Building Research Collaborations in China: A Soil Scientist’s Story

Date: 26 Feb 2020
Location: Room 318, Education 2 (ED2), La Trobe University

Dr Jian Jin and his colleagues have established productive research collaborations with scientists at Zhejiang University, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Sciences in China on the impact that global climate change has on soil quality for sustainable productivity. In this presentation he will introduce this research and some of research activities undertaken, and also explain some of barriers to conducting collaborative research, such as preparing joint applications for funding; preparing joint publication; as well as navigating intellectual property issues. He will also introduce what he has identified as key ingredients for successful long-term collaboration.

About the Speaker

Dr. Jian Jin is a Research Officer in the Department of Plant, Animal and Soil Science, based in AgriBio at La Trobe University. His research mainly focuses on the plant-soil-microbe interaction and the role of microbial processes in nutrient and carbon cycles. His research is multi-disciplinary covering the major areas of soil chemistry, plant physiology and microbiome. He leads a research project on soil phosphorus cycling in response to climate change, supported by a fellowship at La Trobe University.

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