Seaweed Research Journal

Seaweed Research Journal

Dec 28, 2017

The last survey of 2017


Temperate Sargassum forest @ Takeno, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan (23 Dec 2017)
It was the last field survey in 2017. Wishing you a festive holiday season and a very happy new year.


Dec 14, 2017

Annual contribution 2017


This is an annual contribution of the Marine Botany Lab of Kagoshima University in 2017. I would like to express my gratitude to all of the students, colleagues, co-authors and contributors. Thanks for a great year.

1. Borlongan, I. A., Gerung, G. S., Kawaguchi, S., Nishihara, G. N., Terada, R. 2017. Thermal and PAR effects on the photosynthesis of Eucheuma denticulatum and Kappaphycus striatus (so-called Sacol strain) cultivated in shallow bottom of Bali, Indonesia. Journal of Applied Phycology 29 (1): 395–404. DOI: 10.1007/s10811-016-0956-7 (Online 27 September 2016; Issue: February 2017)
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10811-016-0956-7

2. Borlongan, I. A., Gerung, G. S., Nishihara, G. N., Terada, R. 2017. Light and temperature effects on photosynthetic activity of Eucheuma denticulatum and Kappaphycus alvarezii (brown and green color morphotypes) from Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia. Phycological Research 65 (1): 69–79. DOI: 10.1111/pre.12155 (Online 19 December 2016; Issue: January 2017)
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pre.12155/abstract

Dec 1, 2017

New article: The combined effects of PAR and temperature including the chilling-light stress on the photosynthesis of a temperate brown alga, Sargassum patens (Fucales), based on field and laboratory measurements


New paper out from Journal of Applied Phycology
Feature article:
Terada. Matsumoto, Borlongan, Watanabe, Nishihara, Endo, Shimada (2017) The combined effects of PAR and temperature including the chilling-light stress on the photosynthesis of a temperate brown alga, Sargassum patens (Fucales), based on field and laboratory measurements. Journal of Applied Phycology
DOI: 10.1007/s10811-017-1344-7

Nov 23, 2017

8th Asian Wetland Symposium


The 8th Asian Wetland Symposium (AWS2017) was held in Saga City, Kyushu Island, Japan during 7-11 November 2017. From MB Lab, a MSc student attended and presented the study in the poster session.

Oct 18, 2017

Best poster presentation award in the 8th Asian-Pacific Phycological Forum


A PhD. student of the MB lab, Mr. Jumpei Kozono was awarded the best poster presentation award in the 8th Asian-Pacific Phycological Forum (APPF) that was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in October 2017. APPF is an international conference of Phycology in the Asian-Pacific Region that has been held every three years, and more than 300 participants were attended.
Based on the field and laboratory experiments, he presented the ecophysiological study of an endangered freshwater red alga, Thorea okadae from Japan, and determined the optimum irradiance and temperature environments on the photosynthetic performance. This knowledge is expected to contribute the conservation of the optimum habitat for this species.

 https://www.kagoshima-u.ac.jp/topics/2017/10/post-1274.html


Oct 16, 2017

8th Asian-Pacific Phycological Forum (APPF)


The 8th Asian-Pacific Phycological Forum (APPF) was held during 8th through 13th October in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and more than 200 participants from the Asian-Pacific region were attended.
From the MB lab, professor Ryuta Terada participated as one of the invited speaker in the Kelp biology Session, and two PhD students, Jumpei Kozono and Iris Ann Borlongan also attended to the contributed poster and oral sessions, respectively.
Next APPF will be held in Hokkaido University, Sapporo, in September 2020. See you again in Japan!

Welcome address by Dr. Boo, the president of Asian Pacific Phycological Society

Sep 26, 2017

International Symposium “Fisheries Science for future generations”


International Symposium “Fisheries Science for future generations” was held at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT), Tokyo, during 22 - 24 September as the 85th years anniversary meeting of the Japanese Society of Fisheries Science.
Dr. Endo and his two Msc students, Ms. Shimada and Ms. Fukumoto presented own studies in the poster session.

Sep 23, 2017

北海道大学室蘭臨海実験所での公開臨海実習


北海道大学室蘭臨海実験所の公開臨海実習に招かれ,全国の大学から参加した学部生に対してコンブ類の生態や光合成活性を測定する実習を行いました。

海藻類の帯状分布の観察

Sep 7, 2017

International Phycological Congress in Poland


The 11th International Phycological Congress was held in Szczecin, Poland. Two researchers of MBL, Dr. Ryuta Terada and Ms. Iris Ann Borlongan attended there, and presented their recent topics of research. Terada was also contributed as a chairperson in the oral session of Marine Algal Ecology. Next conference, IPC12 will be held in Chile.

Opening Ceremony

Ice Breaker

Oral session of the Marine Algal Ecology

Aug 5, 2017

New article: Gracilaria coppejansii sp. nov.


Please check out an new article describing a new flattened species of Gracilaria from Thailand. In the book of Thai-Andaman Seaweeds and Seagrasses field guide, it was described as Gracilaria sp.
Congratulation to Dr Narongrit Muangmai and co-authors in this excellent article.
Muangmai, Lewmanomont, Prathep, Terada, Zuccarello 2017. Gracilaria coppejansii sp. nov. (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta), a new flattened species from the Andaman coast of southern Thailand. Botanica Marin
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bot-2017-0028 (Online 29 July 2017)

 https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/botm.ahead-of-print/bot-2017-0028/bot-2017-0028.xml?format=INT

 
from the Book of Thai-Andaman Seaweeds and Seagrasses field guide

Jul 31, 2017

ひらめきときめきサイエンスを開催しました


日本学術振興会ひらめき☆ときめきサイエンスに採択された公開講座「本物の海藻を見てさわって食べて「海の森」図鑑をつくろう」が7月23日(日)と30日(日)の2日間,鹿児島大学水産学部で開催されました。抽選で選ばれた児童30名が参加しました。
 23日は,海苔やワカメ,コンブなどの食べられる海藻を観察すると共に,テングサから寒天を抽出し,シロップなどで味付けをしてゼリーをつくって試食しました。コンビニなどで売られているゼリーのもとが身近に生えている海藻であることを知り,食べ物の生きているときの姿を学びました。午後は鹿児島大学の調査研究で採取された約40種の海藻を用い,押し葉を作成しました。中には,海藻を使った絵画作品をつくる児童もいました。海藻押し葉は一週間かけて乾燥させました。
 
マコンブをさわって質感を確認する子供たち
ムカデノリの押し葉を作成するところ

Jul 21, 2017

種子島沖の調査航海


鹿児島大学水産学部附属練習船南星丸に乗船し,種子島の沖合で調査をおこないました。海藻類の調査は海岸線に近い場所が一般的ですが,南西諸島の周辺は透明度が高く,水深40m付近でも海藻が多く生育しています。調査では,水深40m付近の海藻をドレッジで採集したり,採泥器で微細藻類を採取しました。また,CTDを使って水中の光量と温度を測定しました。毎年実施している本調査から,以下の論文が最近公表されています。

Horiguchi, T., Moriya, R., Pinto, S. K., Terada, R. 2017. Pyramidodinium spinulosum sp. nov. (Dinophyceae), a sand-dwelling non-motile dinoflagellate from the seafloor (36 m deep) off Mageshima Island, Kagoshima, Japan. Phycological Research 65(4): DOI: 10.1111/pre.12183
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/d…/10.1111/pre.12183/abstract

Borlongan, I. A., Nishihara, G. N., Shimada, S., Terada, R. 2017. Photosynthetic performance of the red alga Solieria pacifica (Solieriaceae) from two different depths in the sublittoral waters of Kagoshima, Japan. Journal of Applied Phycology DOI: 10.1007/s10811-017-1209-0
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10811-017-1209-0

ドレッジの様子

Jul 12, 2017

A new article: Solieria pacifica


New paper out from Journal of Applied Phycology

Feature article:
Borlongan, Nishihara, Shimada, Terada 2017. Photosynthetic performance of the red alga Solieria pacifica (Solieriaceae) from two different depths in the sublittoral waters of Kagoshima, Japan. Journal of Applied Phycology
DOI: 10.1007/s10811-017-1209-0


Jun 26, 2017

海苔網冷蔵(冷凍)処理中のアマノリ配偶体の光合成活性と耐性


海苔養殖では育苗後に海苔網の約半分を陸にあげて乾燥させ,アマノリの芽がついたまま凍結保存しています。この冷凍網は一ヶ月ほど冷凍保存され,1月以降の養殖に用いられていますが,乾燥と冷凍処理における藻体の生理状態(光合成活性)は長らく不明でした。本研究では,乾燥・凍結中の生理状態の変化と回復の過程をパルス変調クロロフィル蛍光測定を用いて初めて明らかにしました。

Chronological change and the potential of recovery on the photosynthetic efficiency of Pyropia yezoensis f. narawaensis (Bangiales) during the sporelings frozen storage treatment in the Japanese Nori cultivation
Watanabe, Y., Yamada, H., Mine, Y., Kawamura, Y., Nishihara, G. N., Terada, R. 2017. Phycological Research DOI:10.1111/pre.12185

Jun 14, 2017

ひらめき☆ときめきサイエンスの海藻押し葉講座のご案内2017


鹿児島大学大学院連合農学研究科では,日本学術振興会ひらめき☆ときめきサイエンスに採択された海藻押し葉講座を今年も開催します。

講座名:発見!体感!本物の海藻を見てさわって食べて、「海の森」図鑑をつくろう
対象者:小学校5,6年生(30名)※申し込み多数の場合は抽選
参加費:無料(要予約),昼食付
開催日:平成29年7月23日(日),30日(日)※2日間を通して1回。半分だけの参加はできません
場 所:鹿児島大学水産学部5号館学生実験室1-1,1-2(鹿児島大学下荒田キャンパス)
講 師:鹿児島大学 教授 寺田 竜太

その他詳細は下記パンフレットをご覧ください。 
 
申込先:大学院連合農学研究科の下記サイトより,オンラインで申し込み下さい。
http://homeugs.agri.kagoshima-u.ac.jp/news/2017/06/post.php
申し込み〆切:7月7日(金)
 
問い合わせ先:大学院連合農学研究科事務室 電話099-285-8792 
 

 

May 11, 2017

神戸大,福井県立大,水産大学校,瀬戸内海区水産研究所,鹿児島大が淡路島と竹野で共同調査を実施


神戸大,福井県立大,水産大学校,瀬戸内海区水産研究所,鹿児島大の藻類研究者が合同で海藻生育調査を兵庫県の淡路島と竹野で行いました。環境省のモニタリング調査です。

アカモク

カジメ

タマハハキモク

Apr 29, 2017

New article: a native Kappaphycus from Japan


New paper was out from Phycologia - Check it out !
Congratulation to Iris Ann and co-authors on this excellent article!


http://www.phycologia.org/doi/abs/10.2216/16-140.1

Iris Ann Borlongan, Gregory N. Nishihara, Satoshi Shimada, and Ryuta Terada (2017) Effects of temperature and PAR on the photosynthesis of Kappaphycus sp. (Solieriaceae, Rhodophyta) from Okinawa, Japan, at the northern limit of native Kappaphycus distribution in the western Pacific. Phycologia: July 2017, Vol. 56, No. 4, pp. 444-453.

Apr 1, 2017

New book! Seaweeds and seagrasses of the southern Andaman Sea coast of Thailand


New book!


Coppejans, E., Prathep, A., Lewmanomont, K., Hayashizaki, K., De Clerck, O., Leliaert, F., Terada, R. 2017. Seaweeds and seagrasses of the southern Andaman Sea coast of Thailand.
Kagoshima University Museum, Kagoshima. x + 245 p.
ISBN 978-4-905464-09-9

Feb 17, 2017

New article: Eisenia bicyclis


Marine Botany Lab assistant professor Dr. Hikaru Endo published a new article from Phycological Research! Please check it out!

Hikaru Endo, Kentaro Suehiro, Xu Gao, Yukio Agatsuma
Interactive effects of elevated summer temperature, nutrient availability, and irradiance on growth and chemical compositions of juvenile kelp, Eisenia bicyclis
Phycological Research doi: 10.1111/pre.12170