Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L1022006 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 水圏物質循環学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Aquatic Biogeochemical Cycles
アサオカ サトシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Fri5-6:ABS C201
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 1.0 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
Keywords Biogeochemical cycles, food chain, ecosystem, environmental remediation,
environmental protection, SDGs_06, SDGs_14, CN 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
To understand basic knowledge on the aquatic environment and material cycles in aquatic ecosystems 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Integrative Hydrospheric Science Program
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・To understand physiological, pathological, biochemical, genetic systems which are required for management and expansion of fishing resource.
・Understanding on relation between form and ecology of hydrosphere organisms and hydrosphere environment
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This class is aiming to understand (1) biogeochemical cycles involved in carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, silicon and iron in aquatic environment, and (2) understand environmental dynamics of nutrients in coastal seas, and (3) understand environmental remediation strategies for coastal seas  
Class Schedule lesson1 Introduction
lesson2 Global hydrologic cycle
lesson3 Environmental dynamics of biophilic elements (1)
lesson4 Environmental dynamics of biophilic elements (2)
lesson5 Environmental dynamics of nutrients in coastal seas
lesson6 Environmental remediation strategies for coastal seas
lesson7 Integrated basin management
lesson8 Generalization of the lecture and a final examination

The teacher will assign  reports and final examination. 
Supplementary materials will be distributed at lectures.
森と海をむすぶ川:京都大学フィールド科学教育センター編,京都大学学術出版会(2012) in Japanese
海洋地球化学:蒲生俊敬編,講談社(2014)in Japanese 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Power point 
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Preparation and
Please preview and prepare each lecture content using supplementary materials uploaded on moodle. The teacher will assign mini reports to understand contents of the lecture. 
Requirements It is desirable that students have completed courses on basic natural sciences such as chemistry, biology and physics etc. prior to registering for this course.  
Grading Method Mini reports  (50%), Final examination(50%)

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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