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Details of Dr. Tadasu K. Yamada   


Gender male
Job title Curator Emeritus
Department Department of Zoology
National Museum of Nature and Science, Japan (
4-1-1 Amakubo Tsukuba-shi 3050005
National Museum of Nature and Science, Japan 4-1-1 Amakubo
Ibaraki Prefecture
Regions Sea of Azov
Nationality Japan
Tel (81)[29]853-8313
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Website http://www.kahaku.go.jp/
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Degree Doctoral (PhD, ScD)
Job type Teaching/Education , Research , Data Management , Institutional Management
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Pollution , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Pollution
Research Activities Comparative morphology (anatomy) of aquatic mammals, especially of shoulder musculature and nerves. Biology of beaked whales around Japan, with special reference to Mesoplodon stejnegeri of the Sea of Japan. Balaenopterid jaw and ventral pouch structure. Constructing marine mammal stranding network in Japan. Comparative vertebrate morphology.
Working languages English
Skills/Expertise Marine vertebrate morphology, systematics Comparative anatomy Stranding marine mammal survey Pathological investigation Marine pollutants and pathology
Comments Main interest is classical description of marine mammal anatomy, which is far behind human anatomy.
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Tadasu YAMADA)

Amano M., Yamada T.K., Kuramochi T., Hayano A., Kazumi A., Sakai T., 2013. Life history and group composition of melon-headed whales based on mass strandings in Japan, Marine Mammal Science. Article first published online : 18 JUN 2013, DOI: 10.1111/mms.12050.
Shimizu, Y., K. Ohishi, R. Suzuki, Y. Tajima, T. Yamada, Y. Kakizoe, T. Bando, Y. Fujise, H. Taru, T. Murayama and T. Maruyama. 2013. Amino acid sequence variations of signaling lymphocyte activation molecule and mortality caused by morbillivirus infection in cetaceans. Microbiology and Immunology 57: 624-632.
Kitamura S., Matsuishi T, Yamada T.K., Tajima Y., Ishikawa H., Tanabe S., Nakagawa H., Uni Y., Abe S., 2013. Two genetically distinct stocks in Baird's beaked whale (Cetacea: Ziphiidae). Marine Mammal Science 29:755?766.
Suzuki G, Tue NM, van der Linden S, Brouwer A, van der Burg B, van Velzen M, Lamoree M, Someya MS, Takahashi ST, Isobe TI, Tajima YT, Yamada TK, Takigami H, Tanabe S. 2011. Identification of major dioxin-like compounds and androgen receptor antagonist in acid-treated tissue extracts of high trophic-level animals. Environ Sci Technol 45:10203-10211.
ISOBE, T., T. OSHIHOI, H. HAMADA, K. NAKAYAMA, T. K. YAMADA, Y. TAJIMA, M. AMANO and S. TANABE. 2011. Contamination status of POPs and BFRs and relationship with parasitic infection in finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) from Seto Inland Sea and Omura Bay, Japan. Marine Pollution Bulletin 63: 564-571.
AMANO, M., T. K. YAMADA, R. L. BROWNELL JR. and Y. UNI. 2011. Age determination and reproductive traits of killer whales entrapped in ice off Aidomari, Hokkaido, Japan. Journal of Mammalogy 92: 275?282.
YATABE, A., N. KUBO, M. OTSUKA, S. SHIMA, KUBODERA, TSUNEMI and Y. K. 2010. Stomach Contents and Structure of a Longman?s Beaked Whale (Indopacetus pacificus) Stranded in Kyushu, Japan. Aquatic Mammals 36: 172-177.
NAKAYAMA, K., C. MATSUDAIRA, Y. TAJIMA, T. K. YAMADA, M. YOSHIOKA, T. ISOBE, S. TAKAHASHI and S. TANABE. 2009. Temporal and spatial trends of organotin contamination in the livers of finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) and their association with parasitic infection status. Science of the Total Environment 407: 6173-6178.
YAMADA, T. K. and H. ISHIKAWA. 2009. Balaenoptera brydei Olsen, 1913, Balaenoptera edeni Anderson, 1878. Pages 325-327 in S. D. OHDACHI, Y. ISHIBASHI, M. A. IWASA and T. SAITOH eds. The wild mammals of Japan. Shoukadoh, Kyoto.
YAO, C. J., T. K. YAMADA, Y. J. CHEN and L. S. CHOU. 2008. Cranial variation in the pantropical spotted dolphin, Stenella attenuata , in the Pacific Ocean. Zoological Science 25: 1234-1246.
YAMADA, T. K., T. KAKUDA and Y. TAJIMA. 2008. Middle sized balaenopterid whale specimens in the Philippines and Indonesia. Memoirs of the National Museum of Nature and Scinece, Tokyo 45: 75-83.
TAJIMA, Y., A. SHIMADA, T. K. YAMADA and D. F. COWAN. 2007. Amyloidosis in two Stejner\\\'s neaked whales (Mesoplodon stejnegeri) stranded at the Sea of Japan. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 38: 108-113.
YAMADA, T. K., Y. UNI, M. AMANO, J. BROWNELL, R.L., H. SATO, S. ISHIKAWA, I. EZAKI, K. SASAMORI, T. TAKAHASHI, Y. MASUDA, T. YOSHIDA, Y. TAJIMA, M. MAKARA, K. ARAI, T. KAKUDA, A. HAYANO, E. SONE, S. NISHIDA, H. KOIKE, A. YATABE, T. KUBODERA, Y. OMATA, Y. UMESHITA, M. WATARAI, M. TACHIBANA, M. SASAKI, K. MURATA, Y. SAKAI, M. ASAKAWA, K. MIYOSHI, S. MIHARA, Y. ANAN, T. IKEMOTO, N. KAJIWARA, T. KUNISUE, S. KAMIKAWA, Y. OCHI, S. YANO and S. TANABE. 2007. Biological indices obtained from a pod of killer whales entrapped by sea ice off northern Japan. Document submitted to the Scientific Committee, the 59th IWC, Anchorage May 2007 SC/19/SM12 59: 15 pp.
SASAKI, T., M. NIKAIDO, S. WADA, T. K. YAMADA, Y. CAO, M. HASEGAWA and N. OKADA. 2006. Balaenoptera omurai is a newly discovered baleen whale that represents an ancient evolutionary lineage. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 41: 40-52.
KALISZEWSKA, Z. A., J. SEGER, V. J. ROWNTREE, S. G. BARCO, R. BENGAS, P. KNOWLTON, K. MARSHALL-TILAS, N. J. PATENAUDE, M. RIVAROLA, C. SCHAEFF, M. SIRONI, W. SMITH and T. YAMADA. 2005. Population histories of right whales (Cetacea: Eubalaena) inferred from mitochondrial sequence diversities and divergences of their whale lice (Amphipoda: Cyamus). Molecular Ecology 14: 3439-3456.
DALEBOUT, M. L., C. S. BAKER, V. G. COCKCROFT, J. G. MEAD and T. K. YAMADA. 2004. A comprehensive molecular taxonomy of beaked whales(Cetacea: Ziphiidae) using a validated mitochondrial and nuclear DNA database. Journal of Heredity 95: 459-473.
WADA, S., M. OISHI and T. K. YAMADA. 2003. A newly discovered species of living baleen whale. Nature 426: 278-281.
KAKUDA, T., Y. TAJIMA, K. ARAI, K. KOGI, A. HISHII and T. K. YAMADA. 2002. On the resident
Yamada, T.K. [1998] Mesoplodon strandings in the spring of 1996. Nihonkai Cetology, 8,11-14.

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Created: 1997-04-17 Last Updated: 2016-06-16