(Report:報告) The 102nd IROAST Seminar was held 第102回IROASTセミナーが開催されました

Oct 20, 2023

2023年10月20日、戸田IROAST副研究機構長の世話人のもと、ウッズホール海洋研究所所属、Daniel P. Zitterbart IROAST客員准教授による、第102回IROASTセミナーを行いました。野生生物の行動からエコシステムの状態を把握する研究を行っており、今回のセミナーではコウテイペンギンとクジラの研究を紹介しました。興味深い講演に、参加した学生や教員が熱心に質問を行いました。

Dr. Zitterbartは4年ぶりの来学で、今回は約2週間、滞在し、戸田先生の研究室で国際共同研究を行う予定です。


On October 20, 2023, the 102nd IROAST Seminar was held under the organization of Prof. Kei Toda (Vice Director of IROAST / FAST, Kumamoto University) inviting Dr. Daniel P. Zitterbart, IROAST Visiting Associate Professor / Associate Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA. Dr. Zitterbart's research focuses on health of ecosystems through the behavior of wildlife, and in this seminar, he introduced his research on emperor penguins and whales. Participating students and faculty members actively asked questions in this interesting lecture.

Dr. Zitterbart is visiting the University for the first time in four years and will stay for about two weeks this time to conduct international collaborative research in Dr. Toda's laboratory.


Prof. Kei Toda (FAST, Kumamoto University)
戸田 敬 教授 (大学院先端科学研究部)


Dr. Daniel P. Zitterbart, Associate Scientist
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (USA)|ウッズホール海洋研究所(アメリカ)

■At Venue|会場の様子

■Group Photo|集合写真

The 102nd IROAST Seminar 第102回IROASTセミナー開催のお知らせ

Oct 6, 2023

 国際先端科学技術研究機構(IROAST)は、ウッズホール海洋研究所所属、Daniel P. Zitterbart IROAST客員准教授による、第102回IROASTセミナーを下記のとおり開催いたします。




1.日 時:令和5年10月20日(金)13:00~14:20

2.会 場:黒髪南E1 69番 (理学部1・2号館) C226講義室

3.講演者・テーマ (Speaker & Theme)・講演概要:

   ウッズホール海洋研究所(アメリカ)Associate Scientist, Daniel P. Zitterbart

   “Environmental science and ecology for biodiversity conservation”


Understanding and addressing the human-driven decline in biodiversity is a pressing scientific, economic, and ethical dilemma of our era. This concern becomes even more paramount when considering marine ecosystems, which not only regulate global climate but also shelter a significant portion of the planet's biomass and diversity.

The behavior of animal movements offers a window into the health of ecosystems. Using the principles of movement ecology, these movements are analyzed in relation to environmental factors. Typically, biologging, which involves attaching location-based tags to animals, has been the primary method to study these movements. While effective, this technique requires considerable effort and can be intrusive to the animals. To broaden the capabilities of ecosystem monitoring, there's a shift towards remotely sensing animal movements without the need for biologging. This approach aims to complement traditional methods like tracking animal populations and distributions. While population counts and species distributions provide insights into ecosystem health, these indicators lag very much behind real-time changes in the environment. In this presentation, I will discuss two case studies focused on Emperor Penguins and Baleen Whales which underscore how integrating remote sensing of environmental factors with animal behaviors can establish a timely and effective early warning system for ecosystem well-being.

4.世話人:戸田 敬 教授 (大学院先端科学研究部)





IROAST will have the 102nd IROAST Seminar by Dr. Daniel P. Zitterbart, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA as follows.

Anyone interested in this seminar is more than welcome. Registration is not required.

We hope to see you at the seminar.


  1. Date and time: October 20 (Fri), 2023, 13:00-14:20
  2. Venue: Room C226, Kurokami South E1 (Faculty of Science Bldg. 1 & 2)
  3. Speaker: Associate Scientist, Daniel P. Zitterbart, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA
  4. Theme & Abstract: Referred to above
  5. Organizer: Prof. Kei Toda (FAST, Kumamoto University)

Remarks: This seminar will be held in English.


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