John Bower


United States


Associate Professor

Research Keywords

Oceanography, cephalopod biology


Doctor of Fisheries Science, Faculty of Fisheries, Hokkaido University, 1997
Master of Science, Oceanography, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai’i, 1994
Bachelor of Arts, Aquatic Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1986


The world’s ocean is critically important to the people of Japan both as a supply of food and for its role in regulating the climate. In my course (Introduction to Marine Science 「海洋科学入門」), I will give a clear, current and comprehensive overview of the ocean focusing on different areas of study, including astronomy, physics, chemistry, history, geology, ecology and fisheries.

Selected Publications

  • J.R. Bower, K. Seki, T. Kubodera, J. Yamamoto and T. Nobetsu. 2012. Brooding in a gonatid squid off northern Japan. The Biological Bulletin. 223:259-262.
  • J.R. Bower and G. Ishimura. 2012. Practical advice for improving fisheries education programs in developing countries. African Journal of Aquatic Science. 37(2):225-227.
  • J.R. Bower. 2011. Four principles to help non-native speakers of English write clearly. Fisheries Oceanography. 20(1):89-91.