Kyushu University Academic Staff Educational and Research Activities Database
Researcher information
Shin Oikawa Last modified date:2014.12.10

Associate Professor / Animal and Marine Bioresource Sciences
Bioresource Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture


Graduate School
Undergraduate School
Other Organization


E-Mail
Homepage
[URL]
Home page of Fishery Research Laboratory, Kyushu Univ..
Phone
0940-52-0163
Fax
0940-52-0190
Academic Degree
Doctor of Philosophy
Field of Specialization
Ecophysiology of fish
Outline Activities

Fieldworks and rearing studies of fish and shellfish to make use of the facilities of Fishery Research Laboratory located in Tsuyazaki are carried out. Staffs in FRL are charged in summer seminars (exercises for fieldwork and ecology) for undergraduates.
Main studies are as follows:
1) Growth and metabolic scaling of teleosts:
2) Ecophysiological significance of cannibalism of teleosts during early life stage:
3) Conservation and enhancement of fluvial, estuarine and littoral fields:


As the relations with the local areas, I participate in the environmental survay and symposia on ecomanagement in Tsuyazaki Town and Koga City. I also take on a lecturer in ecomanagement seminars by NPO and a commissioner for River Basin Committees of Fukuoka and Miyazaki.
Research
Research Interests
  • Growth and metabolic scaling in fish and shellfish
    keyword : Metabolism, scaling, body size, oxygen consumption, growth, larva & juvenile
    2000.01~2016.03.
  • Ecophysiological significance of cannibalism during early life in fish and marine invertebrates
    keyword : Cannibalism, larva & juvenile, metamorphosis, saltation, early mortality
    2000.01~2014.03.
  • Conservation and enhancement of fluvial, estuarine and littoral fields
    keyword : Biodiversity, estuary, diadromous migration, saltwater wedge, small inlet
    2000.01~2014.03.
Academic Activities
Books
1. Shin Oikawa, Takeshi Kanda,Some features of the gills of a megamouth shark and a shortfin mako, with reference to metabolic activity. in Biology of the Megamouth Shark.,Tokai Unversity Press,1997.10.
Reports
1. A brief note on allometric scaling in biology, with special reference to energy metabolism.
M, Yagi and S, Oikawa
Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, 25, 68-72 (2008)..
2. Growth and metabolic scaling of fish
Oikawa, S..
Papers
1. Mitsuharu Yagi, Shin Oikawa,Ontogenetic phase shifts in metabolism in a flounder Paralichthys olivaceus,Vol.4,No.7135,2014.11.
2. Prey-predator interaction derived from energy metabolism: reconsideration of ontogenetic metabolic scaling.
3. Mitsuharu Yagi, Tatsusuke Takeda, Michiya Matsuyama and Shin Oikawa,Prey capture by paralarvae of the squid Uroteuthis (Photololigo) edulis (Cephalopoda: Loliginidae) in captivity,Aquaculture Sci.,Vol.59,No.4,pp.643-647,2011.12.
4. Mitsuharu Yagi, Takeshi Kanda, Tatsusuke Takeda, Atsushi Ishimatsu and Shin Oikawa,Ontogenetic phase shifts of metabolism: links to development and anti-predator adaptation,Proceedings of the Royal Society, Biological Sciences,Vol.277,No.1695,pp.2793-2801,first published online 5 May 2010,2010.09.
5. Nakajima, J., Onikura, N. and Oikawa, S.,Habitat of the pike gudgeon Pseudogobio esocinus esocinus in the Nakagawa River, northern Kyushu, Japan.,Fisheries Science,74, 842-845.,2008.06.
6. Fish fauna of the Kita River in Miyazaki Pref., Japan.
Eguchi, K., Nakajima, J., Nishida, T., Inui, R., Nakatani, Y., Onikura, N., and Oikawa, S.
Sci. Bull. Fac. Agr., Kyushu Univ. (in Japanese).
7. Geographical distribution of genuine freshwater fishes in Fukuoka Prefecture, northern Kyushu, Japan.
Nakajima, J., Onikura, N., Oikawa, S., and Matsui, S.
Japanese Journal of Ichthyology, 53, 117-131, 2006. 11. (in Japanese).
8. Oikawa, S. and Itazawa, Y.,Relationship between summated tissue respiration and body size in a marine teleost, the porgy Pagrus major,Fisheries Sci.,Vol.69,No.4,69, 687-694.,2003.01.
9. Takeda, T., Ishimatsu, A., Oikawa, S., Kanda, T., Hishida, Y. and Khoo, K. H.,Mudskipper Periophthalmodon schlosseri can repay oxygen debts in air but not in water.,J. Exp. Zool.,Vol.284,No.3,284, 265-270.,1999.01.
10. Ishimatsu, A., Aguilar, N. M., Ogawa, K., Hishida, Y., Takeda, T., Oikawa, S., Kanda, T. and Khoo, K. H.,Arterial blood gas levels and cardiovascular function during varying environmental conditions in a mudskipper, Periophthalmodon schlosseri.,J. Exp. Biol.,Vol.202,No.13,202, 1753-1762.,1999.01.
11. Oikawa, S., Hirata, M., Kita, J. and Itazawa, Y.,Ontogeny of respiratory area of a marine teleost, porgy, Pagrus major.,Ichthyol. Res.,Vol.46,No.3,46, 233-244.,1999.01.
12. Ishimatsu, A., Hishida, Y., Takita, T., Kanda, T., Oikawa, S., Takeda, T., and Khoo, K. H.,Mudskippers store air in their burrows,Nature,Vol.391,No.6664,391, 237-238.,1998.01.
Presentations
1. Ontogenetic phase shifts in metabolism in a Japanese croaker Nibea japonica.
S. Oikawa, T. Kanda, T. Ishi, T. Takeda and M. Yagi
Japanese Society of Fisheries Science, 2011. 10., Nagasaki.
2. Ontogenetic phase shifts in metabolism in the yellowfin tuna.
S. Oikawa
18th Fish Physiology Meeting, 2011. 12., Hiroshima.
3. Metabolic scaling elucidates prey-predator interaction: thinking of importance of ontogeny of metabolism.
Yagi, M. & Oikawa, S.
The Ecological Society of Japan, 2011. 03..
4. Until I haul into the ontogenetic phase shifts in metabolism
Oikawa, S.
Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto Univ., 2011. 02..
5. Ontogenetic phase shifts in metabolism: links to development and anti-predator adaptation.
Yagi, M. & Oikawa, S.
The Zoological Society of Japan, 2010. 09..
6. Intra-specific relationship between energy metabolism and body mass in a cuttlefish with ontogenetic growth.
Yagi, M. & Oikawa, S.
The Japanese Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, 2009. 10..
7. Metabolic ontogeny of teleost fish during the early life: Do metabolic rates of the other species scale the Puffer-type metabolic ontogeny ?
Yagi, M.,Taniguchi, K., Fukushima, M., Onikura, N. & Oikawa, S.
The Ecological Society of Japan, 2008. 03..
8. Metabolic scaling of fish: ontogenetic change in the relationship between metabolic rate and body mass in a Japanese flounder Paralichthys olivaceus.
Yagi, M., Oikawa, S., and Onikura, N.
Japanese Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, 2007. 07..
9. Ontogenetic change of the relationship between oxygen consumption and body mass in a Japanese flounder HIRAME.
Yagi, M., Oikawa, S., and Onikura, N.
Japanese Society of Fisheries Science, 2007. 03..
10. Distributions of Gymnogobius scrobiculatus, G. uchidai and G. macrognathos in Kyushu Island.
Eguchi, K., Inui, R., Nakajima, J., Onikura, N., Nishida, T., and Oikawa, S.
The Ichthyological Society of Japan., 2006.10.
11. Ontogenetic change of the relationship between oxygen consumption and body mass, with special reference to the cannibalism in the tiger puffer.
Oikawa, S., Yagi, M., Taniguchi, K., Onikura, N. & Matsui, S.
Japanese Society of Fisheries Science, 2006. 10..
12. Distribution and habitat of an amphioxus Branchiostoma belcheri off Tsuyazaki, Fukuoka.
Kasuga, T., Tsujigawa, M., Oikawa, S., Onikura, N., Kinoshita, M., Nishida, T., Utsunomiya, Y., Inui, R., Kenmochi, T., Higa, E., Taniguchi, K., Eguchi, K. & Matsui, S.
A meeting in Kyushu branch. Japanese Society of Fisheries Science. 2006.01..
13. Oxygen consumption and gill area of cichlids from the Lake Tanganyika, with reference to their mode of life.
Oikawa, S. & Kanda, T.
The Ichthyological Society of Japan, 2004. 10..
14. Gill development in a puffer Takifugu rubripes with reference to ontogeny of metabolism and cannibalism
Oikawa, S., Fukushima, M., and Matsui, S.
The Ichthyological Society of Japan. 2003.10..
15. Relationship between ontogenetic change of metabolism and cannibalism in a puffer Takifugu rubripes
Oikawa, S., Kakesu, T., Kanda, T., Takeda, T., Ishimatus, A., Igarashi, T., Mizutani, H. and Matsui S.
The Ichthyological Society of Japan. 2001.10..
Membership in Academic Society
  • The Ecological Society of Japan
  • Japanese Society of Aquaculture Research
  • The Zoological Society of Japan
  • The Japanese Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry
  • The Japanese Society of Fisheries Science
  • The Japanese Society of Ichthyology
Educational
Educational Activities
In Fishery Research Laboratory, we have 4 undergraduate, 6 master's course, and 4 doctor's course students in 2014, and are sharing the guidance of the graduation thesis and the theses for the master's and the doctor's degree.

Courses/classes taught are as follows
for Undergraduate Class:
Introduction to Marine Science, Structure and Function of Ecosystem, Science English I and II, Feed Science, Basic Biology Experiment, Laboratory Exercise in Fisheries Biology I, Practice in Marine Biology, Elementary Study for Aquatic Field Conservation.
for Master's Course:
Advanced Aquatic Field Science, Proseminar in Aquatic Field Science, Topics in Animal and Marine Bioresource Science, Practicals for Animal and Marine Bioresource Science, Tutorials for Animal and Marine Bioresource I & II
for Doctor's Course:
Tutorials on Aquatic Field Science, Tutorial Exercise on Aquatic Field Science, Tutorial Exercise on Marine Bioresources.
Social
Professional and Outreach Activities
Associated with the committees of river basin in Fukuoka Prefecture and the symposia related to the environment held in the circumference localities.