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1. INVITATION
 
The Organizing Committee, representing the relevant governmental agencies and scientific institutions, cordially invite you to participate in the ¡°12th Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems¡± held in Shenyang, China in August 16-20, 2015.

This symposium follows the highly successful 11th Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems held in 2012 in Kwangju, Korea, and will focus on a series of scientific sessions and symposia to display new research progress relating the Mesozoic terrestrial ecosystems.

The symposium is sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Palaeontological Society of China (PSC), UNESCO-IUGS Int¡¯l Geoscience Program (IGCP), and China Fossil Protection Foundation (CFPF). The symposium is co-organized by Shenyang Normal University, Paleontological Museum of Liaoning, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, CAS, China University of Geosciences (Beijing) and Jilin University, China.

Mesozoic (252-66 Ma), a very important era in Earth history, witnessed the breakup of the Pangaea, the geo-/bio- events across the Triassic/Jurassic, the global warming Cretaceous, and ending in the K-Pg boundary, as well as the appearance and evolution of dinosaurs, mammals and angiosperms. The study of Mesozoic terrestrial ecosystems is very significant for exploring the origin and early evolution of birds, mammals and angiosperms, even of the reason for the dinosaur extinction. The study would also be beneficial for searching the fossil fuels (oil, coal, etc.) and protections of the fossils and other natural heritages in the world.

China, especially the Northeast China, is rich in Mesozoic geo- and biological records, including the well-known Early Cretaceous Jehol biota and Jurassic Yanliao biota, which has greatly contributed to the study of the origin and evolution of Mesozoic organisms. They have provided fresh knowledge to scientists for better understanding of the terrestrial ecosystems in deep time, and put forward also the fossil protection efforts.

MTE-12 will provide an excellent opportunity for geoscientists in multidiscipline to discuss the Mesozoic terrestrial ecosystems, followed by the field excursions to the western Liaoning, including Beipiao (the sites of Sinosauripteryx, and the earliest known angiosperm Archaefructus) and Jianchang (the site of the oldest known feathered dinosaur Achiornis), to give a memorable experience on the paleoecosystem records. In the meantime, the 3rd Int'l Workshop of IGCP 608 will be held in Shenyang, accompanied with the MTE-12. Please see the attached file below (p.7-9) for the notice of the workshop.

Please join us in the summer of 2015 for the MTE-12 in the historical city of Shenyang, NE China for a most exciting scientific gathering. We hope to see you all at the Opening Ceremony!
 
2. SPONSORS AND ORGANIZERS
 
Sponsors:
National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
Palaeontological Society of China (PSC)
International Geoscience Program of UNESCO-IUGS (IGCP)
China Fossil Protection Foundation (CFPF)

Organized by:
Shenyang Normal University (SNU)
Paleontological Museum of Liaoning (PMOL)
Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, CAS (NIGPAS)
China University of Geosciences (Beijing)
Jilin University (JU)

Co-organized by£º
Fossil Protection Bureau of Liaoning Province, China
Key Lab for Evolution of Past Life in NE Asia, Ministry of Land & Resources, China
Key lab for Evolution of Past Life & Environment in NE Asia, Ministry of Education, China
Key Lab of Palaeontology Evolution & Palaeoenvironmental Change of Liaoning, China
 
3. Organizing Committee
 
Honorable Chairmen:
LI Tingdong
ZHOU Zhonghe
WANG Chengshan
CHAI Yucheng
YANG Qun
LIN Qun
Academician CAS, Chinese Academy of Geosciences, Beijing
Academician CAS, IVPP, President of IPC, Beijing
Academician CAS, China Univ. Geosciences, Beijing
Vice Director, Earth Science Division, NSFC, Beijing
Prof., NIGPAS, President of PSC, Nanjing
Prof., President of SNU, Shenyang
 
Chairman:
SUN Ge Prof., Director of PMOL; Vice-President of PSC, Shenyang
 
Vice-Chairmen:
SHA Jingeng
WAN Xiaoqiao
TAO Qingfa
HAO Deyong
MA Yuan
SUN Chunlin
SUN Yongshan
DILCHER D.L.
MOSBRUGGER V.
AKHMETIEV M.
BARSBOLD R.
HUH M.
SPICER A.
NISHIDA H.
TURAN A.
Prof., NIGPAS, Ex-President of PSC, Nanjing
Prof., China Univ. Geosciences, Beijing
President, China Fossil Protection Foundation (CFPF) , Beijing
Prof., Vice-President of SNU, Shenyang
Vice-Director of Bureau of Land & Resources, Liaoning, Shenyang
Prof., Director of RCPS, Jilin Univ., Changchun
Director of Bureau of Fossil Protection, Liaoning, Shenyang
Academician, US, Indiana Univ., Bloomington
Academician, Germany, General Director of Senckenberg, Frankfurt
Corr. Mem., RAS; Geol. Inst., RAS, Russia, Moscow
Academician, Mongolia, Paleont. Res. Cent., MAS, Ulaan-Bator
Prof., Director of Dinosaur Res. Inst., Chonnam Univ., Korea, Kwangju
Prof., Open Univ., UK, Oxford
Prof. Chuo Univ., Japan, Tokyo
Prof., Cape Town Univ., South Africa, Cape Town
 
Members:
DONG Zhiming
XU Xing
JI Shu¡¯an
WANG Weiming
LIU Yu
GONG Enpu
WANG Pujun
JIANG Dayong
REN Dong
HU Dongyu
XIE Shucheng
LI Guobiao
LI Gang
AZUMA Y.
BASCALIONI A.
BOLOTSKY Yu
HERMAN A
GODEFROIT P.
GOLOVNEVA L
KIRILLOVA G.
KRASSILOV V.
KOMOO I.
KUMAR M.
MARKEVICH V.
MARTIN T.
MATSUKAWA M.
POSPELOV I.
SUZUKI S.
Prof., IVPP, Beijing
Prof., Ass. Director, IVPP, Beijing
Prof. , Chinese Academy of Geosciences, Beijing
Prof., NIGPAS, Nanjing
Prof., NSFC, Earth Science Division, Beijing
Prof., Ass. President, NE China Univ., Shenyang
Prof., Jilin Univ., Changchun
Prof., Peking Univ., Beijing
Prof., Capital Normal Univ., Beijing
Prof., Vice-Director of PMOL, SNU, Shenyang
Prof., China Univ. Geosciences, Wuhan
Prof., China Univ. Geosciences, Beijing
Prof., NIGPAS, Nanjing
Prof., Fujui Pref. Dinosaur Museum, Japan
Dr., Madrid Univ., Spain, Madrid
Dr., Amur INRM, RAS, Russia, Blagoveshensk
Prof., Geol. Inst., RAS, Russia, Moscow
Prof., Royal Natural Museum, Belgium, Bruxelle
Prof., Bot. Inst., RAS, Russia, St-Petersburg
Prof., Inst. Tectonics & Geophysics, RAS, Russia, Khabarovsk
Prof., Univ. Haifa, Israel, Haifa
Prof., Kebangsaan Univ., Malaysia
Dr., Sahni Paleobot. Inst., India, Lucknow
Prof., IBSS, FEB RAS, Russia, Vladivostok
Prof., Univ. Bonn, Germany, Bonn
Prof., Tokyo Gagugei Univ., Japan, Tokyo
Prof., Geol. Inst., RAS, Russia, Moscow
Prof., Okayama Univ., Japan, Okayama
 
Secretary General:
WANG Yongdong Prof., NIGPAS, Secretary General of PSC, Nanjing
 
Vice-Secretary General:
CAO Chengrun
SHAO Yongyun
ZHANG Wei
Prof., Vice-Director of Coll. Paleont., SNU, Shenyang
Director of Sci. Techn. Div., SNU, Shenyang
Director of Int¡¯l Coop. Div., SNU, Shenyang
 
Secretariat:
ZHANG Honggang
ZHANG Lijun
ZHANG Yi
DONG Chong
TANG Yugang
XI Dangpeng
YANG Tao
TIAN Nning
ZHAO Xin
LI Ling
BAO Hongying
SONG Jiale
WU Sizhu
Vice-Director of PMOL, SNU, Shenyang
Prof. Bureau of Fossil Protection, Liaoning, Shenyang
Dr., SNU, Shenyang
Dr., NIGPAS, Nanjing
Head of Secretariate, PSC, Nanjing
Dr., China Univ. Geosciences, Beijing
Dr., SNU, Shenyang
Dr., SNU, Shenyang
Dr., SNU, Shenyang
Jilin Univ., Changchun
SNU, Shenyang
SNU, Shenyang
SNU, Shenyang
 
4. LANGUAGE OF THE CONGRESS
 
The official language of the symposium will be English.
 
5. PRELIMINARY SYMPOSIUM PROGRAMME
 
Aug.15:
Aug.16:
Aug.17:
Aug.18:
Aug.19-20:
Aug.21:
Registration,
Opening Ceremony, Plenary Lectures, Sessions, cultural performances
Sessions
Sessions, Poster exhibition, visiting the PMOL
Field excursions to Beipiao, Changyang, and Jianchang of western Liaoning
Leaving Shenyang
 
6. SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS
 
The symposium has arranged a variety of scientific sessions and programs, mainly including:
M-1 Biodiversity of the Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems
M-2 Mesozoic stratigraphy and its geological background
M-3 Mesozoic tectonics and sedimentary mineral resources
M-4 Evolution of dinosaurs and origin of birds
M-5 Origin and early evolution of angiosperms
M-6 Mesozoic climatic and environmental changes
M-7 Cretaceous Ecosystem in Asia and Pacific (Workshop of IGCP 608)
M-8 Protections of Mesozoic geological heritages
 
7. INVITATION AND VISA
 
Formal Letters of Invitation will be available upon request for participants who need them for visa applications. Please contact secretary for further details.
 
8. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
 
All participants are invited to submit abstracts regarding your research on all areas related to the Mesozoic terrestrial ecosystems. All abstracts received by the symposium will be refereed and linguistically edited. They will be included in an abstract volume and will be distributed to participants. A condition of abstract submission is that, if accepted, the paper will be presented at the symposium by one of the authors. Each attendee may present a maximum of 2 oral papers and any number of posters.

The abstract is not to exceed 1-3 A4-pages in length including title, author(s), institution and corresponding details, and email address. All abstracts are encouraged to be submitted to the symposium secretary via email_MTE-12@pmol.org.cn_before JUNE 15, 2015.

Details of the guide for submission of abstracts will be available in the Second Circular to be released by May 1, 2015.

A proceeding issue will be planned for publication after the symposium in the geoscience journal Global Geology.
 
9. REGISTRATION FEES
 
Regular participant: 500 US$
Student participants: 400 UD$
Accompanying member: 350 US$
The international traveling and hotel fees should be paid by participants themselves.
 
10. IMPORTANT DATES
 
Janu 10, 2015
April 1, 2015
May 1, 2015
June 15, 2015
July 31, 2015
First Circular release via e-mail
Returning deadline for registraion form
Second Circular release via e-mail
Abstract submission and registratuion deadline
Third and Final Circular distribution
 
11. REPLY FORM
 
Please fill in the Reply Form and send it back to symposium Secretariat before April 1, 2015 by E-mail to:MTE-12@pmol.org.cn
 
12. CONTACT
 
If you have any questions and requests regarding to this symposium, please feel free to contact us by e-mail or fax to:
MTE-12 Secretariat
PMOL/Shenyang Normal University/
253, North Huanghe Street, Shenyang 110034, China
E-mail: MTE-12@pmol.org.cn
Tel: +86-24-86593116£»+86-13700017969£»13604181571
Web£ºhttp://www.pmol.org.cn/MTE-12
 
13. ONLINE REGISTRATION
 

 
The 12th International Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems

August 16-20, 2015; Shenyang, China

(REGISTRATION AND REPLY FORM)
 

FAMILY NAME (last name): FIRST NAME (s):
TITLE OR POSITION:  NATIONALITY:
MALE  FEMALE
INSTITUTION: 
ADDRESS: 
City: Post Cord: Country:
E-mail: Tel: Fax£º
• I plan to register as:  Formal Participant       Accompany     Student
• I am interested in giving a:
  » Oral presentation with full title, session preferred:
• I am interested in participating the Scientific Session: (M- )
• I am interested in participating the field excursions to western Liaoning: Yes       No     
• My suggestions and comments of scientific sessions and excursions are:
     
Others suggestion(s):
     
My abstract submission (please submit doc. file)
     
 
 
Download
 
Second Circular-MTE-12(2015-05-25) (2015-05-25)
MTE-12-Registration and reply form.doc (2015-05-12)
First Circular-MTE-12 (2015-01-09)
 
The 12th Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems