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KATO AKI
Associate Professor
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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
Biology; Basic biology; Biodiversity / Systematics
Research Keywords Seaweed aquaculture / Coralline algae / Rhodophyta / Marine macroalgae, seaweed / Taxonomy and molecular phylogeny / Coral reefs / Ecophysiology of marine macroalgae / Biomineralization / Calcareous algae / Ocean acidification
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.
Profiles of Faculty
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Past media appearances "Mystery of Shirasu (rhodolith bed) off Harajiro Castle" Media coverage cooperation (Supervised about broadcast contents) NHK Nagasaki broadcast station TV program "Evening Nagasaki" 20210624~20210624
Hiroshima University Radio Campus Vol. 43 FM Hiroshima Radio program 20200217~20200217
Hiroshima University or its Department Wakame (Undaria pinnatifida) born in Hiroshima Univ. and grown up in the Sea of Aki-nada Hiroshima University Hiroshima University Magazine "HU-plus" Vol. 10 201908~201908
Seedlings of Wakame (Undaria pinnatifida) cultured in flasks The Chugoku Shimbun Co., Ltd. The Chugoku Shimbun 20190418~20190418
Hiroshima University or its Department Kenkyusha Damashii (The spirit of the researcher) Aki Kato Hiroshima University Hiroshima University Magazine "HU-plus" 201704~201704
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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