Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L6026000 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 海洋生態系における低次生産を学ぶ演習
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Practice on Primary Production (Plankton and Benthos) in the Marine Ecosystem
カトウ アキ,コンドウ ユウスケ,アサオカ サトシ,オオツカ ススム
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  Second Semester
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Lesson Style Lecture/Practical 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 1-4Years
Keywords Seto Inland Sea, Biodiversity, Ecophysiology 
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Class Objectives
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1. Understand the species composition and physiological and ecological characteristics of plankton and benthic organisms (invertebrates and seaweeds) in the Seto Inland Sea through observation and analysis. 2. Analyze environmental data collected by drones and ROV, and measure dissolved oxygen concentrations as the physiological responses of seaweeds and animals to understand how to conserve biodiversity and use biological resources sustainably. 
Class Schedule Mar. 13, Thu.
14:00-15:00  Registration and guidance
15:00-18:00  Practical "Environmental Data Analysis Using Drones and Remote Underwater Vehicles"

Mar. 14, Fri.
9:00-10:00 Lecture "Ecological Role of Zooplankton"
10:00-12:00 Practical "Collection and Identification of Zooplankton"
13:00-15:00 Practical "Observation of Zooplankton Feeding Organs"
15:00-19:00 Practical "Observation of vertical distribution of benthos in the rocky shore (Matoba Beach)"

Mar. 15, Sat.
9:00-10:30 Lecture "Measurement of Photosynthesis and Respiration in Sea Algae
10:30-12:00 Practical "Measurement of Photosynthesis and Respiration in Sea Algae"
13:00-16:00 Practical "Measurement of Photosynthesis and Respiration of Sea Algae"
16:00-19:00 Data analysis and preparation of presentation slides

Mar. 16, Sun.
9:00-10:00 Data analysis and preparation of presentation slides
10:00-12:00 Presentation and wrap-up
13:00- Break up
Adequate references and original texts will be delivered at each lecture. 
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Students are required to collect information on the biology, nature, fisheries and aquaculture of the coasts of Japan and the Seto Inland Sea in advance (Reference: https://fishlab.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/ "Creatures of the Seto Inland Sea" "Explanation of Academic Terms Related to Practice and Seminar"). 
Grading Method Quiz (50), presentaion (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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