PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2014, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (7): 865-873.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2014.07.001

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Major international programs and prospects of ecosystem research in China:a review of the 100th lecture series/spring 2014 symposium of China Ecological Forum

Honglie SUN1(), Yiyu CHEN2(), Guirui YU1, Xiubo YU1   

  1. 1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
    2. National Natural Science Foundation of China, Beijing 100085, China
  • Online:2014-07-25 Published:2014-07-25


The 100th lecture series/spring 2014 symposium of China Ecological Forum (CEF), which aims to "disseminate new knowledge, exchange new ideas and present new research findings", was held on 25 April 2014 in Beijing. The symposium took "Major international research programs and prospects of ecosystem research in China" as the theme. Academicians Qin Dahe, Yao Tandong, Fu Bojie, and Cui Peng, and Professors Ma Keping, Yu Guirui, Zhang Jiabao, and Qin Boqiang were invited to give keynote speeches. The keynote speakers reported the progresses and trends of major international research programs including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Future Earth initiative, Third Pole Environment program, International Long-Term Ecological Research (ILTER), Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), Biodiversity program (DIVERSITAS), and Fluxes Observation and Research program (FLUXNET), as well as presented the processes and mechanisms of debris flow, carbon flux, farmland fertility improvement, and eutrophication control of lakes. This paper reviews the main contents and highlights of the eight reports and analyzes the major trends of international research programs in the fields of ecology and environment and implications for ecosystem research in China. It also discusses the direction and key issues in scientific research of related fields within China.

Key words: China Ecological Forum, major international research programs, IPCC, Future Earth, Third Pole Environment, ILTER, IPBES, FLUXNET, DIVERSITAS, ecosystem service, debris flow, carbon flux, farmland fertility, lake eutrophication

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  • X144