Akkeshi-ko estuary and Akkeshi Bay - Japan
Akkeshi-ko estuary and Akkeshi Bay
Akkeshi JaLTER site locate along the Pacific coast of Eastern Hokkaido. It consists of various habitats such as Bekanbeushi river system, Akkeshi-ko estuary and Akkeshi Bay, which formed an ecotone connecting freshwater, brackish water and marine environment.
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Main research and educational activities in Akkeshi includes various research topics such as “Interactions between terrestrial and coastal ecosystems” and “Long-term, broad-scale dynamics of community and ecosystem functions in coastal ecosystems”. To carry on these projects, the long-term data on oceanography and marine ecosystem dynamics have been collected and analyzed in Akkeshi Marine Station, Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere, Hokkaido University.
Affiliation and Network Specific Information