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Department of Ecological Developmental Adaptability Life Sciences

Department of Ecological Developmental Adaptability Life Sciences

Ecological Developmental Adaptability Life Sciences

The aim of this major is to clarify the generation and mode of life of organisms, the evolution mechanisms that have created these organisms, the role of biological interactions, and the effect of human activity on ecosystems by researching the environmental response of the organisms and the background adaptation mechanisms, through the layers of life phenomena from genes to individuals, groups, and ecosystems. We also aim to educate and foster graduates who fully utilize the cross-sectoral knowledge and understanding obtained through this study.

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Biological Dynamics
Plant Development
Faculty Professor KYOZUKA Junko
Assistant Professor KOMATSU Aino
Assistant Professor KAMEOKA Hiromu
Assistant Professor MIAO Yiling
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Katahira
Keywords Plant Architecture, Meristem, growth program
Histogenetic Dynamics
Faculty Professor KURANAGA Erina
Assistant Professor UMETSU Daiki
Assistant Professor SEKINE Sayaka
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Aobayama
Keywords histogenesis, Cell migration, Cell death
Plant Sensory and Developmental Biology
Faculty Professor HIGASHITANI Atsushi (C)
Associate Professor FUJII Nobuharu
Campus Katahira
Keywords gravimorphogenesis, gravitropism, hydrotropism, circumnutation, sex expression of flowers in cucurbits
Organ Morphogenesis
Faculty Professor TAMURA Koji
Assistant Professor ABE Gembu
Assistant Professor SHIOMI Kozue (C)
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Aobayama
Keywords Morphogenesis, organ regeneration
Plant Cell Dynamics
Faculty Professor UEDA Minako
Assistant Professor KIMATA Yusuke
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Aobayama
Keywords Plant embryogenesis, fertilization, cell polarity, pattern formation, intracellular dynamics, live imaging, transcriptional regulation
Ecological Dynamics
Aquatic Ecology
Faculty Professor URABE Jotaro
Assistant Professor MAKINO Wataru
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
Faculty Professor HIKOSAKA Kouki
Assistant Professor TOMIMATSU Hajime
Assistant Professor KOHZUMA Kaori
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Aobayama
Keywords Plant ecophysiology, Plant ecology, Photosynthesis, Environmental adaptation
Evolutionary Biology
Faculty Professor KAWATA Masakado
Assistant Professor MARUYAMA Shinichiro
Associate Professor (Cross Appointment) SATO Atsuko
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Aobayama
Keywords Evolutionary biology, Ecology
Ecological Integration
Faculty Professor KONDOH Michio
Associate Professor SAKAI Satoki
Assistant Professor KAWATSU Kazutaka
Assistant Professor TANABE Akifumi
Assistant Professor SUZUKI-OHNO Yukari
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Aobayama
Keywords Structure and dynamics of ecological systems, Plant Evolutionary Ecology, data-driven ecology
Symbiosis Genomics
Faculty Professor SATO Shusei
Associate Professor MITSUI Hisayuki
Campus Katahira
Keywords Analysis of plant-microbe interaction based on genomics approach, Population genomics on environmental interactions
Biodiversity Dynamics
Plant Diversity and Evolution
Faculty Professor MAKI Masayuki
Assistant Professor OHYAMA Motonari
Assistant Professor ITO Takuro
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Kawauchi
Keywords Plant diversity, plant evolution, species preservation
Conservation Biology
Faculty Professor CHIBA Satoshi
Assistant Professor HIRANO Takahiro
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Kawauchi
Keywords Biodiversity preservation, evolutionary ecology, biogeography
Marine Biodiversity
Faculty Professor KUMANO Gaku
Professor KONDO Michio (C)
Associate Professor MINOKAWA Takuya
Assistant Professor IWASAKI Aiko
Assistant Professor FUJIMOTO Shinta
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Asamushi
Keywords Embryogenesis; Evolution; Morphogenesis; Ascidian; Sea urchin; Phoronid; Jellyfish; Flatworm; Sea snail; Crab; Tissue shaping; Germline development; Micromere; Gene regulatory network; Intertidal biology; Marine ecology; Symbiosis; Population ecology
Eco-Socio Dynamics
Ecosystem Functions
Faculty Visiting Professor TAYASU Ichiro
Visiting Associate Professor ISHII Reichiro
Campus Humanity and Nature
Keywords Environmental change, Biodiversity, Ecosystem servises
Specially-appointed Faculties
Soil Microbiology
Faculty Specially-appointed Professor MINAMISAWA Kiwamu
Specially-appointed Assistant Professor  ITAKURA Manabu
Specially-appointed Assistant Professor  FERNANDES SIQUEIRA Arthur
Campus Katahira
Keywords Soil microorganisms, Rhizobia, Endophytes, Rhizosphere microorganisms, Evolutionary genomics
Cooperative faculties
Systems Bioinformatics
Faculty Professor KINOSHITA Kengo
Undergrad
education
Engineering
Campus Aobayama
Keywords Genome, Protein, Personalized medicine