Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L2023008 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 水圏生産科学I
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Hydrospheric Primary ProductionI
Instructor KATO AKI
カトウ アキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Weds1-4:ABS C302
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 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 marine macroalgae, algal resources, aquaculture, seaweed/seagrass bed, conservation of coastal environments 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
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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.
・Understanding on relation between form and ecology of hydrosphere organisms and hydrosphere environment
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Understanding of fundamental phycology regarding taxonomy, phylogeny and ecophysiology of macroalgae as well as applied phycology regarding aquaculture of economic seaweeds and conservation of coastal environment. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Taxonomy and phylogeny of macroalgae (1): Diversity, Photosynthetic pigments
Lesson 2: Biodiversity and field research of seaweeds
Lesson 3: Aquaculture of economic seaweeds (1): Introduction
Lesson 4: Aquaculture of economic seaweeds (2): Neopyropia (Porphyra)
Lesson 5: Aquaculture of economic seaweeds (3): Undaria, Saccharina (Laminaria)
Lesson 6: Aquaculture of economic seaweeds (4): Cladosiphon, Sargassum fusiforme, Gelidium elegans
Lesson 7: Aquaculture of economic seaweeds (5): Monostroma, Ulva
Lesson 8: Review of Lessons 1-7
Lesson 9: Taxonomy and phylogeny of macroalgae (2): Chlorophyceae, Phaeophyceae
Lesson 10: Taxonomy and phylogeny of macroalgae (3): Rhodophyceae
Lesson 11: Seaweed beds and environmental changes (1): Barren ground
Lesson 12: Seaweed beds and environmental changes (2): Seawater temperature increase
Lesson 13: Seaweed beds and environmental changes (3): Ocean acidification
Lesson 14: Seaweed beds and environmental changes (4): Seaweeds in the temperate zooxanthellate scleractinian coral bed in the Seto Inland Sea, Japan
Lesson 15: Review of Lessons 7-14 (on demand)

Final examination will be held at Lesson 16.

The schedule and content of lessons are subject to change. If the lecture is given face-to-face, the video of the lecture will be available online. 
See Japanese syllabus.
Supplementary materials will be distributed at each lecture. 
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Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
To read and understand the references and texts before and after the lessons. 
Grading Method Final examination (100 points)
*Students missing six or more lessons will be ineligible to take the final examination. 
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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