On September 19-21, 2016, the Conference on Soil Science and ecological civilization and the 11th Cross-strait Symposium on Soil and Fertilizer, sponsored by the Soil Science Society of China were successfully held in Xi’an. Present at the exchange and seminar were more than 1800 delegates from research, production and education institutions all over the country, including 22 delegates coming from Taiwan and a few from foreign countries. Before the conference, a two-volume proceedings was published, encompassing 131 papers or abstracts.
At the conference with Soil Science and Ecological Civilization as its keynote, Four well-known soil scientists, Prof. Changqing Song of Beijing Normal University, Prof. Zunxian Chen of Taiwan University, Prof. Jiabao Zhang of the Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Prof. Mingan Shao of the Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Chinese Academy of Sciences gave a report around it one by one.
At the 11th Cross-strait Symposium on Soil and Fertilizer, 14 scientists coming from both sides of the Taiwan Straits respectively gave a report, which had rich content and covered a wide range. This conference not only strengthened scientists’ friendship from both sides, but also promoted the cooperation and development of the soil disciplines of both sides.
While the conference was going on, 13 committees of SSSC organized 27 symposiums, which had 15 topics. A total of 380 scholars and specialists from all corners of the country delivered their reports during the event.
78 posters were exhibited during the conference.