Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L9803002 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name (AIMS)Plankton Biology
Subject Name
Subject Name in
(AIMS)Plankton Biology
コイケ カズヒコ,サイトウ ヒデトシ,カトウ アキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  Intensive
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Int) Inte:ABS C203
Lesson Style Lecture/Practical Lesson Style
(More Details)
Credits 3.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students AIMS students and Japanese students from the faculty of Applied Biological Science
Keywords microalgae, zooplankton, algae, primary production 
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)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The lecture consists of; biology and ecology of various microalgae (phytoplankton), macroalgae and zooplankton, especially focusing on the species of ecologically and economically importance. These organisms are also foundation of all ecosystems, so recent environmental changes that have caused ecosystem deteriorations will be discussed. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Overview of the class (Koike)
lesson2 Taxonomy and biology of microalgae (Koike)
lesson3 Taxonomy and biology of microalgae II (Koike)
lesson4 Importance of microalgae in ecosystem I (Fisheries) (Koike)
lesson5 Importance of microalgae in ecosystem II (Harmful events) (Koike)
lesson6 Importance of microalgae in ecosystem III (Coral reefs) (Koike)
lesson7 Lesson in actual case I (Seto Inland Sea)(Koike)
lesson8 Lesson in actual case II (Myanmar)(Koike)
lesson9 Lesson in actual case III (Coral reefs) (Koike)
lesson10 Biology of seaweed (Kato)
lesson11 Seaweed culture industry (Kato)
lesson12 Effects of climate change on algal production (Kato)
lesson13 Zooplankton I (Saito)
lesson14 Zooplankton II (Saito)
lesson15 Zooplankton III (Saito)

Lesson 16: Final exam (Koike)  Plus one day research cruise in RV Toyosiomaru 
Text: Will be distributed 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PC projector and board 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
-Read handouts and study relevant topics 
Requirements This course is totally provided in English. AIMS students and the students of International program of the faculty are required to participate one day research cruise in RV Toyosiomaru.
Grading Method Final examination 50%, Three quizzes total 30%, Cruise report 20% 
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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