Louisiana State University - Chinese Academy of Sciences

Wetlands in Northeast China
Concept: 

Conservation and management of wetlands through joint data collection and analysis that will develop research capabilities in both countries.

The EcoPartnership will conduct research to explore solutions to pressing challenges of wetlands area decline and ecosystem function loss in Northeast China. Proposed solutions to explore include:
  • Response of wetlands hydrological process to climate change;
  • Maintenance mechanism and scale characteristic of wetlands hydrological regulation function;
  • Status evaluation of agricultural irrigation water demand and wetlands ecological water demand in Songnen-Sanjiang plain;
  • Songnen-Sanjiang plain water resource regulation based upon food security and wetlands ecological safety;
  • Landscape pattern optimization of a regional wetland-farmland system based on multiple target scene
Work Plan: 
Task 1
Construction of research platforms
Task 2
Personnel exchanges to conduct collaborative research
Task 3
Co-organization of international wetland symposiums