The 2nd Mississippi-Yangtze River Basins Symposium (MYRIBS) & the 2015 China Society of Fisheries Resources and Environment Annual Meeting

MYRIBS 2015 


The 2nd Mississippi-Yangtze River Basins Symposium (MYRIBS) & the 2015 China Society of Fisheries Resources and Environment Annual Meeting (Wuhan) 

Theme: Mississippi-Yangtze River Basins Fishery Resources Management and Environment Conservation 

(October 14-18, 2015, Wuhan, China)  


Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IHB, CAS) 

China Society of Fisheries (CSF) 


Yangtze River Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences (CAFS)  

Fishery Resources and Environment Section, CSF 


The Yangtze River Basin Fishery Resources Management Commission (YRBFRMC) 

China Three Gorges Cooperation (CTGC) 

The World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) 

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) 

State Key Laboratory of Freshwater Ecology and Biotechnology (SKLFEB) 

The Ichthyological Section of China Zoology Society (ISCZS) 

American Fisheries Society (AFS) 

Lower Mississippi River Conservation Committee (LMRCC)   

The Mississippi and Yangtze (Changjiang) River Basins, the largest basins of North America and Asia, serve as the principal navigational waterways and main water sources, and play important economic, social, cultural, and ecological roles in the two continents. Maintaining sustainable fishery resources, biodiversity and ecosystem health are extremely important for achieving sustainability in the two basins. This symposium was developed after the first Mississippi-Yangtze River Basin Symposium at Little Rock, Arkansas, USA during the 143rd American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting in September 2013. The second symposium will include a 2-day oral presentation session and a 2-day facility and field tour. Symposium attendees will be provided with the opportunity to evaluate approaches and techniques for transferability within and between the two basins. This symposium will continue serving as a platform for the long-term plan of international scientific program consisting of collaborative studies, visiting scholars, and information exchange between the United States and China.   

Main topics are: 

1.      Fishery resources utilization and management in river basins 

2.      Aquatic biodiversity and conservation 

3.      Ecological restoration in river basins   

The abstract submission was closed on June 30, 2015.   


October 14, 2015: On-site registration 

October 15-16, 2015: Oral presentations 

October 17-18, 2015: Field trip and facility tour  

Language: All presentations and papers will be in English.   


Yushun Chen:; 86-27-68780161 

Shaowen Ye:; 86-27-68780869  

Chuanbo Guo:; 86-27-68780165 

Wei Xin:; 86-27-68780165 

Senior Conference Advisors:  

Yiyu Chen (National Natural Science Foundation of China) 

Wenxuan Cao (Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS)   

Organizing Committee 


Jindong Zhao (Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS) 

Jiantong Situ (China Society of Fisheries)   

Vice Chairs: 

Yushun Chen (Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS) 

Daqing Chen (Yangtze River Fisheries Research Institute, CA FS) 

Jiashou Liu (Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS)   


Hongbin Yang (China Three Gorges Corporation) 

Chunhou Li (CSF) 

Zhongjie Li (Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS) 

Yadan Liu (CSF) 

Yimin Zhao (YRBFRMC) 

Jiang Zhu (WWF) 

Le Zhu (TNC) 

Duane Chapman (USGS) 

Donna Parrish (AFS) 

Angie Rogers (LMRCC)   


Shaowen Ye (Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS) 

Chuanbo Guo (Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS)   

Scientific Committee 


Xiaoping Jia (CSF) 

Jianfang Gui (ISCZS) 

Pin Nie (SKLFEB)   

Vice Chairs: 

Daqing Chen (Yangtze River Fisheries Research Institute, CA FS) 

Zhongjie Li (Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS) 

Yushun Chen (Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS) 

Duane Chapman (USGS)   


Gretchen Benjamin 

(TNC, La Crosse, WI) 

Michael Eggleton 

(University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, AR) 

Quenton Fontenot 

(Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA) 

Brian Graeb 

(South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD) 

Brian Ickes 

(USGS, Onalaska, WI) 

Jack Killgore 


Steve Lochmann 

(University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, AR) 

Margaret Murphy 

(AFS Water Quality SectionNY) 

Quinton Phelps 

(Missouri Department of Conservation, MO) 

Harold Schramm 

(Mississippi State University, MS) 

Jesse Trushenski 

(Southern Illinois University, IL) 

Yao Yin 


Jianbo Chang (Institute of Hydroecology, MWR & CAS) 

Yifeng Chen (Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS) 

Yong Gao (CTGC) 

Gang Lei (WWF) 

Chong Li (CTGC) 

Huanzhang Liu (Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS) 

Qigen Liu (Shanghai Ocean University) 

Xinqiang Shen (East China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, CAFS) 

Weigang Shi (Freshwater Fishery Research Centre, CAFS) 

Zhaobin Song (Sichuan University) 

Wenqiao Tang (Shanghai Ocean University) 

Ding Wang (Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS) 

Hongzhu Wang (Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS) 

Yan Wang (Zhejiang University) 

Xiaoqing Wang (Hunan Agricultural University) 

Qiwei Wei (Yangtze River Fisheries Research Institute, CAFS) 

Xiaoping Wu (Nanchang University) 

Tiaoyi Xiao (Hunan Agricultural University) 

Congxin Xie (Huazhong Agricultural University) 

Songguang Xie (Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS) 

Xiaojun Xie (Southwest University) 

Tanglin Zhang (Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS) 

Yaoguang Zhang (Southwest University) 

Xianfeng Zhang (Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS) 

Ping Zhuang (East China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, CAFS) 

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