On December 26, 2023, the Institute of Applied Ecology (IAE) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences hosted a symposium titled "Spatial and Temporal Characteristics, Carbon Sequestration Potential, and Driving Mechanisms of Soil Organic Carbon in the Black Soil Region of Northeast China."
Attendees included researchers of the Stable Isotope Group of IAE, and representatives from the Shenyang Geological Survey Center of the China Geological Survey (hereafter referred to as the "Shenyang Survey Center"): Deputy Director Xin Houtian, Head of the Ecological Geology Office Dai Huimin, Deputy Head of the Planning Division Liu Guodong, and Deputy Head of the Science and Technology Division Kou Linlin.
Fang Yunting, Deputy Director of IAE, delivered a warm welcome address to the visitors. He then introduced his research team, the Stable Isotope Group, highlighting its personnel, research platform, and project planning. Associate researcher Quan Zhi followed by summarizing the previous collaborations between IAE and the Shenyang Survey Center.
The symposium continued with presentations from representatives of the Shenyang Survey Center. Dai Huimin, head of the Ecological Geology Office of the Shenyang Survey Center, presented progress on the national key research and development project titled "Spatial and Temporal Characteristics, Carbon Sequestration Potential, and Driving Mechanisms of Soil Organic Carbon."
ZHANG Quanping, special research assistant of the Stable Isotope Group, then discussed the regional innovation fund project of the Northeast Geological Science and Technology Innovation Center, "Quantitative Inversion of Soil Organic Carbon Content in Liaoning Province Based on Remote Sensing and Machine Learning."
The event concluded with an in-depth discussion between the researchers from both sides, paving the way for further collaboration in the future.