Research Staff

Chiyomi Yamakawa
Research Group
Cultural History and Geoscience Research Group
Ph.D. (Physical Science)
Photograph Explanation
Searching for plant fossils on the banks of the Yasu River, near Koka.

I graduated from Hokkaido University of Education's Department of Education and then went to Hyogo University of Teacher Education for a master's degree program. I then worked for Shiga Prefectural Board of Education Cultural Promotion Section and the Cultural Facility Establishment Preparation Room, before working in the Lake Biwa Museum Project Office, Shiga Prefecture Board of Education.

1. Palaeoclimate and floral changes during the Pliocene.
2. Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction of the Pliocene using fossil flora.

Key Words of Research
Fossil plants, fossil forests, paleobotany, palaeoenvironmental reconstruction.

Professional Society Membership
The Geological Society of Japan, the Palaeontological Society of Japan, the Japan Association for Quaternary Research, the Japanese Society for Plant Systematics, the Japanese Association of Historical Botany.