Methods to create aquatic environment with self sustenance on biotope functions under flooding
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants |
Civil and environmental engineering
|Research Institution||The University of Kitakyushu |
KUSUDA Tetsuya The University of Kitakyushu, Department of Environmental Engineering, Professor (50037967)
SHIMATANI Yukihiro Kyushu University, Faculty of Engineering, Professor (40380571)
KUBA Takahiro Kyushu University, Faculty of Engineering, Assoc. Professor (60284527)
OISHI Kyoko Kyushu University, Faculty of Engineering, Assist Professor (20110835)
YAMANISHI Hiroyuki Saga University, Institute of Law Land, Associate Professor (20240062)
KUBOYAMA Hiroki Kyushu University, Faculty of Engineering, Research Assistant (30432868)
上田 直子 北九州市立大学, 大学院国際環境工学研究科, 助教授 (10433400)
|Project Period (FY)
2006 – 2007
Completed (Fiscal Year 2007)
|Budget Amount *help
¥16,700,000 (Direct Cost: ¥14,900,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,800,000)
Fiscal Year 2007: ¥7,800,000 (Direct Cost: ¥6,000,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,800,000)
Fiscal Year 2006: ¥8,900,000 (Direct Cost: ¥8,900,000)
|Keywords||The River Kita / Dairatonotus japonicas / estuary / rare species / salt wedge / life cycle / protection of organisms / The River Gokase / 五ヶ瀬川 / 幼生 / 遺伝子解析 / 河口域 / プライマー / 生息調査|
The purpose of this study is to establish conservation methods of endangered species of crustaceans, especially Dairatonotus japonicas in the River Kita, a part of the River Gokase, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan.
The results obtained consist of scientifically basic ones and methods to conserve it.
Scientifically basic results are as follows :
1) The life cycle of D. japonicas is investigated. In order to make identifying species of larvae possible, a gene technology was applied. The larvae were not transported to the ocean from the estuary ;
2) Characteristics of D. japonicas on resistance and preference ware investigated and by using its results, the transport of the larvae was numerically simulated. As a result, larvae of D. japonicas are concentrated around the upstream end of the salt wedge ;
3) The larvae of D. japonicas are sort of halophilic, but the adults are, however, not. This characteristics are utilized to reduce washout of the larvae to the ocean ; and
4) D. japonicas shares space with other competitive species, such as Sesarmops intermedium. Overlap of the living space may happen, but severe competition was not found.
Methods to conserve D. japonicas are as follows:
5) Artificial pools are effective to protect adults of D. japonicas; under flooding. Sediment transport, especially sand takes place severe damage to D. japonicas.
Report (3 results)
Research Products (6 results)