Forests, agricultural land and marine areas construct a natural landscape for human life and supply diverse and rich biological products to us. The Education and Research Center for Biological Resources consists of three sections: Forest Science, Agricultural Science and Marine Biological Science. Forest Science has experimental forests, Agricultural Science has experimental farms and Marine Biological Science has a marine research center. Each section supplies typical educational lectures and research activities to the faculty member with the aid of fully skilled technical staff. The center has a policy to contribute to science and social education from the view point that forests, agricultural land and marines are an integrated system.

The center offers several lectures about the interface between human activity and natural environments and about the biological connection between forests, agricultural land and marine areas. The lectures are open to every courses students. The center contributes to the understanding of natural life and landscapes through experience and activity in the field sites.

 Academic Advisor  Main Research Projects
 Forest Science
Assoc.Prof.T.Yamashita  Nutrient dynamics in soil ecosystems
 Agricultural Science
Prof. S.Matsumoto  Evaluation of plant-available nutrients and toxic heavy metals in soil
 Marine Biological Science
Prof. N.Hirohashi  Reproductive straegy and sperm evolution in animals
Assoc.Prof. M.Yoshida  Evolutionary genomics using massive sequencing techniques and Bioinformatics, Evo-Devo on marine non-organisms, Single cell-transcriptomics targeting mechanisms to guarantee cell identity and function
Full-time Contract Assoc. Prof. N.Sato  Behavioral ecology and reproductive biology in cephalopods