Introducing the topics of Japanese seaweed including research and educational activities, from the Marine Botany Lab, Department of Fisheries, Kagoshima University. www.phycollab.org/
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.