Kozo Takahashi
Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Graduate School of Sciences
Kyushu University
Hakozaki 6-10-1
Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8581

Kozo Takahashi is an oceanographer/paleoceanographer with a specific interest in radiolarians and other micro-plankton/microfossils as environmental proxies. He received his M.Sc. from the University of Washington in 1977 and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in 1981. He is currently a Professor at the Kyushu University. He has been working on biogenic particle fluxes of plankton origin employing sediment traps which he has been deploying for the past 20 years in the North Pacific and its marginal seas. His recent paleoceanographic interest evolves around the Arctic Ocean and the Bering and Okhotsk Seas. Paleoceanographic topics include reconstructions of the Beringia gateway, the past extent of the North Pacific Intermediate Water formation, and glacial-interglacial cycles.