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International Seminar on Karst critical zone hosted by IRCK/IKG

Date:2017-07-21 Author:IRCK/NICK

On July 19,2017, at the occasion of the 9th International Training Course of IRCK, IRCK/IKG hosted a seminar on karst critical zone. More than 50 delegates from 17 countries, including China, the United States, Brazil,Thailand and South Africa, attended the meeting.

Prof. Cao Jianhua, Executive Deputy Director of IRCK, first introduced the International Big Scientific Plan on “Resources and environmental effects of global karst dynamicsystem”, which is promoted by IRCK/IKG closely also related to the study of karstcritical zone. Subsequently, Prof. Jonathan Arthur of Florida Geological Survey, Prof. Zhu Chen from Indiana University, Professor Chen Xi of Hohai University, Prof. Zheng Hongbo from Yunnan University, Dr.Mitja Prelovsek of Slovenia Karst Research Institute, Prof. Sasa Milanovic of University of Belgrade, Serbia, Prof. Anwar Elfiky, University of Alexandria, Egypt and Professor Mehran Maghsoudi of the University of Tehran, Iran, conducted a high-level academic report on the hot issues in karst critical zone. These include the progress of global karst zone research, geochemical model in karst system, critical monitoring and hydrological processes. Experts and young geologists from different counties conducted in-depth discussions and exchanged experiences with each other.


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