RESEARCH

Research Units

Hydrological Environments

The hydrological cycles and material transports including the effects of human impacts in the earth surface, an important aspect of environmental science and human life, has not yet been fully depicted. New recent observations performed in regional scales have revealed changes in the earth surface systems that should be investigated by a multidisciplinary approach in multiple spatiotemporal scales. Our research group investigates these issues on near-surface environments including atmosphere, watershed, aquifers, and costal environments, using various physicochemical parameters, isotopes and simulation tools. Our main field is Kyushu; however, target area is generally broad extending to Asian region and more globally. Effects of natural deserters on earth systems including floods, earthquakes and volcanism are also major concerns of this research unit.

Hydrological Environments

Unit members

  • Japan
    Unit coordinator
    Takahiro HOSONO
    Associate Professor, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology, Kumamoto University
    Japan
  • Japan
    Sub-coordinator
    Kimpei ICHIYANAGI
    Associate Professor, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology, Kumamoto University
    Japan
  • Germany
    Jens HARTMANN Website
    Professor, Institute for Geology, University of Hamburg
    Germany
  • Indonesia
    Rusmawan SUWARMAN Website
    Assistant Professor, Faculty of Earth Science and Technology, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB)
    Indonesia
  • France
    Pascale LOUVAT Website
    CNRS research engineer, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris
    France