Department of Environmental Science

Research Fields

Utilization of Rural Resources Group

Students learn the basics for the scientific study of all aspects of the environment, from learning basic knowledge of the pedosphere, the hydrosphere and the atmosphere, to learning about the mechanisms of resource renewal functions, the environment’s natural cleansing functions and environmental changes due to human activity.

Ecology Group

Students gain basic knowledge about plants, animals and microorganisms, as well as food chains within ecosystems and the connections between human activities and ecosystems. Furthermore, they learn about using the functions of living things for environmental conservation and technologies to restore and maintain ecosystems such as with the creation of biotopes. 

Water Environment Management Group

In order to realize sustainable food production and multifunctionality of agriculture and rural areas, we conduct education and research on the water conservation and management resilient to the environmental burdens due to natural disasters, climate change and human activities, and conservation and management of agricultural irrigation facilities taking human safety, landscape and ecology into consideration.

Satoyama-Satoumi Restoration Group

In order to be able to create local communities that are safe and inviting, students learn about planning, use and management of local resources such as land and water, as well as theories and technologies related to environmental assessment. They also learn about methods for collection and analysis of local environment data.