The Second National Symposium on Biodiversity Monitoring was successfully held on 13 October, 2016 in Beijing, China
Co-hosted by the Bureau of Science & Technology for Development, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Biodiversity Committee (BC), CAS, the Second National Symposium on Biodiversity Monitoring was successfully held on 13 October, 2016 in Beijing, China. The workshop was attended by more than 280 participants including 5 participants form Taiwan. Chaired by Keping MA, Secretary General of BC-CAS, Mr. Ziyuan Duan, Deputy Director General of Bureau of Science & Technology for Development, CAS, Dr. Lei Cai, Division Chief of Department of Nature and Ecology Conservation, Ministry of Environment Protection (MEP) delivered opening addresses.
Two plenary talks were given by Prof. Yingxiong Qiu from Zhejiang University, Dr. Akihiro Nakamura from Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS. Five sessions, 34 researchers shared their research progress in diversity monitoring of plants, animals, soil microorganisms, advanced monitoring technology and information management and so on.
This symposium comprehensively summarized the progress and future plans of biodiversity monitoring in China and provided valuable reference for the design and implementation of monitoring programs. Biodiversity monitoring not only needs to convergence the force of different parties to promote monitoring, but also needs to strengthen the cooperation between related departments and CAS to jointly promote biodiversity monitoring and conservation in China.