IHB Researchers Attend China-US Workshop 2017: Impacts of a Changing Cryosphere on Lakes and Streams in Mountain Regions
IHB Prof. LI Renhui gave oral presentation at the China-US Workshop 2017: Impacts of a changing cryosphere on lakes and streams in mountain regions.
The China-US Workshop 2017: Impacts of a changing cryosphere on lakes and streams in mountain regions was held at the Bureau of Qinghai Lake National Nature Reserve during August 21 and 26, 2017. Over 40 researchers from both China and the U.S. attended the workshop.
Prof. LI Renhui, Associate Prof. WU Chenxi and Assistant Prof. XIONG Xiong from Institute of Hydrobiology (IHB) of Chinese Academy of Sciences gave oral presentations with the titles of “Cyanobacteria and their indication for the ecological issue in Qinghai Lake Region”, "Water and sediment quality in Qinghai Lake” and “Microplastic pollution in Qinghai Lake” at the workshop. IHB attendees introduced IHB’s work in the ecological change of water environment in Qinghai Lake. They also discussed the impacts on the water environment and water ecology of high altitude lake basins which were represented by Qinghai Lake Basin made by the change of cryosphere in the context of climate change and the possibility of future collaboration on researches.
The workshop was jointly sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and US National Science Foundation (NSF). It was co-chaired by Prof. YAN Baoping from Computer Network Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Prof. James J. Elser from the University of Montana. The workshop aimed at pushing forward the cooperation in high altitude lake basins in the context of climate change between both countries.
In 2011, IHB researchers joined the “Joint Research Base of Qinghai Lake National Nature Reserve, Chinese Academy of Sciences” which was launched by the Computer Network Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences. IHB researchers conducted investigation in the ecological environment of Qinghai Lake. So far, they have collected data of water environment and aquatic animals in the basins of Qinghai Lake and help solve some ecological environment issues of water bodies focused by the Qinghai Lake National Nature Reserve.
A group photo of the attendees