Publications from the programme

David Oliver – Our paper on understanding nitrate loss from SW China karst terrain using stable isotope tracing & high-frequency sensing is now available  http://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2020.116388 Susan Waldron – Another paper: High-frequency monitoring reveals how hydrochemistry and dissolved carbon varies during events… https://sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969720303430 Shunhua Yang – I am happy to announce that our paper on deep nitrate is out! Many thanks to those who kindly provided support. https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1azW9cA-Idd-7    It was a real privilege for Tim Quine to work with Hongyan Liu and Zihan Jiang on this paper. Scientists have revealed the critical role that the chemical composition of bedrock plays in limiting…

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Working through COVID-19

MIDST-CZO was affected since January 2020 by restrictions due to COVID-19. Planned knowledge exchange activities in China in 2020 were replaced by online activities. From April 2020, UK partners have been working remotely from home. NERC/Newton Fund provided a no-cost extension to the project of 12 months, so it will now complete in March 2022. We were still active over 2020, with updates shown in the other website articles. Research Progress A desk study on decision support tool (DSTs) use in China’s agriculture found over 400 working examples. Weaknesses included a focus on yield, without consideration of environmental and economic…

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MIDST staff

MIDST Staff update. We have had a fantastic group of staff working on the programme over the last couple of years. A number of the Post-doc positions have now been completed and the staff have moved on to new exciting projects. Dr Weikai Wang joined the group at the University of Glasgow, replacing Dr Ying Zheng as the Knowledge Exchange expert. He is a social scientist with specific expertise on land use and economic growth in China. Dr Boyi Liang from Peking University completed his academic visit at the University of Exeter in June 2020. He is still contributing to…

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MIDST-CZO Newsletter #5

The 5th MIDST-CZO Newsletter summarizes activity over the last year and how the project has adapted through the restrictions due to COVID-19. Planned knowledge exchange activities in China in 2020 were replaced by online activities. From April 2020, UK partners have been working remotely from home. NERC/Newton Fund provided a no-cost extension to the project of 12 months, so it will now complete in March 2022. Find out more in the newsletter.

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MIDST newsletter #4

The 4th Newsletter summarized out put from two important meetings. The first is the MIDST team co hosting a session at an Agriculture meeting in Nanjing, China in November 2019. The second meeting was a full a UK team meeting in January 2020 at the start of the second year of the project. The aim of the meeting was to review the work completed in the first year, understand where we are at in relation to the proposed work in the proposal and set actions for the year ahead. The meeting was attended by 15 people in the room with 5 more…

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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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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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