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The Chinese Academy of Science NECLIME Symposium
source:     author:     2010-09-30

The Chinese Academy of Science NECLIME Symposium in Kunming,
China from Nov. 18 to 20, 2010
Second Circular & Registration

The Chinese Academy of Science NECLIME Symposium will be held in Kunming, China from November 18 to 20, 2010. The organizing committee is pleased to invite you to participate in this symposium.
The organizing committee has selected China as the location to hold this symposium because a lot of work has been done by Chinese colleagues and NECLIME members to reconstruct the climate and vegetation development in China in the last few years. This symposium will provide an opportunity for the colleagues to exchange new results and ideas on the Neogene climate evolution research in Eurasia.
The symposium will be taking place at the Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB), Chinese Academy of Sciences, one of the most prestigious botanical research institutions in East Asia. The herbarium of KIB houses more than 1.2 million specimens of plants and fungi. The organizing committee is also pleased to provide a field excursion to some nearly intact evergreen broadleaved forests around Kunming, one of the most attractive China’s always-spring metropolitan.

Kunming, Yunnan, southwest China.

17 Nov.: arrival and registration
18 Nov.: scientific presentations
19 Nov.: field trip to the forests around Kunming
20 Nov.: scientific presentations
21 Nov.: departure from Kunming

- East Asian climate and vegetation in the Neogene - local and regional evidence;
(1) Large scale patterns and teleconnections in Eastern Eurasia and comparison with Europe, including the history of East and Southeast Asia monsoon systems and the impact of Himalayan uplift on Eurasian Neogene climate history
(2) Impact of Neogene climatic and environmental changes on East Asian biodiversity

Please send e-mail to either Prof. Zhekun ZHOU (
zhouzk@mail.kib.ac.cn) or Dr. Yaowu XING (xingyaowu@mail.kib.ac.cn) in the email subject of “NECLIME meeting registration” giving your name, organization, and oral/poster presentation title.
Deadline for registration: Sep. 15, 2010.

Registration Fee
Payment will be on reception desk in Kunming. Cash is only acceptable.
Registration fee: Euro 300/person, Euro 200/person for students, which includes four nights of accommodation, food, transportation between airport and hotel, conference abstract volume, and one day excursion.

We will provide a single room in Kunming Expo Garden Hotel for each attendee (a four-star hotel;
Tel: 86-871-5012666; Website:
http://www.expogardenhotel.com.cn/index.php), which is near the Kunming Horticulture Expo Garden.

Please send an electronic copy of your abstract. Use 2 cm margins on all four sides with single-spaced lines and Times New Roman typeface with a 12-point pitch. At the top, authors name and organization will be described, and the tile will be at the next new paragraph. After one line space, text with tables, figures, pictures or references. Please do not divide words. One abstract will not exceed two pages of A4 or letter size paper.
Send the Abstract to
zhouzk@mail.kib.ac.cn or xingyaowu@mail.kib.ac.cn
The deadline for submission of abstracts is Oct. 1, 2010.

Each delegate will be allowed one oral presentation of 20 minutes including time for questions and discussion. PowerPoint presentations are required. If other audio-visual aids are needed, please contact Secretary.

A display panel with dimensions 3’8” (1.1 meters) high by 5’7” (1.7 meters) wide will be provided.
Pushpins to facilitate display will be provided. The posters will be displayed on November 18th
afternoon, and removed on November 20th evening after the closing ceremony.
For further questions, please e-mail to
zhouzk@mail.kib.ac.cn or xingyaowu@mail.kib.ac.cn

The primary schedule
November 18th, 2010

9:00 - 9:20:
Opening Ceremony.
Host: Hang Sun, deputy director of Kunming Institute of Botany,Chinese Academy of Science
Oral presentations focusing on large scale patterns and teleconnections in Eastern Eurasia and comparison with Europe, including the history of East and Southeast Asian monsoon systems and the impact of Himalayan uplift on Eurasian Neogene climate history.

November 19th, 2010
Field excursion: visiting the evergreen broad-leaves forests around Kunming.

November 20th, 2010

9:00-17:00: Oral presentations focusing on the East Asian climate and vegetation in the Neogene.
17:00-17:30: Closing Ceremony.

The oral presentation titles we received already:
Herrmann M., Quaternary Climate and Vegetation History of the Qaidam Basin (NE Tibet) - a Palynological Approach
Huang YJ, Quantitative climate reconstruction of the late Pliocene Lanping flora from SW Yunan, China.
Jacques F.M.B., Reconstruction of southern China vegetations during the Neogene.
Momohara A., Early Late Miocene floral change in central Japan and its significance in the development of Asian Monsoon.
Muellner A., Climate change, uplift and the origin of Tibetan biotas: organismic evolution in a global key area
Stults D., Quantitative climate information from the flora of two Late Neogene sites of eastern North American: the Brandywine Deposit and the Citronelle Formation.
Su T., Leaf Margin Analysis: A new equation based on Chinese vegetations and its application to paleofloras.
Sun BN, New materials of fossil plants from the Miocene in eastern Zhejiang, China and their paleoecologic significance.
Uhl D., Comparison of different palaeobotanical techniques for the reconstruction of palaeoclimate: are Europe and Asia different?
Utescher T. et al., Large scale climate and vegetation gradients in the Neogene of Eastern Eurasia - proxy data and model interpretations.
Vieira M., the Pliocene flora of Portugal
Wu JY, Cuticular characters of Hamamelidaceae fossils from the Pliocene in SW China and their palaeoecologic implications.
Xie SP, Paleoclimatic Estimates of Late Pliocene based on Leaf Physiognomy from Tengchong, western Yunnan, China
Xing YW, The late Miocene climate of Yunnan and its significance in the development of Asian Monsoon.
Ying TS, The disjunction distribution of Northern American and Eastern Asia, related to Paleoclimate change
Zhang ST, The Neogene stratum and depositional environment in Yunnan.
Zhou ZK, Vegetations changes in Yunnan, SW China since Neogene.
Zhu H., The vegetation of Yunnan.

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