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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L2013006 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 水圏フィールド科学実習II
Subject Name
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Practical Work in Hydrospheric Field ScienceII
オオツカ ススム,コンドウ ユウスケ,カワイ ケンタロウ,パナッキュール サムバン アニーシュ,ウミノ テツヤ,ヨシダ マサユキ,カトウ アキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  Intensive
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Int) Inte
Lesson Style Practical Lesson Style
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Field trips for collections and observations of marine organisms at Fisheries Laboratory and experiments in the main campus. 
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 junior
Keywords field trip, plankton, benthos, fish,  macroalgae, nutrients, mud flat, bioresource, diving, taxonomy, morphology, fish behavior, ecology, development, resilience, practical work experience, marine tropical organisms, SDG Goal 14, Fish, DNA, behavior 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Understanding of diversities, behaviors and functions of marine organisms in ecosystems 
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

・To acquire skills of assessing and analyzing a role of marine production industry in human society and influences caused by the industry on hydrosphere environment. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Understanding of collections of marine organisms with variable gears, environmental measurements, identifications and measurements of marine organisms (plankton, benthos, fish, algae, nutrients), and dividing. To understand DNA extraction methods from fish and behavior of fish. 
Class Schedule 1) Morphology, taxonomy and ecology of marine plankton  (Ohtsuka, Kondo, Aneesh)
2) Ecology of benthic organisms in mud flats (Ohtsuka, Kondo, Aneesh)
3) Diving methods (at TS)
4) Development of marine invertebrates (Kondo, Aneesh)
5) Morphology, physiology and ecology of  marine macroalage (Kato)
6) Measurement of nutrients (Asaoka)
7) Presentation (all)
8) Lecture concerning Goal 14 of SDGs (not fixed yet)
9) DNA extraction from fish (1) (Umino, Ken. Kawai)
10) DNA extraction from fish (2) (Umino,Ken. Kawai)
11) Animal behavior (1) (Yoshida)
12) Animal behavior (2) (Yoshida)

Report for each trip, quality of presentation, eagerness for each observation and experiment will be properly evaluated  
Adequate references and original texts will be delivered at each lecture 
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(More Details) Original text will be given at each class. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Classes related to this field trip, aquaculture and aquatic zoology should be understood in advance. 
Requirements Notice: this class is carried out at Takehara Station and in the main campus. Be careful about the schedule. A brief guidance will be held before this class. Both the field trip at Takhehara and experiments in the main campus will be conducted during summer holidays as an intensive course. 
Grading Method Report for each trip and quality of presentation (40), eagerness for each observation and experiment (60) 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it A lecture on SDGs Goal 14 by a lecturer invited from outside Hiroshima University will be provided. However, the schedule may be changed in consideration of COVID-19. 
Message See homepage of TMSS (http://home.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/fishlab/
English explanation is possible upon request. 
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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