Nick Ostle is a professor in Lancatser University. He is a brilliant ecologist. Nick obtained a CAS visiting professorship to the group. On March 11-18 he visited the group and had discussion with Lucy on the collaboration plan. His PhD student, Caley Brown, is going to stay with us for 3 months to work in Dinghushan Mountain （鼎湖山） for field experiments. Nick was highly impressed by the state-of-the-art analytical instruments in the institute, in particular the GC-IRMS systems and the 14C-AMS system, as well as the highly professional technician (i. e. Dr Xie Luhua) .
Shown here Nick was receiving the certificate of his CAS visiting professorship from CAS vice-president Professor Yaping Zhang （张亚平副院长）, a brilliant evolutionary genetics biologist and CAS academician.