Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Engineering
Lecture Code K8739040 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 植生・生態学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Vegetation Ecology
ワダ シュウジ,ニシナ ダイサク
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Thur3-6:ENG 110
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture is main. Field work 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 14 : Architecture
Eligible Students 3 grade students of architectural and building science program
Keywords SDG_15, Vegetaion landscape, Biological diversity, Ecological design, Biotope 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Program of Architecture and Building Engineering
(Abilities and Skills)
・Understanding on cultivation of expert knowledge and ability for architecture and building engineering.  ((2) Comprehensive and advanced knowledge and ability to develop basis for building engineers.  Being able to summarize documents of the advanced contents on either a), b) or c) 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Plants have great roles in man-environment system. Vegetation defines as collective plants growing outdoors. The targets of this lecture is to learn the basic knowledge for application to landscape design and regional planning, by understanding the ecological matters of vegetation in earth level, regional level and inside structure, and knowing concrete example of vegetation and planting. 
Class Schedule In the following schedule, 1 unit shows 45 minutes. So, "1-2" indicates 90 miutes.
lesson 1-2 Understanding actual conditions of vegetation by field works (1 Natural vegetation)
lesson 3-4 Plants organizing vegetation: Ecological class, Characteristics of plants
lesson 5-6 Dynamics of vegetation: Succession of vegetation, Primeval vegetation and vegetation preservation mechanism appearing by relation with human
lesson 7-8 Vegetation in the world and Japan: Types and distribution of vegetation in earth level and regional level
lesson 9-10 Understanding actual conditions of vegetation by field works (2 Artificial vegetation)
lesson 11-12 Characteristics of plants and greening: Plants for greening, Planting techniques
lesson 13-14 Vegetation planning: Planning and maintenance of vegetation, Rooftop greening, Wall greening
lesson 15 Vegetation planning in urban and regional area: Green space and disaster damage prevention, Biotope, Ecological network 

Lesson 16 Final examination

Students have to review distributed materials. 
Distributed materials 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PC and presentation for Power Point, Distributed materials 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Students have to review the contents of distributed materials, because this lecture mainly depends on it. 
Grading Method The grade depends on final examination. 
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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