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Yasuhiro Ota
Yasuhiro Ota, Dsc.

PRESENT POSITION
Curator/Researcher of the Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History(KMNH).
Professional address, telephone and fax:
Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History
2-4-1, Higashida, Yahata-Higashi-Ku, Kitakyushu805-0071, Japan;
TEL+81-93-681-1011 Fax +81-93-661-7503
E-mail: ota_y@kmnh.jp

EDUCATION
Kyushu University (Doctor’s degree, 1996)
Kyushu University (Master’s degree, 1989)
Kagoshima University(Bachelor’s degree, 1987)

QUALIFICATION
Curator of Museum

SPECIALTY
Geology and Paleontology

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Fossil Invertebrates

ACADEMIC SOCETYIES
Member of the Speleological Society of Japan, Member of the Geological Society of Japan, Member of the Palaeontological Society of Japan, Member of Japan Association for Quaternary Research, Member of Japan Coral Reef Society, Member of The Japanese Society of Environmental Education Fukuoka Branch, Member of The Paleontological Society, Advisor of The Geo &Bio Research Group.

RECENT LITERATURE
  • 2016/3. Promotion of Popularizing the Kitakyushu Geopark Initiative and Its Results ; H. Sugino, Y.Ota, I. Haraga, H. Hanada, S. Takahashi, N. Ohashi, M. Mori, K. Kato, S. Yaoya, T. Osawa, M. Shirakawa, K. Urata, F. Mori, S. Tominaga, A. Hayama, Y. Funai and K. Miyata -Annual Report of the Geo & Bio Research Group, (5), 1-47.
  • 2015/3. Fossilization of fusulinoideans in limestone clasts of conglomerates of the Lower Cretaceous Takatsuo Formation, originated from the limestones of Akiyoshi Terrene ; Y.Ota, M. Fujikawa ane J. Ando- Bulletin of the Akiyoshi-dai Museum of Natural History, (50), 11-25.
  • 2015/3. Activity Results in the First Year of the Newly Organized G&B Research Group Third Year Action of the GEO & BIO Research Group; H. Sugino, Y.Ota, I. Haraga, H. Hanada, N. Ohashi, M. Mori, K. Kato, S. Yaoya, T. Osawa, S. Takahashi, K. Urata, M. Shirakawa, F. Mori, S. Tominaga, A. Hayama, K. Miyata and Y. Funai -Annual Report of the Geo & Bio Research Group, (4), 3-31.
  • 2014/3. Third Year Action of the GEO & BIO Research Group; H. Sugino, Y.Ota, I. Haraga, M. Mori, K. Kato, N. Ohashi, M. Shirakawa, S. Takahashi, H. Hanada, F. Mori, S. Yaoya, K. Urata, T. Osawa, S. Tominaga, K. Miyata and Y. Funai -Annual Report of the Geo & Bio Research Group, (3), 1-70.
  • 2013/9. Empirical Study of Environmental Education Effect and Significance of Field Observations of the Kurosaki Castle Ruins and Surrounding Area; H. Noi, Y.Ota and K. Umezaki- Environmental Education, v. 23-2, 93-104.
  • 2013/3. Necessity of new communication tools in “outdoors”, and importance of catching the social signals, from perspectives of the lifelong education ; Y.Ota, H. Noi and Member of the Geo & Bio Research Group- Annual Report of the Geo & Bio Research Group, (2), 59-65.
  • 2013/3. 2013 Annual Record of GEO & BIO Research Group:it’s second-year developments; K. Miyata, Y.Ota, I. Haraga, H. Sugino, M. Mori, K. Urata, K. Kato, M. Shirakawa, S. Tominaga, S. Takahashi, H. Hanada, F. Mori, S. Yaoya, N. Ohashi, T. Osawa and Y. Funai -Annual Report of the Geo & Bio Research Group, (2), 1-55.
  • 2012/5. Ammonoid discovered form Aohama coast, Shiranoe, Moji Ward, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture: Preliminary study for comparison between the Akiyoshi Limestone Group and Yobuno Group; Y.Ota, M. Fujikawa, M. Ota, Y. Kunimitsu and A. Kano- Bulletin of the Akiyoshi-dai Museum of Natural History, (47), 11-19.
  • 2011/3. 2012 Annual Record of GEO & BIO Research Group; K. Miyata, Y.Ota, I. Haraga, H. Sugino, M. Mori, K. Urata, K. Kato, M. Shirakawa, S. Tominaga, S. Takahashi, H. Hanada, F. Mori, S. Yaoya, N. Ohashi, T. Osawa and Y. Funai -Annual Report of the Geo & Bio Research Group, (1), 1-33.
  • 2011/5. Fusulinoideans from the limestone clasts of the Lower Cretaceous Wakino Subgroup (Kanmon Group), Miyawaka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan; Y.Ota, T. Abe, M. Kurokawa and M. Ota – The Journal of the Geological Society of Japan, v.117, (5), 289-298. , accepted March 2011.
  • 2010/3. Interim Scientific Report on the Nanatsugama Stalactite Cave forming rocks, Saikai City, Nagasaki Prefecture Japan (Paleontology) : Y.Ota, M. Ota – Educational Board of Saikai City, Nagasaki Prefecture,1-7.
  • 2009/4. Permian brachiopods from the Tsunemori Formation, Yamaguchi Prefecture, southwest Japan: Fossil evidence for the accretionary site of the Akiyoshi Terrane; J. Tazawa, M. Fujikawa and Y.Ota-The Journal of the Geological Society of Japan, v.115, (4), 168-176.
  • 2009/4. Yabeina cascadensis (Anderson) (Permian Fusulinacea) from San Juan Island, Washington, USA. Y.Ota, T.Yamagata and W. R. Danner-Regional Views, Institute of Applied Geography, Komazawa University, (22), p. 17-45.
  • 2008/2. Cetotheres from the early Middle Miocene Bihoku Group in Shobara District, Hiroshima Prefecture, West Japan); H.Otsuka and Y.Ota-Miscellaneous Reports of the Hiwa Museum for Natural History, (49), p.1-66, pls. 1-24.
  • 2007/12. Preliminary report on the specimens of Rodents from Tenryu-do Cave and Meido-do Cave, Okinoerabu Island, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan; Y.Nishioka, R. Nakagawa, Y.Ota and Y.Nishikawa-Journal of the speleological society of Japan, v.32, p.30-34.
  • 2006/12. Taphonomic study on tooth fossils of vertebrates from “Brahch 2” in Ojika-do, Cave on the Hirao-dai Karst Plateau, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan; S. Nunami, R. Nakagawa and Y.Ota – Journal of the Speleological Society of Japan, v. 31, p. 36-41.
  • 2006/3. Environmental change since the Middle Holocene at Kurosaki Castle Site in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, South West Japan, with special reference to an adaptation of the Jomon people to the environmental change) ; H. Noi, Y.Ota and K. Umesaki – Journal of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Kitakyushu (Human Relations), v. 13, p. 79-88.
  • 2006/3. Second Report of fossils from the Oligocene Ashiya Group, Yamaga, Ashiya Town, Fukuoka Prefecture; Y.Ota and K. Morii – Buried Cultural Assets Report of Fukuoka Prefectural Board of Education, 23p.
  • 2005/6. New tooth fossil of Palaeoloxodon naumanni (Makiyama), from Ojika-do Cave Deposits on the Hiraodai Karst Plateau, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan; S. Nunami, R. Nakagawa, and Y.Ota – Journal of the Speleological Society of Japan, v. 29, p. 35-38.
  • 2005/3. Maklaya (Permian Fusulinoidea) from Kaerimizu area, Akiyoshi Plateau, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan; Y.Ota – Bulletin of the Akiyoshi-dai Museum of Natural History, (40), 15-33, pls.1-5.
  • 2004/3. A new locality of the non-crystalline limestone conglomerates in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan; Y.Ota – Bull. Kitakyushu Mus. Nat. Hum. Hist., Ser. A, (2), p.1-6, pls.1-2.
  • 2003/3. Misellina (Permian Fusulinoidea) from the limestone conglomerate in the Dobaru Formation of the Lower Cretaceous Wakino Subgroup, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan; Y.Ota – Bull. Kitakyushu Mus. Nat. Hum. Hist., Ser. A, (1), p.1-8, pl. 1.
  • 2002/3. Triticites from Shii, Kokuraminami Ward, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan; Y.Ota – Bull. Kitakyushu Mus. Nat. Hist., (21)。、 p. 1-15, pls. 1-2。・
  • 2001/3. Neoschwagerina (Permian Fusulinacea) from limestone pebbles in the Dobaru Formation, the lower part of the lower Cretaceous Wakino Subgroup, in the Kitakyushu City, Japan; Y.Ota – Bull. Kitakyushu Mus. Nat. Hist., (20), p. 1-15, pls. 1-2。・
  • 2000/3. Parafusulina (Permian Fusulinacea) from Hazegatoge, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan; Y.Ota – Bull. Kitakyushu Mus. Nat. Hist., (19), p. 25-42。、pls.1-4。・
  • 1998/3. Middle Carboniferous to Early Permian Fusulinacean from the Akiyoshi Limestone Group, Southwest Japan; Y.Ota -Bull. Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History, (17), p. 1-105,pls. 1-8.
  • 1997/3. Middle Carboniferous and Lower Permian fusulinacean biostratigraphy of the Akiyoshi Limestone Group, Southwest Japan. Part 1. Bull. Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History, (16), p. 1-97.
  • 1996/3. Middle Carboniferous and Lower Permian fusulinacean biostratigraphy of the Akiyoshi Limestone Group, Southwest Japan; Y.Ota -Doctoral Thesis of Kyushu University, p. 1-330.
  • 1995/12. Middle Carboniferous to Early Permian fusulinacean zones in the Jigoku-dani area, Akiyoshi, Southwest Japan; Y.Ota -Science Repts., Department of Earth & Planetary Science, Kyushu University, 19(1), p. 29-51, pls. 3-5.
  • 1995/3. Phylogenetic consideration on Protriticites yanagidai Y.Ota and Protriticites masamichii Y.Ota (Carboniferous fusulinids) from Mt. Maruyama, Mine City, Southwest Japan; Y.Ota and M. Ota – Bull. Mine City Museum, (11), p. 1-11.
  • 1994/5. Upper Carboniferous fusulinids from Mt. Maruyama, Mine City, Yamaguchi Prefecture; Y.Ota -Bull. Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History, (13), P. 1-35,Pls.1-3.
  • 1993/5. Faunal change of the Upper Carboniferous to lower Permian fusulinaceans from the Akiyoshi Limestone Group, Southwest Japan. -On materials along the AK Route, adjacent to the Akiyoshi-dai Museum of Natural History-; Y.Ota – Bull. Akiyoshi-dai Museum of Natural History, (28), p.1-57, pls.1-3.
  • 1992/8. Fusuline Biostratigraphy of the Akiyoshi Limestone Group in the Jigoku-dani area, Southwest Japan. Studies in Benthic Foraminifera Benthos’90, Sendai, 1990 ; Y.Ota p.369-379, Tokai University Press.
  • Fusulinoideans from the limestone clasts of the Lower Cretaceous Wakino Subgroup (Kanmon Group), Miyawaka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan- The Journal of the Geological Society of Japan, accepted March 2011.


2010/3. Interim Scientific Report on the Nanatsugama Stalactite Cave forming rocks, Saikai City, Nagasaki Prefecture Japan, Educational Board of Saikai City, Nagasaki Prefecture,1-7.


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