Researcher Database

Helena Fortunato
Faculty of Science Biological Sciences Biodiversity
Associate Professor

Researcher Profile and Settings

Affiliation

  • Faculty of Science Biological Sciences Biodiversity

Job Title

    Associate Professor

E-mail

  • helenaf@mail.sci.hokudai.ac.jp

Profile

  • Works on coastal marine biodiversity: evolution, biogeography, impacts (anthropogenic, warming, acidification). Major groups: molluscs, bryozoans, coralline algae

Research Interests

  • ecology   climate change   evolution   biogeography   Marine diversity   

Research Areas

  • Basic biology / Biodiversity/Systematics / marine invertebrates

Academic & Professional Experience

  • 2011/12 - Today    Hokkaido UniversityBiodiversityAssociate Professor
  • 2006/10 - 2011/11    Kiel UniversityInstitut für Geowissenschaften ,PaleobiologyVisiting Researcher
  • 1988/01 - 2006/09    Smithsonian Tropical Research InstitutionMarine biodiversityStaff scientist

Education

  • 1983/09 - 1987/07  Moscow State University, Russia  Invertebrate Zoology  PhD
  • 1978/09 - 1983/08  Simferopol State University, Russia  Invertebrate Zoology  Msc
  • 1965/10 - 1977/07  Liceu D Duarte, Coimbra, Portugal  Elementary/Middle/High school education

Association Memberships

  • Bryozoological Society   American Malacological Society   Society for the Study of Evolution   Unitas Malacologica   

Research Activities

Published Papers

  • Helena Fortunato
    American Malacological Bulletin 33 (2) 1 - 15 2015 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Helena Fortunato
    Regional Studies in Marine Science (2) 32 - 44 2015 [Refereed][Invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Coralline red algae: a proxy in climate and ocean acidification studies.
    Helena Fortunato
    Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie 2015 [Refereed][Invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Calcification patterns in the cheilostome bryozoan Flustra foliacea (L.) from the North Sea and Baltic Sea
    Schäfer, P., Fortunato, H., Blaschek H
    Studi Trentini di Scienze Naturali (94) 213 - 221 2014 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (international conference proceedings)
  • Salinity effects on growth and development of Flustra foliacea (L.) zooids: experimental data
    Fortunato, H., Roloff, A., Schäfer P
    Studi Trentini di Scienze Naturali 94 111 - 118 2014 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (international conference proceedings)
  • Collections and Climate Change Research: Flustra foliacea (L.) (Bryozoa) hosted by the NHMUK
    Helena Fortunato
    Annals of Bryozoology 4: Aspects of the History of Research on Bryozoans 53 - 73 2014 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (international conference proceedings)
  • Schafer, P., Fortunato, H., Bader, B., Liebetrau, V., Bauch T., Reijmer, J. J. G
    Palaios 26 (7) 420 - 432 2011 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Ectoparasitism byVitularia salebrosa (Neogastropoda: Muricidae) on molluscan hosts: Evidence from predation traces, isotope sclerochronology, and feeding experiments
    Herbert, G. S., Dietl, G. P., Fortunato, H., Sliko, J., & Simone, L. R.
    The Nautilus 123 (3) 121 - 136 2009 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Helena Fortunato
    Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie 253 (1) 145 - 161 2009 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Introini, G. O., de Magalhaes, C. A., Fortunato, H., and Recco-Pimentel, S. M
    Tissue and Cell 41 (1) 67 - 74 2008 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Aaron O’Dea, J. B.C. Jackson, H. Fortunato, J. Travis Smith, L. D’Croz, K.G. Johnson, and J. A. Todd.
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 104 (13) 5501 - 5506 2007 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Phylogeny of the genera Cotonopsis and Cosmioconcha (Neogastropoda: Buccinoidea)
    Helena Fortunato
    American Malacological Bulletin 23 (1/2) 33 - 42 2007 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Diversity and abundance of tropical American scallops (Bivalvia: Pectinidae) from opposite sides of the Central American Isthmus
    J. Travis Smith, J. B. C. Jackson, H. Fortunato
    The Veliger 48 (1) 26 - 45 2006 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)
  • O’Dea A., Herrera-Cubilla A., Fortunato H., Jackson J.B.C
    Marine Ecology Progress Series (280) 145 - 161 2004 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Foregut and Reproductive tract anatomy of three species of the Strombina-Group (Buccinoidea: Columbellidae).
    Helena Fortunato
    Iberus 21 (2) 109 - 122 2003 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Todd, J., Jackson, J.B.C., Jonhson, K., Fortunato, H., Heitz, A., Alvarez, M., Jung, P
    Proceedings of the Royal Society 269 (1491) 571 - 577 2002 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)
  • The systematic position of Strombina (Cotonopsis) lindae Petuch, 1988 (Gastropoda: Columbellidae)
    Helena Fortunato
    The Nautilus 116 (2) 59 - 61 2002 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Reproduction and larval development of the Strombina-group (Buccinoidea: Columbellidae) and related gastropods: testing the use of the larval shell for inference of development in fossil species
    Helena Fortunato
    Bolletino Malacologico (4) 111 - 126 2002 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Observations on the reproduction of Bifurcium bicanaliferum (Sowerby, 1832) (Gastropoda: Columbellidae; Strombina-group) from the Pacific coast of Panama
    Fortunato, H., Penchaszadeh, P., Miloslavich, P
    The Veliger (41) 208 - 211 1998 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Reconciling observed patterns of temporal occurrence with cladistic hypotheses of phylogenetic relationship
    Helena Fortunato
    Am. Malacol. Bull 14 (2) 191 - 200 1998 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Phenogeography and host-parasite co-evolution of fish and sea mammals’ parasites
    Helena Fortunato
    Moscow State University 1987/08 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Doctoral Thesis
  • Growth rates, age determination and calcification levels in Flustra foliacea (L.) (Bryozoa: Cheilostomata) – preliminary assessment
    Helena Fortunato
    Bryozoan Studies 2010, Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences  143 59 - 74 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (international conference proceedings)
  • Naticid gastropod predation rates in the Gatun formation (lower Middle Miocene), Panama: preliminary assessment
    Helena Fortunato
    Paläontologisches Zeitschrift, 81 (3) 356 - 364 [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Reproductive strategies in gastropods across the Panama seaway.
    Helena Fortunato
    Invertebrate Reproduction and Development 46 (2-3) 139-148  [Refereed][Not invited]
     Research paper (scientific journal)

Conference Activities & Talks

  • Organizer  [Invited]
    Helena Fortunato
    VI Latinoamerican Malacological Conference  2006/06

Research Grants & Projects

  • The bryozoan Flustra foliacaea – impact of ocean acidification on benthic organisms
    DFG :
    Date (from‐to) : 2009/01 -2011/10 
    Author : Helena Fortunato
  • Mollusk biodiversity and changes in productivity triggered by the rise of the Panama Isthmus
    Smithsonian Scholarly Studies:
    Date (from‐to) : 1995/07 -1999/07 
    Author : Helena Fortunato
  • Neogene Marine Biota of Tropical America (NMITA)
    NSF:
    Date (from‐to) : 1995/07 -1998/07 
    Author : Helena Fortunato

Educational Activities

Teaching Experience

  • 多様性生物学入門
    開講年度 : 2017
    課程区分 : 修士課程
    開講学部 : 理学院
  • Evolutionary Biology
    開講年度 : 2017
    課程区分 : 修士課程
    開講学部 : 理学院
    キーワード : climate change, biodiversity crisis, ecosystem restoration and conservation, climate change mitigation policy
  • Introduction to Biodiversity Study
    開講年度 : 2017
    課程区分 : 修士課程
    開講学部 : 理学院
    キーワード : biodiversity, population, extinction, conservation
  • Inter-Graduate School Classes(General Subject):Natural and Applied Sciences
    開講年度 : 2017
    課程区分 : 修士課程
    開講学部 : 大学院共通科目
    キーワード : biodiversity, population, extinction, conservation
  • Special Lecture II
    開講年度 : 2017
    課程区分 : 修士課程
    開講学部 : 理学院
    キーワード : biodiversity, coastal environments, rocky shore, conservation, marine resources, biodiversity crisis
  • Special Lecture II
    開講年度 : 2017
    課程区分 : 博士後期課程
    開講学部 : 理学院
    キーワード : biodiversity, coastal environments, rocky shore, conservation, marine resources, biodiversity crisis
  • Biology II
    開講年度 : 2017
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 全学教育
    キーワード : Systematics and Phylogenetics, diversity of life, major animals groups, major plant groups, behavior, population ecology, conservation
  • Special Lecture in Biology Ⅵ
    開講年度 : 2017
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 理学部
    キーワード : biodiversity, coastal environments, rocky shore, conservation, marine resources, biodiversity crisis
  • Readings of Scientific Literature
    開講年度 : 2017
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 理学部
    キーワード : 生物学,科学論文,英文読解,英作文,ヒアリング,プレゼンテーション
  • Arts and Science Courses in English 1
    開講年度 : 2017
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 国際本部
    キーワード : biodiversity, population, extinction, conservation
  • Arts and Science Courses in English 2
    開講年度 : 2017
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 国際本部
    キーワード : Systematics and Phylogenetics, diversity of life, major animals groups, major plant groups, behavior, population ecology, conservation
  • Arts and Science Courses in English 2
    開講年度 : 2017
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 国際本部
    キーワード : cell biology and chemistry, Mendelian genetics, genomics, evidence for evolution, origin of species, Darwinism
  • Biology I
    開講年度 : 2017
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 全学教育
    キーワード : cell biology and chemistry, Mendelian genetics, genomics, evidence for evolution, origin of species, Darwinism


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