Addressing food Security, Environmental stress and Water by promoting multidisciplinary Research EU And China Partnerships in science and business.
会议时间：2019年03月27-28日; 27th -28th March 2019
Weds 27th March 2019
10:30am-12:30pm (Parallel) Session 2
Theme 1: Pollution
Chaired by: Silvia Lacorte and Kevin Jones
Venue: JIE, 6F
1. Gan Zhang (GIG-CAS)
Personal perspectives on pollution issues and priorities – air, soils, waters
2. Pere Colomer Vidal (SEW-REAP PhD student, UB-GIG)
Plant uptake of PFAS in freshwater envrionment (Xiaoqing River, China)
3. Pablo Zapata Corella (SEW-REAP PhD student, UB-GIG)
Chlorinated and phosphorous pollutants in soils and sediments from 4 protected areas and an e-waste site in China
4. Scott Lowther (SEW-REAP PhD student, Lancaster-GIG)
Efficiency of HEPA indoor air purifiers in removing ultrafine ambient air particles in Guangzhou, China.
Theme 2: Improving Crop Resource Efficiency
Chaired by: Jiang Tian (SCAU) & Ian Dodd (Lancaster)
Venue: Room104, 1F
1. Bill Davies (Lancaster)
Delivering a greener agriculture: working with farmers to exploit advances in crop science
2. Xinguang Zhu (CAS-MPG PICB, Shanghai)
Development and application of a complete rice source sink flow model to guide rice agronomy and breeding
3. Martin Parry (Lancaster)
Increasing photosynthesis to increase yield, resource use efficiency and sustainability
4. Fan Jiang (BNU)
Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria to enhance plant stress tolerance
12.30-13.30pm Lunch Break (JIE, 6F)
1.30-3.30pm (Parallel) Session 3
Theme 1: Pollution
Chaired by: Silvia Lacorte and Kevin Jones
Venue: JIE, 6F
1. Anna Rigol (UB)
Sorption and desorption data to assess environmental mobility of pollutants: implications for risk assessment and design of remediation actions
2. Joel Fabregat (SEW-REAP PhD student, UB-GIG))
Sorption behavior of Fluoroquinolone antibiotics on environmental matrices
3. Guangguo Ying/ Chang’er Chen (SCNU)
Perspectives and priorities --aquatic chemical pollution
Theme 2: Improving Crop Resource Efficiency
Chaired by: Jiang Tian (SCAU) & Ian Dodd (Lancaster)
Venue: Room104, 1F
1. Francisco Perez-Alfocea (CSIC, Murcia)
Prospecting Solanum rootstock biodiversity for improving resource use efficiency in tomato
2. Puri Melgarejo (SEW-REAP PhD student, CSIC, Murcia-SCAU/JIE)
ABA regulation of phosphorus nutrition in tomato
3. Pedro Castro (SEW-REAP PhD student, Lancaster-CUHK)
Soybean gene expression and physiological responses under drought: the role of shoot-to-root signalling
4. Hon-Ming Lam (CUHK)
Genomic and molecular studies of salt tolerance in soybean
4-5pm Session 4
Theme 3: Nutrients
Venue: JIE, 6F
1. Phil Haygarth (Lancaster)
Global challenges for the Phosphorus Cycle
2. Leo Condron (Lincoln University, New Zealand)
Dynamics and bioavailability of soil phosphorus: insights gained from studying forest chronosequences
6pm Conference Dinner
Day 2 – Thurs 28th March 2019
Venue: JIE, 6F
9-10 am Session 5
Theme 3 (Nutrients)
1. Jianbo Shen (CAU)
Plant nutrient dynamics
2. Richard McDowell (AgResearch, New Zealand)
The role of phosphorus in global food security and water quality.
3. Nyamdavva Mongol (SEW-REAP PhD student, Lancaster-CAU)
Rhizosphere processes and associated phosphorus solubilisation during soil drying and rewetting
10.30-12.30pm Session 6
Theme 4 (Water)
1. Andy Sweetman (Lancaster)
Chemical threats to water security
2. Mike Hutchins (CEH)
Modelling effects of climate and river basin management on water quality in urbanising catchments
3. Zheng Zhou (Lancaster) with Jamie Beagle (SEW-REAP PhD student, Lancaster-GIG)
Application of noble gas geochemistry in studying the role of groundwater in crustal fluid systems
4. Li Wang (Pearl River Management Committee)
Water resources planning and protection in Pearl River Basin, China
1.30-3.30pm Session 7
Theme 5 (Soil & Land Use)
1. Nick Ostle (Lancaster)
Global change and soil carbon
2. Chunling Luo (JIE, GIG-SCAU)
DNA-stable isotope probing (DNA-SIP): from method development to the application
3. Tongxu Liu (Guangdong Institute of Eco-environmental Science & Technology)
Microbially mediated intrate-reducing Fe(II) oxidation: Quantification of chemodenitrification and enzymatic reactions
4. Mengke Song (South China Agricultural University)
Inconsistent distribution pattern of phenanthrene degraders and degrading genes implying their various evolution mechanisms
5. Zhenhong Hu (South China Agricultural University)
Contrasting effects of soil biodiversity on ecosystem multifunctionality between top- and subsoil across a moisture gradient in semarid grassland
6. Robert Smail (SEW-REAP Post-doc, Lancaster-GIG)
Using Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning to unlock scientific textual sources
7. Shan Luo (Lancaster)
Degradation and restoration of the alpine grasslands on the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau
8. Samuel Robinson (Lancaster)
Impacts of logging gaps on soil microbial community attributes and function in Borneo
4-6pm Session 8 – Synthesis and Round Up: “Moving Forward”
The Social Context – Leigh Martindale, SEW-REAP Student, Lancaster-GIG
Agriculture and innovation in China's Ecological Civilization
Closing Roundtable – Kevin Jones (Chair, Lancaster) with Kwan Sing Paul Lam (CUHK), Xinguang Zhu (CAS-MPG Shanghai), Chunling Luo (SCAU), Richard McDowell (AgResearch), Silvia Lacorte (CSIC), Martin Parry (Lancaster) and Scott Lowther (Lancaster)
The closing of the Conference will invite discussion on two key issues relating to the SEW-REAP programme and looking forward to next steps, namely:
·Personal perspectives on key issues regarding relevant scientific topics
·Opportunities, challenges and ways of working on these issues internationally.
Supervisors, Partners and External Speakers
Chang’er Chen, Professor in Environmental Science & Technology, the Outstanding Young Scholar at the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) of South China Normal University (SCNU). He obtained his PhD degree in Environmental Science from Lancaster University, U.K. in 2014, and then worked as research associate at the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC), Lancaster University for 2 years and as a researcher at the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES), Stockholm University (2016 - 2018). His research area is Environmental Chemistry and Techniques, focusing on development and applications of novel passive sampling techniques, particularly the Diffusive Gradient in Thin-films for organics (o-DGT), he is one of the leading researchers in this area; Another research area of Dr. Chen is the chemical risk assessment, particularly the bioaccumulation. He developed the abbreviated bioconcentration factor determination method (ABCF) with a single dietary exposure coupling to internal benchmarking methods. He serves as an editor for the open access journal – Journal of Environmental and Health Science (2014-). He worked as the PI or key participant on the projects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Science and Technology Program of Guangzhou, foundation for Outstanding Young Scholars of SCNU, foundation of Lars Hiertas Memory (Sweden), EU CEFIC-LRI, Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM, USA), EU JERICO, EPSRC (UK), DEFRA (UK), ‘863’, ‘973’ Programmes in China, etc. Dr. Chen has published more than 27 peer-reviewed journal articles in top journals such as Environmental Science & Technology (Letters), Environment International, Water Research, etc.，3 of which were selected as (inside) front cover papers.
Leo Condron is Professor of Biogeochemistry at Lincoln University since 2006. Research focus has been on the nature, dynamics and bioavailability of organic and mineral forms of nutrients in the soil-plant system in relation to soil management and land use. Project areas include soil organic matter and nutrient dynamics in forest and grassland ecosystems, soil chronosequence-ecosystem development dynamics, relationships between soil microbial diversity and function, rhizosphere processes and nutrient acquisition, and the nature and bioavailability of phosphorus in terrestrial environments.
Bill Davies is Distinguished Professor of Plant Biology at Lancaster University, UK. He developed his interest in plants when working on the family farm in the southeast of Britain. He has a degree in Horticultural Science from Reading University and a PhD from Forestry and Botany from the University of Wisconsin, USA. For the whole of his professional career in the UK he has worked at Lancaster University, most recently in the Lancaster Environmental Centre. He has a general interest in interventions that might enhance global food security, while his research group focuses on understanding how crop plants cope with adverse environmental conditions. Davies is an ISI highly-cited author in Plant and Animal Sciences. In 2009, the lab won a Queen’s Award for Innovation for work on sustainable use of resources in agriculture and in June 2011, Davies was awarded a CBE for services to Science in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. He was elected corresponding member of the American Society of Plant Biology in 2009, is an Honorary member of the Society for
Experimental Biology, an Honorary Research Fellow at Rothamsted Research and is currently President of the Global Plant Council.
Ian Dodd is Professor of Sustainable Agriculture at the Lancaster Environment Centre. His research aims to improve the sustainability of agriculture, with particular emphasis on the efficient use of water resources. Fundamental studies of how root-to-shoot signals are affected by the soil environment are exploited by (a) identifying genetic variation in crop water use efficiency (b) rootstock-mediated crop improvement (c) altering root architecture (d) different irrigation techniques and (e) applying plant growth promoting rhizobacteria and (f) applying different soil amendments derived from industrial waste streams. These techniques aim to understand the mechanisms by which plants sense changes in the soil biological, chemical and physical environment, how they communicate this information to the shoot to regulate water use, growth and crop yield, and how this knowledge can be exploited to maximize agricultural profit while sustainably using resources. He has published extensively on crop management techniques such as rootzone cooling in tropical aeroponics production, partial rootzone drying and rhizosphere engineering.
Phil Haygarth is a Professor of Lancaster Environment Centre. He conducts research on the interface between soils and freshwaters, with a focus on diffuse (particularly phosphorus) pollution and runoff control in a catchment context. His research studies the way in which soils can be encouraged to hold phosphorus at an optimal level to supply plants for food production, whist defining conditions that prevent the unwanted leakage to fresh-waterways. The practical impact of his research has been to help the UK government, and others around the world, develop policies that help farmers and catchment managers optimize plant uptake of phosphorus but minimize losses to water. Often this involves efforts to reduce runoff energy, which can have dual benefits for both diffuse pollution and flood control.
Kevin Jones is Distinguished Professor and Director of the Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University. Kevin is an environmental chemist and is one of the most highly cited scientists in Environment and Ecology and has published nearly 600 peer-reviewed journal articles. He has conducted world leading research into the environmental sources, fate, behaviour and effects of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) over the last three decades. He has long-standing collaboration with the CAS Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry and is a co-founder of the Joint Institute for the Environment (JIE). Current and future research interests include the cleaning of polluted urban land, building on a major UK Strategic Partnership Fund project in China with a pilot demonstration at Luzhou in Guangxi Province.
Silvia Lacorte is Head of the Department of Environmental Chemistry of IDAEA-CSIC and member of the Chemistry coordination area of CSIC. She is involved in the development
of analytical methods based in mass spectrometric techniques for the determination of organic contaminants and to study their behavior in the environment. Studies are aimed to determine legacy or priority contaminants (pesticides, PAHs, PCBs, etc.) as well emerging toxic compounds (alkylphenols, flame retardants, plasticizers, pharmaceuticals, etc.). Monitoring and biomonitoring methods are undertaken to understand their occurrence and fate in water, soil/sediments, biota and to evaluate their toxicological effects and impact. She has participated or coordinated European or national projects. Prof. Lacorte has 165 articles published in SCI journals and an h-index of 42. She has been recently been appointed Editor in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. The research group is characterized by the field works undertaken, formation activity, and collaboration with national and international scientific teams.
Hon-Ming Lam is Professor of School of Life Sciences, CUHK; Deputy Director, State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology, CUHK; Associate Director, Institute of Plant Molecular Biology and Agricultural Biotechnology, CUHK;Director, Center for Soybean Research, CUHK. His research interest is Genomic and functional genomic studies of soybean;Identification and characterization of functional genes to improve abiotic stress tolerance and disease resistance in plants;Manipulation of nitrogen sink-source relationship in plants.
Paul Lam is Chief-of-Staff (Vice-President), Chair Professor of Biologyof Department of Chemistry and Director of State Key Laboratory of Marine Pollution City University of Hong Kong. Paul Lam studied for his Bachelor and Master's degrees at the University of Hong Kong between 1979 and 1984. He was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship in 1984 to undertake his doctorate study at the University of Sheffield in England. He took up a Postdoctoral Fellowship at King's College, the University of London before returning to Hong Kong to take up a lecturing position at the City Polytechnic of Hong Kong in 1988. He has subsequently held tenured positions in a number of universities both in Hong Kong and overseas, including the Chinese University of Hong Kong (1990-1992) and the Victoria University in Australia (1992-1994). He joined the Department of Chemistry at the City University of Hong Kong in 1994.
Chunling Luo works as a research professor in Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, CAS. She got her Ph.D from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Year 2006 and was selected as a member of CAS One-hundred Talents Program in Year 2010. Her research interest is the biogeochemistry of contaminant monitoring and controlling, including bioremediation of metals and organic pollutants contaminated soils based on plant-microbe interactions, and developing new molecular methods to identify the functional microorganisms responsible for organic pollutants degradation. Soil microbial ecology relating nutrient cycling and climate change is her recent interest. She published 67 papers in the international peer-reviewed journals and works as the PI for 3 research projects founded by NSFC.
Rich McDowellFRS(NZ) is the Chief Scientist for the Our Land and Water National Science Challenge in New Zealand, a Principal Scientist at AgResearch and a Professor at Lincoln University. He has diverse research interests ranging from value chains to practice change and catchment management. He has a special interest in providing options and tools to mitigate water quality contamination from a variety of land uses while maintaining profitable farming enterprises.
Nick Ostle is a professor of Plant and Soil Ecology in Lancaster Environment Centre. Nick is also the director of NERC Envision Doctoral Training Partnership. His research aim is to improve scientific understanding of the role of plant-soil biodiversity interactions on ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry. Recognised for plant-soil biogeochemistry and ecology in the UK and internationally. Expertise on the combined use of 13C and 15N stable isotopes, greenhouse gas measurements, carbon dynamics, and soil microbial molecular technologies. Research highlights include, - identifying critical biotic regulators as a ‘latch’ on global peatland carbon stores, - the development of novel isotope probing technologies to causally link plant carbon dynamics with soil carbon sequestration, - developing a framework for the inclusion of plant-soil science into global carbon models and, - developing scientific evidence to influence future sustainable soil management globally. My research examines the effects and feedbacks of global change, climate and land use on carbon cycling in Arctic, Boreal, Temperate and Tropical Biomes. I have published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in international journals including Science and Nature with an H factor of 45 and citations >6000.
Martin Parry is the Professor in Plant Science for Food Security within the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) at Lancaster University. Until September 2015 Martin was an Associate Director and Head of the Plant Biology and Crop Science Department of Rothamsted Research where he also directed the 20:20 Wheat® Institute Strategic Program. Martin wants his research to have a real impact on food security by increasing the yield of major crops whilst also increasing the efficiency of production and end use quality. His aim is to understand how yield and quality are determined by gene composition and sequences in different environments (e.g. drought and temperature stress). This will enable him to manipulate the appropriate molecular and biochemical controls to increase in crop performance in a predictable way for current and future environments. Martin is the Editor-in-Chief of Food and Energy Security, and Co-Editor for the Journal of Integrative Plant Biology. In 2014, Martin was awarded the China National Friendship Award by Vice Premier Ma Kai in Beijing.
Jianbo Shen is Professor at China Agricultural University, where he works on the plant-soil interactions and focuses on root/rhizosphere nutrition and management for improving nutrient/water use efficiency and crop productivity with environmental resilience. He earned his Ph.D. from China Agricultural University; postdoc and the international academic experience were at The University of Western Australia, Hohenheim University, Wageningen University, Minnesota University and Lancaster University. He has coupled the techniques of plant-soil sciences, in combination with plant biology, to enhance our understanding of biological and chemical processes in the rhizosphere of legume and cereal crops under nutrient deficiency stresses or intensive farming systems and to improve the nutrient use efficiency and reduce pollution. He is also interested in the science underpinning food security, resource use efficiency as well as technology transfer and transformation of agriculture in China. He has got National Awards both for Natural Science and Technology Innovations and published over 50 peer-reviewed papers.
Jiang Tian, a professor from Root Biology Center, South China Agricultural University. My research focuses on plant nutrition. Our long-term objective is to clarify genetic and molecular mechanisms underlying legume (e.g., soybean, bean, stylo) root growth and development regulated by mineral nutrient stresses and metal toxicity on acid soils, especially for phosphorus and nitrogen deficiencies. Recently, I have received more than ten major grants and published more than 34 papers in the esteemed journals, including Current Opinion in Biotechnology, Plant Physiology and New Phytologist.
David Tyfield is Reader in Environmental Innovation & Sociology at the Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University and Research Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry (GIGCAS). He is Director of the International Research and Innovation Centre for the Environment (I-RICE), Guangzhou (a joint initiative between Lancaster and GIGCAS) and Co-Director of the Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe), Lancaster University. His research focuses on the interaction of political economy, social change and developments in science, technology and innovation, with a particular focus on issues of low-carbon transition in China, especially urban e-mobility as well issues of food security and ‘clean coal’. From 2013-17 he was PI and lead researcher for a UK ESRC-funded project with colleagues at CeMoRe, Sussex, SOAS, Tsinghua and CAS on ‘Low Carbon Innovation in China: Practice, Politics & Prospects’; and lead coordinator of the SEW-REAP programme. He is interested in research projects exploring novel ways to tackle complex socio-natural problems, including those regarding food and environment in China.
Guang-Guo Ying is a professor of environmental chemistry and ecotoxicology in South China Normal University. He received his BSc from Zhejiang University (China) and PhD (Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology) from the University of Adelaide (Australia). He has worked as a research scientist at the University of Melbourne and CSIRO Land and Water (Australia) for many years. He was recruited by the Chinese Academy of Sciences through “100 Talents” program, and received “Distinguished Scholar” Award from the National Natural Science Foundation of China. His research interests focus on environmental contamination assessment and remediation technology, including the fate and effects of contaminants in the environment. He is currently conducting research in emerging science areas such as endocrine disrupting chemicals and pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the environment, and environmental issues associated with wastewater and biosolid reuse. He is interested in the development of chemical and biological tools for the risk assessment of contaminants in soil and water environments.
Gan Zhang is Professor and Deputy Director General at the CAS Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry. Dr Zhang graduated from Department of Geology, Nanjing University in 1987. He obtained is MSc and PhD degree in geochemistry from Nanjing University and Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (GIGCAS) in 1990 and 1995, respectively. He did his postdoctoral research in sedimentology in Reading University, UK. His research interest has been in the fate of organic pollutants in regional/global environment. Besides, he is coordinating a research group working in a wider area from environmental microbiology, atmospheric chemistry to radiocarbon analysis. His recent research focus includes: (i) regional biogeochemistry of persistent organic pollutants (POPs); (ii) compound-specific radiocarbon analysis and its application in ecology and environmental forensics; (iii) chemical pollution in Southeast/South Asia. Dr Zhang has published >240 papers in internationally peer-reviewed SCI journals, with a citation times of >6100 and an h index of 42 (ref to: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/C-3528-2012).
Jianhua Zhangis currently the Director of the State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology and Professor of Plant Biology in the School of Life Sciences, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Before joining CUHK, he was the Chair Professor and Head of Biology Department at Hong Kong Baptist University. He obtained his B Sc from Jiangsu Agricultural College in 1982 in China and PhD from Lancaster University in 1988 in UK. His research area is in plant stress physiology and water-saving cultivation of field crops. He is theassociate editor of the Journal of Experimental Botany since 2009, and editor or associate editor of eight other peer-reviewed journals. He has won the President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Scholarly Work at Hong Kong Baptist University and many other awards in China. In 2008, Jianhua Zhang was profiled by Nature magazine as one of the ‘Five Crop Researchers Who Could Change the World’.
Xinguang Zhu is a Professor of Plant Systems Biology in the CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is also a member of the state Key Laboratory for Hybrid Rice Research. There are two major projects ongoing in Dr. Zhu's lab. One focuses on developing a systems model of crop growth and development, with rice as the model species. The goal of this project is to realistically simulate the major molecular, physiological and physical processes controlling the efficiency of energy conversion and nitrogen use efficiencies of crops. The second project focuses on studying evolution and development of C4 photosynthesis with the ultimate goal of engineering C4 photosynthesis into C3 crops.Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org