The Center for Environmental Biology and Ecosystem Studies will examine the structure and function of various ecosystems and the benefits that humans receive from the ecosystems and also propose ways to elucidate and mitigate the impacts of human activities on them.
During this mid- and long-term planning period (2016?2020), we will promote research and technology development to enhance biodiversity conservation. We will also work on conservation and rehabilitation of land-to-sea connections and sustainable ecosystem services.
As research infrastructure, we will develop a long-term monitoring project for lake environment, by collecting and preserving cells and genes of endangered wildlife species, as well as collecting, preserving, and providing environmental microorganisms. In addition, we will develop a database of biodiversity/ecosystem, including those described above.
Through cooperation with other research fields such as social science and collaboration with various stakeholders and citizens, we will enhance our research and contribute to the practice of conservation. We will disseminate research results and make databases available through our website.
Through these activities, we will contribute to the establishment of a society in harmony with nature by mainstreaming biodiversity and implementing actions to stop the loss of biodiversity.