Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life (Master's Course) Division of Integrated Sciences for Life Program of Bioresource Science
Lecture Code WD203300 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 水族生態学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Aquatic Ecology
カワイ コウイチロウ,サイトウ ヒデトシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Inte:Online
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
lecture, writing on the blackboard, presentation, discussion 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students
Keywords aquatic organism, taxonomy, phylogeny, ecology, environment 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
To understand some ecological theories, i.e., taxonomy, phylogeny, survival and reproductive strategies, いintra- and interspecific competition, establishment of ecological niche and the effects of various environmental factors on a variety of organisms including phyto- and zooplankton, water plants and benthic animals with an important roles in aquatic ecosystems, for the purpose of the increase in their resources. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Taxonomy of aquatic organisms Ⅰ
lesson2 Taxonomy of aquatic organisms Ⅱ
lesson3 Phylogeny of aquatic organisms Ⅰ
lesson4 Phylogeny of aquatic organisms Ⅱ
lesson5 Environmental adaptation of aquatic organisms Ⅰ
lesson6 Environmental adaptation of aquatic organisms Ⅱ
lesson7 Community structure of of aquatic organisms Ⅰ
lesson8 Community structure of of aquatic organisms Ⅱ
lesson9 Taxonomy of benthos Ⅰ
lesson10 Taxonomy of benthos Ⅱ
lesson11 Environmental adaptation of benthos Ⅰ
lesson12 Environmental adaptation of benthos Ⅱ
lesson13 Population dynamics of benthos Ⅰ
lesson14 Population dynamics of benthos Ⅱ
lesson15 Topics of benthos as alien speces

To understand various ecological phenomena, extract some thories for these explanations and apply the thories to maintenance and increase of valuable bioresources by reading, presentation, answer to question and discussion of some English papers concerning taxonomy, phylogeny, life cycle, population dynamics, interspecific relationship, community structure, environmental adaptation and roles in ecosystems of various aquatic organisms.  
Hydrobiologia, Science, Nature, Marine Ecology, etc. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) prints, powerpoint 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
To review each lecture and apply to your own gradiate cource study using the prints. 
Grading Method preparation for presentation (20%), content of presentation (30%),
attitude to presentation (20%), participation to discussion (30%) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Other This class is provided as part of the following programs. - Cooperative Education of “Peace” and “Environment” in the Framework of International University Consortium INU -
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Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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