Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L2021006 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 水圏環境学II
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Hydrospheric Environmental ScienceII
リアオ ローレンス マンザーノ,トミヤマ タケシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Tues1-4:ABS C304
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Basic Biology
Eligible Students students from School of Applied Biological Science, but others are also welcome
Keywords aquatic ecosystems, marine conservation, marine resource management 
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Integrative Hydrospheric Science Program
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・To comprehensively understand morphological, ecological, physiological, pathological, biochemical, and genetic features of various creatures in hydrosphere.
・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
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To introduce the various marine communities and ecosystems
To describe the structure and function of these marine communities and ecosystems
To determine the impact of human activities on these marine communities and ecosystems 
Class Schedule lesson1 Nature of life in an aquatic medium and its challenges
lesson2 Survey of different marine communities and ecosystems
lesson3 Intertidal communities and their dynamism
lesson4 Impacts of ocean acidification and pollution
lesson5 Coral reefs in our changing world
lesson6 Coral bleaching and phase shifts in today's reefs
lesson7 Ocean warming and its impact on marine forests
lesson8 Planktonic communities and some aspects of their ecology
lesson9 Harmful algal blooms, microbial loop and ENSO
lesson10 Continental shelf and mesophotic communities
lesson11 Marine invasive species ecology
lesson12 Seagrass communities and carbon sequestration
lesson13 Mangroves, global warming and coastal protection
lesson14 Deep-sea communities, hydrothermal vents and cold seeps
lesson15 Exploitation of sea-bed resources and political impacts

Final examination will be given in the form of essay questions to determine comprehension and knowledge integration
Bibliography project will involve literature survey of special topics.

Attendance and note-taking during lectures, asking questions and active participation will help students have a good learning experience. Lectures in English will be conducted using simple vocabulary and illustrative examples to allow better understanding. Literature search skills using the Internet will be required. 
Castro, P. and Huber, M.E. 2010. Marine Biology. 8th ed. McGraw-Hill, New York. 
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Basic knowledge of biology and general ecology will be helpful. Literature searching skills using Internet, university library resources will be useful. Consultation with course instructor is encouraged at times. 
Requirements at least 80% attendance, active participation, submission of bibliography project and passing the final examination. 
Grading Method 10% attendance, 10% participation, 30% bibliography project, 50% final examination 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it Experience with listening, reading, writing and speaking using middle level English will be available in this class. Students will learn basic skills in literature searching which will be useful for preparation for thesis research. 
Message Let us participate and enjoy this class while learning many interesting things about basic marine ecology. Be ready to share your ideas with everyone. 
Other The class experience will be helpful for students, especially those who wish to study higher levels of marine biology classes and those thinking of studying abroad as graduate students. 
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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