Jul 30, 2015

New article!

New paper was out! Feature article:
Nishihara, G. N., Yamada, C., Kimura, R., Terada, R. 2015. Under slow flow conditions, daily rates of canopy photosynthesis of marine macrophytes were insensitive to model choice and flow-rate. Phycological Research

Jul 26, 2015

Special workshop on algae for elementary school students(ひらめき☆ときめきサイエンス開催,2回目)

Second day of the special workshop on algae for elementary school students has successfully finished. Students made own seaweed exsiccatae that comprise more than 30 specimens. In Japan, elementary school students have to conduct a "research" in the any field of science during the summer break. This exsiccatae will be submitted to the school as the report of their research.
We have received the grant for this workshop from JSPS in the past four years.


Jul 24, 2015

New paper!!! Thorea gaudichaudii(シマチスジノリの生態と光合成に関する論文)

New paper was out! Feature article:
Terada, R., Watanabe, Y., Fujimoto, M., Tatamidani, I., Kokubu, S., Nishihara, G. N. 2015.
The effect of PAR and temperature on the photosynthetic performance of a freshwater red alga, Thorea gaudichaudii (Thoreales) from Kagoshima, Japan
Journal of Applied Phycology DOI: 10.1007/s10811-015-0660-z

Thorea gaudichaudiiシマチスジノリ


Thorea gaudichaudii is a freshwater red alga that is distributed in the freshwater spring in the islands of tropical western Pacific including Ryukyu Archipelago. This species can be found in well-shaded freshwater spring without direct sunlight. We elucidated the irradiance and temperature environment of the habitat, and reported the characteristic photosynthetic performance of this alga.
This is the sixth article from our lab. 

環境省の絶滅危惧種でもある淡水紅藻,シマチスジノリの生育環境と光合成に関する論文が藻類学の国際誌であるJournal of Applied Phycologyから出ました。

Jul 19, 2015


申込者多数のため,抽選で選ばれた30名の小学生が参加しました。テングサから寒天を抽出してゼリーを作成・試食したり,食べられる海藻の形など観察して から,約30種の海藻押し葉を作成しました。押し葉標本は一週間かけて乾燥させ,来週の日曜日にラベルを貼って海藻押し葉図鑑を完成させる予定です。

Jul 8, 2015

Top ten accessed article

Our following article is listed in a top ten accessed articles from the Phycological Research 2014/2015
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Yuki Watanabe, Gregory N. Nishihara, Shigemitsu Tokunaga and Ryuta Terada 2014
Effect of irradiance and temperature on the photosynthesis of a cultivated red alga, Pyropia tenera (= Porphyra tenera), at the southern limit of distribution in Japan.
Phycological Research DOI: 10.1111/pre.12053