IHB Researchers Attend 16th International Symposium on River and Lake Environments

The 16th International Symposium on River and Lake Environments was held in Korea during August 24 and 27, 2014. The theme of the symposium is Climate change and wise management of freshwater ecosystems. Six researchers from Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IHB) attended this symposium.    

Prof. SONG Lirong gave a plenary presentation with the title of Ecophysiological and toxicological-based understandings of cyanobacterial bloom: necessary for integrated monitoring and control in freshwater lakes; Associate Prof. WANG Haijun and Dr. SHEN Hong gave oral presentations with the titles of Total phosphorus thresholds for regime shifts are nearly equal in subtropical and temperate shallow lakes with moderate depths and areas and The role of heterotrophic bacteria in the formation of Microcystis colonies at the parallel sessions.    

As the convener, Dr. SHEN Hong chaired the oral session Microbial processes in limnetic systems with special reference to biodiversity, food web dynamics and material cycling. YUAN Jing presented her work in the poster session with the title of Fish resources change trend in the Hanjiang River and the Danjiangkou Reservoir, China. IHB Ph.D. students WANG Qidong and FAN Hourui gave oral presentations with the title of Impact of a land-based fish farm effluent discharges on rotifer community in a shallow lake in the Yangtze River basin, China and Comparison of the lipid content and fatty acid profiles of topmouth culter (Culter alburnus Basilewsky) populations in six lakes, China at the parallel session.    

The International Symposium on River and Lake Environments is held every two or three years since 1984. It is the most significant forum of freshwater ecology in East Asia. Recent years, this symposium has become a world-wide event. IHB successively organized this symposium in 1996, 1998, 2004 and 2011 respectively. By attending this symposium, IHB researchers exchanged views with other attendees on the latest research progress in the related fields and they also presented their research findings at the symposium. All these will push forward the development of freshwater ecology at IHB.