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Conference on long-term ecological research convenes in Beijing

    Organized by the CAS Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNNR), and the Chinese Ecosystem Research Network (CERN), the International Conference on Long-Term Ecological Research was held on 20 and 21 August in Beijing. It was jointly sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), CAS and the International Long-Term Ecological Research Network (ILTER). 

    Under the theme of "meeting the challenges of sustainable ecosystem management from local to global scale," the conference brought together about 240 scholars from more than 30 countries and regions. Also present at the opening ceremony of the meeting included CAS Executive Vice President BAI Chunli, NSFC President CHEN Yiyu, Vice Chair of ILTE Steven Hamburg, and IGSNNR Director LIU Jiyuan. 

    More than 70 scholars made presentation at the meeting. Their topics were ranged from biodiversity conservation to socio-economic dimensions of sustainable ecosystem management, and urban ecology.



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