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.