Mitsuko Yasoshima

Name: Mitsuko Yasoshima
Title: Ms.
Institution: Department of General Systems Studies, Grad. School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
Address: 3-8-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku
City, ZIP code: Tokyo 153-8902
Country: Japan
Interests: Environmental science, Geochemistry
Keywords: land snails, bioaccumulation, biomonitoring, environment
Brief description of the work:
The ultimate goal of my work is to apply land snails for environmental monitoring.
So far, I was successful in making basic parameters of how the heavy metals ( Cu, Zn, and Cd)
could be accumulated and stored in parts of the body, including the shells. Also, I was successful
in observing growth differences which may occurr due to the environmental changes.
Through XAFS, I am convinced in obtaining results which help me to create a simple form of
model of an environment for what is stated above.