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2022BNUSS|Eco-hydrological modelling and LPJ-GUESS International Course Admission Brochure


Beijing Normal University (College of Water Sciences) and Lund University (Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science) jointly organized “2022 BNUSS| Eco-hydrological modelling and LPJ-GUESS International Course”. This Course aims to cultivate outstanding students in water science fields and promote young talents to academic communication worldwide, explore and discuss the advanced research results, and focus on Eco-hydrological modeling and LPJ-GUESS simulation. Courses will invite 30 students to join in. Here are course details:

I.            Course information

Beijing Time8th -15th Aug. 2022

Course FormCombination of online and offline

Online courses used byTencent Meeting Software

Offline placeBeijing Normal University (it is based on a quarantine situation)

II.           Speakers introduction

III.        Course Schedule

Beijing Time

Lecture contents and language


Day 1: Monday
8th Aug. 2022

Opening ceremony

Prof. Hongguang Cheng/BNU/Dean & Prof. Yongshuo Fu/BNU/Vice Dean

Summer school brief and background introduction

 Prof. Yongshuo Fu/BNU/Vice Dean & Jing Tang/Lund University/Researcher

Lecture 1: Landsurface modelling and perspectives (Chinese/English)

Prof. Wenping Yuan/Sun Yat-sen University/Professor

Lecture 2: Climate change and hydrology modelling (Chinese/English)

Prof. Chongyu Xu/University i Oslo/Dean

Lecture 3: Global climate ecology and ecosystem modelling (English)

Prof. Ben Smith & Jing Tang/Lund University/Researcher

Day 2: Tuesday
9th Aug. 2022

Lecture 1: LPJ-GUESS general framework (English)

Stefan Olin & Jing Tang/Lund University/Researcher

Lecture 2: Disturbances and stand level initialization (English)

Tom Pugh/Lund University/Senior Lecturer

Lecture 3: Coupled carbon-nitrogen cycling, with a focus on soils (English)

David Wårlind/Lund University/Researcher

Lecture 4: Land-use modelling with a focus on forestry (English)

Mats Lindeskog/Lund University/Researcher

Lecture 5: Cropland modelling and N gases in LPJ-GUESS (English)

Stefan Olin/Lund University/Researcher

Day 3:
10th Aug. 2022

Lecture 1: Hydrological processes in LPJ-GUESS (English)

Jing Tang/Lund University/Researcher

Lecture 2: Fire modelling & SIMFIRE-BLAZE (English)

Lars Nieradzik/Lund University/Researcher

Lecture 3: Wetland and high-latitude soil processes (English)

Paul Miller/Lund University/ senior lecturer

Introduce Modelling projects introduction and group work

Jing Tang & Stefan Olin/Lund University/Researcher

Day 4:
11th Aug. 2022

Q&A for modelling project

Jing Tang/Lund University/Researcher

Group work

Jing Tang/Lund University/Researcher & Shouzhi Chen/BNU/Doc.

Day 5:
12th Aug. 2022

Q&A for modelling project

Jing Tang/Lund University/Researcher

Group work

Jing Tang/Lund University/Researcher & Shouzhi Chen/BNU/Doc.

Day 6:
15th Aug. 2022

Group presentation

Yongshuo Fu/BNU/Vice Dean & Jing Tang, Stefan Olin/Lund University/Researcher

Summary and feedback,
Award summer school certification,
Closing ceremony

IV.        Applicant requirements

1、        Applicants are splendid postgraduate and engaged in Environment Science and Engineer, Hydrology and Water Resource, Global Change Ecology, Geography, Groundwater Sciences and Engineering, Ecology remote sensing, etc.

2、        Students have good English skills. Please provide English proficiency certification.

3、        Enrollment scale no more than 30 students, admission priority for students who have learned model simulation courses during graduate or postgraduate.

4、        Students are committed to having plenty of time during the course and attending every lesson.

V.          Application processes

Applicants should fill in the application form and submit application materials to Miss Li ( ) by email before 3rd Aug. 2022. Materials have provided as follows

1.    Study certification

2.    Reference letter from tutor

3.    English Proficiency Certification

4.    CV

5.    Application formClick ‘Read More’ and download the application form

VI.        Accommodation, Fees and Matters

1. The course is mainly held online. The program supports offline teaching if it conforms to the quarantine requirements of Chinese and universities. BNU does not arrange accommodation and meals for students (a course assistant could provide a hotel list and a temporary university card if quarantine rules allowed).

2. The course provides unified study materials and is free for students. Students who have completed the requirements will be awarded a Certification signed by two universities.

3. Students should attend a lecture on time and participate in each lesson and activity, obey university quarantine demands and rules. Pay attention to the latest news from the course community and email.

VII.      Contact information

Affair secretary in CWS, BNU

Miss Li

Tel:01058804198, Email:

VIII.   Introduction to CWS, BNU

The College of Water Sciences (CWS), Beijing Normal University was formally founded in January 2005, on the initiative of two academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences, i.e., hydrologist Changming Liu and hydrogeologist Xueyu Lin. Since then, the CWS has an Overseas Expertise Introduction Center for Discipline Innovation (“111” Center), a Major Laboratory of Beijing, a Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Joint Laboratory, an Engineering Research Center of Ministry of Education. The CWS efforts to promote international and domestic influence. Water resources of Beijing Normal University ranks 3rd in the world and 1st in China in the 2020 Shanghai Ranking of World Universities list.

In the past few years, More than a hundred of research projects were successively completed, including those funded by the 973 Program, the 863 Program, the National Natural Science Foundation, the Major Project of the National Social Science Foundation, the National Science and Technology Support Program, the National Major Science and Technology Project of Water Pollution Control and Treatment, the Major Project of Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission, and the Beijing Municipal Natural Science Foundation. In addition, close cooperation and exchange relationships were established with many universities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, and Australia. The Collaborative Programme of Water Security between Beijing Normal University and the University of Saskatchewan has been authorized by Chinese Ministry of Education.

Today, while Beijing Normal University is developed as a “Double First- Class” university in China, the CWS is also having great opportunities for development. Based on the joint efforts of all staff and students as well as the substantial support of all sectors of the society, the CWS will adhere to the spirit of the college motto “as good as water and be realistic and innovative”, firmly conduct the work of teaching, research, social services, and determine to make positive contributions to the blue water and sky and the ecological civilization of China!

IX.        Introduction to Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University

Lund University is a public research university in Sweden and one of northern Europe’s top universities, it was built in 1666, ranked among the Top 100 comprehensive universities in the world (QS World Ranking 97 in 2020; U.S. News Ranking 91), with 40,000 students and 8,160 faculty members. Lund University has more than 8.8 billion euros in annual turnover and 60% of it is used in scientific research.

Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science in Lund University (hereinafter referred to as the Department of Geography) is the collaborating group that supports the summer school. The subject ranking of this Department is 24th around the world. It is dedicated to the study of how climate and environmental change affect the structural function and composition of terrestrial ecosystems and has achieved significant results in ecological modelling, remote sensing monitoring, geographic information science and climate change. The European Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) carbon portal was established by the Department of Geography. Data of carbon portal has been measured and monitored by carbon flux observation stations across Europe. Currently, ICOS has 86 flux observation stations in 12 countries.

The collaborating teacher group is a core team of the Department of Geography. This group created the LPJ-GUESS which is a global dynamic vegetation model and has a high international reputation in the field of global change ecology and plant dynamics modelling. It remains a long-term collaboration with several European research institutions (including Max Planck Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, KIT). The LPJ-GUESS model has been widely used in major international projects such as the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project 5 & 6 and the Global Carbon Project.

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