Agenda for Prof. Davey Jones and Paula’s visiting

Soil Environment & Ecology Group
Institute of Subtropical Agriculture (ISA)
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Ecosystems & Environment Group
Environment Centre Wales
School of the Environment, Natural Resources & Geography
Bangor University
4th. Jan. 2013-10th.Jan. 2013
Room 1st floor, Meeting room of Institute of Subtropical Agriculture (ISA), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Professor Dr. Davey Jones and Dr. Paula Roberts (Bangor University)
Staff and students in the Soil Environment & Ecology Group
Others from College of Resource and Environment, Hunan Agricultural University
(about 30-50 persons)
Dr. Davey Jones holds a Professorial Chair in Soil and Environmental Science at Bangor University. A major focus of his research is on understanding below-ground processes with specific focus on nutrients and human pathogen behavior in soil-plant-microbial systems. Current applications of his work include the use of wastes for land restoration, implementation of strategies for controlling E. coli O157 in agricultural systems, enhancing food safety, carbon sequestration in grasslands and ways to improve nutrient use efficiency in cropping systems. He has published more than 225 scientific journal articles and his work has been cited over 5900 times, and H-index was 41.
Dr. Paula Roberts’ main area of research has focussed on understanding the processes that control plant nutrient cycling in soils with a focus on interactions between soil microbial communities and plant roots. Dr Roberts has also worked on understanding carbon dynamics in polluted and unpolluted agricultural systems using isotopic techniques to gain an understanding of carbon fluxes in plant-soil systems. He has published more than30 scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals,including Nature Climate Change, PLOS ONE, Soil Biology & Biochemistry etc.

4th. Jan. 2013 (Friday)

15:00 Tida Ge welcomes Prof. Dr. Davey and Dr Paula at Changsha Huanghua airport
16:00 Registration at the accommodation (Mingcheng International Hotel)
18:30 Dinner (Discussion about the agenda arrangement and fix it)
5th. Jan. 2013 (Saturday)
9:00-12:00 Rest at hotel to adjust time difference
12:00-14:00 Lunch time (at the dining room of Mingcheng International Hotel)
14:00- Changsha City tour (Tida Ge to accompany)
6th. Jan. 2013 (Sunday)
9:00-17:00 Field tour to Changsha Research Station for Agricultural Environment Observation (Prof. Jinshui Wu, Dr. Yuyuan Li, Jinlin Shen, Tida Ge etc.)
7th. Jan. 2013 (Monday)
9:00-9:15 Welcome and Visiting professorship certification award to Prof. Dr Davey
(Prof. Dr Jinshui Wu presides, Prof. Kenlin Wang represents the institute to award the certification of appointment)
9:15-9:30 Brief introduction of our institute and group (Prof. Dr Wu Jinshui )
9:30-10:30 Overview of projects ongoing in Davey’s group, Isotope applications for studies of soil C and N cycling in ecosystem (Prof. Dr. Davey Jones)
10:30-10:45 Tea and coffee break
10:45-11:45 DON cycling in soils (Dr. Paula Roberts)
11:45-12:00 Discussion
12:00-14:30 Lunch time and rest
14:30-16:00 Hotspots in the rhizosphere (Prof. Dr. Davey Jones)
16:00-16:30 Discussion
16:30-17:30 Lab visit (Tida Ge show around and explanation)
8th. Jan. 2013 (Tuesday)
Working presentation
9:00-9:45 Rhizosphere links the above- and belowground processes (Prof. Dr. Davey Jones)
9:45-9:55 Discussion
9:55-10:40 Carbon and Nitrogen cycling in polar regions (Dr. Paula Roberts)
10:40-10:50 Discussion
10:50-11:00 Tea and coffee break
11:00-12:00 working presentation
11:00-11:10 Dr Shoulong Liu’s working presentation
11:10-11:15 comments and Discussion
11:15-11:25 Dr Jinlin Shen’s working presentation
11:25-11:30 comments and Discussion
11:30-11:40 Biological carbon assimilation and dynamics in a flooded rice – soil system (Dr Tida Ge)
11:40-11:45 comments and Discussion
11:45-11:55 Dr Yi Wang’s working presentation
11:55-12:00 comments and Discussion
12:00-14:30 Lunch time and rest
14:30-15:30 Recycling organic wastes for crop production in temperate and tropical soils (Dr. Paula Roberts)
15:30-16:30 discussion and free talk (organized by Dr. Paula Roberts)
9th. Jan. 2013 (Wednesday)
9:00-10:00 The ecological role of the application of biochar in agricultural farming (Prof. Dr. Davey Jones)
10:00-12:00 Manuscripts improve and discussion (3nd floor, Room 318)
12:00-14:00 Lunch time and rest
14:30-17:30 Visiting Central South University of Forestry and Technology (CSUFT)
(Prof. Dr. Wenhua Xiang’s presides)
14:30-15:00 Brief introduction of CSUFT and group (Prof. Dr Wenhua Xiang )
15:00-15:30 Phosphorus cycling (Prof. Dr. Davey Jones)
15:30-16:00 Lab visit
16:00-16:15 Tea and coffee break
16:15-16:45 Temperature and C cycling (Dr. Paula Roberts)
16:45-17:00 Roles of microorganisms in soil carbon and nutrient cycling (Prof. Dr Jinshui Wu)
17:00-17:30 Discussion
2013/01/10 (Thursday)
9:00-10:00 Manuscript preparation for international journals and oral presentation skills
(Dr. Paula Roberts)
10:00-12:00 Manuscript improve and discussion on cooperation and exchange (3nd floor, Room 318)
12:00-14:00 Dinner
14:00- Leave for the airport, return UK (Tida Ge sends off)


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