Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L2012005 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 水圏生物学実験III
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Laboratory Work in Hydrospheric BiologyIII
サイトウ ヒデトシ,カトウ アキ,ワカバヤシ カオリ,リアオ ローレンス マンザーノ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  Intensive
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Int) Inte
Lesson Style Experiment Lesson Style
(More Details)
Field & laboratory works, Presentation 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students Third-year undergratuate students
Keywords Seaweeds, fishes, bivalves, crustaceans, jellyfishes, taxonomy, ecology,  environment, genetics,  propagation 
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
・1) Familiarize with some local algal species, 2) Gain hands-on experience in practical laboratory techniques and field exercises in phycology (Liao, Kato)
・To acquire basic knowledge to prey selection of fishes living in shallow sea area (Saito)
・Gaining the basic skills of feeding rate calculation using aquatic invertebrates (Wakabayashi) 
Class Schedule lesson 1: Sampling and making pressed specimens of seaweeds in front of Takehara St. (Kato, Liao)
lesson 2: Thin-layer chromatography of photosynthetic pigments of seaweeds (Kato, Liao)
lesson 3: Observation of embryos of Sargassum horneri (Kato, Liao)
lesson 4: Observation and sorting of pressed specimens (Kato, Liao)
lesson 5:Observation of stomach contents of brackhead seabreams (Saito)
lesson 6:Observation of size composition of blue mussel (Saito)
lesson 7: Calculation of feeding rate of jellyfish (Wakabayashi)
lesson 8: Calculation of feeding rate of crustaceans (Wakabayashi)

Reports and pressed specimens need to be submitted by deadlines. (Kato, Liao)
Reports on the two experiments (Saito)
Reports on the two experiments (Wakabayashi)

The schedule and content of practicals are subject to change due to bad weather. (Kato, Liao) 
Instructions will be distributed at each lecture
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Handouts and projectors 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
To read and understand the instructions before and after the lectures. 
Grading Method Attitude toward class participation and reports 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Other This practical class is partly provided in English. 
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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