Coastal ecosystems is known as one of the most productive ecosystems on the Earth, and they are playing vital roles in maintaining environmental health, sustaining economic development, and preserving biodiversity. They are also playing an increasingly important role in mitigating climate change and environmental degradation. However, coastal ecosystems are facing unprecedented challenges in the context of global change and increasing anthropogenic activities. Coastal ecosystems have become one of the most vulnerable ecosystems in the world.

“International Symposium on Coastal Ecosystems and Global Change” will be held on Apr 16-19, 2021 in Xiamen, China. 2021 also marks the 100th anniversary of Xiamen University and we welcome you to join us in celebrating the centenary. The theme of this conference is coastal ecosystems and global change. All experts and researchers from the world are welcome! See you in beautiful Xiamen!


 Dr. Yonglong Lu, SCOPE, PSA, and Xiamen University, China 
 Dr. Michael Elliott, University of Hull, UK 
 Dr. Nils Chr. Stenseth, Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters & University of Oslo, Norway 
 Dr. Robert Costanza, Australian National University, Australia 
 Dr. Venugopalan Ittekkot, University of Bremen, Germany 
 Dr. Eun-Shik Kim, INTECOL, and Kookmin University, South Korea 
 Dr. Ken Krauss, United States Geological Survey, USA 
 Dr. Hartwig Kremer, Global Environmental Monitoring Unit, United Nations Environment Program 
 Dr. Catherine Ellen Lovelock, Queensland University, Australia 
 Dr. Jack Middelburg, Utrecht University, The Netherlands 
 Dr. Steven Pennings, University of Houston, USA 
 Dr. Jon Samseth, SCOPE, and Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway 
 Dr. Neville Sweijd, Alliance for Collaboration on Climate and Earth Systems Science, South Africa 
 Dr. Martin Visbeck, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany 
 Dr. Yingjia Shen, Xiamen University, China 

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    Apr 19


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College of the Environment and Ecology, Xiamen University
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Key Laboratory of the Coastal and Wetland Ecosystems (Xiamen University), Ministry of Education
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