Ph. D. (Science)
Fieldwork during a fish meeting.
CareerI graduated from Tokyo Metropolitan University's Chemistry Department and then did a master's and doctorate degree at Kyoto University. Afterwards I was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science researcher and then an odontology section assistant at Gifu College of Dentistry. I then worked for Shiga Prefecture Board of Education Executive Office and the Lake Biwa Museum Project Office, Shiga Prefecture Board of Education. From April 1996 until March 2010 I worked at the Lake Biwa Museum.
Specialty1. Research of pharyngeal teeth of carp (biological, palaeontological and archaeological).
2. Distribution of the fish of the Lake Biwa drainage basin and research regarding the monitoring of habitats.
Key Words of ResearchCarp, pharyngeal teeth, ontogeny, phylogeny, palaeontology, archaeology, fish distribution.
Professional Society MembershipThe Ichthyological Society of Japan, the Ichthyological Society of China, American Society of Ichthyology and Herpetology, the Palaeontological Society of Japan, the Association for the Geological Collaboration in Japan, the Society of Biosophia Studies, International council for Archeozoology.
Readily Accessible Research Contributions
- Nakajima, T. 2005. Significance of freshwater fisheries during the Jomon and Yayoi periods in western Japan based on analysis of the pharyngeal tooth remains of cyprinid fishes. Grier, C. et al. eds. "Beyond Affluent Foragers" pp.45-53, Oxford Press, London.