报告题目：Recent developments and opportunities for integrating stable isotope technologies to study the complex and dynamic impacts of climate change and local management on carbon and nitrogen cycling processes in terrestrial ecosystems
报告人：Professor Zhihong Xu
Professor Xu is the Director, Environmental Futures Research Institute, Griffith University, Nathan, since 2009 and Professor, Plant and Soil System, School of Natural Sciences, Griffith University. He has published more than 257 refereed journal and conference papers and 2 books, with 172 refereed papers (including 152 journal papers) in the past 10 years. Professor Xu has undertaken research projects extensively in: (a) biogeochemical processes of carbon (C) and nutrients in terrestrial ecosystems from agricultural, agroforestry and forest ecosystems in Australia, China, Europe and USA; (b) development and application of innovative stable isotope, biomolecular and physiological techniques for assessing both genetic and environmental controls of plant water and nutrient use efficiency; (c) soil fertility and plant nutrition; (d) development and application of advanced stable isotope, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and biomolecular techniques for studying biogeochemical processes of C and nutrient cycling which underpin ecosystem productivity and sustainability; (e) environmental management and food security; and (f) innovative tree ring technologies for unravelling long-term and complex impacts of climate change and local management/historical episodes on biogeochemical cycles, ecosystem productivity and sustainability.