The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Ehime University



Course Description

Bioresource Production Science Major

In the Shikoku region, agricultural and livestock industries have developed by taking advantage of the complicated geographical features on Shikoku Island. The industries cover a wide range such as the horticultural production of vegetables and ornamental plants in open fields as well as under structure; the production of citrus fruits; aquaculture fisheries in the inland sea and coastal areas; forestry; and animal husbandry. This course is intended to enhance the level of fundamental research and develop applied technology for the production and management of plant and animal resources.

Bioresource Production Science Department
To achieve the educational goals of this course, study and research is developed for each of the four fields of study listed below.
  • Plant Resource Production This chair is intended to train specialists who would have full knowledge about rationalizing qualitative and quantitative improvement of the production of field crops, fruits and vegetables, ornamental plants and forestry and forestry products as well as plant idioplasm.
  • Plant and Animal Production under Structure This chair is concerned with the fields of study for understanding basic problems about the improvement of productivity by creating artificial environments such as greenhouses, and the technological examination of agricultural facilities, along with environmental and behavioral characteristics of plants and animals.
  • Aquaculture and Livestock Production This chair provides instruction and research programs concerning the culture, propagation (reproduction), feeding, pathology and environment of aquatic life and domestic animals from the integrated viewpoint of biology, chemistry and physics.
  • Bioresource Economics The research and instruction field of this chair is the following: farm, forest, and fishing ground management, including business analysis and planning of farm, forest, and fishing ground operation, and marketing of fruits, vegetables, livestock, timber, and fishery products; resource economics, including effective use of biotic resources as production factors, energies and green resources; and social economic field,including policies and strategies closely related to farm, forest, and fishing ground management, and domestic and international marketing of agricultural, forest and fishery products.
Deep Seawater Science (Joint Department)
Basic education and research in elucidating the chemical, physical, biological, and microbiological characteristics of deep seawater for the efficient use of applied technology in fisheries and marine food production.

Applied Bioresource Science Major

The processing and storage of agricultural produce, or more specifically its effective use, is a growing sector important for the national economy and is also a means of meeting diverse social needs for agricultural products. There is an increasing need for basic research and education in the development of new biochemical technology. This course aims to apply that basic research and education.

Applied Bioresource Science Department
To achieve the educational goals of this course, study and research is developed for each of the two fields of study listed below.
  • Food Science This chair is concerned with the field of study for understanding the utilization process of food from its production to ingestion. Chemistry, physics,nutrition, hygienics, manufacturing of agricultural products and aquatic products, and applied microbiology of food as well as applied biochemistry including morphology, structure, and functions of tissue contents and cell organellae are studied.
  • Bioresource Science for Manufacturing This chair gives the student various types of instruction and research programs concerning the fields of chemistry, biochemistry and biotechnology as a base of production of plant and animal resources as well as application of knowledge about the use of economic resources from the viewpoint of chemistry, physics, physiology and biochemistry.

Life Environment Conservation Science Major

The increasing world population and consumption of natural resources has reached an unprecedented level, to the extent that the limits of global resources, and human existence and activities are now recognized.
Conservation and efficient use of the environment, the base for bioresource production and human existence, are major issues for agriculture.
This course provides education and research based on engineering and ecological methods.

Life Environment Conservation Science Department
To achieve the educational goals of this course, study and research is developed for each of the two fields of study listed below.
  • Land Conservation and Irrigation Engineering Using physical and technological methods,students study the consolidation,maintenance and improvement of varrious geographical features such as forests,cultivated land,shores and coastal waters, along with the rationalization of water use,and maintenance and development of facilities related to water use.
  • Environmental Science This chair provides instruction and research programs concerning the basic study and applied technology about the structure and function of various ecosystems ranging from terrestrial land to the seas, along with environmental changes caused by the human activities, and conservation and management of life environments.