Junichiro KURODA (Assoc. Professor)

Speciality: Paleoceanography, Marine geology


Publication List (peer reviewed papers)


Kuroda, J., Hara, H., Ueno, K., Charoentitirat, T., Maruoka, T., Miyazaki, T., Miyahigashi, A. and Lugli, S. (accepted) Characterization of sulfate mineral deposits in central Thailand, Island Arc.

Hyeong, K., Kuroda, J., Seo, I. and Wilson, P.A. (2016) Response of the Pacific intertropical convergence zone to global cooling and initiation of Antarctic glaciation across the Eocene Oligocene Transition. Scientific Reports 6, Article no. 30647, doi:10.1038/srep30647.

Yoshimura, T., Kuroda, J., Lugli, S., Tamenori, Y., Ogawa, N.O., Jiménez-Espejo, F.J., Isaji, Y., Roveri, M., Manzi, V., Kawahata, H. and Ohkouchi, N. (2016) An X-ray spectroscopic perspective on Messinian evaporite from Sicily: Sedimentary fabrics, element distributions, and chemical environments of S and Mg. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 17, 1383-1400, doi: 10.1002/2015GC006233.

Kuroda, J., Jiménez-Espejo, F.J., Nozaki, T., Gennari, R., Lugli, S., Manzi, V., Roveri, M., Flecker, R., Sierro, F.J., Yoshimura, T., Suzuki, K., and Ohkouchi, N. (2016) Miocene to Pleistocene osmium isotopic records of the Mediterranean sediments. Paleoceanography 31, 148-166. doi:10.1002/2015PA002853.


Kuroda, J., Ihoriya, N., Hori, R.S., Ogawa, N.O., Ikehara, M., Tanimizu, M. and Ohkouchi, N. (2015) Geochemistry of an Aptian bedded chert succession from the deep Pacific basin: New insights into Cretaceous oceanic anoxic event (OAE) 1a. Geological Society of America Special Papers 511, 305-328. doi:10.1130/2015.2511(16).

Ohkouchi, N., Kuroda, J. and Taira, A. (2015) The origin of Cretaceous black shales: a change in the surface ocean ecosystem and its triggers. Proceedings of the Japan Academy, Series B 91, 273-291. doi:10.2183/pjab.91.273.

Toyama, C., Kimura, J., Chang, Q., Vaglarov, B.S. and Kuroda, J. (2015) A new high-precision method for determining stable chlorine isotopes in halite and igneous rock samples using UV-femtosecond laser ablation multiple Faraday collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 30, 2194-2207. doi:10.1039/C5JA00268K.

Rabineau, M., Cloetingh, S., Kuroda, J., Aslanian, D., Droxler, A., Gorini, C., Garcia-Castellanos, D., Moscariello, A., Burov, E., Sierro, F., Lirer, F., Roure, F., Pezard, P.A., Matenco, L., Hello, Y., Mart, Y., Camerlenghi, A., Tripati, A. and the Gold and Dream Working Groups (2015) Probing connections between deep earth and surface processes in a land-locked ocean basin transformed into a giant saline basin: The Mediterranean GOLD project. Marine and Petroleum Geology 66, 6-17, doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2015.03.018.


Kuroda, J., Yoshimura, T., Kawahata, H., Jiménez-Espejo, F.J., Lugli, S., Manzi, V. and Roveri, M. (2014) Evaporation of marine basins: a review of evaporite formation and Messinian Salinity Crisis, Jour. Geol. Soc. Japan 120, 118-200, doi:10.5575/geosoc.2014.0016. (in Japanese with English abstract)

Hernández-Molina, F.J., Stow, D.A.V., Alvarez-Zarikian, C.A., Acton, G., Bahr, A., Balestra, B., Ducassou, E., Flood, R., Flores, J-A., Furota, S., Grunert, P., Hodell, D., Jiménez-Espejo, F.J., Kim, J.K., Krissek, L., Kuroda, J. et al. (2014) Onset of Mediterranean outflow into the North Atlantic. Science 344, 1244-1250. doi:10.1126/science.1251306.


Kuroda, J. and Westerhold, T. (2013) Data report: Volcanic glass shards from Eocene-Oligocene transition interval at Site U1333. Proceedings of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program 320/321. doi:10.2204/iodp.proc.320321.211.2013.


Pälike, H., Lyle, M.W., Nishi, H., Raffi, I., Ridgwell, A., Gamage, K., Klaus, A., Acton, G., Anderson, L., Backman, J., Baldauf, J., Beltran, C., Bohaty, S.M, Bown, P., Busch, W., Channell, J.E.T, Chun, C.O.J, Delaney, M., Dewangan, P., Dunkley, J.T., Edgar, K. M., Evans, H., Fitch, P., Foster, G.L., Gussone, N., Hasegawa, H., Hathorne, E.C., Hayashi, H., Herrle, J.O., H, Ann., Hovan, S., Hyeong, K., Iijima, K., Ito, T., Kamikuri, S., Kimoto, K., Kuroda, J. et al. (2012) A Cenozoic record of the equatorial Pacific carbonate compensation depth. Nature 488, 609-614. doi:10.1038/nature11360.


Kuroda, J., Tanimizu, M., Hori, R. S., Suzuki, K., Ogawa, N.O., Tejada, M.L.G., Coffin, M.F., Coccioni, R., Erba, E. and Ohkouchi, N. (2011) Lead isotopic record of Barremian-Aptian marine sediments: implications for large igneous provinces and the Aptian climatic crisis. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 307, 126-134. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.04.021.


Kuroda, J., Hori, R.S., Suzuki, K., Grocke, D.R. and Ohkouchi, N. (2010) Marine osmium isotope record across the Triassic-Jurassic boundary from a Pacific pelagic site. Geology 38, 1095-1098. doi:10.1130/G31223.1.

Kuroda, J., Suzuki, K., Ohkouchi, N. (2010) Linkage between Massive Volcanic Events and Global Extreme Climatic Events in the Cretaceous P eriod. Journal of Geography 119, 534-555. (in Japanese with English abstract)

Hara, H., Kurihara, T., Kuroda, J., Adachi, Y., Kurita, H., Wakita, K., Hisada, K., Charusiri, P., Charoentitirat, T. and Chaodumrong, P. (2010) Geological and geochemical aspects of a Devonian siliceous succession in northern Thailand: Implications for the opening of the Paleo-Tethys. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 297, 452-464. doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.08.029.


Tejada, M.L.G, Suzuki, K., Kuroda, J., Coccioni, R., Mahoney, J.J., Ohkouchi, N., Sakamoto, T. and Tatsumi, Y. (2009) Ontong Java Plateau eruption as a trigger for the early Aptian oceanic anoxic event. Geology 37, 855-858. doi:10.1130/G25763A.1.


Kashiyama, Y., Ogawa, N.O., Kuroda, J., Shiro, M., Nomoto, S., Tada, R., Kitazato, H. and Ohkouchi, N. (2008) Diazotrophic cyanobacteria as the major photoautotrophs during mid-Cretaceous oceanic anoxic events: Nitrogen and carbon isotopic evidence from sedimentary porphyrin. Organic Geochemistry 39, 532-549. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2007.11.010.


Kuroda, J., Ogawa, N.O., Tanimizu, M., Coffin, M.F., Tokuyama, H., Kitazato, H. and Ohkouchi, N. (2007) Contemporaneous massive subaerial volcanism and Late Cretaceous oceanic anoxic event 2. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 256, 211-223. doi:10.2517/prpsj.10.345.


Kuroda, J. and Ohkouchi, N. (2006) Implication of spatiotemporal distribution of black shales deposited during Cretaceous Oceanic Anoxic Event-2. Paleontological Research 10, 345-358. doi:10.2517/prpsj.10.345.

Ohkouchi, N., Kashiyama, Y., Kuroda, J., Ogawa, N.O. and Kitazato, H. (2006) The importance of diazotrophic cyanobacteria as primary producers during Cretaceous Oceanic Anoxic Event 2. Biogeosciences 3, 467-478.


Kuroda, J., Ohkouchi, N., Ishii, T., Tokuyama, H. and Taira A. (2005) Lamina-scale analysis of sedimentary components in Cretaceous black shales by chemical compositional mapping: Implications for paleoenvironmental changes during the Oceanic Anoxic Events. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 69, 1479-1494.

Keynote and invited talks

Kuroda, J., Suzuki, K. and Ohkouchi, N. (2016) Decoding Earth's surface environment by osmium isotope records of marine sediments. International Conference on Paleoceanography, Utrecht, Netherland (29 August 2016).

Kuroda, J., Hori, R.S., Onoue, T., Suzuki, K., Gröcke, D.R. and Ohkouchi, N. (2014) Geochemical records of chert from Panthalassa, implications for the end-Triassic event. Asia Oceania Geoscience Society (AOGS) 11th Annual Meeting, Sapporo, Japan (1 August 2014).

Kuroda, J., Hori, R.S., Suzuki, K. and Ohkouchi, N. (2010) Marine osmium isotopic records in the Triassic-Jurassic deep-sea sediments of Panthalassa. The 20th Goldschmidt Conference, Knoxville, USA (17 June 2010), abstract in: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol. 74, Suppl. 1, A549, 2010.

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