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Theory Suggests Root Efficiency, Independence Drove Globa... (Mar 16, 2018)

  Source:Princeton University
  Summary:
  Researchers suggest that plants spread worldwide thanks to root adaptations that allowed them to become more efficient and independent. As plant species spread, roots became thinner so they could more effici...
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CAS Researchers Reveal Relationship between Canopy Leaf A... (Feb 24, 2018)

  The leaf area index (LAI) indicates the amount of leaf area per unit of ground area and the clumping index (CI) describes the spatial distribution of leaves in the canopy.
  When leaves are randomly distributed, the CI equals to 1.0. When leaves are...
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Scientists Probe Arsenic Cycle and Bioconversion in Terre... (Feb 6, 2018)

  A research group headed by Professor WEI Chaoyang from the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, has considerably enhanced the basic knowledge on arsenic cycle and bioconversion in terrestrial eco...
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Researchers Propose a New Regionalization Scheme for Effe... (Jan 4, 2018)

  During vegetation restoration, guideline that can help to decide where to plant tree, grass or shrub, are very important to lead an effective ecological restoration. Taking the Loess Plateau of China as an example, Dr. CHEN Pengfei at Institute of Geog...
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Researchers Develop an Intelligent Decision Support Syste... (Dec 21, 2017)

  Mega-urban agglomeration usually means a cluster of cities, including a core megacity and at least three large cities, as the basic components in a specified area.
  At present, there are five mega-urban agglomerations in China, including Yangtze Riv...
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Study Reveals Human Influence Intensity Increased by abou... (Nov 2, 2017)

  For thousands of years, human activities have dramatically affected ecosystems. Scientists have conducted many studies to quantify human activities and its influence on ecosystems.
  The Tibetan Plateau (TP), covers an area over 2.5 million km2, stre...
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