Kozue Shiomi, PhD

Assistant Professor
Tohoku University, The Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Creative Interdisciplinary Research Division, Japan


Email: shiomikozue [atmark] gmail.com

Postal Address: 
Tohoku University, Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences
6-3 Aoba, Aramaki aza, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8578, Japan


animal movement, movement path
navigation, homing
temporal & spatial cognition
seabird (penguin, shearwater, tern, gull)


Google Scholar  [Kozue Shiomi]

Shiomi K*, Sato K, Bost CA, Handrich Y
Stay the course: maintenance of consistent orientation by commuting penguins both underwater and at the water surface
Marine Biology, in press

Watanuki Y*, Sato K, Shiomi K, Wanless S, Daunt F
Foraging habitat and site selection do not affect feeding rates in European shags
Journal of Experimental Biology, in press

Watanabe H*, Shiomi K, Sato K, Takahashi A, Handrich Y, Bost CA
King penguins adjust their fine-scale travelling and foraging behaviours to spatial and diel changes in feeding opportunities
Marine Biology, 170: 29 (2023)
[full-text (open access)]

Sakao M#, Hamabata T#, Sato K, Watanabe S, Yoda K, Shiomi K#*
Absence of genetic structure in Streaked Shearwaters (Calonectris leucomelas) breeding in Japan despite the observation of only a few dispersal events
Ornithological Science, in press

Shiomi K*
Possible link between brain size and flight mode in birds: Does soaring ease the energetic limitation of the brain?
Evolution, 76-3: 649-657 (2022)
[full text]

Beal M*, Byholm P, Lötberg U, Evans T, Shiomi K, and Åkesson S*
Habitat selection and foraging site fidelity in Caspian Terns (Hydroprogne caspia) breeding in the Baltic Sea
Ornis Fennica , 98: 128-141(2021)
[full-text (PDF)]

Yamashita R, Hiki N, Kashiwada F, Takada H*, Mizukawa K, Hardesty B, Roman L, Hyrenbach D, Ryan P, Dilley B, Muñoz-Pérez J, Valle C, Pham C, João F, Nishizawa B, Takahashi A, Thiebot J-B, Will A, Kokubun N, Watanabe Y, Yamamoto T, Shiomi K, Shimabukuro U, and Watanuki Y
Plastic additives and legacy persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in preen gland oil from seabirds sampled across the globe
Environmental Monitoring and Contaminants Research, 1: 97-112 (2021)
doi: 10.5985/emcr.20210009
[full-text (open access)]

Tomoko Narazaki*, Itsumi Nakamura, Kagari Aoki, Takashi Iwata, Kozue Shiomi, Paolo Luschi, Hiroyuki Suganuma, Carl G. Meyer, Rui Matsumoto, Charles A. Bost, Yves Handrich, Masao Amano, Ryosuke Okamoto, Kyoichi Mori, Stéphane Ciccione, Jérôme Bourjea, Katsufumi Sato
Similar circling movements observed across marine megafauna taxa
iScience, 102221 (2021)
doi: 10.1016/j.isci.2021.102221
[full-text (open access)]

Michelot C*, Kato A, Raclot T, Shiomi K, Goulet P, Bustamante P, Ropert-Coudert Y
Sea-ice edge is more important than closer open water access for foraging Adélie penguins: evidence from two colonies
Marine Ecology Progress Series, 640: 215-230 (2020)
doi: 10.3354/meps13289

片岡龍峰*, 山本和明, 藤原康徳, 塩見こずえ, 國分亙彦
Pheasant Tail: Consideration of the Shape of the Red Sign in the Nihon-Shoki
総研大文化科学研究, 第16号, pp. 17-28, 2020年3月31日発行 (2020)

Shiomi K*, Kokubun N, Shimabukuro U, Takahashi A
Homing ability of Adélie penguins investigated with displacement experiments and bio-logging
Ardea, 107: 333-339 (2019)
doi: 10.5253/arde.v107i3.a12
[full-text (open access)]

Shiomi K*, Sato K, Katsumata N, Yoda K
Temporal and spatial determinants of route selection in homing seabirds
Behaviour, 156: 1165-1183 (2019)
doi: 10.1163/1568539X-00003560
[full-text (open access)]

Ropert-Coudert Y*, Kato A, Shiomi K, Barbraud C, Angelier F, Delord K, Poupart T, Raclot T
Two massive breeding failures in an Adélie penguins' colony over four breeding seasons call for rapid decision on the creation of a Marine Protected Area in D'Urville Sea/Mertz
Frontiers in Marine Science, 5:264 (2018)
doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00264
[full-text (open access)]

Shiomi K*, Sato K, Handrich Y, Bost CA
Diel shift of king penguin swim speeds in relation to light intensity changes
Marine Ecology Progress Series, 561: 233-243 (2016)
doi: 10.3354/meps11930

Yamamoto T*, Kohno H, Mizutani A, Yoda K, Matsumoto S, Kawabe R, Watanabe S, Oka N, Sato K, Yamamoto M, Sugawa H, Karino K, Shiomi K, Yonehara Y, Takahashi A
Geographical variation in body size of a pelagic seabird, the streaked shearwater Calonectris leucomelas
Journal of Biogeography, 43: 801-808 (2016)
doi: 10.1111/jbi.12654

Shiomi K*, Lötberg U & Åkesson S
Seasonal distributions of Caspian Terns Hydroprogne caspia from Swedish populations revealed by recoveries and resightings of ringed birds
Ringing & Migration, 30 (1): 22-36 (2015)
doi: 10.1080/03078698.2015.1059637

Yoda K*, Shiomi K, Sato K
Foraging spots of streaked shearwaters in relation to ocean surface currents as identified using their drift movements
Progress in Oceanography, 122: 54-64 (2014)
doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2013.12.002

Ito A, Yamashita R, Takada H, Yamamoto T, Shiomi K, Zavalaga C, Abe T, Watanabe S, Yamamoto M, Sato K, Kohno H, Yoda K, Iida T, Watanuki Y*
Contaminants in Tracked Seabirds Show Regional Patterns of Marine Pollution
Environmental Science & Technology, 47: 7862-7867 (2013)
doi: 10.1021/es4014773

Williams CL*, Sato K, Shiomi K, Ponganis PJ
Muscle energy stores and stroke rates of emperor penguins: implications for muscle metabolism and dive performance
Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 85 (2): 120-133 (2012)
doi: 10.1086/664698

Shiomi K*, Yoda K, Katsumata N, Sato K
Temporal tuning of homeward flights in seabirds
Animal Behaviour, 83: 355-359 (2012)
doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.11.010
[abstract] [featured in In Focus]

Shiomi K*, Sato K, Ponganis PJ
Point of no return in diving emperor penguins: is the timing of the decision to return limited by the number of strokes?
Journal of Experimental Biology, 215: 135-1404 (2012)
doi: 10.1242/jeb.064568
[abstract] [featured in INSIDE JEB]

Sato K, Shiomi K, Marshall G, Kooyman GL, Ponganis PJ*
Stroke rates and diving air volumes of emperor penguins: implications for dive performance
Journal of Experimental Biology, 214: 2854-2863 (2011)
doi: 10.1242/jeb.055723
[abstract] [featured in Editor's choice]

Shiomi K*, Narazaki T, Sato K, Shimatani K, Arai N, Ponganis PJ, Miyazaki N
Data-processing artefacts in three-dimensional dive path reconstruction from geomagnetic and acceleration data (THEME SECTION: Ecophysiology and biomechanics in diving seabirds).
Aquatic Biology, 8: 299-304 (2010)
doi: 10.3354/ab00239

Sato K*, Shiomi K, Watanabe Y, Watanuki Y, Takahashi A, Ponganis PJ
Scaling of swim speed and stroke frequency in geometrically similar penguins: they swim optimally to minimize cost of transport
Proceedings of the Royal Society London B, 277: 707-714 (2010)
doi: 10.1098/rspb.2009.1515

Shiomi K*, Sato K, Arai N, Naito Y, Ponganis PJ
Distribution of emperor penguins' dive distribution under the fast sea ice
Proceedings of 4th International Symposium on SEASTAR 2000 and Asian Bio-logging Science, pp. 89-91 (2009)

Shiomi K*, Sato K, Mitamura H, Arai N, Naito Y, Ponganis PJEffect of ocean current on the dead-reckoning estimation of 3-D dive paths of emperor penguins
Aquatic Biology, 3: 265-270 (2008)
doi: 10.3354/ab00087



April 2020–Present:
Assistant Professor
Tohoku University, The Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Japan

April 2015–March 2020:
Assistant professor
National Institute of Polar Research, Japan

April 2013–March 2015: 
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad
Centre for Animal Movement Research, Department of Biology, Lund University, Sweden

April 2012–March 2013: 
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow
Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Japan

April 2011–March 2012: 
JSPS Research Fellow
Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan


2009–2012: Ph.D. 
in Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan

2007–2009: M.S. 
in Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, Japan

2003–2007: B.S. 
in Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Japan

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