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Hokkaido University Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere

北海道大学 北方生物圏フィールド科学センター, ホッカイドウダイガク ホッポウセイブツケンフィールドカガクセンター
Representive : Director, SUZUKI Norio
Establishment year: 2001
Address: Kita11-Nishi10, Kita-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido 060-0811 Japan
Telephone number: +81-11-706-2584
FAX number: +81-11-706-4930
History (1):
  • 2001/04
    The Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere, Hokkaido University was established from 10 former biological Research Institutes of Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Fisheries in Hokkaido University.
Purpose of establishment:
Biosphere of our world, which has been maintaining
of wide biodiversity and keeping our fruitful
human-life in their Eco-system, is now in a critical
situation. Tiding over the crisis, wide and
long-term field researches and education system,
which based on ecology of nature and
symbiosis are needed to evaluate a total mechanism
of ecosystem and sustainable production.
The objective of this Center is to conduct field
science and education on northern forests,
agro-fields, rivers and seas, and to determine
the system of sustainable production,
mechanism of biodiversity and principle of
symbiosis of human and nature
in the northern biosphere.
Business overview:
The Field Science Center is a cooperative research
institute of Hokkaido University consisted of
Division of Research and Education
(6research section), Stations(forest Research
Station, Agro-ecosystem Station, Aquatic Station),
technical section and secretary section.
For the field of research snd education,
the Field Science Center has about 70,000 ha of
land and 16 institutes of research forests,
experimental farm, livestock farm, botanical garden,
lake and marine laboratories in the above 3 stations,
and is conducting fundamental and
developing research and education under diverse
ecosystems of forest, agro-field, grassland,
rivers, lakes and seas. Additionally,
the Field Science Center has an educational function
for the undergraduates and is carrying out
a various programs for practical courses and
laboratory works. Details of informations of
research sources can be available on home pages
of each institute.
  • 2006: \ 560 (Million)
  • 2000: \ 591 (Million)
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