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.
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.