AMFR 2015:First International Conference on All Material Fluxes in River Eco-Systems

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       AMFR 2015:First International Conference on All Material Fluxes in River Eco-Systems
                                 January 15 - 18, 2015   Peking University, Beijing, China
Sponsored by: National Natural Science Foundation of China State Key Laboratory of Hydroscience and Engineering,      

Tsinghua University ,      

Shenzhen Academy of Environmental Sciences
Deadline of Abstract Submission: December 15, 2014
Scope of Conference
    Healthy river eco-systems are essential for sustaining the natural environment and human society.  Understanding of the material fluxes in river basins, including those fluxes that are related to water, sediment, nutrients, trace materials, living organisms, and greenhouse gases, could enable improved monitoring and restoration of river eco-systems. An overview of the current status of approaches and results necessary for accounting for all material fluxes in large rivers is thus of the utmost importance. AMFR 2015 will provide a global forum for a wide-ranging discussion of key issues related to research on all material fluxes in river eco-systems, and to their effective and sustainable management. A primary aim of this conference is to promote future collaboration between the participants on research into combined fluxes in large river systems. 
Format of Conference
    The conference will comprise a mixture of invited and contributed oral presentations. Potential presenters/attendees are encouraged to contact the organizing committee via
Conference Language: The official language of the conference is English.
    AMFR 2015 will focus on the development of a detailed understanding of all material fluxes in large river systems, including fluxes of water, sediment, nutrients, trace materials (such as nanomaterials, natural organic matter, organic pollutants, and heavy metals), living organisms (including bacteria, viruses, protozoa, algae, and benthos), and greenhouse gases. The conference will also consider river health assessment, hazards and risks, and restoration of damaged river eco-systems. Particular attention will be paid to the interactions of materials in rivers; this will include data acquisition, monitoring, analysis, and management.  
The topics of MFER 2015 include:
1: Water-sediment fluxes and river morphology;  
2: Water quality, nutrient fluxes and cycles, energy;
3: Trace materials and living organisms in rivers;
4: Gas emission, global climate change;
5: River ecosystem heath, risk assessment, and restoration;
6: River fluxes: data capture, monitoring, and management.
Conference Site
    Peking University is one of the top universities in China. Its campus, known as the garden of Yan, is situated at Haidian District in the western suburb of Beijing, and is located near the Yuanmingyuan Garden and the Summer Palace. Peking University is connected to Beijing’s extensive subway system and is very conveniently situated for access to the Capital airport, primary rail stations, and many cultural and historic sites of interest including the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. 
    Peking University (PKU) embraces many diverse branches of learning such as basic and applied sciences, social sciences, the humanities, medicine, management, and education. PKU encourages multidisciplinary research on grand challenge scientific subjects, such as encountered in environmental science and engineering, and takes pride in the training of personnel with a high level of specialized knowledge and professional skill relevant to the modernization of China. 
Important Dates:
Abstracts: 15 December 2014  Deadline for abstract submission 
                    18 December 2014  Notification of abstract acceptance
Registration: 15 January  2015  Registration & Conference opening
Contact Information: Dr Tianhong Li and Dr Meiping Tong 

Welcome to Beijing!
To download the annoucement, please clickAMFR 2015 Call for Abstracts

To download the conference program, please click: Daily Conference Program