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2021 Outlines of Lectures

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Fundamental Course in Molecular Biology

Course Objectives:

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

Instructors:

  • TANAKA Ryoichi (Institute of Low Temperature Science)
  • YAMAZAKI Kenichi (Faculty of Environmental Earth Science)
Fundamental Course in Molecular Biology

Course Objectives:

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

Instructors:

  • TANAKA Ryoichi (Institute of Low Temperature Science)
  • YAMAZAKI Kenichi (Faculty of Environmental Earth Science)
Fundamental Course in Marine Biological Processes

Course Objectives:

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
To understand the functional characters of fish and aquatic animals

Instructors:

  • KUDO Isao (Faculty of Fisheries Sciences)
  • SHIMIZU Munetaka (Faculty of Fisheries Sciences)
  • YOSHIMURA Takeshi (Faculty of Fisheries Sciences)
Fundamental Course in Biomass Production

Course Objectives:

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

Instructors:

  • YOSHIDA Toshiya (Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere)
Fundamental Course in Biological Diversity

Course Objectives:

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.

Instructors:

  • KUDO Isao (Faculty of Fisheries Sciences)
  • KOGAME Kazuhiro (Faculty of Science)
  • SUZUKI Hitoshi (Faculty of Environmental Earth Science)
  • OHARA Masahiro (The Hokkaido University Museum)
  • KAJIHARA Hiroshi (Faculty of Science)
  • SOMA Masayo (Faculty of Science)
  • KOIZUMI Itsuro (Faculty of Environmental Earth Science)
  • SHIYUTOH Kotaro (The Hokkaido University Museum)
Fundamental Course in Ecology

Course Objectives:

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.

Instructors:

  • AKIMOTO Shinichi (Research Faculty of Agriculture)
  • MASUDA Ryuichi (Faculty of Science)
  • HORIGUCHI Takeo (Faculty of Science)
  • AIBA Shinichiro (Faculty of Environmental Earth Science)
Fundamental Course in Field Sciences

Course Objectives:

To understand the field sciences on ecosystem conservation, 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.

Instructors:

  • SATOH Fuyuki (Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere)
  • YOSHIDA Toshiya (Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere)
  • AZUMA Takayuki (Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere)
  • SAITOH Takashi (Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere)
  • YAMADA Toshihiko (Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere)
  • MITANI Tomohiro (Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere)
  • DENBOH Takashi (Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere)
Fundamental Course in Biodiversity of Northern Ecosystems

Course Objectives:

This course is conducted by 15 professors of Biosphere Science Division, Graduate School of Environmental Science. They give a clear talk related to northern ecosystems or ecological topics on the basis of their professional background in each lecture.
By learning about various ecological topics related to animals, plants and ecosystems in Hokkaido and northern regions, students can understand the whole picture of northern terrestrial ecosystems

Instructors:

  • SHIBATA Hideaki (Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere)
  • KOIZUMI Itsuro (Faculty of Environmental Earth Science)
  • AIBA Shinichiro (Faculty of Environmental Earth Science)
Advanced Course in Biodiversity Science I

Course Objectives:

Overview the community and ecosystem organization and statistical modeling for data analysis in ecology.

Instructors:

  • AIBA Shinichiro (Faculty of Environmental Earth Science)
Advanced Course in Biodiversity Science II Patterns and changes in biodiversity and biological interactions

Course Objectives:

Understanding of patterns and changes in biodiversity in various ecosystems from land to ocean, and of ecological adaptation and biological interaction under various environments

Instructors:

Advanced Course in Ecological Genetics I

Course Objectives:

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.

Instructors:

Advanced Course in Ecological Genetics II

Course Objectives:

This lecture provides the developmental history of genome editing techniques, which have been utilized to reveal gene function and to engineering gene modification. In addition, basic methods for analyzing big data including genetic data or image data essential to biological research will be demonstrated.

Instructors:

  • SUZUKI Hitoshi (Faculty of Environmental Earth Science)
Advanced Course in Environmental Molecular Biology I

Course Objectives:

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

Instructors:

Advanced Course in Environmental Molecular Biology II

Course Objectives:

To learn plant mechanisms underlying growth and responses to environmental stress from the viewpoint of evolution and their application

Instructors:

  • TANAKA Ryoichi (Institute of Low Temperature Science)
  • YAMAZAKI Kenichi (Faculty of Environmental Earth Science)
Advanced Course in Plant Ecology I

Course Objectives:

The major aim of this class is to enable students to understand patterns and mechanisms of adaptations of terrestrial plants to various growing environments in relation to various environmental properties. Students shall learn how ecology and physiology of plants in nature are related to variability of their surrounding environments.

Instructors:

Advanced Course in Plant Ecology II

Course Objectives:

Understanding of diverse reproductive systems and life-history strategies of plants on the basis of biological interactions

Instructors:

Advanced Course in Animal Ecology I

Course Objectives:

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

Instructors:

  • KOIZUMI Itsuro (Faculty of Environmental Earth Science)
Advanced Course in Animal Ecology II

Course Objectives:

The objectives of this course are to understand an overviews of recent history and present status of animal ecology.

Instructors:

  • KOIZUMI Itsuro (Faculty of Environmental Earth Science)
  • MORITA Kentaro (Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere)
Advanced Course in Marine Biosphere Science I (Marine Environmental Biogeochemistry)

Course Objectives:

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.

Instructors:

  • KUDO Isao (Faculty of Fisheries Sciences)
  • YOSHIMURA Takeshi (Faculty of Fisheries Sciences)
Advanced Course in Marine Biosphere Science II (Marine Environmental Biology)

Course Objectives:

Learn physiological adaptations and responses to environmental changes in aquatic animals and discuss about future directions of aquaculture and resource enhancement.

Instructors:

  • SHIMIZU Munetaka (Faculty of Fisheries Sciences)
Advanced Course in Aquatic Biology I

Course Objectives:

In this class, student will study the cell structure, development, physiology and ecology on aquatic primary producer, including algae, phytoplankton and seagrass. Evolution and adaptive mechanisms of these organisms will be also lectured.

Instructors:

  • ISADA Tomonori (Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere)
  • DENBOH Takashi (Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere)
Advanced Course in Aquatic Biology II

Course Objectives:

Biological properties of several aquatic animals, such as reproduction, migration, behavior and so on, are lectured. In addition, advanced methods for analyzing those properties and utilization of aquatic biological resources are also lectured.

Instructors:

  • MITANI Yoko (Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere)
Advanced Course in Forest Sphere Science I (Ecosystem Function)

Course Objectives:

The purpose of this course is to experience the oral presentation in seminar type learning about the function of forests on the basis of research articles and state of the art information about the forest science, such as the response and buffer action of forest to hydrology, nutrient cycle, anthropogenic deposition, global warming, and the way of forest management and land use including conservation biodiversity and wildlife. To deepening the overall and accurate understandings is also the purpose about the social recognition, the level of scientific stage and current status of the research about function of forests. Then, building the foundation to the direction and the methodology of the research in future through experiencing the research of articles and books, the preparation of documents and give a presentation among students and teachers.

Instructors:

  • SATOH Fuyuki (Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere)
  • SHIBATA Hideaki (Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere)
Advanced Course in Forest Sphere Science II (Forest Dynamics)

Course Objectives:

Learning forest dynamics, especially tree species and biological interactions

Instructors:

Advanced Course in Forest Sphere Science III (Conservation Biology)

Course Objectives:

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

Instructors:

  • MORITA Kentaro (Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere)
Advanced Course in Forest Sphere Science IV (Regional Resources Management)

Course Objectives:

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.

Instructors:

  • YOSHIDA Toshiya (Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere)
Advanced Course in Agro-Ecosystem Science I (Crop Production)

Course Objectives:

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

Instructors:

  • YAMADA Toshihiko (Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere)
Advanced Course in Agro-Ecosystem Science II (Livestock Production)

Course Objectives:

Study on the current statue of animal production in Japan, as well as many subjects concerning livestock production such as forage crop production, grassland utilization, multi-function of the grassland, reproductive management of animals, manure treatment. Obtain the ability for discussion about sustainability for livestock production to harmonize with environmental issues.

Instructors:

  • YAMADA Toshihiko (Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere)
  • MITANI Tomohiro (Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere)
Special Lecture in Biosphere Science I Overview of Plant Speciation

Course Objectives:

Understanding of the mechanisms of plant speciation

Instructors:

  • SAKAGUCHI ()
Special Lecture in Biosphere Science II Fundamental Lecture in Aquatic Biology (English)

Course Objectives:

To understand the fundamentals for ecology and physiology of aquatic organisms
To understand the fundamentals of biological and chemical oceanography

Instructors:

  • KUDO Isao (Faculty of Fisheries Sciences)
  • SHIMIZU Munetaka (Faculty of Fisheries Sciences)
  • MITANI Yoko (Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere)
  • ISADA Tomonori (Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere)
Special Course in Field Science I

Course Objectives:

In this course, students study basic structures of various types of ecosystems, such as forest ecosystem, aquatic ecosystem and agriculture ecosystems, by learning basic methods through field training.

Instructors:

  • SATOH Fuyuki (Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere)
Special Course in Field Science II

Course Objectives:

In this course, students study basic structures of various types of ecosystems, such as forest ecosystem, aquatic ecosystem and agriculture ecosystems, by learning applied methods through field training.

Instructors:

  • SATOH Fuyuki (Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere)
Laboratory and Field Work in Biosphere Science I

Course Objectives:

Learn fundamental methods on ecological genetics.

Instructors:

  • All Staffs of the Course (Graduate School of Environmental Science)
Laboratory and Field Work in Biosphere Science I

Course Objectives:

To teach basics of methods, procedures, knowledge etc. for the studies of plant ecology and plant ecophysiology through practice.

Instructors:

  • All Staffs of the Course (Graduate School of Environmental Science)
Laboratory and Field Work in Biosphere Science I

Course Objectives:

This lecture is aimed to learn basic theories and methods for animal ecology through field practices.

Instructors:

  • All Staffs of the Course (Graduate School of Environmental Science)
Laboratory and Field Work in Biosphere Science I

Course Objectives:

This training provides field observation by research and training vessels, such as "Oshoro-Maru" and "Ushio-Maru" in the Faculty of Fisheries, or other field works.

Instructors:

  • YOSHIMURA Takeshi (Faculty of Fisheries Sciences)
  • All Staffs of the Course (Graduate School of Environmental Science)
Laboratory and Field Work in Biosphere Science I

Course Objectives:

In this work, students study fundamental and pioneering technology about field science, such as observation and evaluation of marine ecosystem, cultivation of seaweed and fish, and so on, at each field station belonged.

Instructors:

  • All Staffs of the Course (Graduate School of Environmental Science)
Laboratory and Field Work in Biosphere Science I

Course Objectives:

The course takes the topics regarding the multiple functions of forests, responses of forests to global warming and air pollution, biodiversity and wildlife conservation, forest land use and etc. Learning in a seminar based on published papers and latest research information will provide accurate and overall understanding of forest ecosystems, including the social situation, the scientific arrival stage, and needs for the current researches. Students will build a foundation for future directions and methods of scientific research through the experiences such as searching for information, writing reports, and making presentations.

Instructors:

  • All Staffs of the Course (Graduate School of Environmental Science)
Laboratory and Field Work in Biosphere Science I

Course Objectives:

To learn the basic technology of Agro-ecosystem Science through laboratory and field work

Instructors:

  • All Staffs of the Course (Graduate School of Environmental Science)
Laboratory and Field Work in Biosphere Science I

Course Objectives:

Learning about the methodology of ecological survey in the field and data analysis

Instructors:

  • AIBA Shinichiro (Faculty of Environmental Earth Science)
  • All Staffs of the Course (Graduate School of Environmental Science)
Laboratory and Field Work in Biosphere Science I

Course Objectives:

The techniques related to environmental molecular biology will be acquired.

Instructors:

  • All Staffs of the Course (Graduate School of Environmental Science)
Laboratory and Field Work in Biosphere Science II

Course Objectives:

Learn advanced methods on ecological genetics.

Instructors:

  • All Staffs of the Course (Graduate School of Environmental Science)
Laboratory and Field Work in Biosphere Science II

Course Objectives:

To teach methods, procedures, knowledge etc. for the studies of plant ecophysiology.

Instructors:

  • All Staffs of the Course (Graduate School of Environmental Science)
Laboratory and Field Work in Biosphere Science II

Course Objectives:

This lecture is aimed to learn expertized knowledge and advanced research techniques for animal ecology through field practices.

Instructors:

  • All Staffs of the Course (Graduate School of Environmental Science)
Laboratory and Field Work in Biosphere Science II

Course Objectives:

This training provides field observation by research and training vessels, such as "Oshoro-Maru" and "Ushio-Maru" in the Faculty of Fisheries, or other field works.

Instructors:

  • YOSHIMURA Takeshi (Faculty of Fisheries Sciences)
  • All Staffs of the Course (Graduate School of Environmental Science)
Laboratory and Field Work in Biosphere Science II

Course Objectives:

In this work, students study fundamental and pioneering technology about field science, such as observation and evaluation of marine ecosystem, cultivation of seaweed and fish, and so on, at each field station belonged.

Instructors:

  • All Staffs of the Course (Graduate School of Environmental Science)
Laboratory and Field Work in Biosphere Science II

Course Objectives:

The course takes the topics regarding the multiple functions of forests, responses of forests to global warming and air pollution, biodiversity and wildlife conservation, forest land use and etc. Learning in a seminar based on published papers and latest research information will provide an accurate and overall understanding of forest ecosystems, including the social situation, the scientific arrival stage, and needs for the current researches. Students will build a foundation for future directions and methods of scientific research through the experiences such as searching for information, writing reports, and making presentations.

Instructors:

  • All Staffs of the Course (Graduate School of Environmental Science)
Laboratory and Field Work in Biosphere Science II

Course Objectives:

To learn the basic technology of Agro-ecosystem Science through laboratory and field works.

Instructors:

  • All Staffs of the Course (Graduate School of Environmental Science)
Laboratory and Field Work in Biosphere Science II

Course Objectives:

Learning about the methodology of ecological survey in the field, experimental study, and data analysis

Instructors:

  • AIBA Shinichiro (Faculty of Environmental Earth Science)
  • All Staffs of the Course (Graduate School of Environmental Science)
Laboratory and Field Work in Biosphere Science II

Course Objectives:

The techniques related to environmental molecular biology will be acquired.

Instructors:

  • All Staffs of the Course (Graduate School of Environmental Science)
Seminar in Biosphere Science I

Course Objectives:

To understand the advance of science through the critical reading of research papers.

Instructors:

  • Chief of the Division (Graduate School of Environmental Science)
  • All Staffs of the Division (Graduate School of Environmental Science)
Research in Biosphere Science I (for Master's Thesis)

Course Objectives:

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

Instructors:

  • Chief of the Division (Graduate School of Environmental Science)
  • All Staffs of the Division (Graduate School of Environmental Science)
Seminar in Biosphere Science II

Course Objectives:

To understand the advance of science through the critical reading of research papers.

Instructors:

  • Chief of the Division (Graduate School of Environmental Science)
  • All Staffs of the Division (Graduate School of Environmental Science)
Research in Biosphere Science II (for Doctoral Dissertation)

Course Objectives:

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

Instructors:

  • Chief of the Division (Graduate School of Environmental Science)
  • All Staffs of the Division (Graduate School of Environmental Science)
Fundamental Course in Environmental Science Research

Course Objectives:

Students are expected to acquire basic skills, ways of thinking for conducting research including ethical issues and presentation skills.

Instructors:

  • WATANABE Teiji (Faculty of Environmental Earth Science)
  • EBUCHI Naoto (Institute of Low Temperature Science)
  • OKINO Tatsufumi (Faculty of Environmental Earth Science)
Introduction to Environmental Science

Course Objectives:

Instructors:

  • SHIBATA Hideaki (Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere)
  • HIROKAWA Jun (Faculty of Environmental Earth Science)
  • YAMANAKA Yasuhiro (Faculty of Environmental Earth Science)
  • DEMURA ()
Introduction to Environmental Science

Course Objectives:

In this lecture class, international issues of various environmental problems including Japanese experiences are taken up and discussed them with students from various countries. The problems are shared with each other and the measurements to protect the environments are discussed.

Instructors:

  • WATANABE Teiji (Faculty of Environmental Earth Science)
  • KAWAGUCHI Toshikazu (Faculty of Environmental Earth Science)
  • SATO Tomonori (Faculty of Environmental Earth Science)
  • AIBA Shinichiro (Faculty of Environmental Earth Science)
Laboratory and Field Work in International Environmental Science I

Course Objectives:

To learn research methodology and techniques in environmental science

Instructors:

  • All Staffs of the Graduate School (Graduate School of Environmental Science)
Laboratory and Field Work in International Environmental Science II

Course Objectives:

To learn research methodology and techniques in environmental science

Instructors:

  • All Staffs of the Graduate School (Graduate School of Environmental Science)
Study on International Environmental Science I

Course Objectives:

Students, who are in short-term studying abroad within one year designated by the Graduate School of Environmental Science, are expected to learn basic study technique of the environmental sciences. (Short-term Students)
Students are expected to deepen the knowledge, to foster the ability to make a review of articles and one’s study plan more precisely by studying at an overseas graduate school. (Regular Students of our graduate school)

Instructors:

  • All Staffs of the Graduate School (Graduate School of Environmental Science)
Study on International Environmental Science II

Course Objectives:

Students, who are in short-term studying abroad within one year designated by the Graduate School of Environmental Science, are expected to learn basic study technique of the environmental sciences. (Short-term Students)
Students are expected to deepen the knowledge and foster the ability to make a presentation of the results more effectively by studying at an overseas graduate school. (Regular Students of our graduate school)

Instructors:

  • All Staffs of the Graduate School (Graduate School of Environmental Science)
Advanced Study on International Environmental Science I

Course Objectives:

Students, who are in short-term studying abroad within one year designated by the Graduate School of Environmental Science, are expected to learn advanced study technique of the environmental sciences. (Short-term Students)
Students are expected to deepen the knowledge and foster higher ability to review articles that is essential to write a doctoral thesis and learn som analytical methods by studying at an overseas graduate school. (Regular Students of our graduate school)

Instructors:

  • All Staffs of the Graduate School (Graduate School of Environmental Science)
Advanced Study on International Environmental Science II

Course Objectives:

Students, who are in short-term studying abroad within one year designated by the Graduate School of Environmental Science, are expected to learn advanced study technique of the environmental sciences. (Short-term Students)
Students are expected to deepen the knowledge and foster the ability to collect samples and information related to a proposed study subject(doctoral course level) by studying at an overseas graduate school. (Regular Students of our graduate school)

Instructors:

  • All Staffs of the Graduate School (Graduate School of Environmental Science)
Advanced Study on International Environmental Science III

Course Objectives:

Students, who are in short-term studying abroad within one year designated by the Graduate School of Environmental Science, are expected to learn advanced study technique of the environmental sciences. (Short-term Students)
Students are expected to deepen the knowledge and foster the advanced analytical and analysis techniques and the ability to make a presentation of the results more effectively by studying by studying at an overseas graduate school. (Regular Students of our graduate school)

Instructors:

  • All Staffs of the Graduate School (Graduate School of Environmental Science)

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