May 12, 2024

The Takeno and Awajishima surveys

We participated in field surveys for the nationwide long-term monitoring project known as 'Monitoring Site 1000,' conducted at Takeno in Toyooka City, facing the Sea of Japan, and at Awajishima Island in Sumoto City, facing the Pacific Ocean, both located in Hyogo Prefecture.
These surveys were conducted by the Kobe University Research Center of Seto Inland Seas (KURCIS), and phycologists from the Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency, as well as those from our laboratory, were invited as specialists.

Apr 27, 2024

Sargassum horneri at Nagashima Island, Kagoshima

Introducing amazing photos of the fucoid forest, Sargassum hornei, found only during this period at Nagashima Island, Kagoshima, Japan. The photos were taken during the April Nagashima survey.


Mar 21, 2024


We will attend the 48th annual Japanese Society of Phycology meeting (JSP48) held at Kobe University this weekend. From the Marine Botany Lab, a total of nine presentations will be presented by faculty and students. The photo shows printed posters.


Mar 18, 2024

New Assistant Professor

The Marine Botany Lab of Kagoshima University welcomes Dr. Masahiro Suzuki, who has been newly appointed as Assistant Professor. His specialty lies in the taxonomy and systematics of macroalgae, particularly marine and freshwater red algae. He will conduct research and education for undergraduate and postgraduate students alongside Professor Ryuta Terada and Associate Professor Hikaru Endo.
Dr. Suzuki's profile