On September 27, Shizhen, Li Jun and Gan went to Shanghai to join Lin Tian（林田）, Yingjun（颖军）, Chongguo（崇国） and Yanlin（炎麟） for a scheduled trip to Hua-Niao-Dao （花鸟岛）of Shengsi Islands （嵊泗列岛）, where Lin Tian has collected environment samples for nearly10 years. We, a group of seven, stayed on the island for 3 days, and had intensive discussions on research and future, while enjoying the picturesque scenery and fresh seafoods. This proved to be a very nice paradigm of academic vacation/gathering.
On May 16-20, several of the group members attended the 16th POP Forum in Xi’Ning. It was a wonderful conference. Huang Chen, Shizhen and Gan gave talks, Wang Xiao presented a poster. We also met former group members Lin Tian, Pan Xiaohui and Zhang Ruijie. After the meeting, we had a half-day trip to Taer Temple (塔乐寺）one-day trip to Chaka Salt Lake （扎卡盐湖）and Qinghai Lake. We were lucky that arranged by Mr Yang we were able to enter the centre of the Natural Reserve of Qinghai Lake, also called Niandao. We had a unique experience along the lake shore with splendid view and birds around.
Do click the video for wonderful moment! And look at the head image taken by Gan.
Participants from the group.
Chaka Salt Lake.
Lusi （鹭鸶) Island.
Group picture at Dandao (蛋岛）
Feeding the birds.
Great video produced by Yang Tao.
JingQian (婧倩）from Shanghai Ocean University group.
YaNan （亚楠）from Yantai group.
Soil sampling at Lusi （鹭鸶）Island in Qinghai Lake.
Mr Yang Tao (杨涛）kindly arranged us to visit the Qinghai Lake Natural Reserve, of which he is the Director.
On March 12-14, a group of us including Xu Yue, Lin Tian, Shizhen, Li Jun, Guangcai, Huang Huanfang (黄焕芳) and Zhang Gan gathered in Conghua for writing a review of POPs study dedicated to a book to be published. It has been fruitful and we took the opportunity to exchange perspectives on the most current progress in the POPs research area.