|23 Mar 2014||17:00-19:00||Arrival/Welcome|
|24 Mar 2014||All day||One-day Research Symposium|
|8:30-9:00||Welcome by Director, NIGLAS & DVCR&I, Federation University Australia|
|Theme: Wetland ecosystem resilience and ecosystem services|
Chair: Prof. Peter Scales, Melbourne University
|9:00-9:20||Prof. Max Finlayson- Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW, Australia.|
"Determining baselines and thresholds of change in wetlands"
|9:20-9:40||Prof. Junguo Liu- Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China.|
"Understanding historical trend of ecosystem services for river restoration: a case study of the Yongding river in Beijing, China"
|9:40-10:00||Prof. Prem Chhetri- RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.|
"Estimating visual quality, a component of culturally-associated ecosystem services in palaeo lake environments"
|10:00-10:20||Dr. Rong Wang- Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology Chinese Academy of Science (NIGLAS), Nanjing, China.|
"Paleolimnological evidence for resilience loss under nature perturbations in a lake ecosystem"
|Theme: Human disturbances and river regulations|
Chair: Prof. Max Finlayson, Charles Sturt University
|10:40-11:00||Prof. Peter Gell- Federation University Australia|
"Assessing change in floodplain wetland condition in Murray Darling Basin"
|11:00-11:20||Prof. Xiangdong Yang- Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology Chinese Academy of Science (NIGLAS), Nanjing, China.|
"Recent environmental changes in shallow Yangtze lakes"
|11:20-11:40||Dr. Giri Kattel- Federation University Australia.|
"Understanding the recent ecological and hydrological changes in floodplain wetlands of Murray and Yangtze Rivers"
|11:40-12:00||Prof. Jenny Davis- University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia|
"Understanding the impacts of multiple stressors and associated regime shifts in shallow wetlands"
|Theme: Impact of climate change on wetland ecosystems|
Chair: Prof. Zhenwen Liu, NIGLAS
|14:00-14:20||Prof. Guoping Wang- Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, China.|
"Wetlands and Environmental Change in Northeast China"
|14:20-14:40||Dr. Samantha Capon- Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.|
"Resilience and adaptive capacity of wetland vegetation to climate and hydrological change"
|14:40-15:00||Dr. Patrick Rioual- Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGG-CAS), Beijing, China.|
"Diatom-based ecological classification of shallow lakes in the Badain Jaran Desert (Inner Mongolia, China)"
|15:00-15:20||Dr. Yangmin Qin- China University of Geoscience, Wuhan, China.|
"Testate amoebae ecology and biogeography in peatlands of central China and Northern America, in relation to hydrology and human activities"
|Theme - Ecology, hydrology and river basin modelling|
Chair: Prof. Jenny Davis, University of Canberra, Australia
|15:40-16:00||Prof. Pengfei Du- Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.|
"The application of RegCM4.3 Model in regarding of long term climate variability over Yangtze river"
|16:00-16:20||Dr. Michael Reid- University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia. "Developing models on floodplain wetland ecosystems structure and functions following disturbances"|
|16:20-16:40||Prof. Yuwei Chen- Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology Chinese Academy of Science (NIGLAS), Nanjing, China.|
"Poyang wetland ecosystem: the establishment of the monitoring station and current findings"
|16:40-17:00||Prof. Martin Thoms- University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia|
"Floodplain wetland dynamics: the importance of hydrological connectivity between rivers and floodplain wetlands"
|17:00-17:20||Prof. Peter Scales- University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.|
"Robust recycling of water: The water plant of the future".
|17:20-17:40||Prof. Zhenwen Liu, Ping Zhong, Xiufeng Zhang, Jiajia Ning, Søren E. Larsen, Erik Jeppesen- Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology Chinese Academy of Science (NIGLAS), Nanjing, China.|
"Successful restoration of a tropical shallow eutrophic lake: strong bottom-up but weak top-down effects recorded"
|25 Mar 2014||Group Discussion (three groups)|
Chair: Prof. Peter Gell, Federation University Australia
|10:50-12:00||Synthesis of group discussion (all)|
Postgraduate Students/Scientists Q&A Session
Key focus areas:
|15:00-18:00||Visit landmarks of Nanjing including the Yangtze River Bridge|
|26 March 2014||All day||Travel to Poyang Lake, one of the floodplain lakes of Yangtze|
|27 March 2014||All day||Attend a discussion organised by Poyang Lake Research Station, then one-day trip to Lushan Mountain|
|28 March 2014||All day||Return to Nanjing by 17:00|