Department of Bioresource Science

The research and education program of the Department of Bioresource Science focuses on increasing the production and the quality of aquatic and terrestrial bioresources in ways that are harmonious with the natural environment. In addition, the Department works to develop technology for protecting bioresources from attack of pests and diseases and to explore strategies for the sustainable management of environments that are suitable for the growth and inhabitation of potential bioresources. Multifaceted research, ranging from basic research in the fundamental sciences to the development of sophisticated applications, is being carried out with the aim of effectively exploiting useful materials and genes and of developing new strains and breeds that are suitable for cultivation in degraded environments from which high productivity cannot be expected.