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The 8th SURE-SJTU International Summer School Held Successfully
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The 8th SURE-SJTU International Summer School on Urban Ecology which was co-organized by Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), SURE (Society for Urban Ecology), SURE-China chapter, and the University of Melbourne, and hosted by School of Design at SJTU, has been successfully held at Shanghai, from 8 to 12 August, 2022.

The open ceremony of the 8th SURE-SJTU Summer School

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the 8th SURE-SJTU international summer school was held online. The 2022 International Summer School is themed on Urban Biodiversity and Conservation: Global Perspectives and Comparisons. It focuses on hotpots of urban biodiversity, and the nexus of human activities and human habitats, and urban ecology. The International Summer School has successfully attracted nearly 200 students from undergraduate to PhD who come from 93 universities at 11 countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Austria, Hungary, Korea, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Mexico, Iran, Turkey, and China. The International Summer School was co-chaired by Prof. Dr. Junxiang Li at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Prof. Dr. Juergen Breuste at University of Salzburg, and Dr. Amy Hahs at University of Melbourne.

11 distinguished scientists in urban ecology and urban biodiversity have been invited to give lectures at the 8th SURE-SJTU Summer School. Their lectures cover the wide topics on urban biodiversity protection, urban biodiversity research methodology, state-of-the-art theories of urban biodiversity, and urban biodiversity conservation practices. The lecture information is listed in the following table.

The lectures given by the tutors

51 individual and group presentations from 94 regular participant students had been presented. The students’ presentations covered nine topics relevant to the topics given by the tutors. The participants expressed that the students got great benefits from the inspiring talks of the teachers and the presentations from other students. The knowledge and practice experiences presented by the tutors would provide a good deal of insights into urban biodiversity conservation, planning, and practices for all the students.

Presentations from the participant students

The 8th SURE-SJTU International Summer School aims to explore how to protect biodiversity in urban areas, to introduce the cutting-edge knowledge, the state-of-the-art theories, and approaches in urban biodiversity, to enhance the capability and understanding of biodiversity and conservation in theories and practices. The success of this Summer School will be beneficial to disseminate cutting-edge knowledge in urban biodiversity, to inspire novel ideas and thoughts, to activate and bridge the collaborations among the participants.


The online closing ceremony of the Summer School

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