On Dec 8, ISL organized the 9th “Salt Lake Science and Technology Forum” in the Conference Room on the sixth floor of ISL. Professor Guangliang Hou from Life and Geology Sciences Academy of Qinghai Normal University and Junqing Yu from ISL were invited to give reports. Forum was chaired by the deputy director Dongping Duan.
Professor Hou obtained a PhD of Science in Beijing Normal University, whose main research lies in environmental evolution and humans’ response-adaptation. He is a leader of the 9th Natural Science Academy of Qinghai and has presided over projects of the National Natural Science Foundation, the Ministry of Education Fund, Qinghai Natural Science Foundation and Qinghai Social Science Foundation in succession and has published 6 SCI papers as the first author. Professor Hou gave an academic report named “Prehistoric Human Activities and Environmental Evolution in Tibetan Plateau”. First, he gave the examples to show the impact of Tibetan Plateau natural environment on human health. People who live in 4,000 meters above sea not only need to conquer the terrain obstacles, but also to overcome the impact of the natural environment of high altitude on human physiology. Then, he gave a “Triple Jump” mode about the human moving in the Tibetan Plateau. Finally, he believes it still needs further research to make a more definitive conclusion about the human inhabited in the Tibetan Plateau.
Researcher Yu graduated from Nanjing University in 1975, then obtained a PhD in Darmstadt University of Technology in German. He has learned overseas over ten years, presided many Natural Science Foundation projects, published a number of SCI papers and a monograph in English. Researcher Yu made a report named “the Current Situation and Prospects of Salt Lakes Geology”. First, he introduced the development history of Salt Lakes Geology of ISL. Then, he showed the achievement his research team has made about the Qinghai Lake, the resources of Li in Charham Salt Lakes and some freshwater lakes in Yunnan. In the end, Yu appealed for the inheritance, development and innovation while in research and emphasized the cooperation between different teams, trying to avoid the internal repetition and competition.