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Hiroyoshi Sano Last modified date:2016.09.28

Professor / Dynamics, Structure and Evolution of the Earth and Planets
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Faculty of Sciences

Graduate School
Undergraduate School

Academic Degree
Doctor of Science
Field of Specialization
Outline Activities
Research activity
Aims: To understand the origin and accretionary process of ancient oceanic rocks in subduction-generated circum-Pacific accretionary terranes
Fields: Japanese and British Columbia Permian to Jurassic subduction-accretion terranes
Interest: Reconstruction of paleoenvironments, especially paleotemperature, and causes of mass-extinction and biotic recovery
Method:Field-based stratigraphy and sedimentary petrology,
Education activity
Undergraduate course: Two lectures; Fundamental Geology, Sedimentology
Graduate course: Two lectures; Introduction to Geologic history, Introduction to Sedimentary Environments
Research Interests
  • wet-sediment deformation of siliciclastic sediments
    keyword : dewatering
  • Stratigraphic, paleontological, and sedimentological study of Permo-Triassic boundary siliceous rocks
    keyword : PTB deep-marine siliceous rocks
  • Biostratigraphic and sedimentological study of Permo-Triassic siliceous rocks of the western part of the Mino Terrane
    keyword : Mino Terrane, Mt. Funafuseyama, Permian, Triassic
    2007.11~2010.10Biostratigraohic and sedimentological researches of Permian-Triassic deep-water siliceous rocks in the western part of the Mino terrane..
Academic Activities
1. Sachiko Agematsu, Hiroyoshi Sano, Katsuo Sashida, Natural assemblages of Hindeodus conodonts from a Permian-Triassic boundary sequence, Japan, 57, 6, [URL].
2. I. Safonova, S. Nakae, Romer,, Seltmann, R, Hiroyoshi Sano, T. Onoue, Oceanic island basalts in accretionary complexes of SW Japan: Tectonic
and petrogenetic implications, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 2015.02.
3. H. Sano, T. Wada, H. Naraoka, Late Permian to Early Triassic environmental changes in the Panthalassic Ocean: Record from the seamount-associated deep-marine siliceous rocks, central Japan., Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 2012.09.
4. Hiroyoshi Sano, Kiyoko Kuwahara, Akira Yao, Sachiko Agematsu, Stratigraphy and age of the Permian-Triassic boundary siliceous rocks of the Mino terrane in the Mt. Funabuseyama area, central Japan
, Paleontological Research, 16, 2, 124-145, 2012.06.
5. Satoru Kojima, Hiroyoshi Sano, Permian and Triassic Submarine Landslide Deposits in a Jurassic Accretionary Complex in Central Japan, Y. Yamada et al. (eds.): Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences, Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research 31, 639-648 , 31, 639-648, 2011.11.
6. Hiroyoshi Sano, Kiyoko Kuwahara, Akira Yao and Sachiko Agematsu, Panthalassan Seamount-Associated Permian-Triassic Boundary Siliceous Rocks,
Mino Terrane, Central Japan., Paleontological Research, 14, 4, 293-314, 2010.12.
7. Upper Triassic siliceous micrite in the Mt. Funabuseyama area of the western part of the Mino terrane, central Japan..
8. Jérôme Chablais, Rossana Martini, Elias Samankassou, Tetsuji Onoueand, Hiroyoshi Sano, Microfacies and depositional setting of the Upper Triassic mid-oceanic atoll-type carbonates of the Sambosan Accretionary Complex (southern Kyushu, Japan), FACIES, 56, 2, 249-278, 2010.04.
9. Discovery of Triassic siliceous rocks from within large Permian oceanic-rock mass in the Mt. Funabuseyama area of the western part of Mino terrane and its geologic implication.
10. Carboniferous to Permian paleoenvironmental changes revealed in Akiyoshi Limestone--commemorating field excursion for the 50th anniversary of the foundation of Akiyoshi-dai Museum of Natural History, Mine--.
11. Carboniferous to Permian climate and sea-level changes detected from seamount-capping shalow-marine buildup--Case study on Akiyoshi Limestone--.
12. Jonathan L. Payne, Daniel J. Lehrmann, David Follett, Margaret Seibel, Lee R. Kump, Anthony Riccardi, Demir Altiner, Hiroyoshi Sano, and Jiayong Wei, Erosional truncation of uppermost Permian shallow-marine carbonates and implications for Permian-Triassic boundary events. , Geol. Soc. Am. Bull. 119, , 119巻 771-784, 2007.06.
13. T. Onoue, Sano, H., Triassic mid-oceanic sedimentation in Panthalassa Ocean: Sambosan accretionary complex, Japan, Island Arc, 16, 173-190, 2007.04.
14. K. Nakashima, H. Sano, Palaeoenvironmental implication of resedimented limestones shed from Mississippian–Permian mid-oceanic atoll-type buildup into
slope-to-basin facies, Akiyoshi, Japan, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 247, 329–356, 2007.04.
15. Sano, H., Impact of long-term climate change and sea-level fluctuation on Mississippian to Permian mid-oceanic atoll sedimentation (Akiyoshi Limestone Group, Japan)., Palaeogeogr., Palaeoclimat., Palaeoecol., 236, 169-189, 2006.01.
16. Sano, H., Fujii, S., Matsuura, F., Response of Carboniferous-Permian mid-oceanic seamount-capping buildup to global cooling and sea-level change., Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 213, 1-2, vol. 213 (1-2), 187-206, 2004.01.
17. Sano, H., Orchard, M. J., Necoslie breccia: mixed conodont fauna-bearing neptunian dyke in Carboniferous-Permian seamount-capping oceanic buildup (Pope succession, Cache Creek Complex, central British Columbia)., Facies, 50, 1, vol. 50, 133-145, 2004.01.
18. S. Agematsu, Hiroyoshi Sano, K. Sashida, Natural assemblages of Hindeodus conodonts from a Permian–Triassic boundary sequence, Japan. , 57, 6.
1. Sea-level change recorded in Upper Carboniferous succession of Akiyoshi Limestone Group.
2. Pedrological approach to environmental analysis: Concept and preliminary results of case study.
3. Sedimentary facies of Lower Triassic carbonates of Cache Creek Complex, Jesmond, southern British Columbia.
4. Clastic limestones of Atetsu Limestone Group (Lower Carboniferous – Middle Permian) in western Atetsu-dai plateau,Okayama.
5. Preliminary report on the Permo-Triassic boundary siliceous rocks succession discovered from the Mino terrane of the Funabuseyama area, western Mino Massif..
6. Depositional setting of Permian-Triassic boundary siliceous rocks of the Hashikadani Formation in the Mt. Funabuseyama area, western Mino Massif.
7. Permian-Triassic boundary siliceous rocks succession discovered in Iwaidani valley of the Funabuseyama area, western Mino terrane..
8. Biofacies of the Lower Permian limestone of Mino terrane in the eastern part of the Mt. Funabuseyama area, Gifu..
9. Upper Permian radiolarian biostratigraphy of the chert of Mino terrane in the Mt. Funabuseyama area, western Gifu..
10. Litho- and biostratigraphic comparison of deep-marine Permian-Triassic boundary
siliceous rock sections of the Panthalassic affinity.
H. Sano (Kyushu Univ.), K. Kuwahara (Ashiya Univ.), A. Yao (Osaka City Univ.),
and S. Agematsu (Univ. Tsukuba).
11. Panthalassic deep-marine environmental changes across the Permian-Triassic boundary recorded in radiolarian faunas and siliceous rock successions..
12. Upper Triassic limestone of the Mino Belt in Kugo, Gifu..
13. Minute fusulinoideans having fan-shaped shells from Funabuseyama Limestone of Mino Terrane, Enbara, Yamagata City, Gifu and their habitats.
14. Geology of the Meso- and Paleozoic rocks of the Mino Belt, east of Mt. Funabuseyama, western Gifu. .
15. 桑原希世子, 佐野 弘好, Upper Permian radiolarian biostratigraphy of deep-sea Panthalassic chert sections from the Mino Terrane, Japan. , 14th INTERRAD, an International Conference on Fossil and Recent Radiolarians., 2014.03.
16. Lower Triassic siliceous rocks associated with basaltic
Membership in Academic Society
  • Geological Society of America
  • American Geophysical Union
  • International Sedimentological Association
  • Society of Economic Paleontology and Mineralogy
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Geological Society of Japan
  • Paleontological Society of Japan
  • The article below was awarded "2011 Paleontological Society of Japan Best Article Award".
    Sano, H., Kuwahara, K., Yao, A., and Agematsu, S., 2010. Panthalassan seamount-associated Permian-Triassic boundary siliceous rocks, Mino Terrane, central Japan. Paleontological Research vol. 14, no. 4, 293-314.
Other Educational Activities
  • 2016.05, I attended the final presentation of a Master Course study: AN ICEHOUSE DUST RECORD FROM THE UPPER PALEOZOIC (ASSELIAN-ARTINSKIAN, MOSCOVIAN) AKIYOSHI LIMESTONE (JAPAN) by Xiao Qi held in the Graduate School of Geology and Geophysics of Oklahoma University, United States as a defender..
  • 2011.04, As one of the juries for PhD thesis at the Department of Geology and Paleontology, University of Geneva, Switzerland, I reviewed the thesis of the candidate (Jerome Chablais) with discussion, attended his final presentation for the defence, and joined the meeting for the evaluation of the thesis with other two juries and supervisor. .
Professional and Outreach Activities
As a leader-in-chief, I organized the geologic field excursion, 2013 Japan Workshop of ESPP/DPMS by CUSO. The excursion visited 19 localities to examine the Jurassic accretionary rocks of the Mino Belt and the metamorphic and igneous rocks of the Hida and Hida-Gaien belts in the Gifu Prefecyure. Totally 20 PhD students from the four universities in the western Switzerland attended the excursion from March 17 to March 23, 2013. The Guidebook for the excursion was published as an official publication of University of Geneva, Switzerland (ISBN 978-2-940472-14-7)..