June 6, 2018, Representatives of The Nature Conservancy Visited the Department of Earth System Science and our lab.
June 6, 2018

On June 6, 2018, the representatives of  The Nature Conservancy (TNC) visited the Department of Earth System Science, Tsinghua University and our lab. The TNC representatives who are the scientists and leaders from headquater in the U.S.A. and the branch offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen respectively. Dr. Jun Yang, associate professor of the Department of Earth  System Science and the lab leader, accompanied and  communicated with them in the south building of Mong Man Wai Science and Technology Building.

​Prof. Peng Gong, the dean of School of  Science, the chairman of the Department of Earth System Science welcomed the TNC representative's visit, and introduced the development history, research content and some other basic information of our department to them. The scientists from TNC also introduced their Greenprint Project in detail and shared a case of San Francisco Bay Area from different perspectives, including the goals, target users, and the layout ways. And they also demonstrated the outlook of Greenprint Projects applied in China in the future.

Dr. Jun ​Yang also introduced the basic condition of our department and the urban ecological research interests of out lab menbers. Dr. Conghong Huang and Dr. Jing Jin both delivered their recent researches to TNC representatives. Dr. Huang shared his work which mainly focus on  analizing the patterns of  urban green spaces accessibility in the global 1039 cities. The result shows the global spatial pattern differentiation. Dr. Jin shared her work which mainly concentrate on comparing the different sampling methods of urban trees biodiversity. She conducted that it is hardly to determine a comperhensive sampling way to suit all kinds of researches, we still need large amount of smples to catch the characteristics of the urban trees.

What's more, the TNC also discussed their interests in the planet healthy and healthy cities in China, and  the opportunity for collaboration. 

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