The north Pacific is one of most abundant regions of kelp (laminalealean algae) bio-diversity in the world.
We have tried to understand the bio-diversity of kelp growing there, and to estimate their phylogenetic relationships. In addition, we have investigated the derivation of Japanese kelp, many of which are endemic species, using molecular methods.
Furthermore, we have attempted to grasp genetic features and to conserve the extant resources of kelp in order to be prepared for predicted environmental change, and we have struggled with breeding of kelp to bring up commercial species that show high productivity.
- 「フィールド科学への招待」 北海道大学北方生物圏フィールド科学センター編 （三共出版）
- 「海藻利用への基礎研究」 能登谷正浩編著 （成山堂書店）
Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere
Graduate School of Environmental Science
Division of Biosphere Science
Email: yotsukur fsc.hokudai.ac.jp