Monday , 23 September 2019

AQD welcomes its new Deputy Chief

By Development Communication Section

Incoming AQD Deputy Chief Dr. Takuro Shibuno is introduced to AQD staff on 8 April
Incoming AQD Deputy Chief Dr. Takuro Shibuno is introduced to AQD staff on 8 April

AQD’s new Deputy Chief, Dr. Takuro Shibuno, 56 years old, is a scientist at the FRA-NRIA of Japan (Fisheries Research Agency – National Research Institute of Aquaculture) with expertise on ecology of reef fishes and conservation ecology of coral reefs & rocky reefs. Before being seconded to AQD, he headed NRIA’s coastal ecosystem group and worked on (1) changes in biodiversity of artificial reefs and (2) impact of ocean acidification on early development of the economically valuable gastropod Turbo cornutus. As co-author of many science papers, Dr. Shibuno has published in the Journal of Fish Biology, Marine Biology, Fisheries Science, Coastal Marine Science, Crustacean Research, among others. He has also served as head of NRIA’s project management division for four years. Dr. Shibuno is married with a 22-year old son and likes diving and lawn tennis.

Dr. Shibuno’s two-year term as Deputy Chief started on 1 April.

AQD staff with the new Deputy Chief Dr. Takuro Shibuno
AQD staff with the new Deputy Chief Dr. Takuro Shibuno
Dr. Shibuno (center) at the welcome dinner hosted by the Chief on 8 April
Dr. Shibuno (center) at the welcome dinner hosted by the Chief on 8 April
Outgoing AQD Deputy Chief: Dr. Teruo Azuma thanks his AQD colleagues for his 5-year experiences in the Philippines which he termed as “precious”. He received a souvenir painting and a plaque of appreciation from AQD Chief Dr. FG Ayson (in white) who credited him for developing the expertise of some AQD junior staff: “It was during Dr. Azuma’s time that a lot of our technical assistants went to Japan for training”.
Outgoing AQD Deputy Chief: Dr. Teruo Azuma thanks his AQD colleagues for his 5-year experiences in the Philippines which he termed as “precious”. He received a souvenir painting and a plaque of appreciation from AQD Chief Dr. FG Ayson (in white) who credited him for developing the expertise of some AQD junior staff: “It was during Dr. Azuma’s time that a lot of our technical assistants went to Japan for training”.
Dr. Azuma with AQD staff at the 20 March farewell party
Dr. Azuma with AQD staff at the 20 March farewell party

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