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Curriculum Vitae

Update: October 12, 2019

Megumi O. Chikamoto

Present Affiliation


Research Fellow

Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences

University of Texas at Austin


Research Affiliate

Department of Oceanography

School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology

University of Hawaii at Manoa


PSC Department, 4820 Old Main Hill, Logan UT 84322, USA

Phone: 435-797-2233 (PSC Office)

Email: megumi@ig.utexas.edu or megchika@usu.edu

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. (Ocean and Atmospheric Science)

December 2005: Graduate School of Environmental Earth Science (currently named Graduate School of Environmental Science), Hokkaido University, Japan

Thesis title: Roles of sedimentation processes in the oceanic carbon cycle on the glacial-interglacial timescales

Supervisor: Prof. Yasuhiro Yamanaka


M.Sc. (Ocean and Atmospheric Science)

March 2001: Graduate School of Environmental Earth Science (currently named Graduate School of Environmental Science), Hokkaido University, Japan

Thesis title: Modelling of sedimentation processes considering calcite dissolution

Supervisor: Prof. Yasuhiro Yamanaka


B.S. (Physical Oceanography)

March 1999: Marine Science and Technology, Department of Marine Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Fisheries, Japan

(currently named Faculty of Ocean Science, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology)


Research Experience

2019 - Current: Research Fellow

Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, USA

2013 - Current: Research Affiliate

School of Ocean Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA

2012 - 2019: Postdoctoral Fellow

International Pacific Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA

2011 - 2012 : Scientist

Research Institute for Global Change, Japan Agency for Marine Earth-Science and Technology, Japan

2008 - 2011 : Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Institute for Global Change, Japan Agency for Marine Earth-Science and Technology, Japan

2007 - 2008 : Research associate

Center for Climate System Research, University of Tokyo, Japan

2006 - 2007 : Research associate

Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Minnesota, USA

2001 - 2002 : Research staff

Frontier Research System for Global Change, Japan


Research Interests

Global Carbon Cycles

Paleoclimate and Paleoceanography

Earth System Modeling

Interactions between climate and the biosphere

Publications and Presentations

Publications


Presentations

Professional Activities

Peer reviewer for

Nature Geoscience

Nature Communications

Global Biogeochemical Cycles

Earth and Planetary Science Letters

Scientific Reports

Geophysical Research Letters

Journal of Climate

Climate Dynamics

Climate of the Past

the Journal of Oceanography

MDPI Atmosphere

MDPI Sustainability

Geochemical Journal


Participant in

the PaleoCarbon Modelling Intercomparison Project (PCMIP) & the Paleoclimate Modeling Intercomparison Project Phase 3 (PMIP3)


Teaching Experiences and training

Guest Lectures: Utah State University, Logan, Utah USA

Climate Modeling and Simulation, Department of Plants, Soils and Climate, 2018, 2019

Earth System Modeling, Department of Plants, Soils and Climate, 2017

Certificate of Mobile Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching, Utah State University, Logan, Utah USA

Teaching Assistant: Graduate class for basic computation and graphic skills, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

Teaching Assistant: Undergraduate class for physical oceanography, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan


Outreach and Media Supports

PBS NOVA, How Kilauea's lava birthed an algal bloom visible from space (September 5, 2019)

News by Hawaii News Broadcasting KHON2, The impact the lava flowing into the ocean on Hawaii island has on coastal waters and marine life (June 8, 2018)

Press release of Hawaii's Epic Lava Leak Could Bring New Life to the Big Island's Waters", in Magazine The Atlantic (March 14, 2017)

Officer of Science Communicators 'Ohana at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (2015-2016)