First Circular Letter

4th International Symposium of the Benthological Society of Asia

2nd Youth Freshwater Ecology School

August 19-25, 2018

Nanjing, P.R. China

 

First Circular

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.

 

Sessions

S01 Asian Freshwater Biomonitoring and Bioassessment: Methods, Perspectives and Challenges

S02 Benthos Biodiversity Conservation and Rehabilitation

S03 Impacts on Community Structure and Function

S04 Taxonomy, Evolution, and Systematics

S05 Population, Assemblage, and Community Ecology

 

Key dates

*            Early Registration

             15 January – 15 May 2018

*             Late Registration

             16 May – 15 July 2018

*             Abstract System Opens

             12 February – 15 May 2018

             12 February – 22 April 2018

*             Oral and Poster Abstract Selection

             2–20 May 2018

*             Oral and Poster Notified

             28–31 May 2018

*             Program Guide Deadline

             31 July 2018

*             Hotel Room Block Deadline

             31 July 2018

 

Oral

Contributed oral presentations will be welcome concerning the Symposium’ theme and session topics.

 

Poster

Contributed posters will be welcome on the Symposium theme and session topics.

 

Mid-conference field Excursion

A mid-conference field excursion is scheduled for 23 August 2018.

 

Fees

  

Full conference registration fee includes admission to all sessions and exhibits, including the opening reception, breaks, mixers, banquet, poster session, excursion, and field collection, and the program book. Optional events are not included and are subject to additional fees.

Note:

The full conference registration is required for all attendees, including oral and poster presenters.

Student rates are available only to full-time students enrolled in a recognized higher education course at a university.

The accompanying person(s) rate is intended for spouses or other relatives of participants registered in any of the other categories for attendance at networking events, such as the opening reception, banquet, and excursion.

 

Language

All oral and poster presentations will be in English.

 

Conference rooms

Grand Hall of Hanyuan Hotel, Nanjing Agricultural University, #20 Tongwei Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing, P.R. China.

 

Accommodations

Hanyuan Hotel, Nanjing Agricultural University, #20 Tongwei Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing, P.R. China (http://hotel.5dingfang.cn/105573/rooms.html).

Please check www.booking.com or www.tripadvisor.com if you would like other hotels.

Please choose your favorite accommodation option. Please feel free to send the booking information to bsa-2018@hotmail.com if you need hotel booking help.

 

Traffic/Transportation from Lukou International Airport to Hanyuan Hotel

By Metro

Refer to the Nanjing Subway Map (below). Take the subway (Line S1) in the Lukou International Airport, which is bound for South Railway Station, and get off at the “South Railway Station (Chinese: 南京南站)”. At the South Railway Station, you have two options: (1) You could transfer to subway line 1 bound for Maigaoqiao, disembark at the “Xinjiekou Station (Chinese: 新街口)”, and then transfer to subway Line 2, which is bound for Jingtian Road and disembark at the “Xiamafang Station (Chinese: 下马坊)”. Or, (2) You could transfer to subway line 3 bound for Linchang, disembark at the “Daxingong Station (Chinese: 大行宫)”, and then transfer to subway Line 2, which is bound for Jingtian Road and disembark at the “Xiamafang Station (Chinese: 下马坊)”. Once you arrive at “Xiamafang Station”, you can either walk through the Nanjing Agricultural University campus to get to the Hanyuan Hotel (Chinese: 翰苑宾馆,南京农业大学) (~30 mins) or take a taxi to the Hanyuan Hotel (~10–15mins). The fare for the metro from Lukou International Airport to Xiamafang Station will be ~RMB 8 (~ USD $1.5). The taxi fare from Xiamafang Station to Hanyuan Hotel will be ~ RMB 12 (~ USD $2).

 

By Shuttle

Catch the “Airport Shuttle Bus (Chinese: 机场巴士)” Line 1 at the Terminal Gate of the Lukou International Airport and disembark at the “Xihuamen Station (Chinese: 西华门)” stop. You may either then transfer to Metro Line 2 (second part of option #2 above at Xi’anmen Station [西安门] which is ~2min walk from the shuttle stop) or travel by taxi directly to the Hanyuan Hotel. It will take ~50 min from the airport to Xihuamen Station with the bus fare of RMB 25 (~USD $5). The taxi fare from Xihuamen Station to Hanyuan Hotel will be ~ RMB 25 (~ USD $5).

 

By Taxi

Hire a taxi at the taxi station at the front of the Lukou International Airport. It will take about 50–60 minutes from Lukou International Airport to the Hanyuan Hotel (Chinese: 翰苑宾馆,南京农业大学). The taxi fare will be ~RMB 150 (~ USD $25).

About Nanjing

Nanjing is the capital city of Jiangsu Province, located in the Yangtze River Delta, eastern China. Chinese civilization is over 6000 years old and Nanjing was founded 2500 years ago, serving as the capital of 10 Chinese dynasties (http://english.nanjing.gov.cn/tour/attractions/). Nanjing shares the same or approximate latitude with Shanghai China, San Diego and Dallas USA, and Kagoshima Japan. Nanjing is characterized by sub-tropic monsoonal climate, with average August temperature of 24–32°C (75–89°F) and precipitation of 129 mm. The most interesting places for tourism include Zijin (Purple) Mountain, Xuanwu Lake, Confucius Temple and Qinghuai River, and the Nanjing Eye.

 

Organizing committee

Chair:

Yanfeng DING (Vice-president, Nanjing Agricultural University, P.R. China)

 

Vice – Chairs (In alphabetical order of family name)

Xinhua WANG (Current BSA President, Nankai University, P.R. China)

Yidong WU (Dean of Plant Protection College, Nanjing Agricultural University, P.R. China)

Guang YANG (Dean of Life Science College, Nanjing Normal University, P.R. China)

 

Honorary committee (In alphabetical order of family name)

Yeon Jae BAE (Korea University, Republic of Korea)

Viktor Bogatov (Russian Academy of Science Vladivostok, Russia)

Tae Soo CHON (Pusan National University, Republic of Korea)

John MORSE (Clemson University, USA)

Kazumi TANIDA (Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka, Japan)

Lianfang YANG (Nanjing Agricultural University, P.R. China)

 

Local committee members (In alphabetical order of family name)

Zhijun GONG (Nanjing Institute of Geography & Limnology, CAS, P.R. China)

Xuwen LI (Jiangsu Environment Monitoring Center, P.R. China)

Xiaodong QU (China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, P.R. China)

Changhai SUN (Nanjing Agricultural University, P.R. China)

Beixin WANG (Nanjing Agricultural University, P.R. China)

Yeyao WANG (Chinese Environment Monitoring Center, P.R. China)

Zhicai XIE (Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS, P.R. China)

Jing XU (Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Science, P.R. China)

E ZHANG (Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS, P.R. China)

Yixin ZHANG (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, P. R. China)

Changfa ZHOU (Nanjing Normal University, P.R. China)

 

Academic committee (In alphabetical order of family name)

Yong CAO (Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois, USA)

Qiuwen CHEN (Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, P.R. China)

Robert HUGHES (Oregon State University, USA)

Wenqi PENG (China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, P.R. China)

Koji TOJO (Shinshu University, Matsumoto, Japan)

Lizhu WANG (International Joint Comminssion, Great Lakes Regional Office, USA & Canada)

 

Secretary

Dr. Kai CHEN, Department of Entomology, Nanjing Agricultural University. #1 Weigang, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210095, P.R. China. E-mail: bsa-2018@hotmail.com. Tel: +86 (025) 84395241

 

Contact

BSA 2018 Nanjing Symposium Secretariat

#1 Weigang, Xuanwu District

Nanjing 210095

P.R. China

PHONE: +86 (025) 84395241              

E-MAIL: bsa-2018@hotmail.com        WEB-SITE: http://bsa2018.njau.edu.cn/


Zijin (Purple) Mountain

 


Xuanwu Lake

Confucius Temple and Qinghuai River

 

Nanjing Eye

 

 


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