About us(水圏植物学研究室について)

View from the lab. Mt Sakurajima
The Marine Botany Lab was established in 1946 by the late Dr. T. Tanaka at the Department of Fisheries, Kagoshima University, Japan.

Link: Kagoshima University

In the past half century, we have had received high evaluation in the field of phycology, and has contributed to develop the seaweed utilization. It is also known as the seaweed lab that is in the southernmost place of Japanese university.  Currently, we focus on to elucidating the specific diversity and ecology of tropical seaweeds in the western Pacific.


Current Faculty 現在の教員

Ryuta TERADA Ph.D. (in Fisheries Science, Hokkaido Univ.)
教授 寺田 竜太
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Assistant Professor
Hikaru ENDO Ph.D. (in Agricultural Science, Tohoku University)
助教 遠藤 光

Old Faculty 過去の教員

Professor Emeritus
Tadahide NORO Ph.D. (in Fisheries Science, Hokkaido University)


Dr †Takeshi TANAKA (1907-1997)
田中 剛
Tanaka 1960 -1965. Marine algae from southern Japan I-VI. Mem. Fac. Fish. Kagoshima Univ.

Dr †Hiroshi ITONO (1943-1987)
糸野 洋
Itono 1977. Studies on the Ceramiaceous Algae (Rhodophyta) from Southern parts of Japan. J. Cramer, Vaduz