Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life (Master's Course)
Lecture Code WE100801 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 生態系循環論
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Ecosystem ecology
ナカツボ タカユキ,ツチヤ アキオ,トダ モトム
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Tues5-8:Online
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
【More Details】
Lecture, presentation, discussion 
Credits 2.0 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) 03 : Basic Biology
Eligible Students  
Keywords Atmosphere, Carbon cycle, Ecosystem, Forest, Nutrient, Soil 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This class aims to provide basic knowledge concerning the structure and function of terrestrial ecosystems. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Introduction: Ecosystem precesses and dynamics (TN)
Lesson 2: Carbon inputs to ecosystems 1 (TN)
Lesson 3: Carbon inputs to ecosystems 2 (TN)
Lesson 4: Decomposition and ecosystem carbon cycle 1 (TN)
Lesson 5: Decomposition and ecosystem carbon cycle 2 (TN)
Lesson 6: Energy and carbon exchange between the atmosphere and forests 1 (MT)
Lesson 7: Energy and carbon exchange between the atmosphere and forests 2 (MT)
Lesson 8: Vegetation dynamics and terrestrial energy and carbon exchange 1 (MT)
Lesson 9: Vegetation dynamics and terrestrial energy and carbon exchange 2 (MT)
Lesson 10: Climate change and terrestrial energy and carbon exchange (MT)
Lesson 11: Deforestation, firing, and land use changes of Amazonia (AT)
Lesson 12: Heat balance, evapotranspiration, aerosol, and climate change of Amazonia and Cerrado (AT)
Lesson 13: Soil nutrients, trace gas emissions, and carbon stocks in the Amazonian terrestrial ecosystem (AT)
Lesson 14: Respiration/decomposition, throughfall exclusion (TFE) experiment, and anticipated vegetation change (AT)
Lesson 15: CO2 release from surface water, and water budget at a catchment scale (AT) 
Slide files or handouts of each lesson will be provided. 
PC or AV used in
PowerPoint presentations
Lessons 11-15: Bring a PC with you to the class.
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Lessons 1-5: I recommend that participants understand key concepts of ecosystem processes.
Lessons 6-8: Understanding handout delivered before lecture is anticipated.
Lessons 11-15: You can download slides and resumes through the ownCloud before the class. 
Grading Method Report or assignments 80%, participation 20% 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Other The language of instruction will be decided and announced by the instructor on the first day of class based on the language proficiency of the students. 
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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