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Notice of Academic Report "Soil Science for Sustainable Production and Environmental Protection in New Zealand”

Sourse:   Date:2017-07-27

Topic:Soil Science for Sustainable Production and Environmental Protection in New Zealand.

Speaker:Michael Beare

Time: 3:00pm, July 28th , 2017

Venue: Conference Room in Institute of Water Saving Agriculture in Arid Areas of China

Introduction to the Speaker

Dr. Michael Beare is the science group head of the Soil, Water and Environment Research Group, the New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited. He is theme leader of the National Science Challenge "Our Land and Water", and adjunct professor at Lincoln University. Dr. Beare’s research interests include soil structure, biogeochemical regulation of organic matter and nutrient availability, monitoring and management of farmland soil quality, optimal management to sustain sustainable production and reduce negative effects on environment, impact of land use change and intensification on soil and environmental quality. Dr. Beare has established extensive partnerships with North American and European countries, and his research publications have been cited nearly 10,000 times.

The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited is one of the largest research institutions in New Zealand, with more than 80 years of knowledge and technology in food, horticulture, arable land and seafood research to help it better serve the industry and society. The Institute has 14 research sites in New Zealand, the United States and Australia, with more than 900 researchers. The core objective of the institute is to consolidate the development of plants and marine industries through the successful application and commercialization of scientific research and innovation. As a Royal Academy of Sciences, the New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited has not only laid a sustainable production for high-quality products in the international market, but also promotes the design and development of new functional foods that are beneficial to human health. The Institute has five research departments, including the breeding and genetics, biological conservation, food innovation, and sustainable production and seafood technology. In addition, it has a company that focuses on the business, Maori development, HR management, and supporting services.