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KATO AKI
Associate Professor
Affiliation Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life Setouchi Field Science Center
Discipline Bioresource/Food Sciences
Academic Degrees HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY Ph.D. in Biological Sciences
HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY MSc in Biological Sciences
HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY BSc in Biological Sciences
Research Fields Agricultural sciences; Applied aquatic science; Aquatic bioproduction science
Research Keywords coralline algae / Rhodophyta / marine macroalgae, seaweed / Taxonomy and molecular phylogeny of marine macroalgae / coral reefs / ecophysiology of marine macroalgae / biomineralization / calcareous algae / coral reefs / Taxonomy / Systematic study / crustose red algae / coralline algae / Peyssonneliaceae / ocean acidification / seaweed / Peyssonnelia / Rhodophyta / Taxonomy of macroalgae
Comments Seaweeds account for about one-quarter of the world's aquaculture production and directly support human life as food and industrial raw material. On the other hand, seaweeds form seaweed beds that are essential for maintaining biodiversity in coastal ecosystems, and play important roles as nurseries for a variety of fish and shellfish. Focusing on the recent effects of climate change on seaweed aquaculture and seaweed beds, I have been conducting basic research on molecular phylogeny and ecology of key species at seaweed beds, and even empirical research on the aquaculture.
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Topic Earth Science
Living Organism/Plants and Animals
Weather and the Ocean
SDGs 9 Industry, innovation, infrastructure 13 Climate action 14 Life below water
Educational Programs [Bachelor Degree Program] School of Applied Biological Science : Department of Applied Biological Science : Integrative Hydrospheric Science Program
[Master's Program] Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life : Division of Integrated Sciences for Life : Program of Bioresource Science
[Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life : Division of Integrated Sciences for Life : Program of Bioresource Science
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