Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L1006004 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 水圏生産科学II
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Hydrospheric Primary ProductionII
コイケ カズヒコ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Weds1-4:ABS C303
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Face-to face,  
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students Integrative Hydrosphere Science Program, ant others
Keywords Plankton, Ecology, Life History, Forms, Categories, Ocean Environment, Fisheries 
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)
Integrative Hydrospheric Science Program
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・To comprehensively understand morphological, ecological, physiological, pathological, biochemical, and genetic features of various creatures in hydrosphere.
・Understanding on relation between form and ecology of hydrosphere organisms and hydrosphere environment
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
To understand the functional roles of zooplankton and phytoplankton, both major components of the marine ecosystem, we will study their forms, categories, life histories, ecological roles, etc. 
Class Schedule Class 1:  Introduction
Class 2: The Stages of Plankton: The Ocean Is Wide, Large, and Deep
Class 3: The Stages of Plankton (continued)
Class 4: Phytoplankton: The Diversity of the Ocean’s Primary Producers
Class 5: Environmental Factors Influencing Phytoplankton Reproduction
Class 6: Topics Related to Phytoplankton Categories (1)
Class 7: Topics Related to Phytoplankton Categories (2)
Class 8: Phytoplankton-Based Damage
Class 9: The World of Protozoa
Class 10: Ocean Bacteria: Decomposers? Producers?
Class 11: The Microorganism Loop
Class 12: The Diversity of Zooplankton
Class 13: Topics Related to the Zooplankton Categories (1)
Class 14: Topics Related to the Zooplankton Categories (2)
Class 15: The Earth’s Environment and Plankton

Reports and an end-of semester exam will be assigned.
Necessary materials will be distributed as handouts. PC slide shows and the blackboard will be used extensively. 
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(More Details) Face-to face 
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Preparation and
Class 1: Take a general view of the course’s overall content based on the summary handout.
Classes 2-3: Review the differences between ocean and land biospheres both before and after class.
Classes 4-7: Review the diversity of phytoplankton evolution, their unique classification scheme, and the characteristics of their reproduction both before and after class.
Class 8: Look up actual examples of damage and issues related to it. (There will be a report.)
Classes 9-11: Review the differences in the grazing food chain both before and after class.
Classes 12-14: Consider the connection of phytoplankton production to fish production, and review zooplankton’s key role in transporting things to the deep ocean both before and after class.
Class 15: Consider the ocean and Earth’s environment from the basis of planktology. (There will be a report.)
Grading Method Comprehensive evaluation will be based approximately 10% on reports and 80% on the end-of-semester exam. Those who actively fill out the question sheets distributed in class will be judged to be earnestly engaging in the course. These students’ end-of-semester exam grades may be increased by several points in some cases. 
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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