We aim to develop efficient and environmentally-friendly techniques for producing safe and high-valued food, including grains, beans, fruits, vegetables, and livestock. The techniques include those for protecting crops from insect pests and diseases. Moreover, we try to discover possibly useful functions equipped in living being at levels of genes, cells, organs, organisms, populations, communities, and ecosystems. We take various approaches based on genetics, physiology, systematics and ecology in order to accomplish the above purposes. See for themes addressed by individual supervisor candidates the Research Outlines for the Course of Animal and Plant Sciences in the Master's Program.