Megumu Tsujimoto

Megumu Tsujimoto

Assistant Professor
Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Short Biography【Education】
Mar 2012 Ph.D. in Polar Science, Department of Multidisciplinary Science, Graduate School for Advanced Studies, Tokyo, Japan
Jun 2004 B.S. in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution, Department of Biology, University of California, San Diego, USA
【Positions】
Apr 2012-Mar 2019 Postdoctoral Researcher at National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo, Japan
Jun 2013-Sep 2013 Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research Fellow at British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK
Apr 2010-Mar 2012 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Research Fellow, Tokyo, Japan
Areas of ExpertisePolar Ecology, Ecology, Conservation Biology
AffiliationsScientific Committee on Antarctic Research, The Ecological Society of Japan, Bryological Society of Japan
Selected Publications- Tsujimoto M, Komori O, & Imura S. Effect of lifespan and age on reproductive performance of the tardigrade Acutuncus antarcticus: minimal reproductive senescence. Hydrobiologia 772: 93-102, 2016.
- Tsujimoto M, Imura S, & Kanda H. Recovery and reproduction of an Antarctic tardigrade retrieved from a moss sample frozen for over 30 years. Cryobiology 72: 78-81, 2016.
- Tsujimoto M, Suzuki AC, & Imura S. Life history of the Antarctic tardigrade, Acutuncus antarcticus, under a constant laboratory environment. Polar Biology, 38, 1575–1581, 2015.
- Tsujimoto M, McInnes SJ, Convey P, & Imura S. Preliminary description of tardigrade species diversity and distribution pattern around coastal Syowa Station and inland Sør Rondane Mountains, Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica. Polar Biology, 37, 1361-1367, 2014.
- Tsujimoto M & Imura S. Does a new transportation system increase the risk of importing non-native species to Antarctica? Antarctic Science, 24(5), 441-449, 2012.
- Chown SL, Huiskes AHL, Gremmen NJM, Lee JE, Terauds A, Crosbie K, Frenot Y, Hughes KA, Imura S, Kiefer K, Lebouvier M, Raymond B, Tsujimoto M, Ware C, Vijver B, & Bergstrom DM. Continent-wide risk assessment for the establishment of nonindigenous species in Antarctica. PNAS, 109(13), 4938-4943, 2012.
Message to StudentsI believe knowledge on the diverse organisms living in various environments on earth will enrich our lives. Let’s reveal the amazing ecology of living organisms on earth.
Contact Information5322 Endo Fujisawa, Kanagawa 252-0882 Japan
Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus