Hiroshi Yamamoto / Visiting Associate Professor / Division of Environmental Studies
Department of Natural Environmental Studies / / Ecotoxicology, Water Environment, Micropollutants

Career Summary
1997: Received Masterís degree in Engineering from Kyoto University
2002: Received Ph.D. from University of Texas, Austin
2002: Postdoctoral Fellow (National Institute for Environmental Studies)
2004: Assistant Professor (Tokushima University)
2007: Associate Professor (Tokushima University)
2016: Head of Ecotoxicity Research Section (National Institute for Environmental Studies)
2017: Deputy Director (National Institute for Environmental Studies)
Educational Activities
Research Activities
I have been working on environmental fate and the ecological risk posed by micropollutants. More recently, my focus has been on the ecotoxicity of pharmaceuticals and personal care products and the evaluation and control of mixtures, factory effluents, and ambient waters using bioassay.
1) Yamamoto H., Takemoto K., Tamura I., Shin-oka N., Nakano T., Nishida M., Honda Y., Moriguchi S., and Nakamura Y. (2018): Contribution of inorganic and organic components to sorption of neutral and ionizable pharmaceuticals by sediment/soil, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25, 7250-7261.
2) Tamura I., Yasuda Y., Kagota, K., Nakada N., Kumar V., Kameda Y., Kimura K., Tatarazako N., and Yamamoto H. (2017): Contribution of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) to whole toxicity of water samples collected in effluent-dominated urban streams, Ecotoxicity and Environmental Safety, 144:338-350.
3) Furuhama A., Hayashi T., Yamamoto H., and Tatarazako N. (2017): External validation of acute-to-chronic models for estimation of reproductive toxicity to Daphnia magna, SAR and QSAR in Environmental Research, 28(9):765-781.
Other Activities
1) Member of over 20 governmental science boards under Ministry of the Environment, Japan.
2) SETAC, IWA, ACS, etc.
Future Plan
I am planning to do research on connecting the bioassay inside laboratories with the ecological impact in the field of various chemical compounds in a river basin.
Messages to Students
There are only a few laboratories in Japan working on environmental impact using aquatic organisms such as fish, crustaceans, and algae. Let's do some research on the impact of chemical substances not only on humans and other mammals but also on aquatic and benthic organisms.