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311 Conference Center Bldg.
Knoxville, TN USA 37996-4134

Phone: 865.974.4251
Fax: 865.974.1838

China-U.S. Joint Research Center for Ecosystem and Environmental Change

picture of wall plaqueThrough an initiative launched in July of 2006, scientists from the University of Tennessee (UT) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have joined researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) to establish the China-US Joint Research Center for Ecosystem and Environmental Change.

The JRCEEC, which occupies research facilities at UT/ORNL and CAS, addresses the combined effects of climate change and human activities on regional and global ecosystems and explores technologies for restoration of degraded environments.

News & Publications

Wen-Yi Dong, Xin-Yu Zhang, Xiao-Qin Dai, Xiao-Li Fu, Feng-Ting Yang, Xi-Yu Liu, Xiao-Min Sun, Xue-Fa Wen, and Sean Schaeffer. 2014. Changes in soil microbial community composition in response to fertilization of paddy soils in subtropical China. Applied Soil Ecology 84: 140–147

 

2013 Annual Workshop

The 2013 Annual Workshop was held at the Park Vista Hotel in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA, on November 18-19, 2013.

USCEES

In 2011 US-China EcoPartnership for Environmental Sustainability (USCEES) was established by the U.S. State Department with the primary focus of addressing environmental challenges that are common to both the United States and China.

New EcoPartnership

ecopartnership.gov logoThe U.S. State Department selected the University of Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Purdue University as participants in one of six new US-China EcoPartnerships. The partnerships will spur collaboration among US and Chinese researchers and focus on sustainability issues in the two nations, including the environmental challenges posed by alternative energy development and climate change. Read more about this exciting new opportunity.