Dr. Kazuo Nadaoka is a professor at School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology. He is currently an executive board member of Japanese Coral Reef Society (JCRS) and a council member of International Society for Reef Studies (ISRS). He was also a former Vice–President of JCRS and Chair of Coastal Engineering Committee in Japan Society of Civil Engineers (CEC/JSCE).
His main research fields are coastal ecosystem conservation studies, integrated coastal zone management, and coastal oceanography & engineering.His recent research topics cover wide areas: 1) Analysis and prediction of multiple environmental stresses on coastal ecosystems, 2) Coastal ecosystem modeling for analyzing its dynamic response to various anthropogenic impacts and global environmental changes, 3) Monitoring and modeling of physical and bio-chemical processes in coastal zones, 4) Development and application of remote sensing methods to monitor coastal environments, 5) Reef connectivity study for establishing desirable MPA networks based on larval dispersal simulation and population genetics, 6) Establishing a decision support system for ICZM, and 7) Comprehensive assessment and conservation of blue carbon ecosystems and their services.
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