To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGPAS), the International Conference on Palaeobiology, High-Resolution Stratigraphy and Fossil Energy was successfully held in Nanjing from 18 to 19 November 2021, organised by NIGPAS both online and offline.
A total of 26 authoritative experts including academician and famous scholars from different scientific institutions, universities, and industry organizations of China were invited to give oral presentations. The conference aimed to engage in international communication and collaboration in paleontology, show case the latest progress in paleontology, stratigraphy, and fossil energy; and promote growth and interdisciplinary research in paleontology, stratigraphy, sedimentology, geochemistry and other related fields.
The academic symposium was widely concerned by Chinese and international scholars. 5 world-renowned international researchers (Sylvie Crasquin-President of the International Palaeontological Association, David Harper-Chair of The International Commission on Stratigraphy-, as well as Andrew Knoll, Peter Crane and Isabel Montañez -academicians of the National Academy of Sciences of American), 11 academicians of the CAS (Rixiang Zhu, Degan Shu, Zhengtang Guo, Zhijun Jin, Shuzhong Shen, Xianhua Li, Caineng Zou, Yigang Xu, Yongxin Pan, Min Zhu, and Shucheng Xie), and 8 outstanding younger researcher from NIGPAS (Yichun Zhang, Bo Wang, Gongle Shi, Guangxu Wang, Ke Pang, Hadi Jahangir, Juwan Jeon, and Colpaert Clémentine) gave wonderful keynote presentations. More than 60 researchers from the NIGPAS also provided poster presentations. The conference was well received by the participants, who actively participated in the discussions. It also received positive feedbacks and continuous attention after the conference.
The conference concluded with a closing address by Renbin Zhan, Director of the NIGPAS. He thanked for the long-term support and help to NIGPAS and declare that all the researchers of NIGPAS will work hard to make greater contributions to the development of palaeontology and stratigraphy, and energy resource exploration and green and sustainable development of China.