|Budget Amount *help
¥46,540,000 (Direct Cost: ¥35,800,000、Indirect Cost: ¥10,740,000)
Fiscal Year 2011: ¥5,980,000 (Direct Cost: ¥4,600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,380,000)
Fiscal Year 2010: ¥11,310,000 (Direct Cost: ¥8,700,000、Indirect Cost: ¥2,610,000)
Fiscal Year 2009: ¥13,650,000 (Direct Cost: ¥10,500,000、Indirect Cost: ¥3,150,000)
Fiscal Year 2008: ¥15,600,000 (Direct Cost: ¥12,000,000、Indirect Cost: ¥3,600,000)
To provide useful scientific knowledge for conservation and restoration of coral reef ecosystems, we have established a numerical model system to evaluate various environmental stresses including nutrient loading through groundwater. We have clarified processes relating to reproductive strategy and others of corals, which may govern evolution of coral communities. We have developed numerical models on material cycles including CO2 dynamics and a primary ecosystem model. We have further developed a coral internal system model, which may be a fundamental model for quantitatively describing dynamic response of coral reefs under multiple environmental stresses.