KENTARO KAWAI

Last Updated :2024/06/14

Affiliations, Positions
Hiroshima University
Web Site
E-mail
kawai-kenhiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
My research interests are the reproductive ecology (spawning and early life stages) and ecological genetics of coastal marine fishes.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2021/04, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life, Assistant Professor
  • 2022/08, 2023/03, Delegated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Member of the 64th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition
  • 2018/04, 2021/03, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Research Fellowship for Young Scientists(ⅮⅭ1)

Educational Backgrounds

  • Hiroshima University, Department of Bioresource Science, Graduate School of Biosphere Science, 2018/04, 2021/03
  • Hiroshima University, Department of Bioresource Science, Graduate School of Biosphere Science, 2016/04, 2018/03
  • Hiroshima University, Faculty of Applied Biological Science, 2014/04, 2016/03
  • Kagoshima University, Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Fisheries, 2012/04, 2014/03

Academic Degrees

  • Hiroshima University
  • Hiroshima University

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Japanese Society for Aquaculture Science, 2020/10

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Practical Work in Hydrospheric Field ScienceII
  2. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Exercises in Integrative Hydrospheric ScienceII
  3. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Graduation Thesis I
  4. 2024, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Graduation Thesis II
  5. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Graduation Thesis III
  6. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, (AIMS) Fish Production
  7. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Fish Production

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Quantitative analysis of body colouration in Sebastes rockfishes, Marine Biology, 171(6), 20240601
  2. Cryptic biodiversity in the commercial diamondback squid Thysanoteuthis rhombus Troschel 1857, Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 34(1), 293-313, 20240301
  3. Genetic divergences and hybridization within the Sebastes inermis complex, PEERJ, 11, 20231115
  4. Ecomorphology of three closely related Sebastes rockfishes with sympatric occurrence in Seto Inland Sea, Japan, Hydrobiologia, 20230626
  5. Molecular and Morphological Characterizations of the Fish Parasitic Isopod Mothocya parvostis (Crustacea: Cymothoidae) Parasitizing Optional Intermediate Hosts: Juveniles of the Cobaltcap Silverside Hypoatherina tsurugae and Yellowfin Seabream Acanthopagrus latus, ZOOLOGICAL STUDIES, 62, 20230522
  6. Redescription and molecular characterization of Mothocya parvostis Bruce, 1986 (Crustacea: Isopoda: Cymothoidae) parasitic on Japanese halfbeak, Hyporhamphus sajori (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846) (Hemiramphidae) with Mothocya sajori Bruce, 1986 placed into synonymy, Zootaxa, 5277(2), 259-286, 20230502
  7. Quatrefoil light traps for free-swimming stages of cymothoid parasitic isopods and seasonal variation in their species compositions in the Seto Inland Sea, Japan, International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, 20, 12-19, 20230401
  8. Spawning time of black sea bream Acanthopagrus schlegelii, related to underwater photoperiodism in oyster farms, JOURNAL OF FISH BIOLOGY, 20220726
  9. The complete mitochondrial genome of Acanthopagrus pacificus (Perciformes, Sparidae) from Iriomotejima Island, Okinawa, Japan, MITOCHONDRIAL DNA PART B-RESOURCES, 7(6), 1027-1029, 20220603
  10. Oyster farms are the main spawning grounds of the black sea bream Acanthopagrus schlegelii in Hiroshima Bay, Japan, PeerJ, 9, e11475, 20210601
  11. The role of the isolation of the marginal seas during the Pleistocene in the genetic structure of black sea bream Acanthopagrus schlegelii (Bleeker, 1854) in the coastal waters of Japan, PeerJ, 9, e11001-e11001, 20210402
  12. Infestation of the Parasitic Isopod Mothocya parvostis on Juveniles of the Black Sea Bream Acanthopagrus schlegelii as an Optional Intermediate Host in Hiroshima Bay, Zoological Science, 37(6), 544-553, 20201012
  13. Patterns of mitochondrial and microsatellite DNA markers describe historical and contemporary dynamics of the Humboldt squid Dosidicus gigas in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 30(3), 519-533, 202009
  14. Estimating the spawning season of black sea bream Acanthopagrus schlegelii in Hiroshima Bay, Japan, from temporal variation in egg density, Fisheries Science, 86(4), 645-653, 202007
  15. Horizontal distribution and annual fluctuations in abundance of settled juveniles of the black sea bream Acanthopagrus schlegelii in Hiroshima Bay, Japan, Bulletin of the Hiroshima University Museum, 11, 1-5, 20191225
  16. DNA identification and seasonal changes of pelagic fish eggs in Hiroshima Bay, NIPPON SUISAN GAKKAISHI, 83(2), 215-217, 20170224
  17. Contribution of Sepioteuthis sp. 1 and Sepioteuthis sp. 2 to oval squid fishery stocks in western Japan, Fisheries Science, 82(4), 585-596, 201607

Publications such as books

  1. 2022/04, Life in the tidal flats of Hachi-no-higata: the well-preserved natural ecosystem at Takehara in the Seto Inland Sea, Japan, NextPublishing Authors Press, 2022, 04, Others, Contributor, J, Tetsuya Umino, Kentaro Kawai, 978-4802082587
  2. 2022/04, Life in the tidal flats of Hachi-no-higata: the well-preserved natural ecosystem at Takehara in the Seto Inland Sea, Japan, Recreational fishing species around the tidal flats of Hachi-no-higata, NextPublishing Authors Press, 2022, 04, Book(general), Contributor, J, Kentaro Kawai, 978-4802082587

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Spawning biology of the Black sea bream Acanthopagrus schlegelii in Hiroshima Bay, revealed by spatiotemporal distribution of pelagic eggs, Kentaro Kawai; Hiroki Fujita; Gustavo Sanchez; Tetsuya Umino, Marine Biotechnology Conference 2019, 2021/01/23, Without Invitation, English
  2. Mothocya parvostis (Isopoda: Cymothoidae), infesting juvenile black sea bream, Acanthopagrus schlegelii, Hiroki Fujita; Kentaro Kawai; Ryota Taniguchi; Satoshi Tomano; Gustavo Sanchez; Takashi Kuramochi; Tetsuya Umino, Marine Biotechnology Conference 2019, 2019/09/09, Without Invitation, English
  3. Mothocya parvostis Bruce, 1986 (Isopoda: Cymothoidae), infesting juvenile black sea bream Acanthopagrus schlegelii Bleeker, 1854, Hiroki Fujita; Kentaro Kawai; Satoshi Tomano; Gustavo Sanchez; Ryota Taniguchi; Takashi Kuramochi; Tetsuya Umino, The Future Oceans 2 IMBeR Open Science Conference, 2019/06/21, Without Invitation, English
  4. Spawning biology of the black sea bream Acanthopagrus schlegelii in Hiroshima Bay, revealed by spatiotemporal distribution of pelagic eggs, Kentaro Kawai; Tetsuya Umino, 4th CLIOTOP Symposium, 2018/10/16, Without Invitation, English
  5. Spatial distribution of pelagic eggs of the black sea bream Acanthopagrus schlegelii in Hiroshima Bay, Japan, Kentaro Kawai; Tetsuya Umino, International Symposium "Fisheries Science for Future Generations" The Japanese Society of Fisheries Science, 2017/09, Without Invitation, English
  6. Spatial movement of black sea bream Acanthopagrus schlegelii in Hirohsima Bay, Japan, Atsushi Tsuyuki; Kentaro Kawai; Tetsuya Umino, International Symposium "Fisheries Science for Future Generations" The Japanese Society of Fisheries Science, 2017/09, Without Invitation, English
  7. Genetic diversity and the role of pelagic eggs in the gene flow of the black sea bream Acanthopagrus schlegelii in Hiroshima Bay, Kentaro Kawai; Tomotaka Akagi; Satoshi Tomano; Tetsuya Umino, University of San Carlos – Hiroshima University Aquatic Biology Student Symposium, 2015/04, Without Invitation, English

Awards

  1. 2021/09/08, The Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation Awards the Year 2021 (Life Science & Medicine), Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation
  2. 2021/05, Encouragement Award, Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life
  3. 2021/03, Presidential Award, Hiroshima University
  4. 2020/12, Hiroshima University Excellent Student Scholarship, Hiroshima University
  5. 2018/03, Dean’s Award, Graduate School of Biosphere Science , Hiroshima University
  6. 2017/12, Hiroshima University Excellent Student Scholarship, Hiroshima University
  7. 2016/03, Dean’s Award, Faculty of Applied Biological Science, Hiroshima University

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. Strategic Research Projects, Combining environmental DNA and biotelemetry to develop new ecosystem monitoring tools: applications to Antarctic sea-ice ecosystem as a model, 2024/04, 2025/03
  2. Strategic Research Projects, Combining environmental DNA and biotelemetry to develop new ecosystem monitoring tools: applications to Antarctic sea-ice ecosystem as a model., 2023/06, 2024/03
  3. 2023/04, 2024/03
  4. 2022/06, 2024/03
  5. 2022/04/01, 2025/03/31
  6. 2022/04, 2023/03
  7. 2022/04, 2025/03
  8. Encourage Award of the Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life, Hiroshima University, Verification of the monitoring method of marine fish spawning by spatio-temporal distribution of environmental nDNA/mtDNA, 2021/05, 2022/03
  9. 2018/04/25, 2021/03/31

Social Activities

History as Peer Reviews of Academic Papers

  1. 2022, Journal of Fish Biology, 1