Second Announcement | 8th GeoTrop
International Conference on Geochemistry in the Tropics & Sub-Tropics
ECOTOXICOLOGY OF PERSISTENT TOXIC SUBSTANCES IN FOOD PRODUCTION
8-11 December, 2017
Peking University – Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen, China
Second Announcement- 24 April, 2017
Since we issued the 1st announcement and call for papers, we have received overwhelming support with more than 20 experts from different countries, who have committed to give topics related to the major themes of this conference. These invited experts and their tentative titles are listed below.
The registration fee listed below includes conference attendance, a conference program abstract, lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments, welcome reception and conference banquet.
Before 1 Sept 2017 After 1 Sept 2017
Standard USD400 or RMB2500 USD500 or RMB3000
Students USD200 or RMB1500 USD300 or RMB2000
Please send the reply form to firstname.lastname@example.org for registration as soon as possible (Please find the reply form at Page7).
Payment in USD
Beneficiary Bank Name: HSBC Hong Kong
Beneficiary Bank Address: 1 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Beneficiary Account Name: Wanqian Technology (HK) Limited
Beneficiary Account Number: 015-440225-838
Swift Code: HSBCHKHHHKH
Bank Code: 004 (optional)
Payment in RMB
Beneficiary Account Name 户名：深圳市长征咨询策划有限公司
Beneficiary Bank Name 开户行：中国建设银行深圳东海支行
Beneficiary Account Number 账号：44201533400052519037
Please add a note during your payment to specify who has paid the fee for what purpose, i.e. Your full name for GeoTrop. It is highly recommended to send an email notifying us of the payment afterwards.
Submission of Abstracts
Participants intending to contribute papers or posters should submit an abstract of no more than 300 words in English to the Organizing Committee before 1 Sept, 2017. The abstract should be typed (using the attached template) on A4-size paper with abstract title, names of authors and their affiliations, key words, and email addresses of corresponding authors. Please also indicate your preference for oral or poster presentation and submit to: email@example.com (Please find the reply form at Page8).
Special Issues Published in SCI Journals
|“Environmental Geochemistry and Health” This special issue focuses on “Environmental and Health Impacts of GeochemicalCycles of Persistent Toxic Substances in Food Productions Systems”Paper submission: 31 Dec 2017Publication: early 2018|
|“Environmental Science and Pollution Research”This special issue focuses on “Environmental Impacts of Geochemical Cycles ofPersistent Toxic Substances in Food Production Systems”Paper submission: 31 Dec 2017Publication: early 2018|
|“Biodegradation”This special issue focuses on “Bioremediation of Contaminated Soil and Water”Paper submission: 31 Dec 2017Publication: early 2018|
|“Process Safety and Environmental Protection”This special issue focuses on “Bio-waste for Energy Recovery and EnvironmentalRemediation”Paper submission: 31 Aug 2017Publication: late 2017|
Postgraduate students are encouraged to take part. There will be 5 awards each for best oral and poster presentations, to be judged by international experts. The presented papers will be considered for publications in the special issues specified above.
The Conference Secretariat:
Key Laboratory for Heavy Metal Treatment and Reutilization, School of Environment and Energy, Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen, China
Website: http://web.pkusz.edu.cn/szhmpcr; http://see.pkusz.edu.cn/
Accommodation and Travel Information
(1) Vienna Hotel (Shenzhen University City Store), Pingshan Yi Road (Pingshan Yi Lu), Pingshan Village,
Xili Town, NanShan District, 518001 Shenzhen China. All the invited speakers will stay in this hotel.
Tel.: 0086-755-2672 3888; Website: www.wyn88.com/ (in Chinese Only)
(2) Jinbaihe Hotel, No.4038 Xilihu Road, Xili Town, NanShan District, 518001 Shenzhen China.
Tel.: 0086-755-2662 6666
(3) Shenzhen Wankelong Motel, No.1408 Lishui Road, Xili Town, NanShan District, 518001 Shenzhen China.
Tel.: 0086-755-2655 4888
You may refer to the following link for locations of these 3 hotels and Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School: http://j.map.baidu.com/ZrcIe.
You may need a visa to enter China, and the nearest airport is Shenzhen Airport. Being so close to Hong Kong, you can also use the Hong Kong Airport. You may refer to the following link for information related to travelling from Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen (about 1 hour by coach): http://www.startinchina.com/shenzhen/transport/from_hong_kong_airport_to_shenzhen.html;
Shenzhen is a thriving entrepreneurial coastal city, is leading China’s modernization and development movement with a population of over 14 million and a growing expatriate community. As a young migrant city, Shenzhen “locals” come from all parts of China. You can find all kinds of Chinese food and dialects in Shenzhen, giving the city a uniquely diverse population. Located in the Pearl River Delta in Guangdong, the most vibrant province in China, Shenzhen is adjacent to Hong Kong and Macau, and only one hour by train from Guangzhou (Canton). Shenzhen’s subtropical climate makes for a green and lush environment with diverse wildlife. Although Shenzhen is a modern city, there are also many parks and gardens within the city. Surrounded by mountains, there are many hiking opportunities in and around the city. For more details of the city, please refer to the following link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenzhen
Shenzhen Mangrove Nature Reserve is located in the northeastern coast of Shenzhen Bay. It is belongs to a Birds Nature Reserve (368 ha). There are 189 species of migratory birds to visit the site in winter. It is also a perfect place for people to hike, to watch birds, and to enjoy the nature. You can see the waterfront eco-park with meandering mangroves along the coast. Shenzhen Mangroves and Hong Kong Mai Po Nature Reserve are separated by a river. They together constitute the Shenzhen Bay wetland ecosystem and have become the most characteristic landscape of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong border. We will pay a site visit during the conference. You may refer to the following link for more information: http://www.topchinatravel.com/china-attractions/shenzhen-mangrove-nature-reserve.htm
|Prof. Daniel S Alessi, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada"Predicting trace metals distribution and speciation in biochar-amended agricultural soils using thermodynamic modeling"firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Prof. Ahmad Zaharin Aris, Faculty of Environmental StudiesUniversiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia“Risk assessment of pharmaceuticals active compounds (PhACs) in coastal ecosystem”email@example.com|
|Prof. Alan Baker, School of BioSciences, The University of Melbourne, & Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation, Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia‘Heavy metal and metalloid contamination of agricultural lands: consequences and possibilities for remediation”firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Prof. Nanthi Bolan, Global Centre for Environmental Remediation (GCER), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle, Australia“Biochar application for improving nutrient use efficiency in soil”email@example.com|
|Prof. Richard Dick, School of Environment & Natural Resources, Ohio State University, USA“Microbial indicators for detecting bioavailability of heavy metals in contaminated soils”firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Prof. Nick Dickinson, Department of Ecology, Lincoln University, New Zealand“Tropical crops: emergent environmental issues and sustainable production in agriculture and horticulture”Nicholas.Dickinson@lincoln.ac.nz|
|Prof. Xinbin Feng, State Key Laboratory of Environmental Geochemistry, Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guiyang, China“Methylmercury accumulation in rice and health risks”email@example.com|
|Prof. Liang-Hong Guo, Research Center for Eco-environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
“Toxicological mechanisms of emerging persistent organic contaminants”LHGuo@rcees.ac.cn
|Prof. Xia Huo, Laboratory of Environmental Medicine and Developmental Toxicology, Jinan University, School o Environment, Guangzhou, China“Temporal variability of PCDD/Fs, PCBs and PBDEs in cord blood from an e-waste recycling area”firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Prof. Ki-Hyun Kim, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea“Metal organic frameworks for the control and management of air quality”email@example.com|
|Prof. Kyoung-Woong Kim, School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea“Arsenic and heavy metal contamination in rice from Vietnam and Cambodia”firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Prof. Eilhann E Kwon, Department of Environment and Energy, Sejong University, Seoul, Korea“Using carbon dioxide for modifying pyrogenic products in the thermo-chemical process”email@example.com|
|Prof. Ravi Naidu, Global Centre for Environmental Remediation (GCER), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle, Australia“Soil contamination impact on human health”firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Prof. Jack Ng, Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences (QAEHS), The University of Queensland, Coopers Plains, Australia“If it is natural it is not always good for you: PTS of natural origin in food and health risk assessment”email@example.com|
|Dr. Barry Noller, Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation, Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
“Dust generation from diffuse pollution of animal farm activities affecting surrounding air quality”firstname.lastname@example.org
|Dr. Jeff Novak, Research Soil Scientist, USDA-ARS-CPRC, Florence, SC, USA“Aligning biochar characteristics for successful improvement of soil fertility and remediation of mine spoils”email@example.com|
|Prof. Yong Sik Ok, Korea Biochar Research Center, School of Natural Resources and Environmental Science, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, Korea“Biochar for sustainable waste management in agricultural/aquaculture industries”firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Prof. Jörg Rinklebe, Institute of Foundation Engineering, School of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany"Impact of redox cycles on inorganic contaminants in paddy rice soils treated with biochar: implications for a clean food production"email@example.com|
|Prof. Hocheol Song, Department of Environment and Energy, Sejong University, Korea"Co-pyrolysis of spent coffee grounds and paper mill sludge under CO2: Renewable energy and environmental application"firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Prof. Filip MG Tack, Department of Applied Analytical and Physical Chemistry Ghent University, Belgium"Metal contaminated soils: an insidious global issue"email@example.com|
|Dr. Daniel C.W. Tsang, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China“Fate of PBDEs in agricultural soil in the presence of metals/metalloids, natural organic matter, and fertilizers”firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Prof. Ming-Hung Wong, Consortium on Health, Environment, Education and Research (CHEER), and Department of Science and Environmental Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong, Tai Po, Hong Kong“Environmental and human health risk assessments for protecting coastal environment – the case of Hong Kong”email@example.com|
|Prof. Jianqing Zhang, POPs Laboratory, Shenzhen Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shenzhen, China“Genetic toxicity and carcinogenicity in human bronchial epithelial cells exposure to 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin in long term and low dose”firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com|
|Prof. Yongguan Zhu, Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xiamen, China“Genomics of arsenic biogeochemistry in paddy soils”firstname.lastname@example.org|
Attachment 1: REPLY FORM REPLYFORM of 2017GEOTROP
Attachment 2: Template for Abstract abstract template