Between 24-29 August, the 4th International Seminar on Pollution Ecology & 2nd International Seminar on Soil Environment Protection and Ecological Civilization Construction co-hosted by CSU and the Pollution Ecology Commission of Ecological Society of China was held in Changsha, csu.edu.cn reported. Some 240 delegates from 10 countries (regions) and 60 units from 25 provinces and municipalities in China (8 winners of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars and Changjiang Scholars Program and 6 winners of National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars and the Ten Thousand Talents Program) attended the meeting and joined academic exchanges.
The opening ceremony was presided over by Professor Xue Shengguo of the environmental and ecological engineering research team at CSU’s College of Metallurgy and Environment. Professor Chai Liyuan, Dean of the College of Metallurgy and Environment, delivered the welcoming speech. Professor Zhou Qixing, chairman of the international seminar, briefly introduced the achievements of past seminars. Research Fellow Wei Shuhe, Director of the Pollution Ecology Commission of Ecological Society of China, introduced the theme and agenda of the seminar.
The theme of the seminar is “Environment Remediation and Ecological Civilization”. Eleven domestic and foreign experts, including Longbin Huang (Australia), Liping Weng (Netherlands), Hailong Wang (New Zealand), MingHung Wong (Hong Kong), Zhou Qixing (Nankai University), Wu Jinshui (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Cao Xinde (Shanghai Jiao Tong University), Zhang Ying (Northeast Agricultural University), Duan Changqun (Yunnan University), Chai Liyuan (Central South University) and Xue Shengguo (Central South University), were invited to deliver keynote speeches on such topics as frontiers of pollution ecology, artificial wetlands, heavy metal form simulation, remediation of polluted black soil, clean production of nonferrous metal industry, soil-conversion treatment of red mud, ecological remediation of mines, remediation of contaminated sites, ecological effect of soil pollution and application of biomass materials. 48 experts from some 40 domestic and international organizations delivered special reports on the four subjects of “water pollution and ecological remediation”, “ecological remediation of mines and landscape improvement”, “soil pollution control and safety of agricultural products” and “frontier of pollution ecology and disciplinary development”. On 24 August, 31 doctoral/master students showed their respective works at the special session of postgraduate report.
During the meeting, participants were engaged in brainstorming, demonstrating the innovation, vigor and enthusiasm of pollution ecology researchers both at home and abroad. The seminar proposed strategic suggestions to develop the domains of ecology, soil and environment, which will serve not only the strategic reports of relevant government departments but also the ecological civilization initiatives of local governments.
The seminar was co-hosted by CSU’s College of Metallurgy and Environment, Chinese National Engineering Research Center for Control & Treatment of Heavy Metal Pollution and Journal of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and sponsored by K. C. Wong Education Foundation, Xishi Ecological Technology Co., Ltd. and Zhejiang Zone-King Environmental Sci&Tech Co., Ltd. This is the second time for CSU to have been supported by K. C. Wong Education Foundation since the National Academic Exchange Sponsorship Program “International Seminar on Soil Environment Protection and Ecological Civilization Construction” in 2014.
The environmental and ecological engineering research team at CSU’s College of Metallurgy and Environment is specialized in the research of such areas as ecological disposal of solid wastes, remediation of environment polluted by heavy metals, ecological reconstruction of abandoned mines, environmental risk assessment of pollution and environmental contingency plan. Professor Xue Shengguo, the leader of the research team, is the deputy director of the Pollution Ecology Commission of Ecological Society of China, a member of the Soil Environment Specialty Committee of Soil Science Society of China, a member of the Rocky Desertification Control Commission of Desert Control and Sand Society of China, and a member of the Society of Heavy Metal of Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences. He is the first scientist having discovered Phytolacca americana, a kind of Mn-hyperaccumulator in China. He established China’s first red mud soil-conversion research team to steer the research of ecological disposal of red mud in China and actively promote international collaboration on red mud soil-conversion research. He has published 130 plus papers on domestic and international journals such as Land Degradation and Development, Chemical Engineering Journal, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Experimental Botany, Environmental Pollution, Science of the Total Environment, Chemopshere, ACTA SCIENTIAE CIRCUMSTANTIAE, Acta Ecologica Sinica, ACTA PEDOLOGICA SINICA, Environmental Chemistry, Journal of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering, Journal of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Journal of Nonferrous Metals (over 60 SCI/EI cited papers and 2 ESI highly cited papers).
Source: College of Metallurgy and Environment