MSc Degree in Natural History Sciences

    Department of Natural History Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University, Japan

  • BSc 2006

    BSc Degree in Earth and Planetary Sciences

    Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University, Japan


  • Present2016

    Specially Appointed Lecturer

    Osaka City University, Department of Biology and Geosciences

  • 20162011

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    JST CREST/Hokkaido University, Department of Natural History Sciences

  • 20112009

    Research Fellow of JSPS in Stratigraphy/Paleontology (DC2)

    Hokkaido University, Department of Natural History Sciences

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2017-2019
    JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B) – PI
    Rapid and comprehensive identification of plant molecular fossils for high-resolution paleovegetation reconstruction – in Japanese
  • 2017-2020
    JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) – Co-I
    Geochemical cycle and chemical conversion of Arsenic in geosphere and hydrosphere – in Japanese
  • 2011-2012
    Sasakawa Scientific Research Grant – PI
    Molecular fossil based approach on the reconstruction of paleoenvironmental and paleovegetational variations during global climatic events in the Late Cretaceous Period – in Japanese
  • 2009-2011
    JSPS Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Research Fellows (DC2) – PI
    Elucidating the evolution of terrestrial vegetation by molecular paleontological analysis of land-plant-derived organic matter – in Japanese