SETAC Globe - Environmental Quality Through Science
8 October 2015
Volume 16 Issue 10
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Senior Resource Group Member Spotlight: Shinsuke Tanabe

Matthew Moore, USDA-ARS National Sedimentation Laboratory

Shinsuke Tanabe
Senior Resource Group member, Shinsuke Tanabe

In this Senior Resource Group (SRG) member spotlight, we travel to SETAC Asia/Pacific geographic unit to highlight the career and society contributions of Shinsuke Tanabe, Professor of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology at the Center for Marine Environmental Studies (CMES) and University Special Professor at Ehime University. Tanabe has been a member of SETAC for the last 25 years and has received the Society’s Founders Award (2005), the Environmental Education Award (2007), and he was named SETAC Fellow in 2015.

A well-respected international scientist, Tanabe’s research interests include monitoring persistent organic pollutants, organotins and trace elements. He received the Medals of Honor with Purple Ribbon from the Japanese Emperor in 2011 and the Distinguished Academic Service Award from the Japan Society for Environmental Chemistry in 2015. Having served several terms on editorial boards over his storied career, Tanabe has published 556 research papers in peer-reviewed national and international journals. He also has guided nearly 300 students for various degrees, including supervising 55 Ph.D. candidates. Tanabe currently advises several scientific societies and ministries of the Japanese government on different environmental issues.

The mission of the SRG is to identify, cultivate and mentor future SETAC leaders and to document the society’s history and evolution of environmental science. If you are interested in becoming a member of the SRG, or if you simply want more information about the group, please contact Laura Swanson.

Author's contact information: Matt.Moore@ars.usda.gov

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