Human population and economic growth continue to degrade freshwater ecosystem health greatly and to threaten aquatic biodiversity throughout Asia. To contribute to useful solutions for improving the health and biodiversity of Asia’s freshwater ecosystems, the Benthological Society of Asia (BSA) has chosen “Freshwater Health and Biodiversity in Asia” as the theme for its 2018 biennial symposium. The 4th International Symposium of the Benthological Society of Asia (BSA2018) will be held in Nanjing, 21–25 August 2018. The 2nd Youth Freshwater Ecology School: EPT Taxonomy will be held 19–20 August 2018 just prior to the BSA2018.
As hosts of the Symposium, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing Normal University, and Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University warmly welcome you to join this Symposium to discuss the theme and its related topics; meet other scientists, educators, practitioners and policy-makers; and make new friends from Asia and the rest of the world.