Division of Biosphere Science

Base for Field Science

Syllabus


Fundamental Lecture in Biological Diversity

The number of species occurring on the globe is estimated to be some ten million, but now rapidly decreasing due to environmental changes caused by human activity. This lecture provides the general information on biodiversity of various taxa and explains the importance of genetic diversity in the maintenance of biodiversity.

Fundamental Lecture in Ecology

The biological diversity of the planet is being rapidly depleted due to the direct and indirect consequences of human activity. This lecture provides basic and recent ecological topics on evolutionary processes of speciation, maintenance of species diversity, population dynamics and biological community.

Fundamental Lecture in Molecular Biology

To obtain basic knowledge and experimental techniques on molecular biology through lecture and laboratory works.

Fundamental Lecture in Marine Biological Processes

To understand the structure and functional activity of the marine ecosystems~
To understand the marine productivity and their mechanisms~
To understand the structure and circulation of the ocean and the mechanism~
To understand the waves and tides in the ocean and their mechanisms~

Fundamental Lecture in Field Sciences

To understand the field science on ecosystem consevetion, sustainable bioproduction, biodiversity, and material cycling in a wide variety of fields including forest, farm, and aquatic environments, and to learn the most advanced field science in each research field.

Fundamental Lecture in Biomass Production

In this lecture, students study recent biomass and food production by plant agriculture, forestry, stockbreeding and aquaculture, and their fundamental biological and ecological system.

Advanced Course in Biodiversity Science I

Enable students to understand patterns and mechanisms of adaptations to various growing environments in relation to environmental properties.

Advanced Course in Biodiversity Science II

To understand patterns and mechanisms of adaptations to various growing environments in relation to environmental properties.

Advanced Course in Ecological Genetics I

This lecture provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to genetic principles and practices involved in conservation. Topics covered~
included: evolutionary genetics of natural populations,loss of genetic diversity,in breeding and loss of fitness,genetic management of threatened species and so on.

Advanced Course in Ecological Genetics II

This lecture aims to introduce the importance of genetic variation and genetic mechanisms in the generation and maintenance of biodiversity.

Advanced Course in Environmental Molecular Biology I

To understand patterns and mechanisms of adaptations to various growing environments in relation to environmental properties.

Advanced Course in Environmental Molecular Biology II

Studying molecular mechanism of response and resistance to environmental stress in plants and microorganisms. Studying methods to utirize these organisms for human life and remediation of damaged environment.

Advanced Course in Plant Ecology I

Overview the mechanisms of plant community organization, statistical modeling for data analysis in plant ecology.

Advanced Course in Plant Ecology II

Understanding of diverse adaptations to growing environments based on the life-history traits of individual plant species. Fundamentals necessary for quantitative analyses in ecology, and usage and examples in plant ecology studies and papers are explained.

Advanced Course in Animal Ecology I

The objectives of this course are to study basic principles and research methods for animal behavior and life history evolution, and to understand biological responses to environmental changes at the levels ranging from genetics, individuals to populations.

Advanced Course in Animal Ecology II

The objectives of this course are to study the dynamics of animal populations and communities of and the underlying mechanisms, and to understand biological responses to environmental changes at the levels ranging from population, community to ecosystems.

Advanced Course in Marine Environmental Biogeochemistry

This lecture provides teaching for the marine biological production processes related to trace metal speciation and bioavailability and biological uptake of metals and nutrients in seawater.

Advanced Course in Marine Ecological Modeling

Students will study fundamental knowledge of geophysical fluid dynamics including advection and diffusion. They will also study biological diffusion and ecological modeling.

Advanced Course in Aquatic Biology I

In this class, student will study the cell structure, development and physiology on organisms living in the aquatic environment, including teleost fish and algae. Evolution and adaptive mechanisms of these organisms will be also lectured.

Advanced Course in Aquatic Biology II

Environmental biological functions from coastal area to open sea in ecosystem are lectured. In addition ecological characters of aquatic creatures are surveyed to comprehend factors of fluctuation of biological resources.

Advanced Course in Forest Sphere Science I 

The aim of this course is to learn fundamental informations about the forest function which affects our surrounding environments.

Advanced Course in Forest Sphere Science II

Learning forest dynamics, especially tree species and biological interaction

Advanced Course in Forest Sphere Science III

This lecture is aimed to learn basic theory and research methods to conserve vertebrates through investigating the number of species and abundance of various animals in the field.

Advanced Course in Forest Sphere Science IV

Participants will learn about regional resources from the viewpoints of their types and details, historical development and present situation, and techniques to assess them. The participants will then discuss appropriate regimes of regional resource management, which can bet compatible with environmental conservation issues.

Advanced Course in Agricultural Environment for Crop Production

Students understand following points,
(1)the importance of exploration and improvement of crop resources
(2)the management of agricultural field and cropping system

Advanced Course in Environment and Management in Livestock Production

Understand the property of grassland and animal barn in term of environment issues. Consider the significance of animal production in Agro-ecosystem to keep a balance with the conservation of environment.

Special Lecture in Biosphere Science

Laboratory and Field Work in Biosphere Science

Seminar in Biosphere Science

Understand the advance of science through the critical reading of research papers.

Special Research in Biosphere Science

An appropriate research subject will be set through consultation with students.

Graduate School of Environmental Sceince / Faculty of Env. Earth Science, Hokkaido University