Ryota Suwa

Ryota Suwa

JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Seto Marine Biological Laboratory, Field Science Education and Research Center, KyotoUniversity, 459 Nishimuro, Shirahama, Wakayama 649-2211, Japan






Education

Ph.D.      Universityof the Ryukyus                 2004-2008
Department of Marine and Environmental Science, Graduate School of Engineering and Science
B.S.       Universityof the Ryukyus                  1998-2002
Department of Chemistry, Biology and Marine Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of the Ryukyus


Research experience

Shirayama lab. and Miyazaki lab., Kyoto University          2011-present
  •  Effects of pCO2 increase on early life stages of sea urchins, corals and limpets.

Shirayama lab., Kyoto university                                        2009-2011
  • Effects of pCO2 increase on early life stages of sea urchins, corals.

Nakamura lab., University of the Ryukyus                          2008-2009
  • Effects of pCO2 increase on early life stages of corals and sea cucumbers.
  • Effects of estradiol on adult coral reproductive development.

Hidaka lab., University of the Ryukyus                               2001-2008
  • Effects of cold and warm temperature on symbiosis of corals and symbiotic zooxanthella genotypic composition
  • Effects of warm temperature on zooxanthellae expulsion of corals


Publications

Ryota Suwa, Yukihiro Nojiri, Tsuneo Ono, Yoshihisa Shirayama (2013) Effects of low pCO2 conditions on sea urchin larval size. Marine Ecology, 34, pp 443-450

Mayuri Inoue, Ryota Suwa, Atsushi Suzuki, Kazuhiko Sakai and Hodaka Kawahata (2011) Effects of seawater pH on growth and skeletal U/Ca ratios of Acropora digitifera coral polyps, Geophysical Research Letters, 38, doi:10.1029/2011GL047786

Ryota Suwa, Masako Nakamura, Masaya Morita, Kazuaki Shimada, Akira Iguchi, Kazuhiko Sakai, Atsushi Suzuki (2010) Effects of acidified seawater on early life stages of scleractinian corals (Genus Acropora),  Fisheries Science, Springer, 76, pp 93-99

Morita Masaya*, Ryota Suwa*, Akira Iguchi, Masako Nakamura, Kazuaki Shimada, Kazuhiko Sakai, Atsushi Suzuki (2009) Ocean acidification reduces sperm flagellar motility in broadcast spawning reef invertebrates, Zygote, Cambridge journals, 18, pp 103-107 (*These authors contributed equally to this work.)

Christine H. L. Schönberg, Ryota Suwa, Michio Hidaka and William K. W. Loh (2008) Sponge and coral zooxanthellae in heat and light: preliminary results of photochemical efficiency monitored with pulse amplitude modulated fluorometry, Marine Ecology, Blackwell, 29, pp 247-258

Ryota Suwa, Mamiko Hirose, Michio Hidaka (2008) Seasonal fluctuation in zooxanthella composition and photophysiology in the corals Pavona divaricata and P. decussata in Okinawa, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Inter-Research, 361, pp 129-137

Christine H. L. Schönberg and Ryota Suwa (2007) Why bioeroding sponges are better hosts for symbiotic dinoflagellates than many corals, The proceedings of 7th international sponge symposium, Museu Nacional de Rio de Janiero, pp 569-580

Ryota Suwa and Michio Hidaka (2006) Mechanism of zooxanthellae expulsion by corals: exposure to high temperature in darkness induces expulsion of zooxanthellae by coral hosts, The proceedings of 10th international coral reef symposium, Japanese coral reef society, pp 267-273


Grants and fellowships

The Japan Society for the Promotion, Research Fellow 2011-2013
Grant-in-Aid for Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellows funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology $8,500 2013
Grant-in-Aid for Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellows funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology $8,500 2012
Grant-in-Aid for Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellows funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology $9,500 2011
Kyoto university, Postdoctoral Research Fellow 2009-2010
Okinawa Churashima foundation, Research Grant $9,600 2008-2009
Tropical biosphere research center University of the Ryukyus, Research Fellow 2008
The 21st Century COE program of the University of the Ryukyus, Research Grant $7,900 2006-2008
Sasagawa Scientific Research Grant from the Japan Science Society $8,700 2005
The 21st Century COE program of the University of the Ryukyus, Research Grant $4,700 2004