at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST)
I am a researcher who investigates animal behavior quantitatively, with a particular focus on how fluid motion affects animal behavior. I work on this interdisciplinary research of ethology × fluid dynamics.
Ph.D. candidate (Sep 2019~)
Okinawa Insititute of Science and Technology
- JSPS Research Fellow DC (Apr 2023~)
B. Sc. (Mar 2019)
Department of Biology, Waseda University
Effects of Flow Speed on Garden Eels
Garden eels, a popular fish often seen in aquariums and during diving expeditions, are known for their unusual feeding habits. They remain partially buried in the sand while catching drifting plankton, making them an ideal subject for research on the interaction between flow and behavior.
Turbulence Effects on Reef Fish
Coral reef fish face turbulence in the ocean and we are studying how they cope with it in order to capture plankton. To do this, we are conducting flow measurements in the fish's natural habitat and behavioral studies in the laboratory.
Skills and Techniques
The interdisciplinary research involves measurement and analysis of flows and animal behavior. Here, I'm introducing skills and techniques used in the study.
Biomechanics, Locomotion, Feeding behavior, Flow, Turbulence, Fluid dynamics, Fish.
Outreach activity was covered in local newspaper.
Presented my study in SICB meeting.
Video streaming of wild garden eels on a happy garden eels day.
Recieved the research fellowship for young scientist: JSPS DC2.
Outreach activity at Okinawa zoo and Museum.
Press release on the garden eel research.
Our study about effects of flow speed on garden eels was published in JEB.