Our University's Research Faculty of Agriculture will hold the 62nd Clock Tower Salon "Let's Ask School of Agriculture" on April 18th.
Our University Research Faculty of Agriculture is holding a Clock Tower Salon at the Sapporo City Clock Tower (official name: former Sapporo Agricultural College Demonstration Hall). The theme of the 62nd event is "Going into the Wetlands - The more you know, the more you become addicted to the wetlands?"
100 years ago, Hokkaido had approximately 180,000 hectares of wetlands, but today this has decreased to less than 70,000 hectares. In wetlands, unique ecosystems have been established over a long period of time while the land is submerged in water, and wetland ecosystems in such special environments are greatly affected by climate change. In this project, we will introduce the precious plants and animals in Hokkaido's remaining wetlands and their environments, and consider the effects of climate change and conservation in the future. In addition, the Ishikari Sorachi region, which is now a rice-producing region, was once a wetland. The former wetlands and peatlands that were developed to produce Japan's food have undergone a difficult history and have been transformed into the vast agricultural areas that they are today. We will review the history of such development and consider the role peatlands will play in future food production.
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