Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L9803002 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name (AIMS)Plankton Biology
Subject Name
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(AIMS)Plankton Biology
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Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  Intensive
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Int) Inte:ABS C205
Lesson Style Lecture/Practical Lesson Style
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Lecture and three days cruise on RV Toyoshio-Maru 
Credits 3.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction E : English
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students AIMS-HU incoming students
Keywords Microalgae, zooplankton, algae, primary production 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The lecture consists of; biology and ecology of various microalgae (phytoplankton), macroalgae and zooplankton, especially focusing on the species of ecologically and economically importance. Students also experience three days cruise in a research vessel (Toyoshio-Maru, 256GT). 
Class Schedule lesson1 Onerviw of the course
lesson2 Taxonomy and biolgy of microalgae, and their contributions to primary production in ocean
lesson3 Primary production and fish resource management
lesson4 Other than the onboad practice, lecture will be given for "methodology of environmental monitoring"
lesson5 Other than the onboad practice, lecture will be given for "standing stock and production monitoring"
lesson6 Other than the onboad practice, lecture will be given for "method to show oceanographic data using Ocean-data
lesson7 Harmful algae
lesson8 Industrial usage of microalgae
lesson9,10 Lecture for "microalgae identificaiton" and practice
lesson11 Biology of seaweed
lesson12 Biology of benthos larvae 1
lesson13 Lifecycle of seaweed
lesson14 Industrial usage of seaweeds
lesson15 Biology of benthos larvae 2
lesson16 Biology of benthos larvae 3

Three day cruise on a research vessel Toyoshio-Maru (256 ton) 
Text: Will be distributed 
PC or AV used in
PC projector and boad 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Requirements This course is provided in English 
Grading Method Final examination 50%, Three quizzes total 30%, Cruise report 20% 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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