On October 27th, 2022, Project Professor Changsheng CHEN (Montgomery Charter Chair Professor at Massachusetts University) gave a seminar at Osaka University. We would like to thank Professor Masayasu IRIE and everyone else involved for their support. Seminar After the seminar, we visited Dotonbori, Osaka, followed by a social gathering.
We went on a laboratory trip for the first time in several years from October 21st to 22nd, 2022. It was at Lake Kawaguchi. Professor Chen and his wife also participated. We stayed at a business hotel where everyone could stay in a private room as a measure against the COVID-19. We went from Akihabara to Kawaguchiko Station by highway bus and then moved by rental cars. Lunch barbecue at Kawaguchiko Craft Park. Group photo with Mt. Fuji in the background Room at Noborizaka Hotel Fugaku Wind Cave Asagiri Plateau Asagiri Food Park Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station Mt. Fuji 5th Station View of Lake Yamanaka from Mt. Fuji 5th […]
We conducted a one-month field survey in the Fukido River mangrove forest in Ishigaki Island again in the summer of 2022; Nakamura (D2) and Phyo (M2) were major contributors. We again received supports from the Port and Airport Research Institute, the National Institute for Environmental Studies, and Osaka Metropolitan University. This summer, we mainly investigated the process of inorganic carbon export from mangrove soils and the carbon cycle between mangroves, seagrasses, and coral reefs. We express our gratitude to the members of Fukui Prefectural University for their assistance in collecting and analyzing groundwater samples. We will continue our research to understand the whole picture of blue carbon in mangroves in […]
A field visit in Ishigaki Island, Okinawa Prefecture, was performed from August 26 to 27 organized by a committee on coral reef restoration by Fisheries Agency. We visited Research Center for Subtropical Fisheries, Seikai National Fisheries Research Institute, Fisheries Research and Education Agency.