Leveraging resources in Hokkaido’s Tokachi region, considered the breadbasket of Japan, and taking into account the need to achieve a sound material cycle and ensure local resource management, this course provides students with advanced knowledge and skills in the fields related to the qualitative and quantitative improvement of plant production based on expertise in plant physiology, ecology and genetics as well as soil science.
Masahiro HirataTheme1)Study of milk culture in the Afro-urasian Continent
2)Study of milk culture in Japan
3)Elucidation of the significance of milk culture in the human history
4)Study of flock management and subsistence of pastoralists in arid areas
5)Study of forest ecology and forest restoration in the urban park "Obihiro no Mori"
FieldCultural anthropology, Rangeland ecology
Kiyoaki KatoThemeIdentification of cooked rice ingredients for strengthening health functionalities and elucidation of genes controlling component quantities
FieldGenetics, Plant breeding, Plant genomics
Hideho MiuraThemeAnalysis of quantitative trait loci for agronomic traits and flour quality of wheat
FieldPlant genetics, Plant production science
Masayuki TaniThemeResearch to achieve sustainable production and supply of high-quality and safe foods by bringing out the best in soils and abilities of plants into full play
FieldSoil Chemistry, Pedology, Integrated Plant Nutrient Management