Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life (Master's Course)
Lecture Code WE100701 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 生物多様性科学(環境科学入門)
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Biodiversity Science (Basic studies for Environmental Sciences)
ヤマダ トシヒロ,オクダ トシノリ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Tues1-4:IAS J303
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Mainly classroom lectures with provision of text, PPT slides, VTR
Methodology for the filed data sampling, data analysis will be lectured either in the field outside (forest, range land) or lecture room 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Basic Biology
Eligible Students graduate studetns (master 1 level), but no restrictions
Keywords biological community, multi variate analysis, direct and indirect ordination analysis, significance of biodiversity, CBD (Convention of Biodiversity), climate change, mitigation, adaptation strategies, synergy between local benefit and nature conservation, SDGs 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Along the line of natural environmental program, this course emphasize on ecological and biological aspects of the natural environment in liaison to human activates 
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
1. methodology acquisition for understanding on natural environment and biodiversity
2. Learning on the concept, theory and significance of biodiversity
3. Leaning on the biological conservation and climate mitigation policy 
Class Schedule lesson 1
guidance, introduction (Okuda, Yamada)
lesson 2
Field survey 1 and conferences; species diversity (Okuda)
lesson 3
Field survey 2 and conferences; functional diversity (Okuua)
lesson 4
Field survey 3 and conferences; ecosystem diversity (Okuda)
lesson 5
Field survey 4 and conferences; Maintenance mechanism of biodiversity (Okuda)
lesson 6
excursions (on campus or outside); method for evaluation of biodiversity (Okuda)
lesson 7
field survey and conference; biological community (Okuda)
lesson 8
filed survey and conference: biological community (Okuda)
lesson 9
Geographical pattern of biodiversity (Yamada)
lesson 10
Explanation hypothesis for biodiversity (Yamada)
lesson 11
Losing biodiversity: Biodiversity hotspots (Yamada)
lesson 12
Causes for biodiversity loss (Yamada)
lesson 13
Biodiversity ethics (Yamada)
lesson 14
How many species? (Yamada)
lesson 15
Ecolabbel for biodiversity conservation (Yamada)

evaluated by term report 
any text book related to the biodiversity, ecology, policy on bio conservation. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) DVD and PPT 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
read the handout 
Requirements be prepared for the field observation and sampling outside at anytime with outdoor clothes and shoes. 
Grading Method term report 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message include the field work outside the classrooms, visiting research facilities, museum, zoo or botanical garden 
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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