Understanding China’s Ecosystems

The Confucius Institute and the College of Science and Engineering are delighted to announce a lecture given by Professor Bojie Fu from the Chinese Academy of Sciences on Friday 29 May at 5pm.

Abstract:  Professor Fu will give a fascinating talk on: Understanding China’s Ecosystems: Processes, Services and Management

Ecosystem services are the benefits people obtain from ecosystems. The United Nation’s Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) reported in 2005 that more than half of ecosystem services are in declining in the world. Professor Bojie Fu will present an analysis of current situation of Chinese ecosystems and introduce the works of the Chinese Ecosystem Research Network (CERN). He will then discuss adaptive management strategies aimed at restoring and improving the capability of ecosystems that provide services.

Speaker Biog: Professor Fu graduated PhD from Peking University and the University of Stirling in 1989. He has served the Chinese Academy of Sciences in several roles, currently being Chair of the Steering Committee in the Research Centre for Eco-environmental Sciences, Beijing.  Professor Fu also serves as the Director-General of the Department of Earth Science of the NSFC, and has just become president of the Geographical Society of China.

He is visiting Scotland on account of having been elected as a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.  Professor Fu has published over 380 papers and chapters covering a wide range of environmental science topics. His current interests include Water, Vegetation and Soil Interaction and Ecological Restoration; Ecosystem Services and Management; Landscape Pattern and Ecological Processes; and, Land Use Change and Environmental Effects.

  • Venue: Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre
  • Date: Friday 29 May
  • Time: 5pm- 6.15pm, with a drinks reception until 7pm
  • Introduced by: Professor Neal Juster, Senior Vice-Principal

To register, please visit Eventbrite.  

We look forward to seeing you there.

The Confucius Institute and the College of Science and Engineering

First published: 17 May 2015

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