The 3rd International Conference on Response and Adaptation of Terrestrial Ecosystem Carbon, Nitrogen and Water Cycles to Climate Change
The 1st Conference Announcement
Global warming due to anthropogenic carbon emissions are already having substantial adverse climate impacts and threatening ecological balance. Reducing carbon emissions and enhancing ecosystem carbon sinks are necessary measures to achieve the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Paris Agreement targets for limiting global warming. At the General Debate of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in September 2020, General Secretary Xi Jinping made the official announcement that China will strive to peak carbon emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060. The announcement reflects China’s responsibility in addressing climate change and also sets goals and directions for researchers conducting related research. Previous studies estimated Chinese land carbon sink of 0.19 to 1.1 Pg of carbon per year, which plays an important role in mitigating global warming. However, there are still great uncertainties in the current status, spatial pattern, promoting approaches, and potential assessment of carbon sinks in terrestrial ecosystems in China, restricting the decision-making of “carbon emission peak and carbon neutrality” in China.
Carbon, nitrogen and water cycles in terrestrial ecosystem are closely linked and coupled, together driving the key process of terrestrial ecosystem carbon balance. Global climate changes, elevated CO2 concentrations, atmospheric nitrogen deposition, and altered precipitation patterns, are strongly affecting the terrestrial ecosystem carbon sink at different levels. However, lack of knowledge on the processes of carbon-nitrogen-water coupling cycles and their regulation mechanisms had limited the assessments of carbon sink, as well as its spatiotemporal patterns and response to climate changes in terrestrial ecosystems. Therefore, it is critical to explore the response and adaptation mechanism of carbon-nitrogen-water coupling cycles to climate changes, which can not only provide the scientific basis for the regulation of carbon-nitrogen-water coupling cycles and carbon sink enhancement and emission reduction, but also help our country achieve the goal of carbon neutrality.
In this context, the 3nd International Conference on the Response and Adaption of Terrestrial Ecosystems Carbon, Nitrogen and Water Cycles to Climate Change will be held on October 8-12, 2021 in Shenyang, Liaoning, China. The purposes of this conference are to bring together the scientists in ecological science to (1) explore the pathways of enhancing terrestrial ecosystem carbon sink and potential estimation; (2) explore the key issues and future research directions of carbon-nitrogen-water coupling cycles in terrestrial ecosystems and their responses to climate change; (3) establish a new international collaboration network for elucidating the adaption and feedback mechanisms of terrestrial ecosystems to regional and global climate change.
As the host, Institute of Applied Ecology and Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden of Chinese Academy of Sciences and National Institute for Environmental Studies, warmly welcome you to attend the conference and to share your experiences with leading Chinese as well as international ecological scientists.
FANG Yunting, Professor, Institute of Applied Ecology, CAS
LIANG Naishen, Professor, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan
ZHANG Yiping, Professor, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS
WANG Xugao, Professor, Institute of Applied Ecology, CAS
YAN Qiaoling, Professor, Institute of Applied Ecology, CAS
HAO Guangyou, Professor, Institute of Applied Ecology, CAS
LIU Zhihua, Professor, Institute of Applied Ecology, CAS
KANG Ronghua, Professor, Institute of Applied Ecology, CAS
ZHOU Wenjun, Associated professor, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS
Song Qinghai, Associated professor, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS
Registration: October 8, 2021
Conference: October 9-11, 2021
Field trip: October 12, 2021
Shenyang, Liaoning, China
5. Conference form
Combination of online and offline conferences: International speakers attend online, and domestic speakers attend on-site.
The conference will proceed through plenary presentations, symposium as well as poster presentations.
6. Conference Organization
Institute of Applied Ecology (IAE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences
National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan
Key Laboratory of Forest Ecology and Management, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Key Laboratory of Stable Isotope Techniques and Applications, Liaoning Province
Shenyang Association for Science and Technology
7. Conference language and scale
Chinese or English; About 500 people
8. Invited speakers
About 30 people
Theme 1: Function, spatiotemporal patterns and enhancement pathways of carbon sink in terrestrial ecosystem
Theme 2: Carbon-nitrogen-water coupling cycles and their response, adaptation and feedback to global change in terrestrial ecosystem
Theme 3: New techniques and methodologies application in carbon-nitrogen-water coupling cycles in terrestrial ecosystems
10. Registration Fee
Registration fee for this conference will cover conference proceedings, meal fee, information fee (accommodation and transportation fees are not included).
We highly recommend that hotel accommodation shall be booked at your earliest convenience. We will be happy to help you with the hotel reservations.
Liaoning Friendship Hotel (No. 1, Huanghe North Street, Huanggu District, Shenyang) (Price 398 RMB, Tel: 86-24- 86151378)
12. Field expedition
After the conference, we will go to the Key Laboratory of Stable Isotope Techniques and Applications of Liaoning Province, Qingyuan Forest CERN or Changbai Mountain Forest CERN for scientific expedition.
For more information regarding the conference, please contact:
WANG Ang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ZHU Feifei (email@example.com)