Aug 31, 2012

Field survey in Phangan & Tao Islands, Thailand(タオ島,パンガン島での調査)

This month, I was in Thailand to conduct a survey in Tao and Phangan Islands that are located in near Koh Samui. I was absolutely impressed to these wonderful islands. If possible, I would like to visit again as the vacation.


I thank Dr Anchana of PSU for her kind arrangements.

Tao Island

Aug 25, 2012

A new paper regarding Eucheuma and Kappaphycus

A former student of my lab recently published a new paper regarding the photosynthetic performance of two Indonesian carrageenophyte using the Diving-PAM. It was the part of his dissertation of the Ph.D.

Lideman, Gregory N. Nishihara, Tadahide Noro and Ryuta Terada:
Effect of temperature and light on the photosynthesis as measured by chlorophyll fluorescence of cultured Eucheuma denticulatum and Kappaphycus sp. (Sumba strain) from Indonesia

Journal of Applied Phycology 2012
DOI: 10.1007/s10811-012-9874-5

Aug 23, 2012

分布南限のアマモの生態と光合成の論文 (A paper of Japanese Zostera marina using PAM and dissolved oxygen sensor)


A new paper regarding the ecology and physiology of Zostera marina was published from the bulletin of Japanese Society of Fisheries Science. It was a part of the dissertation of MS degree for the first author.Although the text is written in Japanese, English summary and captions are included.

海ぶどう(クビレズタ)の分布と生育地 (Paper of Caulerpa lentillifera)



寺田竜太,田中敏博,内村真之2012.日本産クビレズタ(イワズタ目)の形態と分布:特に奄美群島以北での初記録について .植物研究雑誌87: 260–267.

Following paper regarding Japanese taxon of Caulerpa lentillifera was recently published from Japanese Journal of Botany. 

Terada, R., Tanaka, T. and Uchimura, M. 2012. Morphology and Distribution of Caulerpa lentillifera J. Agardh (Chrolophyceae) in Japanese Waters, Including the First Record from Southern Kyushu and Northern Ryukyu Islands. Jpn. J. Bot. 87: 260-267. Japanese text with English summary and caption.

Pre-printed pdf is available from the following site.


Aug 22, 2012

Activity for the conservation of seaweed forest(長島町の藻場保全活動に参加)

Students of the marine botany lab, Kagoshima University, participated in an activity for the conservation of seaweed forest with the local fisherman in Nagashima Island, Kagoshima Prefecture. It is also reported at the official website of Faculty of Fisheries, Kagoshima University. 


Aug 9, 2012

かごしま 海の森図鑑





Annual meeting of the JSP, Sapporo(大学院生が日本藻類学会第36回大会に参加)

Nearly couples weeks ago, the 36th annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Phycology (JSP) was held at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, and three MS students of our lab attended.


ポスター発表会場の様子 (Poster session)

Aug 7, 2012

南さつま市でサンゴ調査を実施 (Field survey at Minami-Satsuma City)

A MS student, Yuki, conducted a field survey of corals at the offshore of Minami-Kyushu City, Kagoshima Prefecture.

It was absolutely amazing view of the corals. I didn't know such a wonderful community of the corals are growing in the coast of Kyushu Island. I really impressed it.