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Geochemistry of the Earth's Surface Working Group


GES-11 - 11th International Symposium on the Geochemistry of the Earth's surface

Surface-Earth System Sciences: Toward a sustainable Earth

11-16 June, 2017 | Guiyang, China

GES-11 Meeting website

The next symposium of the Geochemistry of the Earth’s Surface (GES-11) will be held in Guiyang, China, June 11th - 16th, 2017. GES-11 will emphasize the recent advancements of all surface-earth system sciences, with an ambitious agenda for Earth’s future.

The GES meeting is a small-size, friendly meeting (up to 200 attendees) featuring a programme of invited oral presentations and extensive poster sessions. Invited oral presentations will be organized in the morning and poster sessions will cover afternoons. A half-day is scheduled to explore the Qinyan historical village, in the suburban of the Guiyang City. Social events will include a reception, a convivial banquet (with a wonderful live entertainment, Colorful Guizhou, depending on the conditions). After the conference, a field trip will be organized to sightsee the beautiful karst topography in Guizhou Province.

GES is a good opportunity for students to meet established scientific leaders and participation of early career scientists is particularly encouraged. Partial support will be available for students to attend and present their work.

We, the Local Organising Committee, are delighted to invite you to the 11th International Symposium on Geochemistry of the Earth’s Surface in Guiyang, China from June 11th to 16th, 2017 in the Guiyang Jinyang Hotel, Guiyang Conference Center.

Conference Theme

Surface-Earth System Sciences: Toward a sustainable Earth


1. China critical zone (e.g. Karst, loess system) sciences for sustainability
2. Land-vegetation-air interaction of greenhouse gases
3. Geochemistry of mineral-water-microbe interfaces
4. Hydro-ecological and hydro-geochemical processes and cycling
5. Bio-geochemistry of land-ocean interaction (focused on dammed river and estuary process)
6. Frontiers in traditional and nontraditional isotope geochemistry


Mr. Jiubin Chen
State Key Laboratory of Envoronmental Geochemistry,
Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
99 Lincheng West Road, 550081
Guanshanhu, Guiyang, Guizhou, China


GES Working Group Chair

Steven Banwart
The University of Sheffield
Kroto Research Institute



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