2013 Conference of Global DNDC Network with a DNDC Training Workshop (dndc2013)

Organization: Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Venue: HUBEI BUSINESS HOTEL ZHONGGUAN

Location: Beijing, China

Event Date/Time: Sep 14, 2013 / 9:00 am - (GMT +8:00 hours) End Date/Time: Sep 17, 2013 / 5:00 pm - (GMT +8:00 hours)
Registration Date: Jun 10, 2013 Time: 12:00:00(GMT +8:00 hours)
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Description

1. Introduction

DNDC (Denitrification-Decomposition) is one of the biogeochemical models utilized worldwide for studies on carbon and nitrogen cycles for terrestrial ecosystem. During the past decade, about 400 peer-reviewed papers related to DNDC studies have been published in English and other languages by researchers across more than 20 countries. The Global DNDC Network was launched in New Zealand in 2009 to provide an international forum for the DNDC researchers and model developers, and the first conference was held by the Landcare Research in New Zealand in the year. By coordinating with the Global DNDC Network, we decided to hold the 2013 Conference in Beijing, China during September 14-16 in 2013. The goal of the 2013 Conference of Global DNDC Network is to continuously enhance the international collaborations with modeling approaches for improving the environmental services of agricultural production at site, regional and global scales. The conference will be hosted by Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

A DNDC Training Workshop will be held following the Conference on September 17. The scientific basis of DNDC as well as methodologies for applying DNDC at site and regional scales will be introduced with case study demonstration and question discussions under tutorial of Prof. Changsheng Li from University of New Hampshire.

 

2. Conference Theme

Reviewing progresses and exchanging experience on applying process-based models for improving environmental services of agricultural production.

 

3. Conference Topics

The scientific programs of the conference will include but not limited to the following topics:

(1) The latest developments of DNDC on modeling ecosystem productivity, carbon sequestration, methane and nitrous oxide emissions, and nutrient leaching for cropping and livestock agro-ecosystems; (2) DNDC calibration/validation/sensitivity tests at field or farm scale on carbon and nitrogen cycles in the plant-soil-water systems; nutrient leaking into the atmosphere or the local surface/ground water systems; alternative management practices for mitigation; (3) DNDC applications at watershed, regional or global scale for estimating impacts of climate or management change on agricultural production, carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions, and nutrient loading to water bodies: spatial analysis with baseline and alternative scenarios.

 

4. Conference Schedule

Sep. 14, 2013:Onsite registration

Sep. 15-16, 2013:Keynote speeches, workshops, and discussions

Sep. 17, 2013:DNDC Training Workshop

 

5. Registration

We will highly appreciate if you can send the registration form back to the conference secretariat at dndc2013@163.com before June 10, 2013 that will assist us to finalize the logistic facilities based on the responses. The second announcement will be delivered based on the registrations.

E-mail: dndc2013@163.com Tel:+86-10-82107940

 

6. Organizing Committee

Prof. Huajun TANG, Vice President, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Prof. Daolong WANG, Director General, Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Prof. Jianjun QIU, Deputy Director General, Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Prof. Changsheng LI, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, USA

Prof. Surinder Saggar, Landcare Research, New Zealand

 

7. Conference Secretariat

Dr. Maofang GAO, Dr. Hu LI, Dr. Chunyu GAO

Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 100081, 12# Zhongguancun South Street, Haidian District, Beijing, China

Tel: +86-10-82107940

Email: dndc2013@163.com

 

8. Fee Estimates

The cost for a room in the hotels in Beijing is around 400 – 500 Chinese Yuan (equivalent to $65-80) per night. The room in economic chain hotel will be 200-300 Chinese Yuan ($ 30-50). But it will be a little bit far away from the hotel and need bus travel.

Registration fee for conference is 1500 Chinese Yuan ($250).

 

Venue

No 36 South street Zhongguancu
Beijing
China
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Organizations

Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Beijing
100081
China