Category Archives: 野外站

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.

NAEO revisited

On September 27-29, a group of us (Li Jun, Shizhen and Gan) paid anotrher visit to Ningbo Atmospheric Environment Observatory (NAEO) first setup by the group from 2008.  Chen Yingjun, from Shanghai, and Zhang Yanlin, form Nanjing, came to meet with us for a dinner together in Ningbo.  The NAEO was first setup by Zhang Yanlin, and then built by Liu Xiang and Li Jun. It has been taken care of by the ‘Shen brothers’ who have been very professional to keep the station running for 12 years! The facility needs another round of refurbishing.    Besides, we also visited the famous Tiyige (天一阁)in the city, which is an ancient library, amazing.

A successful trip to Sri Lanka in October 2017

Dilanka, Liu Xin, Zhao Shizhen, and Zhong Guangcai had a trip to Sri Lanka from Oct. 22-30, 2017. We met our old friends from University of Ruhuna in Matara and new friends from University of Peradeniya in Kandy. We established collaboration on passive air sampling, mussel sampling, and sewage plant water sampling for a Southern Contaminants Programme (SCP), which is based on international collaboration and funded by Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) as part of its Belt & Road Initiatives. We discussed further cooperation in other aspects in the future.

A welcome dinner  with friends from University of Ruhuna (UoR). Left to right: Zhong Guangcai, Dilanka, Pro. Tilak, Zhao Shizhen, Liu Xin, Dr. Upul.

Discussion with Dr. Upul on passive air sampling (PAS) and mussel sampling.

Shizhen was demonstrating the PAS. Left to right: Jonathan and Sangeeth, from the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences & Technology, UoR.

Deployed PAS in the UoR campus with the help from two excellent students (Jonathan and Ayoma) and technical officer (Samantha).

Liu Xin was demonstrating packing of mussel samples.

Jonathan and Ayoma were taking mussels at Matara seashore.

Discussion with Pro. Shameen (Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya) on PAS in Kandy.

Pro. Karu  (Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya)  showed us his excellent and interesting studies on air pollution. We discussed on future cooperation.

Done PAS in Kandy with the great support by Rajitha (left) and Tharindu (right) from Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya.

Done PAS in Colombo with kindly help provided by local friends.

Dilanka did field investigation of a sewage plant in Colombo.

The ladies celebrated this successful trip with a nice dinner.