Dongting Lake Station of Wetland Eco-system - China
Dongting Lake Station of Wetland Eco-system
Dongting Lake Station
Dongting Lake Station (29º30'N, 112º48'E) located in East Dongting Lake in Yueyang City, Hunan Province. The station has good geographical advantage, convenient transportation, for about 180 kilometers from Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province. Dongting Lake located in the northeast of Hunan Province, the south shore of Jing River (in the middle of the Yangtze River) is the second largest freshwater lake of China.
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Establish, develop and improve the monitoring and research of Lake Wetland ecosystem. Through long-term observation and basic scientific research on the Dongting Lake wetland ecosystem, we are aiming to make breakthroughs in the fields of structure, function, evolution, biodiversity and sustainable resource utilization of Dongting Lake wetland ecosystem, thus orienting the ecological function of the wetland ecosystems of the Dongting Lake basin, and providing a demonstrative model and acting as a technology center for the management, protection, and restoration of ecosystem and reconstruction of alternative industries. In addition, providing education and training center for the study of sustainable utilization of Dongting Lake. What’s more, we are trying to explore a new pathway for the coordinately development of ecology, economy and society of the Dongting Lake basin, and offering a research platform for the ecological protection and socio-economic sustainable development of similar regions at home and abroad.
Dongting Lake Station for Wetland Ecosystem Research established in 2007, is juried directly by Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). It is one of the long-term observation research bases in the Yangtze River lake wetland ecosystem of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), one of the key monitoring station for rivers and lakes ecology of the Three Gorges Project Ecology and Environmental Monitoring System and a member of the Chinese Ecosystem Research Network.
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