Seminar on Earth Environmental Systems 1D  (3400124)
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Course  :  Master's Course
Subject Type  :  Type 2 Subject
Instructor  :  Associate Professor HIRANO, Yasushiro
Professor YAMAGUCHI, Yasushi
Professor TAKANO, Masao
Assistant Professor MIYASAKA, Takafumi
Credits  :  2
Semester  :  Autumn
Class schedule  :  Thu.   3rd
Classroom  :  Lecture Room 3/Environmental Studies Hall
To understand a variety of phenomena in mutually-connected systems such as planets and the Earth, the Earth and eco-systems/human society, the human society and individuals. This class applies to DP2 and DP4.
This seminar will be on-line using Skype.

To the Master's course student in the second grade, this seminar attempts to draw attention to ecosystem including human beings, global environment and their relationships, focusing on the ecological aspects of the structure and function of the ecosystems. Topics will include organism and environment; ecological application at the level of organism; eco-physiological traits of plant; interaction of individuals.
PowerPoint slides are made in English, but lecture is in Japanese.

All participants are required to attend the Guidance session on research ethics conducted as part of this seminar.

The contents shall be summarized yourself, e.g., in your notebook, after each class.
The specific terms in each class shall be reviewed.
Grading Criteria
Participation to discussion in a seminar (50%), presentation in a seminar (50%)
Course Textbook
Necessary material will be distributed in a seminar and used for discussion.
Recommended Reference Books, Other Study Material, and notes
Ecology, 4th ed, Begon Townsend and Harper, Blackwell Publishing, ISBN:978-1-4051-1117-1
Language in class
▪ Presentation & Materials : Partially in English
▪ Oral explanations : Japanese and English
▪ Questions in English : Available
e-mail address / Tel No / Room of Instructor(s)
yhirano "@" / 789-2536 / Room 717 of Environmental Studies Hall