Recently, Ministry of Science and Technology has announced that 160 projects sponsored by National Key Basic Research
Program of China (973) will be launched in 2014. Among which, the project “soil carbon dynamics, mechanisms and its response
to global change”(2014CB954000) of State Key Laboratory receives research fund of 10.23 million yuan for the first two years.
The project consisits of 4 sub-projects and the third sub-project “soil carbon cycle in response to temperature, precipitation,
and nutrient changes” presided by Prof. Yusheng Yang receives research fund of 2.34 million yuan for the first two years. It is a
major breakthrough made by State Key Laboratory since it receives research fund from Natural Science Foundation and major
international cooperated projects. In addition, Prof. Zhiqun Huang and Prof. Jinsheng Xie are among the 20 principal investigator
（PI） of the research team.