Kazuhide Mimura(1st grade in Ph.D. course), Department of Systems Innovation, received Outstanding Student Presentation Award, Solid Earth Sciences Section in Japan Geoscience Union, 2018.
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Japan Geoscience Union, 2018 Outstanding Student Presentation Award, Solid Earth Sciences Section
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Title: "Origin of common chemostratigraphy of pelagic clay in the North Pacific Ocean: age constraints from ichthyolith stratigraphy"
In order to clarify the genesis and distribution of “REY-rich mud” (deep-sea sediment that is expected to be a new resource for rare-earth elements and yttrium), understanding the oceanic environmental change through the Earth’s history is an important key. In this presentation, we determined the depositional age of REY-rich mud by “ichthyolith” (microfossils of fish teeth) and found that environment in the broad areas of North Pacific Ocean has changed drastically at particular age.
It is a great honor to win this award. I will keep working hard to thoroughly understand the nature of REY-rich mud.