Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Biosphere Science(Master's course)
Lecture Code W6608032 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 魚類社会生物学入門
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Fish Sociobiology: introduction
サカイ ヨウイチ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
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Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students Master course students
Keywords SDG_14, fishes, coral reefs, behavioral ecology, social behaviors, ecosystem, conservation, underwater survey 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
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Students will gain knowledges of methodologies for fish identification and for underwater behavioral survey and current problems in the reef fish ecology with general understanding of basic patterns of the reproductive behaviors and foraging behaviors of reef fishes. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1-3
Taxonomy of marine fishes
Lesson 4-6
Methodology of underwater observational survey and data analyses
Lesson 7-8
Social structure and mating system of reef fishes

Fish Biology and Fisheries II (Lesson 1-8) will correspond to this class  
Recommended references will be announced in the cohttps://www.momiji.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/campusweb/campussquare.do?_flowExecutionKey=_c654AE29D-F002-DC54-B109-54444006786B_kF6C97A34-9C1F-E064-46F8-1C7B39E8599F#urse of lecture  
PC or AV used in
Fish card, PC, DVD 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Check up the picture books and references of reef fishes in any questioning matters occurred. 
Requirements Basic knowledge of the scientific concept of Behavioral Ecology (theory of evolution) is needed to understand the scientific background. 
Grading Method Grade computation: Report 70%, Quiz 20%, and Discussion 10% 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message This lecture is provided  for students having academic interests in the behaviors and ecological traits in reef fishes.
This class is provided in English upon request. 
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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