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Su Tao leads team to conduct field investigation in Mt. Qomolangma
Update time: 2023-05-24
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Prof. Su Tao of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) has led a team of four to carry out a field investigation in the Mt. Qomolangma region over the past two weeks, trying to decipher the "unique code" of paleontology. 

Working together with researchers from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), XTBG researchers collected over 100 plant fossils, 50 paleontological samples, and biogeologiccal samples at the altitudes ranging from 5200 to 6500 meters.  

"Paleontological fossils have a unique advantage because the shape and distribution of organisms are closely related to the environment, as different natural environments have shaped different organisms," said Su Tao. 

The expedition is part of the second comprehensive scientific expedition to the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau which was initiated in 2017. A total of 170 scientists are conducting research on water, ecology and human activities, aiming to reveal the mechanism of environmental change and optimize the ecological security barrier system on the plateau. 


At 6500 meters above the sea level. 


At 5800 meters above the sea level. 



Field investigation. 


Researchers from XTBG and IVPP pose a photo. 

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