Staffs in the FSERC and the Educational Unit for studies on the CoHHO belong to this division, in order to promote research projects and educational programs on the CoHHO. The research project supporting section is affiliated in this division and technically supports field surveys and chemical analyses.


The ability of Japan’s coastal marine systems to sustain its complex of diverse marine organisms has serious problems. Excessive economic activities cause water pollution and the disappearance of seagrass beds and tidal flats. Dam construction, land reclamation and sea embankments also threaten the ecosystems by altering water and sand flows. Thus, both the land and sea components of coastal marine ecosystems are strongly affected by human activities.
The Educational Unit for Studies on the Connectivity of Hills, Humans and Oceans (CoHHO) is independent from FSERC, but all professors of the Unit are also belonging to this Division of FSERC to collaborate.

■Professor of Field Studies and Practical Learning
YOKOYAMA, Hisashi, D. Agr. (Kyoto Univ.), Coastal Ecosystem Ecology, Aquaculture Environment, Polychaete Taxonomy
Email : yokoyama.hisashi.2m_at_kyoto-u.ac.jp

* Hisashi Yokoyama (2007) A revision of the genus Paraprionospio Caullery (Polychaeta: Spionidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, Vol.151, pp.253-284.
* Hisashi Yokoyama, Yuka Ishihi (2007) Variation in food sources of the macrobenthos along a land-sea transect : a stable isotope study. Marine Ecology Progress Series, Vol.346, pp.127-141.
* Hisashi Yokoyama, Katsuyuki Abo, Yuka Ishihi (2006) Quantifying aquaculture-derived organic matter in the sediment in and around a coastal fish farm using stable carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios. Aquaculture, Vol.254, pp.411-425.

■Program-Specific Associate Professor
SHIMIZU, Natsuki, D. Agr. (Univ. of Tokyo), Rural Planning
Email : natsuki_at_kais.kyoto-u.ac.jp

* Natsuki Shimizu, Yoshito Yuyama, Masato Nakamura and Masaru Yamaoka(2012) Lifecycle-basis Evaluation of Profitability on the Biomass Utilization Systems, Technical Report of the National Institute for Rural Engineering,No.212,53-96【Japanese】
* Natsuki Shimizu, Yoshito Yuyama, Masato Nakamura and Masaru Yamaoka(2012) Lifecycle-basis Evaluation of Energy Balance on the Biomass Utilization Systems, Technical Report of the National Institute for Rural Engineering,No.212,53-96【Japanese】
* Natsuki Shimizu and Yoshito Yuyama(2010) Evaluation of Biomass Utilization Scenarios from the Point of Energy, Profitability and Environmental Impact, Journal of Rural Planning, Vol.29 special issue, 243-248【Japanese】

■Program-Specific Associate Professor
YOSHIZUMI, Miki, D. Global Environ. (Kyoto Univ.), Community Development, Environmental Education, Education for Sustainable Development
Email : yoshizumi.miki.3x_at_kyoto-u.ac.jp

* Yoshizumi M., Ngoc T. N., and Kobayashi H., Impacts of Rapid Urbanization to Traditional Living Environment and Community Linkage in Historic Old Quarters of Vietnam: A Case Study on Gia Hoi Area in Hue City, Central Vietnam, Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Volume 7, No. 6 (Serial No. 67), USA, 2013.
* Yoshizumi M., Hoang T. P., Ngoc T. N., and Kobayashi H., Indigenous knowledge to cope with flood in historic old quarters of Hue city, Vietnam, Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Architectural Interchanges in Asia (ISAIA) , pp.G-8-5-1- G-8-5-6, Gwangju, 22-25 October 2012.
* Yoshizumi M., Key elements to promote sustainable citizen participation in environmental management–Comparative case studies between Japan and Vietnam–, Journal of City Planning, The International Symposium on City Planning 2010, pp.367-376, 2010.

■Program-Specific Junior associate professor
EDOUARD Alexandre Lavergne, Ph.D. Marine Biology (Brest Univ.), Environmental Biology
Email : lavergne.edouardalexandr.8a_at_kyoto-u.ac.jp

* Lavergne, E., Calves, I., Meistertzheim, A. L., Charrier, G, Zajonz, U. and Laroche, J. (2014) Complex genetic structure of Terapon jarbua (Forsskål, 1775) nurseries in temporarily open closed estuaries from the wider Gulf of Aden. Marine Biology, 161, 1113–1126. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-014-2404-z
* Lavergne, E., Zajonz, U. and Sellin, L. (2012) Length-weight relationships of Terapon jarbua (Forsskål, 1775) from the N-W Indian Ocean including Socotra Island. J. of App. Icht., 29(1), 274–277. DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0426.2012.02018.x
* Lavergne, E., Calves, I., Zajonz, U. and Laroche, J. (2011). Isolation and characterization of nine microsatellite loci of Terapon jarbua (Forsskål, 1775) from Socotra Island (Gulf of Aden) using multiplex PCR. Electronic supplement to Agostini et al. Permanent Genetic Resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 October 2010-30 November 2010. Molecular Ecology Resources, 11(2), 418–421. DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2010.02970.x

-Research Project Supporting Section- Studies on The Connectivity of Hills, Humans and Oceans

“The Connectivity of Hills, Humans and Oceans(CoHHO)” is a new integrative field science to support a harmonious coexistence between human and nature. The aim of this section is to promote researches on the Connectivity of Hills, Humans and Oceans such as in “the Kibunka (the culture nursed in forest) Project” by collaborating with other universities and institutions as well as laboratories within the FSERC. This section has been set up in November 2006 and consists of two professors, two researchers and a technical staff. We hold two laboratories for chemical analyses, equipped with various scientific instruments such as elemental analyzers and spectrophotometers.

■Chief, Professor
YAMASHITA, Yoh, D. Agr.(Univ. of Tokyo), Coastal Ecology, Ecophy siology, Nursery Habitats
■Program-Specific Researcher

■Technical Staff
MUKAI, Masahiro