助教(筑波大学 生命環境系)
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  • Since 05.2010: Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Life and Environmental Science, University of Tsukuba
  • 01.2009 - 03.2010: contracted lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Bonn
  • 01.2008 - 12.2008: Feodor-Lynen Return Fellow (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation), Department of Geography, University of Bonn. Relaxation of a fluvial system after volcanic disturbance in Northern Hokkaido
  • 10.2005 - 09.2007: JSPS Research Fellow at Hokkaido University. Topic: Development of gully systems caused by large-scale land use changes in Pacific-Rim geosystems 
  • 10.2002 – 09.2005: Doctor of Philosophy, United Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Gifu University. Development of Gully Systems Caused by Large-scale Land-use Changes


gully erosion, mass movements, soil erosion


  1. Parkner, T. (submitted): Improving Scores on the Written Response Test of the International Geography Olympiad - Strategies for the Japanese Team. Journal of Geography.
  2. Parkner, T. (2016): Gullies on Mars: A review. Journal of Geography 125(1), 155-161.
  3. Parkner, T. & Inoue A. (2014) The International Geography Olympiad 2014 in Krakow, Poland. Journal of Geography 59(11) 2-8.
  4. Parkner, T. & Kasai M. (2014): Tectonic and volcanic forcing on fluvial systems: two case studies from Hokkaido. PAGES Magazine 22(1), 36-37.
  5. Parkner T.: リル・ガリーが発達する耕作地における土壌侵食による放射性セシウムの移行状況. In恩田裕一and 8 others, 放射性物質の包括的移行研究, 91-111, 201
  6. Parkner T. & Dikau, R. (eds, 2009): Climate and Human Impact on High Mountain Geosystems in mid Latitude Regions of the Northern Hemisphere. 2nd Joint Workshop between Germany and Japan. 106pp.
  7. Page M., Marden M., Kasai M., Gomez B., Peacock D., Betts H., Parkner T., Marutani T. & Trustrum, N. (2008): Changes in basin-scale sediment supply and transfer in a rapidly transformed New Zealand landscape. In Habersack H., Hoey T., Piegay, H., Rinaldi, M. and Ergenzinger P. (eds), Gravel Bed Rivers. John Wiley & Sons, 337-358.
  8. Parkner, T., Page, M., Marden, M. & Marutani, T. (2007): Gully systems under undisturbed indigenous forest, East Coast Region, New Zealand. Geomorphology, 84, 241-253.
  9. Parkner T. & Martuani, T. (eds.,2007): Source to Sink Sedimentary Cascades: Perspectives from Germany and Japan. 1st Joint Workshop between Germany and Japan. 31pp.
  10. Parkner T., Page M., Marutani T., Trustrum, N.A.(2006): Development and controlling factors of gullies and gully complexes, East Coast, New Zealand. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 31(2), 187-199, 2006.
  11. Parkner, T. & Marutani, T. (2006): Reworking of a rock flow by gullying, East Coast Region, New Zealand. In Marui H. et al. (eds.), Disaster Mitigation of Debris Flows, Slope Failures, and Landslides, Vol. 1, Proceedings of INTERPRAEVENT International Symposium, Niigata, Japan, Universal Academy Press, Tokyo, pp.57-63


Current courses

Undergraduate level

  • Social Nature (Multidisciplinary III)
  • Geomorphology 
  • Geomorphological Landscapes of the World (offered in uneven years)
  • GIS in Geomorphology (offered in even years)
  • Soil Erosion (offered in even years)
  • Topics in Geoscience A
  • Topics on Geoenvironmental Sciences A (invited lecturer: Prof. Ranjan Dahal, Nepal)
  • Field Work in Earth Evolution Science G (with Prof. Hisada)
  • 地球学専門英語 IIB (shared)
  • Seminar on Geomorphology (shared with geomorphology staff)
Graduate level
  • Hillslope Geomorphology and Hazards (offered in even years)
  • Seminar on Geomorphology (shared with geomorphology staff)

Past courses

Lectures and Seminars

  • Introduction to Life & Environmental Science (0.4 credits, shared)
  • Field Studies in Life and Environmental Science I (shared)
  • Field Studies in Life and Environmental Science II (shared)
  • Paper Preparation and Presentation (shared)
  • Technical English IF 
  • Technical English IIF (shared)
  • Human Impact on the Environment
  • Human-Environment Interactions
  • Applied Geomorphology
  • Process Geomorphology (0.7credits, shared)
  • Seminar on Geoscience B

Field Courses

  • Field Work in Geoenvironmental Science IV (Izu Peninsula, 2017)
  • Field Work in Earth Evolution Science G (with students and staff of Auckland University, on the North Island of New Zealand, 2016)
  • Field Work in Earth Evolution Science B (with students and staff of Massey University and with Prof. Anma, on the North Island of New Zealand, 2014)
  • Field Work in Geoenvironmental Science B (North Island of New Zealand, 2014)
  • Field Work in Geoenvironmental Science A (with Prof. Matsuoka, Izu Volcanic Island, 2012 & 2014)
  • Field Work in Earth Evolution Science B (with Prof. Hisada, Ikawa catchment (Shizuoka prefecture), 2013)

Invited Lecturers

  • Special Lecture in Geomorphology II ("Landslide Science, Engineering, and Management" by Prof. Netra Bhandary, Ehime University, 2018)
  • Topics on Geoscience E ("Landslides: Causes, impacts, and management" by Dr. Sam McColl (Massey University, New Zealand), 2015)
  • Topics on Geoscience C ("Catchment Processes NZ" by Dr. Ian Fuller (Massey University, New Zealand), 2014
  • Faculty Development Seminar: "Teaching Pathophysiology of Major Depressive Disorders Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging Techniques" by Prof. Olu Ajilore (University of Illinois-Chicago, USA), 6th October 2014 
  • Faculty Development Seminar: "What is Interactive Teaching" by Prof. Verena Pietzner (University of Hildesheim, Germany) 13th February 2013 

Organized Conference sessions

  • Session organizer of "6th Meeting of the German JSPS-Club in Japan" at Tsukuba Global Science Week 2017, with Prof. Menkhaus (Head of German JSPS-Club) and Prof. Aizawa (Director of the University of Tsukuba Bonn Office), 27th Sept. 2017, Tsukuba
  • Session organizer of "Rapid response of geomorphic and hydrological systems in mountain regions to environmental change" with Dr. David Morche (Martin-Luther Universitaet Halle-Wittenberg), IGU Meeting 2014, Krakow, Poland 
  • Sub-coordinator of the workshop "Advances in New Investigation Methodology on Large Scale Sediment Discharge" at the International Symposium on Sediment Disaster under the Influence of Climate Change and Tectonic Activity, 26th-27th Sept. 2013,  Kyoto
  • Chairman of the Geomorphology Session of the Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2013, Makuhari Messe, Japan

Conference presentations (past 5 years)

  • "Evolution of an Earth Flow Controlled by Gully Incision in the Mangaehu Catchment, North Island, New Zealand": scheduled for Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018, May 2018, Makuhari Messe, Japan
  • "Rapid Reworking and Reactivation of Mass Movements by Gully Erosion in the Mangaehu Catchment, East Coast Region, New Zealand": 9th International Conference on Geomorphology, November 2017, New Delhi, India
  • "Morphological Changes of a Gully Complex Forming on Landslide Deposits and Implications for Erosion Variability": Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2017, May 2017, Makuhari Messe, Japan
  • "Development of gully complexes on unstable slope in the Mangaehu Catchment, New Zealand": 7th International Syposium on Gully Erosion, May 2016, Purdue University, USA
  • "Gully Development on Unstable Slopes in the Mangaoporo Catchment, North Island, New Zealand": 11 Annual Meeting of Asia Oceania Geoscience Society, July 2014, Sapporo, Japan
  • "Gully development on flows and deep-seated slides in the Mangaoporo Catchment, North Island, New Zealand": Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2014, Pacifico Yokohama
  • "Improving Oral Presentation Skills": 8th Short Course of the Geochemical Society of Japan and Japan Association of Mineralogical Science, September 2013, Tsukuba
  • "Concepts on process combination of gully erosion and mass movements in steep catchments": International Geographical Union Kyoto Regional Conference, August 2013, Kyoto, Japan
  • "Impact of volcanic activity on Late Holocene sedimentation pattern of a river-lake system in Hokkaido":  Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2013, May 2013. Makuhari Messe, Japan

Non-academic activities

Next to my teaching, management, and research at university I am actively stimulating interest in geography and geology among Japanese high school students since 2013.

My involvement as a member of the Japan Earth Science Committee focusses on the final selection process of the Japanese students and give lectures on geomorphology to instruct on general geomorphic processes and landforms such as submarine processes and landforms or on region-specific geomorphology e.g. of the Cote d`Azure in France or Karst in Thailand. Next to my yearly efforts I have functioned as: 

To promote geography in Japan I function as an Executive Committee Member of the Japan Committee International Geography Olympiad. This involves editing a number of tests on national level as well as training selected students on how to answer the Written Response Test to gain better marks at the International Geography Olympiad. In addition I have served as:

updated 05/2018