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Introduction
 
  The Center for Ecological research (CER) was established in 1991 as an inter-university joint-use facility aimed at promoting basic research and international cooperative work in the field of ecology. The CER is open to any scientists who conduct ecological research. The CER offers exciting opportunities for research in a variety of areas in ecology. These include aquatic ecology, tropical ecology, plant-animal interaction, theoretical ecology, molecular analysis, and conservation ecology. Likewise, we support scientists by way of permitting access to our research database, and encouraging scientific meetings and/or symposia on related research subjects.
  The CER owns a high performance research vessel on Lake Biwa, and is also developing long-term research activities in Japan and abroad. One such initiative is the establishment of a research station in a tropical rainforest on the island of Borneo in Malaysia. The CER also maintains experimental farm, ponds, forests an arboretum on campus, and shares various facilities and equipments with other researchers from within, and outside, the university.
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