Field trip is on April 13, which includes three routes (R1, R2, R3) to choose from.
R1, Panlong Cave, Rentou Peak
Explore the Guilin plain developing history relics and a field monitoring station of cave sedimentology research. Guilin geomorphology research was started from geographer Xu Xiake in Ming dynasty. IKG has started research on Guilin morphology since its foundation, which makes Guilin landscape became the model in karst morphology research in south China. Through cave stalagmite reconstruction, paleoclimate has been a research hot topic in Quaternary studies. Researches on the time and effect of the the younger Dryas event have been started since 1990s by using the cave stalagmite near Guilin and that research is still going on today, and Panlong cave is a typical example.
R2, The Yaji Karst Hydrogeology Experimental Site, Maocun Karst geology Experimental Site
The Yaji experimental site and Maocun experimental site are two bases set up to field monitor the karst hydrology system. Yaji has a small area and it focus on researches in epikarst and vadose zone. On the other hand, Maocun experimental site researches in groundwater system and focuses the hydrology and karst forming processes in subterranean river. The bases have different monitoring tools for runoff, automatic monitoring instrument was also installed, and it is a typical location for studying and understanding its hydrogeology. Through the trip to these two bases, you can understand the water resources vulnerability in karst around south China, and learned how to manage water resources under extreme climatic condition and human activities and reduce the effects of geo-hazards.
R3, Li River
Li River scenery area is center in Guilin, started with Ling Canal, Xing’an from the north, to Yangshuo to the south, connected by the Li River. It is located in the east of the Guangxi Autonomous region in South China, which is belongs to the Pearl River system. Li River originated in Maoershan, Xing'an County, with a total length of 83 km from Guilin to Yangshuo. It looks like wriggling jade belt, wrap within the marvel peaks, and produced the world largest and most beautiful karst scenic spot. You can enjoy the view of the peak shadow, clear water and green peaks, child singing, fisherman relaxing, traditional housing garden, and fresh breath around the Li River.