Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L1008004 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 水圏生物学実験I
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Laboratory Work in Hydrospheric BiologyI
コイケ カズヒコ,アサオカ サトシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  Intensive
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Int) Inte
Lesson Style Experiment Lesson Style
(More Details)
Mainly conducted in face-to-face style, while partly combining online contents, according to situation. 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students 2nd year, Integrative Hydrosphere Science Program, and others
Keywords SDG_14, SDG_01, SDG_13, SDG_15, Ecology and physiology of primary producers of phytoplankton, and nutrient cycle in term of the main regulator of phytoplankton occurrence. 
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
(Abilities and Skills)
・To acquire skills and methods to analyze and assess traits of hydorosphic environment and fishing resource.
・Basic skills and analysis methods for breeding and management of hydrosphere organisms
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
To learn through experiments or observation about; morphology, function, behavior and production of the bottom of marine ecosystem (phytoplankton or microalgae), as well as nutrient cycling in the ecosystem. 
Class Schedule lesson1~lesson5. Determination of nutrients and statistical analysis. (Asaoka)

lesson6~lesson10. On-board practice on RV Toyoshiomaru to collect plankton sample and physiological data of water column. Graph analysis of the obtained data by Microsoft Office Excel. (Koike)

lesson11~lesson15. Observation of morphology of plankton and their photosynthetic production. (Ohara)

Experimental reports will be subjected 
Handout will be given. 
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(More Details) Mainly conducted in face-to-face style, while partly combining online contents, according to situation. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Asaoka parts; Please preview and prepare lecture contents using supplementary materials.
Koike and Ohara parts; Read throughout the text to be ready for the onboard practice.  
Requirements Asaoka parts; It's advisable to wear your safety glasses and white clothing.
Koike and Ohara parts; Please wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty for a fieldwork. 
Grading Method Results of submitted reports, while attending all the practices are mandatory. 
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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