Dr. Abe received his Ph.D. in Fisheries Sciences from the Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University. (He was awarded a Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (DC1) by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).) He specializes in marine biology and marine ecology. His research-related positions prior to his current position include a postdoctoral research fellowship at Hokkaido University (the Arctic Challenge for Sustainability (ArCS) project); Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) in Germany; and the Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo (awarded the JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (PD)). With the Pacific and Arctic oceans as his fields of research, he has worked to elucidate the ecology of marine plankton using samples collected during oceanographic observation excursions by research vessels and to shed light on the evaluation of marine plankton phylogeography using haplotype analyses.
He is a member of the KAKENHI Team in the External Funding Group. He provides support to obtain KAKENHI grants and is engaged in community relations. He also performs tasks pertaining to the Global Facility Center (GFC) and Hokudai Tech Garage (HUTG), and also serves as a URA for departments of the Faculty of Fisheries Sciences.
I became interested in advancing projects and research through my experience in outreach activities for stakeholders during my postdoctoral fellow years, and by working with researchers who were principal investigators of projects.
My career as a URA allows me to learn about research from a broader perspective. Since Hokkaido University views URAs as university management staff, I can take on new challenges while working with various people.
As a result of my childhood love of fishing and winter sports, I fell in love with Hokkaido. As a URA at Hokkaido University, I will do my best to contribute to Hokkaido University, which helped me grow as a person by allowing me to take on many new challenges with a frontier spirit.
I feel rewarded when our new support projects and initiatives help researchers advance to a new stage of research.