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LAST UPDATE: 13.05.2010

Publications (Peer review papers in English)

  1. Yamamoto, M., Taguchi, K. and Sasaki, K. (1991) Basic nitrogen compounds in bitumen and crude oils. Chem. Geol. 93,193-206.
  2. Yamamoto, M. (1992) Fractionation of azaarenes during oil migration. Org. Geochem., 19, 389-402.
  3. Yamamoto, M., Bat-erdene, D., Ulziikhishig, P., Enomoto, M., Kajiwara, Y., Takeda, N., Suzuki, Y., Watanabe, Y. and Nakajima, T. (1993) Preliminary report on geochemistry of Lower Cretaceous Dsunbayan oil shales, eastern  Mongolia. Bull. Geol. Surv. Japan., 44, 685-691.
  4. Yamamoto, M. and Watanabe, Y. (1994) Biomarker geochemistry and paleoceanography of Miocene Onnagawa diatomaceous sediments, northern Honshu, Japan. In: Proc. 29th Int'l. Geol. Congr. Part C: Siliceous, phosphatic and glauconitic sediments of the Tertiary and Mesozoic. A. Iijima, R.E. Garrison and A.M. Abed (Eds). VSP, Utrecht, 53-74.
  5. Watanabe, Y., Yamamoto, M. and Imai, N. (1994) Sedimentary environment in the Onnagawa Sea: middle Miocene Japanese backarc trough. In: Proc. 29th Int'l. Geol. Congr. Part C: Siliceous, phosphatic and glauconitic sediments of the Tertiary and Mesozoic. A. Iijima, R.E. Garrison and A.M. Abed (Eds). VSP, Utrecht, 31-51.
  6. Imai, N., Shimokawa, K. and Yamamoto, M. (1994) ESR study of radiation centers and thermal behavior in chert. Quaternary Science Rev., 13, 641-645.
  7. Imai, N. and Yamamoto, M. (1994) Direct analysis of thin layer laminated dolomite and zircon crystal by laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Microchem. J., 50, 281-288.
  8. Yamamoto, M. and Watanabe, Y. (1995) Molecular geochemical approach to the paleoceanographic assessment of Neogene sediments of Yashima area, Akita Basin, Japan. J. Jap. Assoc. Petrol. Technol., 60, 27-38.
  9. Yamamoto, M., Ficken, K., Baas, M., Bosch, H.-J. and de Leeuw, J.W. (1996) Molecular palaeontology of the earliest Danian at Geulhem (The Netherlands). Geologie en Mijnbouw, 75, 255-267.
  10. Ravelo, A.C., Lyle, M., Koizumi, I., Caulet, J-P., Hovan, S., Fornarciari, E., Janecek, T., Hayashida, A., Janik, A., Heider, F., Stax, R., Hood, J., Yamamoto, M. and the ODP Leg 167 Shipboard Scientific Party (1997) Pliocene carbonate accumulation along the California margin. Paleoceanogr., 12, 729-741.
  11. ODP Leg 167 Shipboard Scientific Party (1997) Proceedings of Ocean Drilling Program, Sites 1010-1022, California margin, Initial Report, 167, 1-1371, Ocean Drilling Program, Texas A&M University, College Station,USA.
  12. Yamamoto, M., Bat-erdene, D., Ulziikhishig, P., Watanabe, Y., Imai, N., Kajiwara, Y., Takeda, N., Nakajima, T. (1998) Organic geochemistry and palynology of Lower Cretaceous Zuunbayan oil shales, Mongolia, Bull. Geol. Surv. Japan, 49, 257-274.
  13. Yamamoto, M. (1999) Petroleum nitrogen compounds: A sensitive indicator of petroleum migration. Res. Org. Geochem., 14, 1-2.
  14. Yamamoto, M. (2000) Source characterization of carbonate- and noncarbonate-associated lipids in a coral reef sediment. Res. Org. Geochem., 15, 13-17.
  15. Yamamoto, M., Shiraiwa, Y. and Inouye, I. (2000) Physiological responses of lipids in Emiliania huxleyi and Gephyrocapsa oceanica (Haptophyceae) to growth status and their implications for alkenone paleothermometry. Org. Geochem., 31, 799-811.
  16. Yamamoto, M., Yamamuro, M. and Tada, R. (2000) Late Quaternary records of organic carbon, calcium carbonate and biomarkers from Site 1016 off Point Conception, California margin. ODP Scientific Results, 167, 183-194.
  17. Yamamoto, M. and Taguchi, K. (2000) Application of nonaqueous titration to nitrogen functionality analysis for sedimentary bitumens and a crude oil. Jour. Jap. Assoc. Petrol. Technol., 65, 5, 469-476.
  18. Yamamoto, M., Kayanne, H. and Yamamuro, M. (2001) Characteristics of organic matter  in lagoonal sediments from the Great Barrier Reef. Geochem. J., 35, 385-401.
  19. Harii, S., Kayanne, H., Takigawa, H., Hayashibara, T. and Yamamoto, M. (2002) Larval survivorship, competency periods and settlement of two brooding corals, Heliopora coerulea and Pocillopora damicornis. Marine Biology, 141, 39-46.
  20. Fujine, K., Yamamoto, M. and Tada, R. (2003) Data Report: Alkenone compounds and major ellement composition in late Quaternary hemipelagic sediments from ODP Site 1151 off Sanriku, northern Japan. Proc. ODP, Sci. Res., 186, 1-12.
  21. Yamamoto, M., T. Oba, J. Shimamune and T. Ueshima (2004) Orbital-scale anti-phase variation of sea surface temperature in mid-latitude North Pacific margins during the last 145,000 years. Geophys. Res. Let., 31, L16311, doi:10.1029/2004GL020138.[SCI]
  22. Yamamoto, M. (2004) Have the tropical Pacific ocean-atmosphere interactions behaved as a driver of centurial- to orbital-scale climate changes? "Global Environmental Change in the Ocean and on Land" (eds. Shiyomi, M., et al.), Terrapub, pp. 265-278.
  23. Yamamoto, M. (2004) Data Report: Organic carbon, and alkenone sea-surface temperature from Sites 1175, 1176, and 1178, Nankai Trough. Proc. ODP, Sci. Res., 190, 196, 1-10.
  24. Yamamoto, M., Suemune, R. and Oba, T. (2005) Equatorward shift of the subarctic boundary in the northwestern Pacific during the last deglaciation. Geophys. Res. Let., 32, L05609, doi:10.1029/2004GL020138.[SCI]
  25. Nagao, S. Usui, T., Yamamoto, M., Minagawa, M., Iwatsuki, T. and Noda, A. (2005) Use of Δ14C and δ13C values as a tracer of transportation and deposition processes of particulate organic matter with terrestrial origin in coastal marine environments. Chem. Geol., 218, 63-72, doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2005.01.025.[SCI]
  26. Yamamoto, M., Naraoka, H., Ishiwatari, R., and Ogihara S. (2005) Carbon isotope signatures of bacterial 28-norhopanoic acids in Miocene-Pliocene diatomaceous and phosphatic sediments. Chem. Geol., 218, 117-133, doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2005.01.027.{SCI}
  27. Banakar, V. K., Oba, T., Volvaiker, A. V., Kuramoto, T., Yamamoto, M. and Minagawa, M. (2005) Monsoon related changes in sea surface productivity and water column denitrification in the Eastern Arabian Sea during the last glacial cycle. Marine Geology, 219, 99-108, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2005.05.004. [SCI]
  28. Yamamoto, M., Ichikawa, Y., Igarashi, Y., Oba, T. (2005) Late Quaternary variation of lignin composition in Core MD012421 off central Japan, NW Pacific. Paleogoegr. Paleoclimatol. Paleoecol., 229, 179-186. [SCI]
  29. Usui, T., Nagao, S.,  Yamamoto, M., Kudo, I., Montani, S., Noda, A. and Minagawa, M. (2005) Distribution and source of organic matter in surface sediment off Tokachi of Hokkaido Island, inferred from carbon and nitrogen isotopic compositions. Marine Chemistry, 98, 241-259. [SCI]
  30. Abe, C., Yammaoto, M., Irino, T. (2006) DATA REPORT: Organic Carbon and Biomarker Variations in Sites 1237 and 1239. Proc. Ocean Drilling Program, 202, 1-14.
  31. Moran, K., Backman, J., Brinkhuis, H., Clemens, S.C., Cronin, T., Dickens, G.R., Eynaud, F., Gattacceca, Jakobsson, J.M., Jordan, R.W., Kaminski, M., King, J., Koc, N., Krylov, A., Martinez, N.,  Matthiessen, J. McInroy, D., Moore, T.C., Onodera, J., O'Regan, A.M.,  Pälike, H., Rea, B., Rio, D., Sakamoto, T., Smith, D.C., Stein, R., St. John, K., Suto, I., Suzuki, N., Takahashi, K., Watanabe, M., Yamamoto, M., Frank, M., Jokat, W., and Kristoffersen, Y. (2006) A First Look at the Cenozoic History of the Arctic Ocean. Nature, 441, 601-605. [SCI]
  32. Brinkhuis, H., Schouten, S., Collinson, M. E., Sluijs, A.,  Sinninghe Damste, J. S., Dickens, G. R., Huber, M., Cronin, T. M., Onodera, J., Takahashi, K., Bujakm, J. P., Stein, R., Burgh, J., Eldrett, J. S., Harding, I. C., Lotter, A. F., Sangiorgi, F., Konijnenburg-vanCittert, H., deLeeuw, J. W., Matthiessen, J., Backman, J., Moran, K., and the Expedition 302 Scientists (2006) Episodic fresh surface waters in the Eocene Arctic Ocean.  Nature, 441, 606-609. [SCI]
  33. Sluijs, A.,  Schouten, S., Pagani, M., Woltering, M., Brinkhuis, H.,  Sinninghe Damste, J. S., Dickens, G. R., Huber, M., Reichart, G.-J., Stein, R., Matthiessen, J., Lourens, L. J., Pedentchouk, N.,  Backman, J., Moran, K., and the Expedition 302 Scientists (2006) Subtropical Arctic Ocean temperatures during the
    Palaeocene/Eocenethermal maximum. Nature, 441, 610-613. [SCI]
  34. Ueshima, T., Yamamoto, M., Irino, T., Oba, T., Minagawa, M., Narita, H., Murayama, M. (2006) Long term Aleutian Low dynamics and obliquity-controlled oceanic primary production in the mid-latitude western North Pacific (Core MD01-2421) during the last 145,000 years. Global Planet. Change, 53, 21-28 [SCI]
  35. Oba, T., Irino, T., Yamamoto, M., Murayama, M., Takamura, A. and Aoki, K. (2006)  Paleoceanographic change off central Japan since the last 144,000 years based on high-resolution oxygen and carbon isotope records. Global Planet. Change, 53, 5-20 [SCI]
  36. Pagani, M., Pedentchouk, N., Huber, M., Sluijs, A., Scouteh, S., Brinkhuis, H., Sinninghe Damste, J. S., Dickens, G. R. and the Expedition 302 Scientists (2006) Arctic hydrology during global warming at the Paleocene/Eocene thermal maximum. Nature, 442, 671. [SCI]
  37. Fujine, K., Yamamoto, M., Tada, R. and Kido, Y. (2006) A salinity-related occurrence of a novel alkenone and alkenoate in Late Pleistocene sediments from the Japan Sea. Org. Geochem.,  37, 1974-1084. [SCI]
  38. Yamamoto, M., Yamamuro, M. and Tanaka, Y. (2007) The California Current System during the last 136,000 years: Response of the North Pacific High to precessional forcing. Quaternary Science Reviews, 26, 405-414 [SCI] 
  39. Yamamoto, M., Shimamoto, A., Fukuhara, T., Naraoka, H., Tanaka, Y., Nishimura, A. (2007) Seasonal and depth variations in molecular and isotopic alkenone composition of sinking particles from the western North Pacific.  Deep-Sea Research Part  I, 54, 1571-1592. 
  40. Harii, S, Nadaoka, K., Yamamoto, M. and Iwao, K. (2007) Temporal changes in settlement and lipid contents and lipid compositions of larvae from the spawning hermatypic corals, Acropora tenuis. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 346, 89-96. 
  41. Yamamoto, M., Oba, T., East-west seesaw of sea surface temperature variation in the mid-latitude North Pacific during the last two glacial cycles. PAGES news, 16, 19-20.
  42. Yamamoto, M., Okino, T., Sugisaki, S., Sakamoto, T. (2008) Late Pleistocene changes in terrestrial biomarkers in sediments from the central Arctic Ocean. Organic Geochemistry, 39, 754-763.
  43. Shintani, T., Yamamoto, M., Chen, M.-T. (2008) Slow warming of the northern South China Sea during the last deglaciation. Terrestrial Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, 19, 341-346doi: 10.3319/TAO.2008.19.4.341. 
  44. Shiau, L.-J., Yu, P.-S., Wei, K.-Y., Yamamoto, M., Lee, T.-Q., Yu, E.-F., Fang, T.-H. and Chen, M.-T. (2008) Sea surface temperature, productivity, and terrestrial flux variations of the southeastern South China Sea over the past 800,000 years (IMAGES MD972142). Terrestrial Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, 19, 363-376. doi: 10.3319/TAO.2008.19.4.363. 
  45. Schouten, S., Hopmans, E.C., van der Meer, J., Mets, A., Bard, E., Bianchi, T.S., Diefendorf, A., Building, D., Escala, M., Freeman, K.H., Building, D., Furukawa, Y., Huguet, C., Ingalls, A., Ménot-Combes, G., Nederbragt, A.J., Oba, M., Pearson, A., Pearson, E.J., Rosell-Melé, A., de Barcelona, A., B, Schaeffer, P., Shah, S.R., Shanahan, T.M., Smith, R.W., Smittenberg, R., Talbot, H.M., Uchida, M., Van Mooy, B.A.S., Yamamoto, M., Zhang, Z., Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2009) An interlaboratory study of TEX86 and BIT analysis using high performance liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry. Geochemistry, Geophysics and Geosystems, 10, Q03012, doi:10.1029/2008GC002221.
  46. Isono, D., Yamamoto, M., Irino, T., Oba, T., Murayama, M., Nakamura, T. and Kawahata, K. (2009) The 1,500-year climate oscillation in the mid-latitude North Pacific during the Holocene. Geology, 37, 591-594. doi: 10.1130/G25667A. 
  47. Yamamoto,M., Polyak, L. (2009) Changes in terrestrial organic matter input to the Mendeleev Ridge, western Arctic Ocean, during the Late Quaternary. Global and Planetary Change, 68, 30–37. doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2009.03.012 
  48. Fujine, K., Tada, R., Yamamoto, M. (2009) Paleotemperature response to monsoon activity in the Japan Sea during the last 160 kyrs. Palaeogoegr. Palaeoclimatol. Palaeoecol., 280, 350-360. 
  49. Inagaki, M., Yamamoto, M., Igarashi, Y., Ikehara, K. (2009) Biomarker records from Core GH02-1030 off Tokachi in the northwestern Pacific over the last 23,000 years; Environmental changes during the last deglaciation. Journal of Oceanography, 65, 847-858.
  50. Yamamoto, M. (2009) Response of mid-latitude North Pacific surface temperatures to orbital forcing and linkage to the East Asian summer monsoon and tropical ocean-atmosphere interactions.  Journal of Quaternary Science, 24, 836-847
  51. Takahara, H., Igarashi, Y., Hayashi, R., Kumon, F., Liew, P.-M., Yamamoto, M. Kawai, S., Oba, T., Irino, T. (2010) Millennial-scale variability in vegetation records from the East Asian Islands: Taiwan, Japan and Sakhalin. Quaternary Science Reviews, 29, 2900-2917.
  52. Harii, S., Yamamoto, M., Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (2010) The relative contribution of dinoflagellate photosynthesis and stored lipids to the survivorship of symbiotic larvae of the reef-building corals. Marine Biology, 157, 1215-1224.
  53. Shiau, L.-J., Chen, M.-T., Clemens, S.C., Huh, C.-A., Yamamoto, M., Yokoyama, Y. (2011) Warm Pool hydrological and terrestrial variability near southern Papua New Guinea Over the past 50k. Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L00F01.
  54. Ho, S. L., Yamamoto, M., Mpllenhauer, G., Minagawa, M. (2011) Core top TEX86 values in the south and equatorial Pacific. Organic Geochemistry, 42, 94-99.
  55. Shintani, T., Yamamoto, M., Chen, M.-T., (2011) Paleoenvironmental changes in the northern South China Sea over the past 28,000 years: a study of TEX86-derived sea surface temperatures and terrestrial biomarkers. Journal of the Asian Earth Science, 40, 1221–1229.
  56. Igarashi, Y., Yamamoto, M., Ikehara, K. (2011) Climate and vegetation in Hokkaido, northern Japan, since the LGM: pollen records from core GH02-1030 off Tokachi in the northwestern Pacific. Journal of the Asian Earth Science, 40, 1102-1110.
  57. Lyle, M., Heusser, L., Ravelo, C., Yamamoto, M., Barron, J., Diffenbaugh, N., Herbert, T., Andreasen, D., 2012. Out of the tropics: The Pacific, Great Basin Lakes, and Late Pleistocene Water Cycle in the Western United States. Science, 337, 1629-1633. 
  58. Yamamoto, M., Shimamoto, A., Fukuhara, T., Tanaka, Y., Ishizaka, J. (2012) Glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers and the TEX86 index in sinking particles in the western North Pacific. Organic Geochemistry, 53, 52–62. 
  59. Nakanishi, T., Yamamoto, M., Tada, R., Oda, H. (2012) Centennial-scale winter monsoon variability in the northern East China Sea during the Holocene. Journal of Quaternary Science, 27, 956-963.
  60. Shiau, L.-J., Chen, M.-T., Huh, C.-A., Yamamoto, M., Yokoyama, Y. (2012) Insolation and cross-hemispheric controls on Australian monsoon variability over the past 180,000 years: new evidence from offshore southeastern Papua New Guinea. Journal of Quaternary Science, 27, 911-920. 
  61. Nakanishi, T.,  Yamamoto, M.,  Irino, T., Tada, R. (2012) Distributions of glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers, alkenones and polyunsaturated fatty acids in suspended particulate organic matter in the East China Sea. Journal of Oceanography, 68, 959–970, DOI 10.1007/s10872-012-0146-4 
  62. Kuwae, M., Yamamoto, M., Ikehara, K.,  Irino, T., Takemura, K., Sagawa, T., Sakamoto, T., Ikehara, M., Takeoka, H., 2013. Stratigraphy and wiggle-matching-based age-depth model of late Holocene marine sediments in Beppu Bay, southwest Japan. Journal of Asian Earth Science, 69, 133–148. 
  63. Lin, D.-C., Chen, M.-T., Yamamoto, M., Yokoyama, Y., 2013. Precisely dated AMS 14C marine cores reveal the complexity of
    millennial-scale Asian monsoon variability in the northern South China Sea (MD972146, MD972148). Journal of Asian Earth Science, 69, 93–101. 
  64. Yamamoto, M., Kishizaki, M., Oba, T., Kawahata, H. (2013) Intense winter cooling of the surface water in the northern Okinawa Trough during the last glacial period. Journal of Asian Earth Science, 69, 86–92. 
  65. Shaari,H., Yamamoto, M., Irino, T. (2013) Enhanced upwelling in the eastern equatorial Pacific at the last five glacial terminations. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 386, 8–15. 
  66. Ohira, F., Yamamoto, M., Takemura, K., Hayashida, A. (2014) Response of vegetation in central Japan to precession during the last 147,000 years: A lignin record from Lake Biwa core BIW08-B. Quaternary International, 349, 59-67. 
  67. Yamamoto, M., Sai, H., Chen, M.-T., Zhao, M., (2013) The East Asian winter monsoon variability in response to precession during the past 150,000 years. Climate of the Past, 9, 2777-2788. 
  68. Yamamoto, M., Ohira, F., Kumon, F. (2014) Late Pleistocene variation in lignin and fatty acids from core TKN-2004 in a small mountain basin in central Japan. Geochemical Journal, 48, 207-217. 
  69. Shaari, H., Yamamoto, M., Irino, T., Oba, T. (2014) Nutricline shoaling in the eastern Pacific warm pool during the last two glacial maxima. Journal of Oceanography, 70, 25-34. 
  70. Schouten, S.,  Hopmans, E.C., Rosell-Mele, A., Pearson, A., Adam, P., Bauersachs, T., Bard, E., Bernasconi, S.M., Bianchi, T.S., Brocks, J.J., Carlson, L.T., Castaneda, I.S., Derenne, S., Dogrul Selver, A., Dutta, K., Eglinton, T., Fosse, C., Galy, V., Grice, K., Hinrichs, K.-U., Huang, Y., Huguet, A., Huguet, C., Hurley, S., Ingalls, A., Jia, G., Kondo, M., Krishnan, S., Lincoln, S., Lipp, J., Mangelsdorf, K.,
    Menot, G., Mets, A., Mollenhauer, G., Ohkouchi, N., Ossebaar, J.,
    Pagani, M., Pancost, R.D., Pearson, E.J., Peterse, F., Reichart, G.-J., Schaeffer, P., Schmitt, G., Schwark, L., Shah, S.R., Smith, R.W., Smittenberg, R.H., Summons, R.E., Takano, Y., Talbot, H.M., Taylor, K.W.R., Tarozo, R., Uchida, M., van Dongen, B.E., Van Mooy, B.A.S., Wang, J., Warren, C., Weijers, J.W.H., Werne, J.P., Woltering, M., Xie, S., Yamamoto, M., Yang, H., Zhang, C.L., Zhang, Y., Zhao, M., Jaap S. Sinninghe Damste, J.S. (2014) An interlaboratory study of TEX86 and BIT analysis of sediments, extracts, and standard
    mixtures. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 14, 5263-5285. 
  71. Li, G., Ando, H., Hasegawa, H., Yamamoto, M., Hasegawa, T., Ohta, T., Hasebe, N., Ichinnorov, N. (2014) Confirmation of a Middle Jurassic age for the Eedemt Formation in Dundgobi Province, southeast Mongolia: constraints from the discovery of new spinicaudatans (clam shrimps). Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology, 38 (3), 305-316.
  72. Lin, D.-C., Chen, M.-T., Yamamoto, M., Yokoyama, Y. (2014) Millennial-scale Alkenone Sea Surface 1" Temperature Changes in the Northern South China Sea During the Past 45,000 Years (MD972146). Quaternary International, 333, 207-215.
  73. Yamamoto, M., Kobayashi, D. (2014) Surface ocean cooling in the subarctic North Pacific during the late Pliocene suggests an atmospheric reorganization prior to extensive Northern Hemisphere glaciation. Deep-Sea Research, in press.
  74. Ajioka, T., Yamamoto, M., Murase, J. (2014)Branched and isoprenoid glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers in soils and lake/river sediments in the Lake Biwa basin, and implications for MBT/CBT proxies. Organic Geochemistry, 73, 70–82.
  75. Park, Y.-H., Yamamoto, M, Nam, S.-I., Irino, T., Polyak, L., Harada, N.,  Nagashima, K., Khim, B.-K., Chikita, K., Sei-Ichi Saitoh, S.I., (2014) Distribution, source and transportation of glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers in surface sediments from the western Arctic Ocean and the northern Bering Sea. Marine Chemistry, 165, 10-24. DOI: 10.1016/j.marchem.2014.07.001
  76. Ajioka, T., Yamamoto, M., Takemura, K., Hayashida, A., Kitagawa, H. (2014)  Water pH and temperature in Lake Biwa from MBT'/CBT indices during the last 282 000 years. Climate of the Past, 10, 1843–1855.
  77. Yamamoto, Y.,  Ajioka, T., Yamamoto, M. (2015) Climate reconstruction based on GDGT-based proxies in a paleosol
    sequence in Japan: Postdepositional effect on the estimation of air temperature. Quaternary International, in press.