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Department of Environmental Life Sciences

Department of Environmental Life Sciences

Department of Environmental Life Sciences

For understanding of our living system, this department aims to study the genetic backgrounds and functions of diverse organisms in ecosystem as well as the mechanisms for the formation and sustenance of biological diversity, based on the interactions among molecules, cells, individuals, populations and changes in environmental conditions.

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Division of Genetic Ecology
Microbial Genetics and Genomics
Teachers Professor Masataka Tsuda
Associate Professor Yoshiyuki Otsubo
Campus Katahira
Keywords Environmental microbiology,genome microbiology,bioremediation of chemical pollutants
Plant Reproductive Genetics
Teachers Professor Masao Watanabe
Associate Professor Akira Kanno
Campus Katahira
Keywords Plant molecular genetics,epigenetics,pollen-stigma interaction,genomics
Genomic Reproductive Biology
Teachers Professor Atsushi Higashitani
Associate Professor Jun Hidema
Associate Professor Shusei Sato
Assistant Professor Mika Teranishi
Assistant Professor Masanori Izumi
Assistant Professor Yasukazu Daigaku
Campus Katahira
Keywords Bioengineering,Genetic diversity and Evolution,Plant-microbe interaction,Repair process,Signal transduction,Stress response
Environmental Microbiology
Teachers Professor Kiwamu Minamisawa
Associate Professor Hisayuki Mitsui
Assistant Professor Masayuki Sugawara
Campus Katahira
Keywords Plant-microbe symbiosis science (root nodule bacteria、endophytes),agrobiotechnology
Space and Adaptation Biology
Teachers Professor Hideyuki Takahashi
Associate Professor Nobuharu Fujii
Assistant Professor Akie Kobayashi
Assistant Professor Seiji Kojima
Campus Katahira
Keywords gravimorphogenesis,hydrotropism,plant hormones,flower sex,space biology
Division of Ecology and Evolutionaly Biology
Evolutionary Biology
Teachers Professor Masakado Kawata
Associate Professor Takashi Makino
Assistant Professor Shinichiro Maruyama
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Aobayama
Keywords Evolutionary biology,Ecology
Plant Ecology
Teachers Professor Toru Nakashizuka
Associate Professor Satoki Sakai
Assistant Professor Masahiro Aiba
Assistant Professor Hiroshi Ota
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Aobayama
Keywords Forest ecology,plant diversity maintenance mechanism,reproductive ecology
Community and Ecosystem Ecology
Teachers Professor Jotaro Urabe
Assistant Professor Wataru Makino
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Aobayama
Keywords Animal ecology,Biological interactions,Food web,Population genetics,Lakes and rivers,Coastal ecosystems,Plankton and benthos.
Functional Ecology
Teachers Professor Koki Hikosaka
Assistant Professor Riichi Oguchi
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Aobayama
Keywords Plant ecophysiology,plant ecology,plant physiology,global sciences,global change,evolution,adaptation,modeling
Division of Plant Evolutionary Biology
Plant Taxonomy and Phylogenetics
Teachers Professor Masayuki Maki
Assistant Professor Koji Yonekura
Assistant Professor Motonari Ohyama
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Kawauchi
Keywords Plant diversity,plant evolution,species preservation
Division of Regional Ecosystem Studies
Conservation Biology
Teachers Professor Satoshi Chiba
Associate Professor Shuichi Shikano
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Kawauchi
Keywords Biodiversity preservation,evolutionary ecology,biogeography
Division of Genomic Bionomics
Genome Structure and Function
Teachers Visiting Professor Daisuke Shibata
Visiting Professor Takahiro Nagase
Visiting Associate Professor Hideki Hirakawa
Campus Kazusa DNA
Keywords Metabolome analysis,metabolomics,biotechnology,metagenome,gene function analysis,comparative genome analysis,all genome array determination,next-generation sequencer,bioinformatics
Division of Microbial Evolution and Function Research
Microbial evolution and function research
Teachers Professor Yuji Nagata
Lecture Hirokazu Yano
Assistant Professor Hiromi Kato
Assistant Professor Yukari Sato
Campus Katahira
Keywords