October 18, 2019

Urban-Rural Ecosystems Research Team Meeting at Tongji University Shanghai


On October 18th 2019, together with its Chinese partners, the research team from IOER Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development Dresden, Germany gathered at the Center for Ecological Wisdom and Practice Research, at Tongji University Shanghai. Prof. Dr. Yan Wentao, accompanied by doctoral candidate Ms. Chen Hui, offered an introduction into the topic of Ecological Wisdom and Practise, based on his extensive research experience. On the other side, the URA team presented their initial fieldwork findings regarding the categorization of primary ecosystem services along the Yongning River transect. The productive exchange helped to clarify the shared method of using a social-ecological approach to improve ecosystem services in Huangyan-Taizhou region including a better understanding of the supply and demand of ecosystem services, as well as their interaction with local residents.