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China-US 2011 Joint Symposium

September 25 @ 6:00 PM - - September 28 @ 12:30 PM - Purdue University West Lafayette Campus, IN, USA

We would like to invite your to attend the conference on September 25-28, 2011 on the Purdue West Lafayette Campus. For more information or to register, please visit: http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/sustainability/symposium/

The EcoPartnership China-US Joint Research Center for Ecosystem and Environmental Change is a partnership among six Chinese and US research institutions including the University of Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Purdue University in the US, and in China the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Science of the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), the Institute of Geographical Science and Natural Resources Research (CAS) and The Institute of Applied Ecology (CAS). The focus of the China-US Joint Research Center is to promote research collaboration, academic exchange, student education, and technology training and transfer in areas of environmental concern. The China-US Joint Research Center was established in 2006 when a 5-year agreement was signed. In May 2011 it was accepted into the China-US EcoPartnership program established by the U.S. Department of State and the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (http://www.ecopartnerships.gov/). Among the activities of the Center is an annual research symposium held in alternate years in the US and China. Previous meetings have been in Knoxville TN, Beijing, Oak Ridge TN, and again in Beijing. In September 2011 the inaugural meeting of the EcoPartnership will be held at Purdue University.

The meeting annually brings together top Chinese and American researchers in the areas of biofuels and alternative energy, environmen- tal impacts, and climate.

The program has shown steady growth and the 2011 meeting is expected to include up to 150 scientists and graduate students, including 25-30 Chinese participants.

 

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