Paleontology and Historical Geology

Dr. Takaaki Konabe Watanabe


Ludewig-Meyn-Straße 10, R.417
Phone: +49 431 880 2856


since 07/2019 JSPS research fellow, CAU Kiel
04/2019: Post-Doc., Hokkaido University
2016-2018:  Ph.D.-student Hokkaido University
2010-2015: Study of natural history science, Hokkaido university



The paleoclimate reconstruction at the dispersal out of Africa using coral records
JSPS Overseas Research Fellowship


  • Leupold M., M. Pfeiffer, T.K.Watanabe, L.Reuning, D. Garbe-Schönberg, Ch.-Ch. Shen, G.-J. A.Brummer (2020),“ENSO and internal sea surface temperature variability in the tropical Indian Ocean since the Maunder Minimum“,Climate of the Past Discussions 1-32 Copernicus GmbH

  • Watanabe T.K., T. Watanabe, A. Yamazaki, M. Pfeiffer ,"Oman corals suggest that a stronger winter shamal season caused the Akkadian Empire (Mesopotamia) collapse," Geology (2019),

  • Watanabe, T., Watanabe, T. K., Yamazaki, A., Yoneta, S., Sowa K., Sinniger, F.,‏ Eyal, G., Loya, Y., Harii, S. (2019) Coral sclerochronology: similarities and differences in coral isotopic signatures between mesophotic and shallow-water reefs. Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems. Springer, 667-681

  • Watanabe, T. K., T. Watanabe, A. Yamazaki, M. Pfeiffer, D. Garbe-Schonberg and M. R. Claereboudt (2019). "Oman coral δ 18 O seawater record suggests that Western Indian Ocean upwelling uncouples from the Indian Ocean Dipole during the global-warming hiatus."Scientific Reports 9.
  • Watanabe, T. K., T. Watanabe, A. Yamazaki, M. Pfeiffer, D. Garbe-Schonberg and M. R. Claereboudt (2017). "Past summer upwelling events in the Gulf of Oman derived from a coral geochemical record."Scientific Reports 7


  • Nomura, T., Sakaguchi, A., Steierc, P., Eigl, R., Yamakawa, A., Watanabe, T.K., Sasaki, K., Watanabe, T., Golser, R., Takahashi, Y., Yamano, H.  (2017). Reconstruction of the temporal distribution of 236U/238U in the Northwest Pacific Ocean using a coral core sample from the Kuroshio Current area. Marine Chemistry190: 28-34.
  • Kajita, H., Yamazaki, A., Watanabe, TK., Wu, C. C., Shen, C. C., Watanabe, T.(2017) Holocene sea surface temperature variations recorded in corals from Kikai Island, Japan, Geochemical Journal51(4): e9-e14.