中村英人 | Hideto Nakamura, Ph. D.
中村英人 | Hideto Nakamura, Ph. D.

中村英人 | Hideto Nakamura, Ph. D.

I am an organic geochemist interested in decoding molecular signals in sediments to understand the source and geological fate of lipid biomarkers (molecular fossils) and use them to study interactions involving organisms and its environment through the earth's history. Research topics include the development of molecular proxies for paleoclimatology and biogeochemistry, multi-biomarker approaches on the reconstruction of marine and terrestrial environments from Mesozoic to the present.

Researches (*contents are in preparation)

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Plant-derived terpenoids 陸上植物由来のテルペノイド*
アルケノン古水温計の湖沼・沿岸域への応用 Alkenone paleothermometry in lakes and marginal sea
アルケノン古水温計の湖沼・沿岸域への応用 Alkenone paleothermometry in lakes and marginal sea
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Biomarker toolkit for paleoenvironmental reconstruction*

Galleries/Blog/Database

Contact details

Telephone +81 (0)11 706 2730

Email nakamura@geoterpenoids.com

Address Hokkaido University Faculty of Science Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences Kita-10-jyo Nishi-8-chome, Kita-ku, Sapporo, 060-0810, Japan

Qualifications and professional experience

Educational background

DegreeOrganizationYear
PhD in Science
Department of Natural History Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University, Japan
2008-2011
MSc Degree in Natural History Sciences
Department of Natural History Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University, Japan
2006-2008
BSc Degree in Earth and Planetary Sciences
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University, Japan
2001-2006

Employment history

PositionOrganizationYear
Assistant Professor
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University, Japan
Oct 2021- Present
Specially Appointed Lecturer in Geosciences
Department of Biology and Geosciences Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University, Japan
Apr 2016- Sep 2021
CREST Postdoctoral Research Fellow, JST
Department of Natural History Sciences, Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University, Japan
Apr 2011- Mar 2016
Research Fellow of JSPS in Stratigraphy/Paleontology (DC2)
Department of Natural History Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University, Japan
Apr 2009- Mar 2011

Research fundings

Research Grants

GrantSubjectYear
JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B) – PI
Rapid and comprehensive identification of plant molecular fossils for high-resolution paleovegetation reconstruction – in Japanese
2017-2019
JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) – Co-I
Geochemical cycle and chemical conversion of Arsenic in geosphere and hydrosphere – in Japanese
2017-2020
Sasakawa Scientific Research Grant – PI
Molecular fossil based approach on the reconstruction of paleoenvironmental and paleovegetational variations during global climatic events in the Late Cretaceous Period – in Japanese
2009-2011
JSPS Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Research Fellows (DC2) – PI
Elucidating the evolution of terrestrial vegetation by molecular paleontological analysis of land-plant-derived organic matter – in Japanese
2009-2011

Publications (Refereed Journals)

Google Scholar Citations, ORCID ID, ResearchGate (Please contact me for full-text!)

  1. Yamamoto, M., Wang, F., Irino, T., Yamada, K., Haraguchi, T., Nakamura, H., Gotanda, K., Yonenobu, H., Leipe, C., Chen, X-Y., Tarasov, P.E., Environmental evolution and fire history of Rebun Island (Northern Japan) during the past 17,000 years based on biomarkers and pyrogenic compound records from Lake Kushu. Quaternary International, 623, 8-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phytochem.2021.112823
  2. Ikeda, A. M., Nakamura, H., Sawada, K. (2021) Long-chain alkenes and alkadienes of eight lichen species collected in Japan. Phytochemistry, 189, 112823. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phytochem.2021.112823
  3. Sawada, K., Ono, M., Nakamura, H., Tareq S.M. (2020) Reconstruction of Holocene Optimum paleoclimatic variations using long-chain n-alkanes and alkenones in sediments from Dabusu Lake, northeastern China. Quaternary International, 550, 27-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2020.03.011
  4. Kajita, H. and Nakamura, H. (2020) Diversity of long-chain alkenone producers -Developments of temperature proxy in inland waters-. Chikyukagaku (Geochemistry), 54, 79-96. https://doi.org/10.14934/chikyukagaku.54.79
  5. Kajita, H., Nakamura, H., Ohkouchi, N., Harada, N., Sato, M., Tokioka, S., Kawahata, H. (2020) Genomic and geochemical identification of the long-chain alkenone producers in the estuarine Lake Takahoko, Japan: Implications for temperature reconstructions. Organic Geochemistry, 142, press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2020.103980
  6. Nakamura, H. (2019) Plant-derived triterpenoid biomarkers and their applications in paleoenvironmental reconstructions: chemotaxonomy, geological alteration, and vegetation reconstruction. Researches in Organic Geochemistry, 35, 11-35. http://www.ogeochem.jp/pdf/ROG_BN/vol35/v35_pp11-35.pdf
  7. Takashima, R., Nishi, H., Yamanaka, T., Orihashi, Y., Tsujino, Y., Quidelleur, X., Hayashi, K., Sawada, K., Nakamura, H., and Ando , T. (2019) Establishment of Upper Cretaceous bio- and carbon isotope stratigraphy in the northwest Pacific Ocean and radiometric ages around the Albian/Cenomanian, Coniacian/Santonian and Santonian/Campanian boundaries. Newsletters on Stratigraphy, 52, 341-376. https://doi.org/10.1127/nos/2019/0472
  8. Weiss, G., Chivall, D., Kasper, S., Nakamura, H., Costa, F., Soudant, P., Sinninghe Damsté, J.S., Schouten S., van der Meer, M.T.J. (2019) Impact of metabolic pathways and salinity on the hydrogen isotope ratios of haptophyte lipids. Biogeosciences Discussions (*withdrawn preprint). https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2019-147
  9. Ikeda, M., Nakamura, H., Sawada, K. (2018) Aliphatic hydrocarbons identified in lichen genus Cladonia and Xanthoria: Potential for their chemotaxonomic and environmental indicators. Researches in Organic Geochemistry, 34, 15-28. https://doi.org/10.20612/rog.34.2_15
  10. Sawada, K., Arai, T., Nakamura, H. and Tsukagoshi, M. (2018) Higher plant triterpenoids bound in resistant macromolecules in the extant and Pliocene fossil Liquidambar fruits. Researches in Organic Geochemistry, 34, 37-45. https://doi.org/10.20612/rog.34.2_37
  11. *Araie, H., *Nakamura, H., Toney, J.L., Haig, H.A., Plancq, J., Shiratori, T., Leavitt, P.R., Seki, O., Ishida, K., Sawada, K., Suzuki, I., and Shiraiwa, Y. (2018) Novel alkenone-producing strains of genus Isochrysis (Haptophyta) isolated from Canadian saline lakes show temperature sensitivity of alkenones and alkenoates. Organic Geochemistry, 121, 89-103. *: Equal contribution https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2018.04.008
  12. Ando, T., Sawada, K., Nakamura, H., Omatsu, K., Takashima, R. and Nishi, H. (2017) Depositional environments and maturity evaluated by biomarker analyses of sediments deposited across the Cenomanian-Turonian boundary in the Yezo Group, Tomamae area, Hokkaido, Japan. Island Arc, 26, e12178. https://doi.org/10.1111/iar.12178
  13. Furota, S., Nakamura, H. and Sawada, K. (2016) Long-chain alkenones and the related distinctive compounds in the late Miocene and Pliocene sediments from the Gulf of Cadiz, eastern North Atlantic. Organic Geochemistry, 101, 166-175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2016.08.014
  14. Nakamura, H., Sawada, K., Araie, H., Shiratori, T., Ishida, K., Suzuki, I. and Shiraiwa, Y., Composition of long chain alkenones and alkenoates as a function of growth temperature in marine haptophyte Tisochrysis lutea. Organic Geochemistry (2016), Vol. 99, 78-89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2016.06.006
  15. Nakamura, H., Sawada, K., Araie, H, Suzuki, I. and Shiraiwa, Y. (2015) n-Nonacosadienes from the marine haptophytes Emiliania huxleyi and Gephyrocapsa oceanica. Phytochemistry, 111, 107-113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phytochem.2014.12.023
  16. Yamamoto, S., Sawada, K., Nakamura, H., Kobayashi, M. and Kawamura, K. (2014) Stable carbon isotopic variation of long chain n-alkanoic acids in the equatorial Pacific sediments over the last 40 Ma: Implications for expansion of C4 grassland in South America. Organic Geochemistry, 76, 62-71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2014.07.004
  17. Nakamura, H., Sawada, K., Araie, H, Suzuki, I. and Shiraiwa, Y. (2014) Long chain alkenes, alkenones and alkenoates produced in the haptophyte alga Chrysotila lamellosa CCMP1307 isolated from a salt marsh. Organic Geochemistry, 66, 90-97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2013.11.007
  18. Sawada, K., Nakamura, H., Arai, T. and Tsukagoshi, M. (2013) Evaluation of paleoenvironment using terpenoid biomarkers in lignites and plant fossil from the Miocene Tokiguchi Porcelain Clay Formation at the Onada mine, Tajimi, central Japan. International Journal of Coal Geology, 107, 78–89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coal.2012.10.013
  19. Pälike, H., Lyle, M., Nishi, H., Raffi, I., Ridgwell, A., Gamage, K., Klaus, A. Acton, G., Anderson, L., Backman, J., Baldauf, J., Beltran, C., Bohaty, S.M., Bown, P., Busch, W., Channell, J.E.T., Chun, C.O.J., Delaney, M., Dewangan, P., Jones, T. D., Edgar, K. M., Evans, H., Fitch, P., Foster, G.L., Gussone, N., Hasegawa, H., Hathorne, E.C., Hayashi, H., Herrle, J., Holbourn, A., Hovan, S., Hyeong, K., Iijima, K., Ito, T., Kamikuri, S., Kimoto, K., Kuroda, J., Leon-Rodriguez, L., Malinverno, Al., Moore Jr, T.C., Murphy, B.H., Murphy, D.P., Nakamura, H., Ogane, K., Ohneiser, C., Richter, C., Robinson, R., Rohling, E.J., Romero, O., Sawada, K., Scher, H., Schneider, L., Sluijs, A., Takata, H., Tian, J., Tsujimoto, A., Wade, B.S., Westerhold, T., Wilkens, R., Williams, T., Wilson, P.A., Yamamoto, Y., Yamamoto, S., Yamazaki, T. and Zeebe, R.E., (2012) A Cenozoic record of the equatorial Pacific carbonate compensation depth. Nature, 488, 609-614. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature11360
  20. Lyle, M., Pälike, H., Nishi, H., Raffi, I., Gamage, K., Klaus, A. and the IODP Expeditions 320/321 Scientific Party (2010), The Pacific Equatorial Age Transect, IODP Expeditions 320 and 321: Building a 50-Million-Year-Long Environmental Record of the Equatorial Pacific, Scientific Drilling, 9, 4-15. https://doi.org/10.2204/iodp.sd.9.01.2010
  21. Nakamura, H. and Sawada, K. (2010) Reconstruction of paleovegetation based on terrestrial higher plant terpenoid analysis in ancient sediment, Chikyukagaku (Geochemistry), 44, 205-219. https://doi.org/10.14934/chikyukagaku.44.205
  22. Nakamura, H., Sawada, K. and Takahashi, M. (2010) Aliphatic and aromatic terpenoid biomarkers in Cretaceous and Paleogene angiosperm fossils from Japan, Organic Geochemistry, 41, 975-980. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2010.03.007
  23. Nakamura, H. and Sawada, K. (2007) Distributions of fatty acids and alcohols bound in resistant macromolecules of the Cretaceous woody-fragment fossils: search for molecular paleontological indicators, Researches in Organic Geochemistry, 22, 31-42. https://doi.org/10.20612/rog.22.0_31

Other Publications and Presentations

  • 仲村 康秀, 安藤 卓人, 高木 悠花, 加藤 悠爾, 廣瀬 孝太郎, 板木 拓也, 久保田 好美, 中村 英人, 松岡 數充 (2022) 島根大学エスチュアリー研究センター・日本プランクトン学会共催秋季シンポジウム「プランクトンと古環境・古生態系復元」開催報告, 日本プランクトン学会報, 69, p. 42-44. https://doi.org/10.24763/bpsj.69.1_42

Presentations 学会発表

Teaching activities

Courses taught and examined

新自然史科学特別講義(地球と生命の自然史) Neo-Science of Natural History
GraduateLecture
2022
有機地球化学特論 Advanced Organic Geochemistry
GraduateLectureDeveloped new course
2022
地質学実習 Exercised in Field Geology
Undergrad.Practical
2022
自然科学実験(地球惑星科学系)Laboratory Exercise in Natural Sciences
Undergrad.Practical
2022
地球学入門 Introduction to Geosciences
Undergrad.Lecture
2018-2021
植物園で学ぶ生態圏と文化 Study of Ecosphere and Culture in Botanical Gardens
Undergrad.LecturePractical
2017-2021
一般地球学A-II General Geosciences A-II
Undergrad.Lecture
2016-2020
地球学実験S Geosciences, Laboratory Exercise S
Undergrad.Practical
2016-2021
地質調査法I Geological Survey Method I
Undergrad.Practical
2016-2020
地質調査法演習I Practice of Geological Survey Method I
Undergrad.Practical
2016-2020
建設地学 Geology for Engineers
Undergrad.Lecture
2016-2017
建設地学実験 Geosciences, Laboratory Exercises for Engineers
Undergrad.Practical
2016-2017
地球物質学 I 研究室セミナー Earth Materials Science Group I Seminar
Laboratory seminar
2016-2021
[TA] 古生物学 Paleontology
Undergrad.Lecture
2008-2009
[TA] 地質学実習 Practical Field Geology
Undergrad.Practical
2006-2008

Service to Profession

  • Director, The Japanese Association of Organic Geochemists (2021-)
  • Service as a reviewer (summarized in Publons):
    • Geochemical Journal
    • Researches in Organic Geochemistry
    • Scientific Reports
    • Environmental Science and Pollution Research
    • Limnology and Oceanography

Awards and invited talks

Yet-to-be-filled-out

🎯 Office Access

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