Overview of the Department

Doctoral Program in Biosphere Resource Science and Technology

 The division of Biosphere Resource Science and Technology consists of a total of 19 professional disciplines including cooperative graduate school programs.

 The first unit of disciplines, biological resource science, focuses on plant genetics and breeding, crop science, olericulture and floriculture, pomology and postharvest physiology of fruits, animal science, bio-production system and applied science of food resources. The objectives of this unit are education and research on molecular biology, genetics, physiology and ecology in plants, animals and insects from the viewpoints of practical use, sustainable agriculture production, environmental conservation in natural ecosystems and agro-ecosystems.
 The second unit of disciplines, biosphere environmental science, focuses on plant parasitic mycology, applied entomology and zoology, environmental soil chemistry, environmental plant biochemistry, forest ecotopology and conservation of regional resources. The objectives of this unit are education and research on comprehensive analysis of biosphere factors and development of their sustainable control and management systems.
 Also, six professional disciplines of the cooperative graduate school program provide specified topics on plant cell engineering, international development of biological resources, plant stress biology, science of functional food resources, functional physiology of insects and genetic diversity and conservation genetics of forest tree species. Details of the individual disciplines are as described below.

 A doctoral education program on Arid Land Resource Science Course newly established for foreign student in 2011. Curriculum involves lectures, field study and individual PhD research. All the lectures in the course are given in English.