Yasuto Itoh

Osaka Prefecture UniversityJapan

Yasuto Itoh was born in Osaka. He received his PhD degree in Kyoto University. Now, he is a professor of the Graduate School of Science of Osaka Prefecture University. He conducts wide-range research into tectonics, stratigraphy, and paleomagnetism and has published more than 100 papers in the field of back-arc opening process, deformation mode of convergent plate margins, quantitative assessment of active faults, paleoenvironment of East Asia, and geochemical modeling of burial history of sedimentary basins. His professional memberships include the American Geophysical Union, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Japan Geoscience Union, and Japanese Association for Petroleum Technology. He is also a member of the Integrated Research Project for Active Fault Systems by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan.

3books edited

12chapters authored

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This book is devoted to the mechanisms of sedimentary basin formation on active plate margins, which show enormous diversity reflecting complex tectonic processes. Multidisciplinary approach pursuing basin-forming mechanism is based on geology, sedimentology, geochronology and geophysics. Some chapters are dedicated to the genetic analysis of sedimentary basins in wrench deformation zones in forearc and intra-arc regions. Another block of chapters deals with basin formation in peripheral regions of Eurasia and intra-arc / foreland basins under the influence of the fluctuation of stress regimes. Finally geophysical approaches to basin analyses are shown in some chapters from microscopic to regional scales. Diverse contents of the chapters provide the audience with the present accomplishments of basin researches on active margins by Earth scientists.

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