SAITO Yoshiki(Director, Professor)

Academic Degree

Doctor of Science, Kyushu University

Research Fields

Coastal sedimentology, sedimentary geology, Quaternary geology, marine geology, coastal management

Research Interests

Shallow marine & coastal sedimentologist with special foci on modern sedimentary processes, coastal geology, Quaternary geology, sequence stratigraphy, strata formation, and recent environmental changes. River-mouth systems (deltas and estuaries) in Asia.

Work Experience

April 1981 to October 1990: Researcher of the Geological Survey of Japan (GSJ)
October 1990 to March 2001: Senior Researcher of the GSJ
April 2001 to March 2010: Group Leader of the AIST
October 2008 to March 2018: Prime Senior Researcher of the AIST
November 2016 to March 2017: Professor of Research Center for Coastal Lagoon Environments, Shimane University
April 2017 to present: Professor and Director of Estuary Research Center, Shimane University.
April 2015 to March 2018: Conjunct Professor of the University of Tokyo. Department of Natural Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences
August 2018 to March 2023: Cross-appointment Fellow. Geological Survey of Japan, AIST


Sedimentology, river deltas, estuaries, Quaternary, human impact, Asia, sea-level change

Editorial Board Member

  • Geo-Marine-Letters, (Springer) (2001–present)
  • Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science (Elsevier)(2005–present)
  • Quaternary Science Reviews, (Elsevier) (2004–June 2014)
  • Marine Geology (Elsevier) (2007–present)
  • Sedimentary Geology (Elsevier) (2007–2011)
  • Quaternary International (Elsevier) (2011–present)
  • Vietnam Journal of Marine Science and Technology (VAST) (2014–present)
  • Journal of Asian Earth Sciences (Elsevier) (2016–present)
  • Anthropocene Coasts (2016–present)
  • Vietnam Journal of Earth Sciences (VAST) (2016–present)
  • Progress in Earth and Planetary Science (Springer, JpGU) (2017–present)
  • Anthropocene (Elsevier) (2018–present)


Please visit below URLs

1. Peer-Reviewed Papers

184) Hori, K., Saito, Y., 2021. Classification, Architecture, and Evolution of Large-River Deltas. In: Gupta, A., ed., Large Rivers: Geomorphology and Management. 2nd ed., John-Wiley. (2021.09) ISBN: 978-1-119-41260-1

183) Li, Z., Pospelova, V., Liu, L., Francois, R., Wu, Y., Mertens, K.N., Saito, Y., Zhou, R., Song, B., Xie, X., 2021. Quantitative reconstructions of Holocene sea-surface conditions from dinoflagellate cyst assemblages in the northern South China Sea. Marine Geology,(accepted on 2021.05.31) (2021.08 or 09)

182) Saito, Y., Dettman, D.L., 2021. Preface: Japanese estuaries. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 257, 107422.(2021.08)

181) Bi, N., Wang, H., Wu, X., Saito, Y., Xu, C., Yang, Z., 2021. Phase change in evolution of the modern Huanghe (Yellow River) Delta: process, pattern, and mechanisms. Marine Geology, 437, 106516.(2021.07)

180) Gugliotta, M., Saito, Y., Ta, T.K.O., Nguyen, V.L., Tamura, T., Wang, Z., Croix, A.L., 2021. Abandonment and rapid infilling of a tide-dominated distributary channel at 0.7 ka in the Mekong River Delta. Scientific Reports, 11, 11040.(2021.05)

179) Ikehara, K., Irino, T., Saito, Y., 2021. The 2011 Tohoku-oki tsunami-induced sediment remobilization on the Sendai shelf, Japan, from a comparison of pre- and post-tsunami surface sediments. Scientific Reports, 11, 7864.(2021.04)

178) Ta, T.K.O., Nguyen, V.L., Saito, Y., Gugliotta, M., Tamura, T., Nguyen, T.M.L., Hoang, T., Bui, T.L., 2021. Late Pleistocene to Holocene stratigraphic record and evolution of the paleo-Mekong-Incised-valley, Vietnam. Marine Geology, 433, 106406.(2021.03)

177) Zhou, L., Liu, J., Saito, Y., Diao, S., Gao, M., Qiu, J., Xu, C., He, L., Ye, S., 2020/21: Sediment budget of the Yellow River delta during 1959–2012, estimated from morphological changes and accumulation rates. Marine Geology, 430, 106363. (2020.12)

176) Pan, D.D., Wang, Z.H., Zhan, Q., Saito, Y., Wu, H., Yang, S.Y., Cheng, H.Q., 2020. Organic geochemical evidence of past changes in hydro- and sediment-dynamic processes at river mouths: a case study using Holocene sedimentary records in the Changjiang River delta, China. Continental Shelf Research, 204, 104189. (2020.12.05)

175) Tamura, T., Ta, T.K.O., Saito, Y., Sato, T., Bateman, M.D., Murray-Wallace, C.V., Nguyen, V.L., 2020. Seasonal control on coastal dune morphostratigraphy under a monsoon climate, Mui Ne dunefield, SE Vietnam. Geomorphology, 370, 107371. (2020.12.01)

174) Wu, X., Bi, N., Syvitski, J., Saito, Y., Xu, J., Nittrouer, J., Bianchi, T., Yang, Z., Wang, H., 2020. Can reservoir regulation along Yellow River be a sustainable way to save a sinking delta? Earth's Future, 8(11), e2020EF001587. (2020.11)

173) Gugliotta, M., Saito, Y., Ta, T.K.O., Nguyen, V.L., Uehara, K., Tamura, T., Nakashima, N., 2020. Sediment distribution along the fluvial to marine transition zone of the Dong Nai River System, southern Vietnam. Marine Geology, 429, 106314. (2020.11)

172) Wang, X., Dettman, D.L., Wang, M., Zhang, J., Saito, Y., Quade, J., Feng, S., Liu, J., Chen, F., 2020. Seasonal wet-dry variability of the Asian Monsoon since the middle Pleistocene. Quaternary Science Reviews, 247, 106568. (2020.11)

171)  Wu, Z., Zhao, D., Syvitski, J.P.M., Saito, Y., Zhou, J., Wang, M., 2020. Anthropogenic impacts on the decreasing sediment discharges of nine major rivers in China, 1954-2015. Science of the Total Environment, 739, 139653. (2020.10)

170) Chen, D., Li, X., Saito, Y., Liu, J.P., Duan, Y., Liu, S., Zhang, L., 2020. Recent evolution of the Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) Delta and the impacts of anthropogenic activities: A review and remote sensing survey. Geomorphology, 365, 107231. (2020. 09)

169) Nageswara Rao, K., Saito, Y., Nagakumar, K.Ch.V., Kubo, S., Pandey, S., Li, Z., Demudu, G., Rajawat, A.S., 2020. Holocene evolution and Anthropocene destruction of the Krishna delta, east coast of India: Delta lobe shifts, human impact, and sea-level history. Marine Geology, 427, 106229. (2020.09)

168) Nageswara Rao, K., Pandey, S., Kubo, S., Saito, Y., Naga Kumar, K.Ch.V., Demudu, G., Hema Malini, B., Nagumo, N., Nakashima, R., Sadakata, N., 2020. Paleoclimate and Holocene relative sea-level history of Kolleru Lake, east coast of India. Journal of Paleolimnology, in press (2020.08)

167) Duong, N.T., Lieu, N.T.K., Cuc, N.T.T., Saito, Y., Huong, N.T.M., Phuong, N.T.M., Thuy, A.T., 2020. Holocene paleoshoreline changes of the Red River Delta, Vietnam. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 278, 104235. (2020.07)

166) Wu, X., Wang, H., Bi, N., Saito, Y., Xu, J., Zhang, Y., Lu, T., Cong, S., Yang, Z., 2020. Climate and human battle for dominance over the Yellow River’s sediment discharge: From the Mid-Holocene to the Anthropocene. Marine Geology, 425, 106188 (2020.07)

165) Ai, L., Han, Z.Z., Wu, X., Saito, Y., Wang, H.J., 2020. Geochemical and grain-sized implications for provenance variations of the central Yellow Sea muddy area since the Middle Holocene. Journal of Ocean University of China, 19, 577-588. (2020.06)

164) Tamura, T., Nguyen, V.L., Ta, O.T.K., Bateman, M.D., Gugliotta, M., Anthony, E., Nakashima, R., Saito, Y., 2020. Long-term sediment decline causes ongoing shrinkage of the Mekong megadelta, Vietnam. Scientific Reports, 10, 8085. (2020.05)

163) Xu, G., Liu, J., Gugliotta, M., Saito, Y., Chen, L., Zhang, X., Hu, G., 2020. Link between East Asian summer monsoon and sedimentation in river-mouth sandbars since the early Holocene preserved in the Yangtze River subaqueous delta front. Quaternary Research, 95, 84-96. (2020.05)

162) Liu, J., Qiu, J., Saito, Y., Zhang, X., Nian, X., Wang, F., Xu, G., Xu, T., Li, M., 2020. Formation of the Yangtze Shoal in response to post-glacial transgression of the paleo-Yangtze (Changjiang) estuary, China. Marine Geology, 423, 106080. (2020.05)

161) Jiang, Y., Saito, Y., Ta, T.K.O., Wang, Z., Gugliotta, M., Nguyen, V.L., 2020. Spatial and seasonal variability in grain size, magnetic susceptibility, and organic elemental geochemistry of channel-bed sediments from the Mekong Delta, Vietnam: implications for hydro-sedimentary dynamic processes. Marine Geology, 420, 106089. (2020.02)

160) Zhang, X., Liu, J., Saito, Y., Xu, G., Chen, B., Chen, L.-L., 2020. Sedimentary signals of the upwelling along the Zhejiang coast, China. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 232, 106396. (2020.01)

159) Uehara, K., Saito, Y., 2019. Tidal amplitude decreases in response to estuarine shrinkage: Tokyo Bay during the Holocene. Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Science, 225, 106225. (2019.09)

158) Gugliotta, M., Saito, Y., Nguyen, V.L., Ta, T.K.O., 2019. Valley-confinement and river-tidal controls on channel morphology along the fluvial to marine transition zone of the Dong Nai River System Vietnam. Frontiers in Earth Science, 7, 202. (2019.08)

157) Qiu, J., Liu, J., Saito, Y., Yin. P., Zhang, Y., Liu, J.Q, Zhou, L.Y., 2019. Seismic morphology and infilling architecture of incised valleys in the northwest South Yellow Sea since the last glaciation. Continental Shelf Research, 179, 52–65. (2019.05)

156) Gugliotta, M, Saito, Y., 2019. Matching trends in channel width, sinuosity, and depth along the fluvial to marine transition zone of tide-dominated river deltas: the need for a revision of depositional and hydraulic models. Earth-Science Reviews, 191, 93–113. (2019.04)

155) Du, S.H., Xiang, R., Yang, Z.S., Guo, Z.G., Saito, Y., Fan, D.J., 2019. Late-Holocene high-frequency East Asia Winter Monsoon variability inferred from the environmentally sensitive grain size component in the distal shelf mud area, East China Sea. The Holocene, 29, 3-16. (2019.1), doi: 10.1177/0959683618814981

154) Gugliotta, M., Saito, Y., Nguyen, V.L., Ta, T.K.O., Tamura, T., 2019. Sediment distribution and depositional processes along the fluvial to marine transition zone of the Mekong River delta, Vietnam. Sedimentology, 66, 146–164. (2019.01)

153) Wang, Z., Saito, Y., Zhan, Q., Nian, X., Pan, D., Wang, L., Chen, T., Xie, J., Jiang, X., Zhang, W., 2018. Three-dimensional evolution of the Yangtze River mouth, China during the Holocene: impacts of sea level, climate and human activity. Earth-Science Reviews, 185, 938–955. (2018.10)

152) Gugliotta, M., Saito, Y., Nguyen, V.L., Ta, T.K.O., Tamura, T., 2018. Tide- and river-generated mud pebbles from the fluvial to marine transition zone of the Mekong River delta, Vietnam. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 88, 981–990. (2018.09)

151) Liu, J., Zhang, X.H., Mei, X., Zhao, Q.H., Guo, X.W., Zhao, W.N., Liu, J.X., Saito, Y., Wu, Z.Q., Li, J., Zhu, X.Q., Chu, H.X., 2018. The sedimentary succession of the last ~3.50 Myr in the western South Yellow Sea: paleoenvironmental and tectonic implications. Marine Geology, 399, 47–65. (2018. 05)

150) Song, B., Yi, S., Yu, S.-Y., Nahm, W.-H., Lee, J.-Y., Kim, J.-C., Yang, Z., Han, M., Jo, K.-N., Saito, Y., 2018. Holocene relative sea-level changes inferred from multiple proxies on the west coast of South Korea. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 496, 268–281. (2018.05)

149) Gugliotta, M., Saito, Y., Ben, B., Sieng, S., Oliver, T.S.N., 2018. Sedimentology of Late Holocene fluvial levee and point-bar deposits from the Cambodia tract of the Mekong River. Journal of the Geological Society, 175, 176–186. (2018. 01)

148) Cui, M., Wang, Z.H., Nageswara Rao, K., Sangode, S.J., Saito, Y., Chen, T., Kulkarni, Y.R., Naga Kumar, K.Ch.V., Demudu, G., 2017. A mid-late Holocene record of vegetation decline and erosion triggered by monsoon weakening and human adaptations in the southeast Indian Peninsula. The Holocene, 27, 1976¬–1987. (2017.12)

147) Li, X., Liu, J.P., Saito, Y., Nguyen, V.L., 2017. Recent evolution of the Mekong Delta and the impacts of dams. Earth-Science Reviews, 175, 1–17. (2017.12)

146) Hsiung, K.H., Saito, Y., 2017. Sediment trapping in deltas of small mountainous rivers of southwestern Taiwan and its influence on East China Sea sedimentation. Quaternary International, 455, 30–44. (2017. 10)

145) Hori, K., Saito, Y., 2017. Differences in radiocarbon ages among molluscan shells, plant materials, and total organic carbon: an example from the paleo-Changjiang incised-valley fill, China. Quaternary International, 455, 45–55. (2017. 10)

144) Wang, H., Wu, X., Bi, N., Li, S., Yuan, P., Wang, A., Syvitski, J., Saito, Y., Yang, Z., Liu, S., Nittrouer, J., 2017. Impacts of dam-oriented Water-Sediment Regulation Scheme on the lower reaches and delta of the Yellow River, China: A review. Global and Planetary Change, 157, 93–113. (2017. 10)

143) Liu, J.P., DeMaster, D.J., Nittrouer, C.A., Eidam, E.F., Nguyen, T.T., Saito, Y., Nguyen, V.L., Ta, T.K.O., Li, X., 2017. Stratigraphic formation of the Mekong River delta and its recent shoreline changes. Oceanography, 30(3), 72–83. (2017.09)

142) Wu, X., Bi, N.S., Xu, J.P., Nittrouer, J., Yang, Z.S., Saito, Y., Wang, H.J. (2017) Stepwise morphological evolution of the active Yellow River (Huanghe) delta lobe (1976–2013): Dominant roles of riverine discharge and sediment grain size. Geomorphology, 292, 115–127. (2017.09)

141) Gugliotta, M., Saito, Y., Nguyen, V.L., Ta, T.K.O., Nakashima, R., Tamura, T., Uehara, K., Katsuki, K., Yamamoto, S., 2017. Process regime, salinity, morphological, and sedimentary trends along the fluvial to marine transition zone of the mixed-energy Mekong River delta, Vietnam. Continental Shelf Research, 147, 7–26. (2017.09)

140) Song, B., Li, Z., Lu, H.Y., Limi Mao, Saito, Y., Yi, S.H., Lim, J.S., Zhen Li, Lu, A.Q., Sha, L.B., Zhou, R., Zuo, X.X., Vera Pospelova, V. (2017) Pollen record of the centennial climate changes during 9–7 cal ka BP in the Changjiang (Yangtze) River Delta plain, China. Quaternary Research, 87 (1), 275–287.

139) Wu, Z.Y., Saito, Y., Zhao, D.N., Zhou, J.Q., Cao, Z.Y., Li, S.J. , Shang, J.H., Liang, Y.Y. (2016) Impact of human activities on subaqueous topographic change in Lingding Bay of the Pearl River estuary, China, during 1955–2013. Scientific Reports, 6, 37742; doi: 10.1038/srep37742
138) Zhou, L.Y., Liu, J., Saito, Y., Gao, M.S., Diao, S.B., Qiu, J.D., Pei, S.F. (2016) Modern sediment characteristics and accumulation rates from the delta front to the prodelta of the Yellow River (Huanghe). Geo-Marine Letters, vol. 36, p. 247–258.

137) Liu, J., Wang, H., Wang, F.F., Qiu, J.D., Saito, Y., Lu, J.F., Zhou, L.Y., Xu, G., Du, X.L., Chen, Q. (2016) Sedimentary evolution during the last ~ 1.9 Ma near the western margin of the modern Bohai Sea. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, vol. 451, p. 84–96.

136) Tanaka, A., Uehara, K., Tamura, T., Saito, Y., Nguyen, V.L., Ta, T.K.O. (2016) Temporal changes in river-mouth bars from L-band SAR images: a case study in the Mekong River delta, South Vietnam. In: Tessier, B., Reynaud, J.-Y., eds., Contributions to Modern and Ancient Tidal Sedimentology, Proceedings of the Tidalites 2012 Conference. Special Publication of International Association of Sedimentologists, no. 47, p. 21–33, John Wiley & Sons.

135) 斎藤文紀(2016)アジアの大陸棚から沿岸域の研究.第四紀研究,v. 55, p. 49-57.

134) Saito, Y., Okumura, K., Suzuki, T., Yokoyama, Y., Izuho, M. (2016) Studies of the Quaternary in Japan. Quaternary International, vol. 397, p. 1–2.

133) 柳 哲雄・斎藤文紀・山室真澄・小池勲夫 (2015) 人間活動は沿岸域にどのようなインパクトを与えたか;国際共同研究による解析と評価.地球環境,v. 20(2), p. 181-187.

132) Nageswara Rao, K., Saito, Y., Nagakumar, K.Ch.V., Demudua, G., Rajawat, A.S., Kubo, S., Li, Z. (2015) Palaeogeography and evolution of the Godavari delta, east coast of India during the Holocene: An example of wave-dominated and fan-delta settings. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, vol. 440, p. 213­–233.

131) Wu, X., Bi. N.S., Kanai, Y., Saito, Y., Zhang, Y., Yang, Z.S., Fan, D.J., Wang, H.J. (2015) Sedimentary records off the modern Huanghe (Yellow River) delta and their response to deltaic river channel shifts over the last 200 years. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, vol. 108, p. 68–80.

130) Qiu, J.D., Liu, J., Saito, Y., Yang, Z.G., Yue, B.J., Wang, H., Kong, X.H. (2014) Sedimentary evolution of the Holocene subaqueous clinoform off the southern Shandong Peninsula in the western South Yellow Sea. Journal of Ocean University of China, vol. 13, no. 5, p. 747-760.

129) Zhou, L.Y., Liu, J., Saito, Y., Liu, J.P., Li, G.X., Liu, Q.S., Gao, M.S., Qiu, J.D. (2014) Fluvial system development and subsequent marine transgression in Yellow River (Huanghe) delta and its adjacent sea regions during Last Glacial Maximum to early Holocene. Continental Shelf Research, vol. 90, p. 117-132.

128) Tjallingii, R., Stattegger, K., Stocchi, P., Saito, Y., Wetzel, A. (2014) Rapid flooding of the southern Vietnam shelf during the early to mid-Holocene. Journal of Quaternary Science, vol. 29, no. 6, p. 581–588.

127) Parham, P., Saito, Y., Sapon, N., Suriadi, R., Mohtar, N.A. (2014) Evidence for ca. 7 ka maximum Holocene transgression on the Peninsular Malaysia East coast. Journal of Quaternary Science, vol. 29, no. 5, p. 414-422.

126) Zhou, L.Y., Liu, J., Saito, Y., Zhang, Z.X., Chu, H.X., Hu, G. (2014) Coastal erosion as a major sediment supplier to continental shelves: example from the abandoned Old Huanghe (Yellow River) delta. Continental Shelf Research, vol. 82, p. 43–59.

125) Stattegger, K., Tjallingii, R., Saito, Y., Michelli, M., Nguyen, T.T., Wetzel, A. (2013) Mid to Late Holocene sea-level reconstruction of Southeast Vietnam using beachrock and beach-ridge deposits. Global and Planetary Change, vol. 110, p. 214–222.

124) Wang, Z.H., Zhan, Q., Long, H.Y., Saito, Y., Gao, X.Q., Wu, X.X., Li, L., Zhao, Y.N., (2013) Early to mid-Holocene rapid sea-level rise and coastal response on the southern Yangtze delta plain, China. Journal of Quaternary Science, vol. 28, no. 7, p. 659­–672.

123) Song, B., Li, Z., Saito, Y., Okuno, J., Lu, A.Q., Hua, D., Li, J., Li, Y.X., Nakashima, R., (2013) Initiation of the Changjiang (Yangtze) delta and its response to the mid-Holocene sea level change. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, vol. 388, p. 81–97.

122) Liu, J., Kong, X.H., Saito, Y., Liu, J.P., Yang, Z.S., Wen, C. (2013) Subaqueous deltaic formation of the Old Yellow River (AD 1128–1855) on the western South Yellow Sea. Marine Geology, vol. 344, p. 19–33.

121) Kanai, Y., Saito, Y., Tamura, T., Nguyen, V.L., Sato, A., Ta, T.K.O. (2013) Sediment erosion revealed by study of Cs isotopes derived from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident. Geochemical Journal, vol. 47, p. 79–82.

120) 金井 豊・斎藤文紀・田村 亨・NGUYEN Van Lap・TA Thi Kim Oanh・佐藤明夫 (2013) メコンデルタ堆積物におけるベリリウム-7,鉛-210及び放射性セシウム同位体の分布と堆積環境の季節変化.地球化学,v. 47(2),p. 89-100.

119) Nageswara Rao, K., Saito, Y., Nagakumar, K.Ch.V., Demudu, G., Basavaiah, N., Rajawat, A.S., Tokanai, F., Kato, K., Nakashima, R. (2012) Holocene environmental changes of the Godavari Delta, east coast of India, inferred from sediment core analyses and AMS 14C dating. Geomorphology, vol. 175–176, p. 163–175.

118) Tamura, T., Saito, Y., Bateman, M.D., Nguyen, V.L., Ta, T.K.O., Matsumoto, D. (2012) Luminescence dating of beach ridges for characterizing multi-decadal to centennial deltaic shoreline changes during Late Holocene, Mekong River delta. Marine Geology, vol. 326–328, p. 140–153.

117) Li, Z., Saito, Y., Mao, L.M., Tamura, T., Li, Z., Song, B., Zhang, Y.L., Lu, A.Q., Sieng, S., Li, J. (2012) Mid-Holocene mangrove succession and its response to sea-level change in the upper Mekong delta, Cambodia. Quaternary Research, vol. 78, p. 386–399.

116) Tanaka, A., Uehara, K., Tamura, T., Saito, Y. (2012) Area change detection in river mouthbars at the Mekong River delta using synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data. Proceedings of IEEE-IGARSS 2012, in Munich, 22-27 July, p. 4911-4914.

115) Hanebuth, T.J.J., Proske, U., Saito, Y., Nguyen, V.L., Ta, T.K.O. (2012) Early growth stage of a large delta – transformation from estuarine-platform to deltaic progradational conditions (the northeastern Mekong River Delta, Vietnam). Sedimentary Geology, vol. 261–262, p. 108–119.

114) Tamura, T., Saito, Y., Nguyen, V.L., Ta, T.K.O., Bateman, M.D., Matsumoto, D., Yamashita, S. (2012) Origin and evolution of inter-distributary delta plains, insights from Mekong River delta. Geology, vol. 40, no. 4, p. 303–306.

113) Uehara, K., Saito, Y. (2012) Tidal influence on the transport of suspended matter in the southern Yellow Sea at 6 ka. In: Li, M.Z., Sherwood, C.R. and Hill, P.R. (eds.) Sediments, Morphology and Sedimentary Processes on Continental Shelves, International Association of Sedimentologists Special Publication 44, p. 331–320, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford

112) Wang, Z.H., Zhuang, C.C., Saito, Y., Chen, J., Zhan, Q., Wang, X.D. (2012) Early mid-Holocene sea-level change and coastal environmental response of the southern Yangtze delta plain, China: Implications for the rise of Neolithic culture. Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 35, p. 51–62.

111) 斎藤文紀(2011) 沿岸域の堆積システムと海水準変動.第四紀研究, vol. 50, no.2, p. 95-111.

110) Tanaka, G., Komastu, T., Saito, Y., Nguyen, D.P., Vu, Q.L. (2011) Temporal changes in ostracod assemblages during the past 10,000 years associated with the evolution of the Red River delta system, northeastern Vietnam. Marine Micropaleontology, vol. 81, nos. 3-4, p. 77–87.

109) Foufoula-Georgiou, E., Syvitski, J., Paola, C., Hoanh, C.T., Tuong, P., Vörösmarty, C., Kremer, H., Brondizio, E., Saito, Y., Twilley, R. (2011) International Year of Deltas 2013: A proposal. Eos, Transactions of American Geophysical Union, vol. 92, no. 40, p. 340–341.

108) Tamura, T., Saito, Y., Matsumoto, D., Bateman, M.D., Nguyen, V.L., Ta, T.K.O., Le, M.D. (2011) Integrated short-term and long-term deltaic shoreline changes, Mekong River delta, southern Vietnam. River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics: RCEM 2011, p. 592–601. Tsinghua University Press

107) Saito, Y. (2011) Delta-front morphodynamics of the Kurobe river fan-delta, central Japan. River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics: RCEM 2011, p. 506–501. Tsinghua University Press
106) Wang, H.J., Saito, Y., Zhang, Y., Bi, N.S., Sun, X.X., Yang, Z.S. (2011) Recent changes of sediment flux to the western Pacific Ocean from major rivers in East and Southeast Asia. Earth-Science Reviews, vol. 108, no.1–2, p. 80–100.

105) Qiao, S.Q., Shi, X.F., Saito, Y., Li, X.Y., Yu, Y.G., Bai, Y.Z., Liu, Y.G., Wang, K.S., Yang, G. (2011) Sedimentary records of natural and artificial Huanghe (Yellow River) channel shifts during the Holocene in the southern Bohai Sea. Continental Shelf Research, vol. 31, no. 13, p. 1336–1342.

104) Chen, Z.Y., Saito, Y. (2011) The megadeltas of Asia: interlinkage of land and sea, and human development. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, vol. 36, no. 12, p. 1703–1704.

103) Wang, Z.H., Li, M.T., Zhang, R.H., Zhuang, C.C., Liu, Y., Saito, Y., Xie, J.L., Li, B. (2011) Impacts of human activity on the late Holocene development of the subaqueous Yangtze delta, China, as shown by magnetic properties and sediment accumulation rates. The Holocene, vol. 21, no. 3, p. 393–407.

102) Switzer, A. Saito, Y., Yokoyama, Y., Catto, N. (2011) Sediment source-to-sink, human influences and paleoenvironmental reconstruction in the coastal zone of East and Southeast Asia. Quaternary International, vol. 130, no. 1-2, p. 1–2.

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9) Saito, Y. (1994) Shelf sequence and characteristic bounding surfaces in a wave-dominated setting: Latest Pleistocene-Holocene examples from Northeast Japan. Marine Geology, vol. 120, p. 105-127.

8) Saito, Y., Bilgic, T. (1992) Erosional and depositional model in a storm-dominated coastal-shelf region during transgression: an example of the latest Pleistocene-Holocene sediments on the shelf off Kuji River, NE Japan. Journal of Sedimentological Society of Japan, no. 37, p. 59-69.

7) Saito, Y. (1991) Sequence stratigraphy on the shelf and upper slope in response to the latest Pleistocene-Holocene sea-level changes off Sendai, northeast Japan. International Association of Sedimentologists Spec. Publ., no. 12, p. 133-150.

6) Saito, Y., Nishimura, A., Matsumoto, E. (1989) Transgressive sand sheet covering the shelf and upper slope off Sendai, Northeast Japan.  Marine Geology, vol. 89, p. 245-258.

5) Saito, Y. (1989) Late Pleistocene coastal sediments, drainage patterns and sand ridge systems on the shelf off Sendai, Northeast Japan. Marine Geology, vol. 89, p. 229-244.

4) Saito, Y. (1989) Storm-built sand ridges on the inner shelf of Kashima-nada, Northeast Japan. In Taira, A. and Masuda, F. eds., Sedimentary Facies in the Active Plate Margin, Terra Pub., Tokyo, 319-330.

3) Saito, Y. (1989) Modern storm deposits in the inner shelf and their recurrence intervals, Sendai Bay, Northeast Japan. In Taira, A. and Masuda, F. eds., Sedimentary Facies in the Active Plate Margin, Terra Pub., Tokyo. 331-344.

2) Yonekura, N., Ishii, T., Saito, Y., Maeda, Y., Matsushima, Y., Matsumoto, E. and Kayanne, H. (1988) Holocene fringing reefs and sea-level change in Mangaia Island, Southern Cook Islands. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, vol. 68, p. 177-188.

1) Milliman, J. D., Qin, Y. S., Ren, M.-e, Saito, Y. (1987) Man’s influence on the erosion and transport of sediment by Asian rivers: the Yellow River (Huanghe) example. Journal of Geology, vol. 95, p. 751-762.

2. Book Chapters

13) Tamura, T., Saito, Y. (2019) Beach Stratigraphy. In: Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C., eds., Earth Sciences Series. Encyclopedia of Coastal Science, 2nd Edition, Springer. (Online 2018.08)

12) Saito, Y., Ikehara, K., Tamura, T. (2016) Coastal geology and oceanography. In: Moreno, T., Wallis, S.R., Kojima, T., and Gibbons, W., eds., The Geology of Japan. Geological Society, London, p. 409–430.

11) Saito, Y., K.L. McInnes (2014) Building long-term resilience from tropical cyclone disasters. In: Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Working Group II of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, World Meteorological Organization, pp. 149–150.

10) Wong, P.P., Losada, I.J., Gattuso, J.P., Hinkel, J., Khattabi, A., McInnes, K.L, Saito, Y., Sallenge, A. (2014) Coastal systems and low-lying areas. In: Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Working Group II of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, World Meteorological Organization, p. 361–409.

9) Woodroffe, C.D., Saito, Y. (2011) River-dominated coasts. In: Wolanski E and McLusky DS (eds.) Treatise of Estuarine and Coastal Science, Volume 3, Chapter 5, Academic Press, pp. 117–135.

8) Goodgred, S.L Jr., Saito, Y. (2011) Tide-dominated deltas. In: Davis, R.A. Jr. and Dalrymple, R.W., eds., Principles of Tidal Sedimentology, Springer, pp. 129–149.

7) Saito, Y. (2009) Sediment delivery, sea-level rise and coastal evolution: Natural and anthropogenic changes. In Lebel, L., Snidvongs, A., Chen, C.-T.A., Daniel, R., eds., Critical States: Environmental Challenges to Development in Monsoon Southeast Asia, SIRD, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, p. 309–318.

6) Saito, Y. (2008) Coastal characteristics and changes in coastal features. In Mimura, N. (ed.), Asia-Pacific Coasts and Their Management: The states of Environment. Coastal Systems and Continental Margins, Vol. 11. Springer, pp. 65–78.

5) Hori, K., Saito, Y. (2007) Classification, architecture, and evolution of large-river deltas. In A. Gupta, ed., Large Rivers: Geomorphology and Management, John Wiley & Sons, 75–96.

4) Woodroffe, C.D., Nicholls, R.J., Saito, Y., Chen, Z., Goodbred, S.L. (2006) Landscape variability and the response of Asian megadeltas to environmental change. In Harvey, N. (ed.), Global Change and Integrated Coastal Management: the Asia-Pacific Region. Coastal Systems and Continental Margins, Vol. 10. Springer, pp. 277–314.

3) Saito, Y. (2005) Beach stratigraphy. In Schwartz, M. ed., Encyclopedia of Coastal Science, Springer, 179-181.

2) Saito, Y. (2005) Deltaic coast dynamics. In C.J. Crossland, H.H. Kremer, H.J. Lindeboom, J.I. Marshall Crossland, and M.D. Le Tissier, eds., Coastal Fluxes in the Anthropocene, IGBP Book series, Springer, 48-49.

1) Hu, D., Saito, Y. and Kempe, S. (1998) Sediment and nutrient transport to the coastal zone. In James N. Galloway and Jerry M. Melillo, eds, Asian Change in the Context of Global Climate Change: Impact of Natural and Anthropogenic Changes in Asia on Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Cambridge University Press, IGBP Book Series 3, p. 245-270.

3. Japanese Book Chapters

18) 堀 和明・斎藤文紀 (2010) 世界と日本のデルタ.日本第四紀学会電子出版編集委員会編「デジタルブック最新第四紀学」,pp. 179-183, 日本第四紀学会,

17) 堀 和明・斎藤文紀(2009)ミシシッピデルタ.「宇宙から見た地形」,朝倉書店, pp. 4-7.

16) 斎藤文紀 (2008) 研究史からみた関東平野の沖積層.日本地質学会編,日本地方地質誌「関東地方」,朝倉書店, pp. 369-380. (2008.10)

15) 斎藤文紀 (2007) アジアの大規模デルター海面変動と人間活動の影響ー.日本第四紀学会・町田 洋・岩田修二・小野 昭編「地球史が語る近未来の環境」,東京大学出版会, pp. 55-79. (2007.06)

14) 斎藤文紀(2005)大陸棚の分布とその特徴.小池一之・田村俊和・鎮西清高・宮城豊彦編,日本の地形3「東北」,東京大学出版会,pp. 80-85.

13) 柳 哲雄・上 真一・茅根 創・小島治幸・斎藤文紀・田辺信介・宮城豊彦・門谷 茂(2003)海洋環境への影響.原沢英夫・西岡秀三編著「地球温暖化と日本 第3次報告ー自然・人への影響予測ー」古今書院,pp. 221-259.

12) 斎藤文紀(2003)第2編 物理・化学環境要因調査,第2章 物理要因の調査法,3ー7堆積物の移動.監修竹内 均「地球環境調査計測事典 第3巻沿岸域編」フジ・テクノシステム,東京,pp. 125-128.(2003.11)

11) 斎藤文紀(2001)大陸と日本の間,東シナ海.「日本の地形7,九州・南西諸島」. 311-314.(東京大学出版会)(2001.12)

10) 斎藤文紀(2001)堆積構造,堆積相,堆積システム.産業技術総合研究所地質調査総合センター「地質学ハンドブック」朝倉書店,65-77.

9) 斎藤文紀(2001)シーケンス層序学.産業技術総合研究所地質調査総合センター「地質学ハンドブック」朝倉書店,100-104.

8) 斎藤文紀(2001)沿岸環境問題におけるIGBP-LOICZの活動.海津正倫・平井幸弘編「海面上昇とアジアの海岸」,古今書院,東京,178-187.

7) 斎藤文紀 (1998) 堆積学辞典.堆積学研究会編 朝倉書店,東京,478. (項目選定及び部分執筆)

6) 斎藤文紀(1996)新版地学事典,地学団体研究会編 平凡社,東京,1443. (部分執筆)

5) 斎藤文紀 (1995) 河口デルタの埋積システム-小櫃川三角州の形成機構-.大沢雅彦・大原 隆編「生物-地球環境の科学 -南関東の自然誌-」,朝倉書店,東京,29-40.

4) 斎藤文紀 (1993) 堆積物.第四紀試料分析法1 試料調査法,東京大学出版会,東京,16-19.

3) 斎藤文紀 (1993) 堆積物.第四紀試料分析法2 研究対象別分析法,東京大学出版会,東京,46-47.

2) 斎藤文紀 (1993) 軟X線写真観察法.第四紀試料分析法2 研究対象別分析法,東京大学出版会,東京,103-108.

1) 斎藤文紀 (1991) 霞ヶ浦・北浦・外浪逆浦. 奥田節夫・倉田 亮・長岡正利・沢村和彦編 理科年表読本「空からみる日本の湖沼」,丸善,東京,128-131.


April 2016: AIST President Award (FY 2015)
May 2015: VAST (Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology) Medal
September 2014: Geological Society of Japan Prize
September 2014: JaQUA (Japan Association for Quaternary Research) Award
March 2014: Honorary Professor of Qingdao Institute of Marine Geology, China Geological Survey
August 2009: JaQUA (Japan Association for Quaternary Research) Academic Award
April 2008: AIST President Award (FY 2007)

Others (Guest Professor, Visiting Professor)

  • Ocean University of China (1994–present)
  • First Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanographic Administration (SOA), P.R. China (1998–present)
  • State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research (SKLEC), East China Normal University (2009–2012)
  • Second Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanographic Administration (SOA), P.R. China (2014–2018)