Recent SPECTRA-Karst conference presentations

The programme is in its third year and as such the teams are busy presenting results and work at conferences. Below is a list of recent conference presentation made by researchers within the SPECTRA-Karst team (Project 3) within the UK- China Programme.     Conferences: Li, D.D., Zhang, X.Y., Green, S.M., Dungait, J.A.J., Quine, T.A., Wen, X.F., Wang, Q.B. 2018. The Linking of denitrification rates and environmental variables and microbial abundance across natural vegetation recovery after abandonment of agriculture in karst region. The 11th International Symposium on Agriculture and the Environment, Nanjing, China. Guo, Z., Zhang, X., Green, S.M., Dungait, J.A.J, Wen,…

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Aberdeen end of Phase 1 meeting November 2018

The UK- China CZO programme held its end of UK Phase 1 meeting in Ardoe House on the Outskirts of Aberdeen UK from 13th to 16th November 2018. This final workshop brought together research from our past 3 years of collaboration by 5 UK – China research consortia. We have made great progress developing a better understanding of the ecosystem services of soil and water resources in keys sites across China: ranging from the complex and fragile Karst ecosystems of Guizhou; the highly eroded Loess Plateau; the peri-urban agricultural soils of Shanghai; to the unique red soils of the Sunjia…

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Recent Programme Publications from the Loess Plateau team.

The programme is in its third year and as such publications are being published. Below is a list of recent publication made by researchers within the Loess plateau team (Project 5) within the UK- China Programme. Comber A, Wang Y, Lü Y, Zhang X and Paul Harris (in press). Hyper-local geographically weighted regression: extending GWR through local model selection and local bandwidth optimization. Paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Spatial Information Science (July 2018) see http://www.josis.org/index.php/josis/article/view/422/217 Fu W, Lü Y, Harris P, Comber A and Wu L (2018). Peri-urbanization may vary with vegetation restoration: A large scale regional…

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UK-China Programme CZO Annual Science Meeting

The CZO programme is holding a programme wide science meeting in Aberdeen, Scotland from 13th to 15th November. Everyone working within the UK- China CZO science is invited to come and present and discuss their research in a series of conference style talks and posters sessions. Session headings at present are: Experimental Observations at CZO Sites. CZO Formation and Functioning; CZO Terrestrial Processes; CZO Hydrological Processes; Modelling CZO Processes; Discussion – CZO Science and Integrating Data. The meeting is being held in Ardoe Hall Hotel on the outskirts of Aberdeen, Scotland. It is a 19th century mansion house set in…

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Recent Publication on Faecal Indicators in the Karst region.

Sarah Buckerfield recently published her first paper. This paper provides (a) a review of the knowledge base underpinning E. coli as an indicator of microbial water contamination in mixed-land use karst systems, and (b) identification of research priorities to improve the utility of ​E. coli as a tool for understanding microbial contamination sources, transport mechanisms, and fate in the southwest China karst region. authors.elsevier.com/a/1XSHSB8ccgcfk Sarah is a a PhD student at Glasgow University, aligned with Karst Project (Project 1) as part of the UK- China CZO Programme and funded by IAPETUS DTP (@IapetusDTP).

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Programme Strategy Meeting Nanjing China

The UK – China programme met in Nanjing on the 25th and 26th April 2017 to discuss the future path of the UK- China Critical Zone Observatory Research Programme. The meeting was hosted by Chinese Academy of Science, Institute of Soil Science, China and organised by both NSF China and NERC, UK. 13 scientists attended the meeting from the UK and 59 from across China. We were also fortunate to have Prof. Lui from NSFC, Amy Vitale and Jodie Mitchell from NERC and Grace Lang from RCUK attend. The workshop aimed to bring together the principle scientists in the current…

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