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地理科学学院特聘教授Michael Meadows当选为国际地理联合会(IGU)新一届主席
  发表时间:2020-07-07  阅读次数:1098     发布者:20190235
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      近日,华东师范大学荣誉教授、地理科学学院特聘教授、南非皇家科学院(Royal Society of South Africa)院士Michael Meadows教授在国际地理联合会(International Geographical Union)主席换届选举中,获得49名会员国成员全票通过,被正式推选为国际地理联合会新一届主席,任期为2020年至2024年。


      Recently, Professor Michael Meadows, Honorary Professor of East China Normal University (ECNU), Distinguished Professor in the ECNU School of Geographical Sciences, and academician of the Royal Society of South Africa, was officially elected as the new president of the International Geographic Union (IGU), with a term of office from 2020 to 2024.


      国际地理联合会成立于1922年,是由世界各国地理学术团体联合组成的地理学领域最顶级的国际组织。Meadows教授的当选,是我校教师首次在国际地理学重量级学术组织担任主席这一要职。

      Founded in 1922, the IGU is the top international organization in the field of geography, which is composed of geographical academic groups from all over the world. The purposes of the IGU are primarily to promote geography through initiating and coordinating geographical research and teaching in all countries of the world. This is the first time an employee of ECNU has served as chairman of an important international geography academic organization.

      Meadows教授,1955年出生于英国利物浦,在英国萨塞克斯大学和剑桥大学分别获得学士和博士学位。自1983年起在开普敦大学任教,是南非皇家科学院自然地理学领域唯一的院士,在国际著名期刊发表学术论文百余篇,出版专著多部。2010年起,任国际地理联合会(IGU)秘书长兼财务主管。此外,还任Progress in Physical Geography, Quaternary Science Reviews及 Land Degradation and Development等国际著名期刊的编委。

      Born in 1955 in Liverpool, UK, Professor Michael Meadows obtained his BA and PhD from the University of Sussex and the University of Cambridge respectively. He began to work at the University of Cape Town in 1983 and is currently the only academician of the Royal Society of South Africa in physical geography.
      Professor Meadows has published more than a hundred academic papers in prestigious international journals, and several monographs. Hehas served as the Secretary-General and Treasurer of the IGU since 2010. He is also on the editorial board of several high-profile international journals, including Progress in Physical Geography, Quaternary Science Reviews, and Land Degradation and Development.

  
  

WORKING IN ECNU

      2015年11月4日,南非皇家科学院新晋院士、国际著名地貌学家Meadows教授应地理科学学院刘敏院长邀请访问华东师范大学地理科学学院,参加了华东师范大学主办的“中国人口地理格局与城市化未来-纪念胡焕庸线发现80周年学术研讨会”并致词,这是Meadows教授与华东师范大学第一次亲密接触。

      Professor Meadows visited ECNU for the first time on November 4, 2015. He was there to attend the “Population Geography and the Future of Urbanization in China: Symposium for Commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the Discovery of Hu Huanyong Line” hosted by ECNU, and delivered a speech at the symposium.

  

      2016年被聘为华东师范大学名誉教授,主要研究方向包括第四纪古环境的重建,人类世界环境演变和人类活动对环境的影响等。

      In 2016, Professor Meadows became a distinguished professor in the School of Geographical Sciences, East China Normal University. His key research interests include the reconstruction of quaternary palaeoenvironments and issues around environmental change and human activities.

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      2017年4月14日,华东师范大学崇明生态研究中心、大气科学与地球系统科学研究院成立仪式暨生态文明建设崇明高峰论坛在崇明举行,Meadows教授与地球科学学部主任丁平兴及地学部各学院和研究院、生命科学学院、城市发展研究院等单位的院长以及相关职能部门领导齐聚崇明,见证了崇明生态研究中心、大气科学与地球系统科学研究院成立,这为崇明世界级生态岛的建设打下了坚实的基础。

      On April 14, 2017, the Opening Ceremony of the Institute of Eco-Chongming and the Institute of Atmospheric and Earth System Sciences & the Chongming Summit Forum on Ecological Development was held in Chongming. Professor Meadows and other participants witnessed the birth of the two institutes.

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The inauguration of the Institute of Eco-Chongming and the Institute of Atmospheric and Earth System Sciences

   

      2017年,Meadows教授受华东师范大学地理科学学院刘敏教授邀请,联合申请国家自然科学基金和南非基金会合作研究项目《中国-南非典型海岸湿地关键带水沙-生物地球化学过程耦合机理对比研究》,并成功获批。在2018-19年间,他与刘敏教授共同带领“华东师大-南非开普敦”国际研究团队,多次在南非Knysna泻湖海岸地区和长江口崇明东滩进行野外观测.

      In 2017, Professor Meadows and Professor Liu Min’s scientific program, "Hydro-sediment dynamics and bio geochemistry process in coastal wetland critical zone :A comparison study between China and South Africa", was approved by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the National Research Foundation of South Africa as an international cooperation program.
      In April 2018, an ECNU research team headed by Professor Liu Min and Professor Meadows conducted monitoring and fieldwork at Knysna lagoon in South Africa.

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The research team conduct field research in Africa.

   

      2018年,经Meadows教授大力引荐,自然地理学国际著名专家、牛津大学地理系前系主任David Thomas教授受邀来访我校地理科学学院。次年,在Meadows教授的协助下,Thomas教授依托我校地理科学学院申请国家外专局高层次人才相关计划并获批,再次为地理科学院高端外专人才的引进做出重量级的突破。Meadows教授还与Thomas教授一起,共同推进我校地理科学学院与牛津大学地理系在联合培养、交流访学、科研合作等领域的深入合作。

      On the recommendation of Professor Meadows, Professor David Thomas from the Department of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford, a renowned expert in the field of geological geomorphology, visited the School of Geographic Sciences of ECNU in December 2018. The visit promoted cooperation between the School of Geographic Sciences of ECNU and the Department of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford in joint student cultivation, academic exchanges, and scientific and research collaboration.
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Liu Min and Michael Meadows discuss cooperation with David Thomas.

      每年来访,Meadows教授还承担了学院全英语课程《The Anthropocene: Human Impact on Global Environments》、《Advances in Physical Geography》、《Just get on with it : academic writing in Geography》等的授课。他利用最通俗易懂的英文,与学院和学部学生共同分享学术论文写作、学科前沿研究等心得,极大地提升了学生们的交流能力,拓宽了学术视野,广受学生们的好评!

      On his annual visit to ECNU, Professor Meadows teaches the following courses: “The Anthropocene: Human Impact on Global Environment”, “Advances in Physical Geography”, and “Just get on with it : academic writing in Geography”, which have significantly improved the students’ ability for academic communication, and broadened their academic vision.
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Prof. Meadows takes pictures with students.

      Meadows教授还联合指导了Dhritiraj Sengupta等博士生、研究生累计超过7名,与学院师生在《Land Use Policy》、《Science of the Total Environment》、《Remote Sensing》、《Habitat International》等重要地学刊物发表学术论文数十篇。值得一提的是,2020年初Meadows教授还代表学院与地理学权威傅伯杰院士等在领域顶级学术刊物《Science Bulletin》上共同发表论文,从地学角度对新冠疫情的全球管控提出科学建议。
      鉴于近年来在深入推动我国地理学的国际合作交流,提升我国地理学的国际影响力上所做出的杰出贡献,中国地理学在其成立110周年的纪念大会上授予Meadows教授“中国地理学会建设突出贡献奖(国际合作奖)”。

      In addition, Professor Meadows has worked with other teachers in the school in supervising seven PhD and MA students. He has also collaborated with the teachers and students in publishing dozens of academic papers in important geological journals such as Land Use Policy, Science of the Total Environment, Remote Sensing, and Habitat International. In early 2020, he and academician Fu Bojie, also an authority in geography, published a paper in Science Bulletin, proposing scientific suggestions on the global control of the pandemic from the geological perspective.
      In view of the outstanding contributions Professor Meadows has made in promoting international cooperation and enhancing the international influence of China's geography in recent years, the Geographical Society of China (GSC) has decided to grant Professor Meadows the "Award for outstanding contribution to the Chinese Geographical Society (International Cooperation)" at the meeting to commemorate its 110th Anniversary.
      Living and working in Shanghai, Professor Meadows loves to jog or ride a bicycle on campus. He also actively participates in campus activities. He is now in South Africa due to the pandemic situation. “I miss my colleagues, friends and students in ECNU! I am looking forward to returning to Shanghai as soon as possible after the end of the pandemic,” said Professor Meadows.