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The International Training Program on Soil Carbon Cycling in Arid Ecosystems along the Belt and Road Countries
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About the program
Globally, arid and semi-arid soils contain from ~695 Pg C to 940 Pg C of carbon, representing an important component of the global C budget with potential for mediating climate change. Despite the extensively increasing studies on the global distribution of SOC in arid regions and its responses to climate and land use changes, no consensus has been reached. As sponsored by Chinese Academy of Sciences, we will organize a training course on the emerging ground-breaking and cutting-edge knowledge on soil carbon cycling in arid ecosystems along the Belt and Road countries. Through a combination of theoretical studies, laboratory experiments, and field investigations, we aim to provide young scholars from Belt and Road countries with a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental knowledge on soil carbon cycling in arid ecosystems. Ultimately, this program is also designed to stimulate scientifical and educational cooperation among the Belt and Road countries.

Training course information
1. Fundamental knowledge and processes on soil carbon cycling in arid ecosystems 
2. Distribution and storage of soil organic carbon in global and regional arid ecosystems
3. Controls on the presence and storage of soil inorganic carbon in arid ecosystems
4. Characteristics and patterns of soil organic carbon cycling in various arid ecosystems
5. Effects of global climate change on soil carbon cycling and the key factors
6. Effects of land conversion on soil carbon cycling and the key factors
7. Effects of ecological engineering on carbon cycling in the Loess Plateau
8. Training on laboratory incubation experiment on soil carbon decomposition
9. Training on fundamental knowledge on ecosystem CO2 exchange and measurements
10. Introduction and application of classical soil carbon cycle model
11. Application of accelerator mass spectrometry technology on soil carbon research
12. Field trip to national observation and research station 

Applicants should fulfill the following specific requirements:
1. Your age should be between 18 and 40 (inclusive) and in good health;
2. You should be engaged in ecology, environmental science, or climate change-related research field for more than 2 years;
3. Demonstrate competence in ecology, environment and climate change study, with relevant proof required such as published articles or a thesis;
4. Postgraduates must provide letters of consent and recommendation from their supervisors;
5. Be proficient in listening, speaking, reading, writing in either Chinese or English;
6. Invitations are not extended to dependents or family members;
7. Applicants should be friendly to China, abide by relevant laws and regulations of the People’s Republic of China, and respect Chinese customs during the training period.

Important dates
Application deadline: April 20, 2024.
Classes: July 15 – July 28, 2024.

Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China.

World-famous scholars on soil carbon cycling in arid ecosystems.

Fees & Payment
We will cover all travel expenses, including round-trip airfare to China, local transport and accommodation, meals, and insurance within China to accepted applicants.

How to apply
Applicants must submit the application and any other required information to Dr. Jiacong Zhou, zhoujiacong@ieecas.cn. 

Any inquiries regarding the program can be directed to
Prof. Ji Chen: chenji@ieecas.cn
Dr. Yixuan Zhang: zhangyixuan@ieecas.cn
Dr. Jiacong Zhou: zhoujiacong@ieecas.cn
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