Research Grants & Project Highlights in 2014

Fifty new projects were granted in 2014 with a total fund of 24.71 million RMB. Among them, 30 projects were awarded from national or provincial funding agencies, which total 19.23 million RMB. More than 170 research projects were carried out in 2014 with a total fund of 30.99 million RMB. Among them, 102 projects of national level or provincial and ministerial level projects with 24.27 million RMB. In addition, SKLEC received special funding from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of China, among which 4 million RMB was targeted at scientific research, 5 million RMB for administration and operation of SKLEC. The “111 Project” “Sustainability of Water Resources in Estuarine and Coastal Environment” received 1.8 million RMB from the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the State Administration for Foreign Expert Affairs (SAFEA) of China.

Brief Introduction of Selected New Project


NSFC Project for Excellent Young Scholars: Estuarine Environmental Processes and Ecological Effects2014.01-2016.12

Taking the Yangtze Estuary as a typical study area, this project aims to (1) study the spatial and temporal distributions of ANAMMOX in the estuarine and coastal environments usinga stable isotopes and molecular biological techniques; (2) analyze the compositions, diversities, and abundances of ANAMMOX bacterias ; (3) quantify the relationship between the reaction rates of ANAMMOX and the community dynamics of ANAMMOX bacteria; (4) explore the key environmental facotrs and mechanism controlling ANAMMOX, and (5) discuss the contribution of ANAMMOX to nitrogen cycling in estuarine and coastal environments. The results may provide scientific support for the protection and management of estuarine and coastal environment as well as nitrogen pollution control at the catchment scale.