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Above photo, back row: James Liu (PhD), John Reinfelder (PhD), Anja Engel (Post-Doc), Anne McElroy (Faculty), Xiaohai Yan (PhD), Xiaolin Li (PhD), Peng Chen (PhD).  Front Row: Tung-Yuan Ho (PhD), Fanghua Xu (PhD), Cindy Lee (Faculty), Tiantian Tang (PhD), Deli Wang (PhD).  Not pictured: Senjie Lin (PhD), Weilei Wang (PhD), Jon Zehr (Post-Doc)

SoMAS was represented by SIXTEEN present or former students, post-docs and faculty at the recent Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences (XMAS-III) in Xiamen, China, during Jan 9-11. Profs. McElroy and Zehr were invited speakers, while Prof. Lee was on the Scientific Advisory Committee. All others gave oral or poster presentations.

Bingbing Wang, PhD ’11

The symposium consisted of different, interconnected sessions covering physical oceanography, marine biogeochemistry, biological oceanography, and marine ecotoxicology along with workshops for emerging topics in marine environmental sciences.

Originally known as Amoy, Xiamen is located on the southeast coast of China and has a long history of international commerce and ocean science education and research. It was a wonderful place to be in the dead of a New York winter!

The SoMAS alumni present at the meeting are all currently in faculty or post-doctoral associate positions.

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