LandCover6k workshop and training course for scientists working in Asia

06.03 - 11.03.2017  
Shijiazhuang, China
Contact person:
Marie-José Gaillard, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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PAGES' LandCover6k working group will conduct a workshop and training course for scientists working in Asia, from 6-11 March 2017, in Shijiazhuang, China.


Hebei Normal University.


Plan for arrival on 6 March. The workshop runs for two days (7-8 March) and the training course runs for three days (9-11 March).
Plan for departure the evening of 11 March or on 12 March.

There are still places available for the workshop but not for the training course. Any person interested in attending the workshop should email Marie-José Gaillard as soon as possible: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Workshop aims

The aim of the workshop is to present and discuss:

i) the work done so far by the PAGES LandCover6k working group in Asia,
ii) the current research on past land use based on historical and archaeological data in Asia, and
iii) the stand-of-the-art of anthropogenic land-cover change (ALCC) modeling in Asia.

Training course (fully booked - no places available)

The training course will focus on all methods needed to achieve the land-cover and land-use reconstructions required for the LandCover6k initiative, i.e. pollen-vegetation modeling (ERV model and LRA’s REVEALS and LOVE models), database and mapping for LandUse6k (archeological data), pollen databases, and R software.

Invited lecturers

Europe: Laurent Marquer (University of Toulouse, France), Ralph Fyfe (Plymouth University, Britain), Ulrike Herzschuh and Xianyong Cao (Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Potsdam, Germany), Marie-José Gaillard (Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden), Jed O. Kaplan (University of Lausanne, Switzerland) and Marco Zanon (Institute of Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology, Kiel, Germany).

USA: Kathy Morrison (University of Philadelphia), Alice Yao (University of Chicago), Yao Liu (Northern Arizona University) and Jade d’Alpoim Guedes (Washington State University).

Invited lecturers and participants from China: Xiuqi Fang, Hongjuan Jia, Qingfeng Jiang, Dongmei Jie, Guiyun Jin, Bing Li, Yuecong Li, Zhongze Zhou, Zhenjing Yang, Xin Gao, Xiaozhong Huang, Jianyong Li, Yu Li, Hongyan Liu, Linjing Liu, Feiya Lu, Xiaolan Yang, Shengrui Zhang, Zhenqing Zhang, Zheng Zhuo, Yu Ye, Junhu Dai, Guifeng Liu, Zhilei Wu, Renlong Huo, Ling Cao, Xueqiong Wei, Guangliang Hou, Chunmei Ma, Caiming Shen, Lu Dai, Fuli Wu, Wenchen Lu, Yongbo Wang and Qin Yuan.

Workshop program

March 7: LandCover6k and methodological issues

9:00-10:00: Introduction-Programme presentation (Q  Xu, U Herzschuh, M-J Gaillard); Picture of all participants
10:00-10:30: LandCover6k – general introduction (M-J Gaillard)
10:30-11:00: Tea break
11:00-11:30: LandUse6k – general introduction (K Morrison)
11:30-12:00: History-Archaeology in China - contribution to LandCover6k (X Fang)
12:00-14:00: Lunch
14:00-14:30: Moving rice into uplands: a pilot study using land surface models (A Yao)
14:30-15:00: Presentation (J d’Alpoim Guedes)
15:00-15:30: China, pollen database/archive (Z Zhuo & X Cao)
15:30-16:00: Presentation (U Herzschuh & X Cao)
16:00-16:30: Tea break
16:30-17:00: Anthropogenic Land Cover Change (ALCC) scenarios – why and how (J Kaplan)
17:00-17:30: Coupling pollen spectra and remote sensing data - tree cover reconstructions using the Modern Analogue Technique MAT (M Zanon)
17:30-18:00: Plenary Discussion
19:00: Dinner

March 8: Land-use (archaeology, history) in China and other contributions

8:30-8:45: Relative Pollen Productivity (RPP) and Relevant Source Area of Pollen (RSAP) in Changbai and Taiyue Mountains of China (Qinghai Xu)
8:45-9:05: More reliable pollen productivity estimates and relative source area of pollen in a forest-steppe ecotone with improved vegetation survey (Han Yue - Liu Hongyan)
9:05-9:25: Study on relative pollen productivity in steppe areas of China (Yiyin Li)
9:25-9:45: Relative Pollen Productivities and Relevant Rource Area of Pollen in the forest-steppe ecotone of Guancen Mountains (Yuecong Li)
9:45-10:00: General discussion
10:00-10:20: Tea break
10:20-10:40: Pollen productivity of different vegetation types in Eastern part of America (Yao Liu)
10:40-11:00: First large-scale REVEALS reconstructions of Holocene land cover for temperate China (Furong Li)
11:00-11:20: Farm Land reconstruction for eastern part areas of China during the past 1000 years (Fanneng He)
11:20-11:40: Population growing and land cover change for the 300 years in southwest part area of China (Renlong Huo)
11:40-12:00: Presentation (Shilpa Pandey, India)
12:00: Lunch
Afternoon: Visit to Museum; end of the seminar/workshop
18:00: Dinner

Further information

Address all enquiries to Marie-José Gaillard: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.