Group visit to Inst Tropical Forestry

On July 21, a group of us including 时真、李静、广财、扬之 paid a half-day visit to Research Institute of Tropical Forestry (RITF) of  Chinese Academy of Forestry. RITF is located within 15 minutes away from our institute. We had a quite formal meeting between the SKLOG  people and the 南岭北江源生态实验站. Professors We Zhongmin (吴仲民)and Zhou Guangyi (周光益)has been my long time friends. Guangyi gave a detailed introduction of their field facilities across Nanling and their research on the response of forestry ecosystem on climate abnormalities.   I gave a talk introducing organic geochemistry and SKLOG . The two sides then had plenty discussion on potential collaborations. I summarized the possibilities as: i) tree rings for 14CO2; ii) sediment records  of historical cold/frozen events and ecosystem response; 3) forestry breath of 14CO2; and 4) BC/DBC in fired forest ecosystems in Nanling. We had a lot of drink after the fruitful discussion which last almost 3 hours. Li Jing would be very happy to receive a very precious gift from Professor Wang Xu of RIFT which are preserved tree rings of Guangdong Pine collected from each 3 altitudes from the South and the North aspectes of Nanling!  Happy life and enjoyable gathering!

PS: On July 5-8, invited by Zhongmin, I had opportunity to go with a group of experts to the RIFT Nanling Observatory facilities across the mountains. I had a deep impression on the trip and the facilities; and was figuring ideas in mind for  potential collaborations/further explores. Now it is clear. I wrote a Ci poetry (词)recording the great trip, below, with many nice poctures in the field.

【浣溪沙 南岭记行】

武水源流莽岭峤,分湘界粤入云霄。松杉针铁 、竞粗豪。
百里平湖舒两岸,浊溪润草粉蝶娆。红军故事、乐昌谣。 ​​​​
迤逦闲心说笑语,江山如画逝流韶,烧鹅就酒、酹滔滔。 ​​​

Prof Wang Xu (王旭) transferred the precious tree ring samples from Nanling (South and North aspects, each at 3 elevations, from ca. 800-1500 masl) to Li Jing.

The three 1960s-ers. Wu Zhongmin (left) and Zhou Guangyi are the founders of the Nanling Beijiang Source Ecosystem Observatory.

Stratified groundwater recorder/sampler. 层流渗漏、计厘毫。

Lysimeter (surface). 层流渗漏、计厘毫。

The lysimeter (beneath the ground). 层流渗漏、计厘毫。












Professor Zou Shichun (邹世春, centre) has been always around me for about 30 years.