Dear colleagues of Division 8,
I hope you and your family are fine even in the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Actually, in Japan, the situation is very uncertain, especially in Tokyo
As for the captioned matter, it was decided that the ACID RAIN 2020
conference would be postponed to late 2021 or early 2022. Although the
actual new date is still under discussion, we have just updated HP to
inform potential participants of the current situation.
The name of the conference "ACID RAIN 2020" will not be changed to
utilize the materials prepared so far (such as logo, HP, registration
I will inform you when the new date is decided.
Thank you for your understanding on this matter.
Hiroyuki SASE, Ph.D.
Ecological Impact Research Department
Asia Center for Air Pollution Research (ACAP)
Japan Environmental Sanitation Center (JESC)
Telephone: +81-25-263-0559 (direct)
Network Center for the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET)
Atmospheric Environment Sciences in East Asia (Cooperation course)
Graduate School of Science and Technology
APN Project on Sulphur Dynamics: http://www.apn.acap.asia
ACID RAIN 2020: https://www.acidrain2020.org
I hope you and relatives are fine. Following the postponement of the
2020' conference due to COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to announce
that the international conference entitled "_AIR POLLUTION THREATS TO
PLANT ECOSYSTEMS_" will be held in Paphos (Cyprus) on May 17-21, 2021.
All needed sanitary directives will be implemented on site. Due to
exceptional conditions, up-do-date information will be regularly
released by emails.
Air pollution and climate change remain a persistent threat to plant
ecosystems, urging for international cooperation and unified research
efforts. This international event is co-organized by the Committee on
Air Pollution Effects Research on Mediterranean Ecosystems (CAPER_MED_),
the International Union of Forest Research Organization (IUFRO) and the
International Cooperative Programme on Effects of Air Pollution on
Natural Vegetation and Crops (ICP VEGETATION). The conference, for THE
FIRST TIME COMBINING THREE EVENTS, will serve as an excellent example of
effective international collaboration in the research of air pollution
and plant ecosystems.
DO NOT MISS THIS CORNERSTONE of international science. The CAPER_med_ IV
meeting will be held on 17-18 May 2021, back-to-back with the 3rd
International Conference on "_Ozone and Plant Ecosystems_" and the 30th
international biennial conference of the IUFRO Research Group on "_Air
pollution and climate change_" on 17-21 May 2021.
Deadline for abstract submission: 15TH JANUARY 2021
Early registration: till 15TH MARCH 2021
MAIN SESSIONS OF THE CONFERENCE
_CAPERmed - Air Pollution Effects on Mediterranean Ecosystems_
1a. Monitoring, biomonitoring and modeling: advances and limitations
1b. From the organism to the ecosystem: impact of pollution and climate
1c. Environmental policies, human health and sustainability
_Air pollution and climate change effects on plant ecosystems: from cell
2. Urban green: sinks or sources of air pollution and climate change
3. Plant ecosystems in a changing world: monitoring, modeling and risk
4. Atmospheric deposition: consequences for plant ecosystems
5. Crops and trees: productivity and ecological processes
6. Genetic, biochemical and physiological mechanisms underlying stress
responses of plant ecosystems
PROF. JOS LELIEVELD will join the conference talking about "_Climate
change and air pollution, __the current and future challenges_". PROF.
NADINE UNGER - "_Air pollution effects on the carbon cycle in a changing
world_". PROF. XAVIER QUEROL - "_Ozone pollution in Western
Mediterranean region_". PROF. ZHAOZHONG FENG - "_Effects of ozone
pollution on Chinese woody plants: an overview_".
FOR MORE DETAILS
NEW WEBSITE: http://cyprus2021.com/ 
CONTACT: Dr. Pierre Sicard (pierre.sicard(a)arches-conseils.fr)
DR PIERRE SICARD
Air pollution & forests
International Union of Forest Research Organizations
Deputy R.G "_Air Pollution and Climate Change"_