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Yoshiki Saito / Conjunct Professor / Division of Environmental Studies
Department of Natural Environmental Studies / / Coastal geomorphology, coastal geology, coastal dynamics, and river deltas
https://staff.aist.go.jp/yoshiki.saito/
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=lDUsOOUAAAAJ

Career Summary
1981: Received B.Sc. from the Faculty of Science, Kyoto University
1981: Researcher, Geological Survey of Japan (GSJ)
1990: Senior Researcher, Geological Survey of Japan (GSJ)
1993: Received a Doctor of Science degree from Kyushu University
2001: Group Leader, Geological Survey of Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
2008-present: Prime Senior Researcher, Geological Survey of Japan, AIST
2015: Conjunct Professor in Department of Natural Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo.
Guest professor:
Ocean University of China (1994-present)
First Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanographic Administration (SOA), P. R. China (1998-present)
East China Normal University, P. R. China (2009-2012)
Second Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanographic Administration (SOA), P. R. China
(2014-2018)
Honorary Professor: Qingdao Institute of Marine Geology, China Geological Survey (2014-present)
Educational Activities
Graduate School: TBD
Research Activities
Shallow marine and coastal sedimentology with special foci on modern sedimentary processes, coastal geology, Quaternary geology, sequence stratigraphy, strata formation, and recent environmental changes, particularly for river deltas in Asia: Yellow River, Yangtze River, Pearl River, Red River, Mekong River, Chaophraya River, Godavari River, Krishna River, and so on.
Literature
1) Woodroffe, C. D. and Saito, Y. (2011) River-dominated coasts. In: Wolanski, E. and McLusky, D. S. (eds.) Treatise of Estuarine and Coastal Science, vol. 3, Estuarine and Coastal Geology and Geomorphology, Chapter 5, Academic Press, pp. 117-135.
2) Goodgred, S. L. Jr.and Saito, Y. (2011) Tide-dominated deltas. In: Davis, R. A. Jr. and Dalrymple, R. W. (eds.) Principles of Tidal Sedimentology, Springer, pp. 129-149.
3) Syvitski, J. P. M., Kettner, A. K., Overeem, I., Hutton, E. W. H., Hannon, M. T., Brakenridge, G. R., Day, J., Vorosmarty, C., Saito, Y., Giosan, L., and Nicholls, R. J. (2009) Sinking deltas due to human activities. Nature Geoscience, vol. 2, no. 10, pp. 681-686.
4) Hori, K. and Saito, Y. (2007) Classification, architecture, and evolution of large-river deltas. In: A. Gupta (ed.) Large Rivers: Geomorphology and Management, John Wiley & Sons, pp. 75-96.
5) Syvitski, J. P. M. and Saito, Y. (2007) Morphodynamics of deltas under the influence of humans. Global and Planetary Change, vol. 57, nos. 3-4, pp. 261-282.
Other Activities
1) Current member of Editorial Boards for Marine Geology (Elsevier), Estuarine,Coastal and Shelf Science (Elsevier), Quaternary International (Elsevier), and Geo-Marine Letters (Springer)
2) Vice-President of the Japan Association for Quaternary Research (2013-2015)
3) Chair of the XIX Congress of the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA), Nagoya 2015
4) Member of Early/Middle Pleistocene boundary working group of the Subcommission on Quaternary Stratigraphy, the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) (2014-present)
5) Co-leader of IGCP project no. 475 “Deltas in the Monsoon Asia-Pacific region (DeltaMAP)” (2003-2008)
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Future Plan
AIST is located in Tsukuba Science city, only 30 minutes by Tsukuba Express train from the Kashiwa Campus of UT. My wish is to uphold a sustainable and good relationship between GSJ, AIST, and GSFS, UT.

Messages to Students
I hope you will experience a wide variety of nature, culture, and people around the world and in Asia through research.
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