On May 27, Yishan’s paper on the impact of forest-to-plantation conversion on soil organic carbon dynamics was accepted for publication in Geoderma. It has been a difficult work, and is the first paper on radiocarbon in the pedosphere/soil of the group. Click to see the sampling campaign record. Great and congratulations!
On May 15, Yishan, Yingtao and Tang Jiao did their PhD viva via internet. This was the first trial of the institute to organize PhD viva in this e-form. They presented their PhD defense report well. Dr Liu Xin organized and looked after the event, and the examiner panels were as follows.
答辩委员会 （唐娇）：陈颖军（复旦大学），章炎麟（南京信息工程 大学），李军，唐明金，毕新慧
Congratulations! Drs Jiang, Tang and Sun!
On July 18-20, Prof. Zhang, Guangcai, Alok (a new intern undergraduate student from Brown universitiy)and I visited JIANFENG mountain and BAWANG mountain national preserve in Hainan Province for soil sampling in 2 kinds of tropical rain forests. We were guided by Mr Lin Mingxian (林明献） and Chen Qing （陈庆）of the Hainan Forestry Bureau who have worked in local forest research over 20 years and are extremely familiar with every kind of tropical plant. We had a intimate contact with the core area of the 2 national reserve and the Gibbon conservation, collected soil and litter samples from midmountain rainforest, tropical evergreen forest and tropical valley rain-forest. Occasionally, we also found some beautiful scenery near by our accomendations and took some wonderful photos. It was an impressive and rich-knowledge harvested trip with memorable farm-flavored dishes.:)
A beautiful beach called Mulong Bay near Jianfeng mountain
“Before the sunset”(法国电影，爱在日落黄昏时)
Pretend to be a crab(⊙﹏⊙)b
the most adorable height difference（最萌身高差）
the best sunset view point in Sanya
foot of the Jianfeng mountain
Hainan butterfly(a papilionoidea, I guess)
Plan to add a GIG brand on this wall
sampling for soil unit weight
A soil profile in Jianfeng mountain tropical forest
Hainan Wujiao piggy（五脚猪） Guess why it is called this name?
banana trees at the door
“Singin’ in the rain”（美国电影，雨中曲）
Farseek Changhua river（昌化江）
A kiss from the Hainan beggarweed/(ㄒoㄒ)/~~
assembly line for soil sampling
Michelia mediocris Dandy（白花含笑）, best furniture material
A gibbon protector, Mr. Chen
Guangcai behind the eldest Dacrydium pierrei （陆均松）in the Bawang mountain preserve
root carving collection of Mr. Chen
Journey to the south（南游记）