Summary Report of China – UK Knowledge Exchange Project.

Supplementary funding was gained to add a knowledge exchange component to the UK-China Critical zone programme. This study explores what knowledge transfer and knowledge exchange activities can facilitate communication and understanding between academics and the non-academic groups in these CZ research area in the context of Chinese culture, especially in Chinese rural areas. “With two-years research, better understanding has been developed of the Knowledge Exchange dynamic and science-policy-practice interface in China rural areas. Now this gained understanding can allow us to consider the existing pathway to impacts of each Critical Zone project and make suggestions of amendments which may make these…

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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 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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Science on Tap outreach event

A brilliant public outreach event called “Science on Tap” was hosted by Chinese Academy of Science, Institute of Soil Science, in the stunning location of Taicheng Library, inside the Old City Walls, in Nanjing, China on the 24th April 2018. Science on Tap is a China-wide campaign led by UK Research and Innovation, showcasing excellence in collaborative research between China and the UK. This Science on Tap event was titled “The Critical Zone, the Earth’s sensitive skin: How human activity is transforming our soil, water and air.” The aim of the event was to communicate the idea of the Earth…

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Programme Annual Meeting in Guiyang

The UK – China CZO Programme held its annual meeting in Guiyang, China on the 9th and 11th June 2017. The meeting was organised by State Key Laboratory of Environmental Geochemistry, CAS, China and hosted by both NSF China and NERC, UK. The meeting was attended by nearly 100 scientists from the UK and from across China. We were also fortunate to have Prof. Lui from NSFC, Simon Kerley from NERC and Grace Lang from RCUK attend. The meeting started with each project giving a summary of the progress to date (summaries of these are highlighted in the news section…

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