It aims to thoroughly implement the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and General Secretary Xi Jinping’s speeches, firmly establish the idea that lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets, effectively promote Qinghai University’s "Three-River Source Ecological Evolution, Restoration and Protection Technology Innovation Base D18013" project (Program “111”), and help facilitate the construction of first-class disciplines for Qinghai University. On the afternoon of July 5, the International Symposium on Comprehensive Management of Grasslands, Wetlands and Rivers in the Yellow River Source Zone, co-sponsored by Qinghai University and Qinghai Provincial Department of Science and Technology, and jointly undertaken by the National Key Laboratory for Three-River Source Ecology and High Altitude Agriculture and Animal Husbandry jointly founded by Qinghai University and certain provincial level departments, Foreign Experts Administration of Qinghai Provincial Department of Science and Technology, College of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry of Qinghai University, and Qinghai University’s "Three-River Source Ecological Evolution, Restoration and Protection Technology Innovation Base" project team, saw a grand opening in Qinghai University. Fourteen foreign experts and scholars from New Zealand, the United States, Italy, France, Australia and Singapore and leaders, experts, professors, teachers and students in related fields from China attended the symposium. The symposium was hosted by Professor Qiao Youming, Director of the Foreign Affairs Office of Qinghai University.
Mr. Ye Shuanlao, Director of the Bureau of Foreign Experts Affairs of Qinghai Provincial Department of Science and Technology, and Professor Zhao Zhizhong, Vice President of Qinghai University, delivered speeches. Professor Gary Brierley from the University of Auckland in New Zealand presided over the academic reporting and gave a special lecture entitled "Overview and Aims of the Workshop and Field Trip." Zhao Xinquan, a researcher at the Sanjiangyuan National Park Research Institute or the Northwest Institute of Plateau Biology, Associate Professor Jay Gao at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, Associate Professor Li Zhiwei at Wuhan University, and Professor Li Xilai at the College of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry of Qinghai University made speeches respectively titled "Environmental Protection of the Sanjiangyuan National Park," "Wetlands of the UYR," "Rivers of the UYR," and "Grasslands of the Upper Yellow River (UYR)."
At the symposium on July 6, Professor George Perry at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, Associate Professor Lauren Hallett at the University of Oregon in the United States, Professor Kirstie Fryirs at Macquarie University in Australia, Associate Professor Jay Gao at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, Professor Hervé Piégay at the University of Lyon in France, Professor James Brasington at the University of Waikato in New Zealand, Associate Professor Simone Bizzi at Politecnico di Milano in Italy, Associate Professor Peng Gao at the Syracuse University in the United States, Associate Professor Joseph Michael Wheaton at Utah State University in the United States, Associate Professor An Fuyuan at Qinghai Institute of Salt Lakes of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Zhou Bingrong, Director of Research Institute of Qinghai Meteorological Bureau, Cai Peiyun, Director of the Grassland Management Division of Qinghai Provincial Forestry and Grassland Bureau, Associate Professor Yang Yuanwu at Qinghai University, Ma Jianhai, Director of the Wetland Center of Qinghai Provincial Forestry and Grassland Bureau, Associate Researcher Lin Chunying at Qinghai Meteorological Bureau, Lyu Qiang, Director of Water Resources Management Bureau of Qinghai Provincial Department of Water Resources, Dr. Li Xiaoqing, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of College of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry of Qinghai University, and Professor Qi Delin, Director of the Office of the State Key Laboratory, gave keynote speeches respectively.
At the international symposium, discussions were conducted on the theoretical innovation for ecological protection in the Yellow River source zone, and introduction made to new theories, new methods and new results concerning the subject across the world, which will help promote the ecological environment protection and construction in the Yellow River source zone and provide scientific and technological support for ecological protection related theoretical and technological progress in the comprehensive experimental area in Sanjiangyuan National Park.
College of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry: Zhang Xiaoli
[Editor: Song Shengqing Editor in Charge: Rong Zengfeng】