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Published: March 15, 2013

Major land-atmosphere conference call for proposals

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4th iLEAPS Science Conference - Terrestrial ecosystems, atmosphere, and people in the Earth system,
12-16 May 2014 in Nanjing, China.
The conference synthesises achievements of the first phase of IGBP's Integrated Land Ecosystem-Atmosphere Processes Study (iLEAPS), (2004-2014) and paves the way to the second phase under Future Earth.

The conference is hosted by iLEAPS-China at Nanjing University, China.

Call for session proposals is open. Please send an email to tanja.suni (a) helsinki.fi if you are interested in proposing a session. Session proposal deadline is 30 April 2013.

Conference themes:
· Dynamic processes in the land-atmosphere-society continuum
· Sustainable management of human-dominated environments
· Topical regions: high latitudes and developing countries
· Multidisciplinary observations and modelling of land-atmosphere-society interactions

Local organising committee representative
Dr. Aijun Ding
Professor, Assistant Director
Institute for Climate and Global Change Research,
Nanjing University
Email: dingaj (a) nju.edu.cn

Scientific committee representative
Dr. Tanja Suni
Executive Officer
iLEAPS International Project Office
Division of Atmospheric Sciences
Department of Physics, University of Helsinki
Email: tanja.suni (a) helsinki.fi

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