Background of Establishment
Tropical Biosphere Research Center Sesoko Station, Institute for Marine Biological Laboratory as 1972 came with the Ryukyus Faculty of Science was established in the beginning of the year. Then, Tropical Marine Science Center (co-educational university research facilities) through the Institute for Tropical Agriculture, College of Agriculture in 1994 year (Iriomote Island) is now integrated with the current facility. Tropical Biosphere Research Center’s purpose is “biological and environmental research in tropical and subtropical” is to do. The Sesoko Laboratory, in addition to ecological aspects of physiological function of the animal life that inhabit the waters of coral reefs and mangroves, the national organism in coral reef research, they aim to be a base for international activities Masu.。
Currently, the field of biological functions coral reef biology and ecology areas (coral reef environment with biology department) of 2 Associate Professor in the two areas are located and two names, we conducted research on their respective areas of expertise.
The budget measures have been made as a Visiting Fellow, Research Department of the biosphere, has its own research on collaborative research and visiting researchers and full-time faculty.
Tropical Marine Science Center (research facilities for university education) from the Tropical Biosphere Research Center (joint use facilities nationwide) was reorganized into the 1994 fiscal year (FY 1994) to the user once had 5,977 people. Number of visitors has increased after fiscal 1999 (fiscal 1999) and now more than 8,000 people. This number is in the Marine Research Facility is a two-third of the country. Laboratory features Sesoko use, it will give very many other users of the Ryukyus. The Laboratory Sesoko There are about 50 people accommodation peak (from June to October) has become full, and to restrict the use of situation may also occur. If you would like to use, please contact as soon as possible.
Shared use of research facilities nationwide
Tropical Biosphere Research Center has used the annual community project (Collaborative Research and Collaborative Research Association) we are. Collaborative Research Committee, the tropics, a small study done in discussions to promote the research in tropical biology and the environment is such gatherings. Collaborative Research, the Ryukyu Islands, biological and environmental research and collaboration with other faculty center studies (general) is.Collaborative Research Committee, both within the budget adopted by the research.Collaborative Research soup is positioned as a research and study of the Ryukyu Islands dweller, will be expected to evolve to external funding for scientific research findings and other expenses.
Visiting Fellow institutional research using
2 Tropical Biosphere Research Center is the name of post for foreign researchers (associate professor and professor) as domestic and five minutes post the names Visiting Scholar (Associate Professor) is the treatment budget. The invitation period is three months or more foreign researchers is less than one year. Visiting Fellow, will be issued in one-year term, occasional short stay (three times a year, about seven times per day) to the research.