2015 年 49 巻 2 号 p. 79-97
I am very honored to receive Young Scientist Award 2012 from Geochemical Society of Japan. This article overviews advance of continuous flow-isotope ratio mass spectrometry and novel isotopic tracers and then shows achievement and perspective of geochemical studies for deep-sea hydrothermal system. I regard molecular hydrogen and methane as key molecules to discuss limit of biosphere on the Earth and habitability of other planets and moons. This article propounds possibilities of geo-engineering activities and geochemical cell biology.