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.

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Education

  • 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

Positions

  • 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

  • 2019-2022
    JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) – Co-I
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    Origin and evolution of C4 plants and their causes: carbon cycle disturbances and paleoenvironments near Antarctica during the middle Cretaceous – in Japanese
    C4植物の誕生・進化とその要因:白亜紀中期の炭素循環攪乱と南極付近の環境
  • 2017-2020
    JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) – Co-I
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    Geochemical cycle and chemical conversion of Arsenic in geosphere and hydrosphere – in Japanese
    地殻と水圏のヒ素の循環過程と形態変化
  • 2017-2019
    JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B) – PI
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    Rapid and comprehensive identification of plant molecular fossils for high-resolution paleovegetation reconstruction – in Japanese
    高解像度古植生復元のための迅速かつ網羅的な植物有機分子化石解析方法の確立
    研究課題
  • 2015
    Japan Association of Organic Geochemists: Award for Young Scientist, 'Taguchi Prize'
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  • 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
    分子化石を用いた後期白亜紀の全球的気候変動イベント時における陸上古植生・古環境変動の復元
  • 2009-2011
    JSPS Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Research Fellows (DC2) – PI
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    Elucidating the evolution of terrestrial vegetation by molecular paleontological analysis of land-plant-derived organic matter – in Japanese
    陸上植物起源有機物の分子古生物学的分析による陸上古植生の進化過程の解明