A delegation led by Prof. LIU Yansui from the Center for Regional Agriculture and Rural Development (CRARD), the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences visited the Center for International Earth Science Information Network(CIESIN) of the Columbia University Earth Institute on Monday, March 28, 2016.
Professor LIU , director of CRARD, gave a presentation at the Lamont campus on China’s urbanization and the transformation of rural areas, with a brief second presentation by his colleague, deputy director LONG Hualou.
CRARD and CIESIN have begun exploring potential areas of collaboration on topics such as poverty mapping and resource management, land resource engineering and technology, land use, agricultural sustainability and environmental issues, and climate vulnerability mapping. Former CIESIN visitor YANG Yuanyuan (Sophia), who is now a research assistant at CRARD, was a member of the delegation.
Alex de Sherbinin (second from right), CIESIN associate director for Science Applications, speaks with the delegationfrom CRARD Prof. LIU Yansui, CRARD director, is at the far right; Long Hualou, deputy director, is second from the left; Li Yuheng, associate professor, is far left (Image from CIESIN)