Article Source: College of Life Sciences
From March 27 to March 29, 2018, under the support of Beijing Normal University's double first-rate discipline construction project, Liu Jin, a doctoral student of the School of Life Sciences of our university, attended the 19th International Students Congress of Conservation Science at the University of Cambridge, UK. (19th Student Conference on Conservation Science -- SCCS) and won the third place of the best wall posters.
The Student Conference on Conservation Science -- SCCS is a high-level academic conference organized by the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and focused on graduate students in the field of biodiversity conservation research. It is held once a year. So far, more than 2,800 delegates from 128 countries have attended the conference. The conference aims to help young scholars engaged in biodiversity conservation learn new skills, inspire new ideas, exchange experiences and establish rich international contacts. More than 200 research and young scholars from around the world participated in the conference. Their specialties involved ecology, genetics, geography, sociology, and economics. At the meeting, a total of 32 delegates gave oral reports and 133 delegates displayed posters. Dr. Liu Jin, a doctoral student of our university, was invited to attend this session.
Liu Jin is currently a first-year Ph.D. student in the Institute of Ecology, School of Life Sciences, and his supervisor is Professor Zhang Zhengwang. In her PhD stage, she was mainly engaged in research on the diversity and protection of waterbirds in coastal wetlands. At the conference, she gave poster presentations on the relationship between the population dynamics of migratory waterbirds in Bohai Bay and their habitat changes in the last ten years. Because of her “clear research questions, reasonable methods and explanations, coherent narrative logic, beautiful visual design, and the important contributions of the research issues in the conservation science, policy development, and management”, Liu Jin’s paper has ranked third place from more than a hundred and received high praise and recognition from experts in conservation science at the University of Cambridge. It added brilliance to Beijing University’s ecological, double first-rate discipline construction.