Dr. Yasuaki Tanaka

Senior Assistant Professor


Educational Qualifications: BEng (Nagoya), Master of Natural Environmental Studies (Tokyo), PhD (Tokyo)

Research Interests

  • Ecophysiology of corals and aquatic primary producers
  • Water quality monitoring in aquatic environments
  • Biogeochemical cycles in aquatic ecosystems
  • Bioremediation of wastewater from aquaculture


  • SB-1202 Organisms and Environment
  • SB-4301 Conservation and Management of Living Resources
  • SB-4313 Aquatic Biology


  • Yasuaki Tanaka, Atsushi Suzuki, Kazuhiko Sakai (2018) The stoichiometry of coral-dinoflagellate symbiosis: carbon and nitrogen cycles are balanced in the recycling and double translocation system. The ISME Journal 12:860-868
  • Yasuaki Tanaka, Ryota Nakajima (2018) Dissolved organic matter in coral reefs: distribution, production, and bacterial consumption. In Akira Iguchi and Chuki Hongo (eds), Coral Reef Studies of Japan. Springer, pp. 7-27.
  • Nadhirah Lamit, Yasuaki Tanaka, Haji Mohamed Bin Abdul Majid (2017) Seagrass diversity in Brunei Darussalam: first records of three species. Scientia Bruneiana 16:48-52
  • Ryota Nakajima, Yasuaki Tanaka, Ryan Guillemette, Haruko Kurihara (2017) Effects of coral-derived organic matter on the growth of bacterioplankton and heterotrophic nanoflagellates. Coral Reefs 36:1171-1179
  • Yasuaki Tanaka, AndrĂ©a G. Grottoli, Yohei Matsui, Atsushi Suzuki, Kazuhiko Sakai (2017) Effects of nitrate and phosphate availability on the tissues and carbonate skeleton of scleractinian corals. Marine Ecology Progress Series 570:101-112