After a short winter, another round of blossoming is on again in Xishuangbanna, southwest China's Yunnan Province. Here is a collection of some blooming plants at the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanic Garden.
Chinese scientists have discovered a new begonia species in Yunnan Province in southwest China, removing another one from the list of many tuberous species estimated yet to be discovered or described in the country.
Chinese scientists have discovered that pollen flow can be an indicator of the Asian summer monsoon's intensity and flow direction above the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The scientists studied a dataset of the surface pollen on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and found that the spatial distribution trend of the exotic tree pollen's relative abundance is highly coupled with the path of the Asian summer monsoon and the extent to which it encroached on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
Four satellites of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) have recently passed tests in orbit and started operation in the network. The four satellites include the 41st, 49th, 50th and 51st satellites of the BDS family. The 50th and the 51st BDS satellites, launched on Nov. 23, 2019, are operating in medium Earth orbit, and were developed by the Innovation Academy for Microsatellites of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Oluwarotimi Williams SAMUEL obtained a Ph.D. degree in Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Systems from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing in 2018 courtesy of the CAS-TWAS president's fellowship, receiving several distinguished honors and awards during the program. And this is his story in China.
Quentin Montardy, gained CAS PIFI program at 2017, and became an assistant research fellow of the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Between Europe and China, he has lots of experiences and thoughts to share with you.
Laurent Pitre is a Researcher at the French Metrology Organization LNE-CNAM since 2000. He holds a Phd in Low Temperature Thermometry - below 1 Kelvin (1999), and has started his career with the European project “Ultra Low Temperature”. He has worked for two years at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Washington D.C. as a Guest Researcher, where he has started to conceive and develop a quasi spherical resonator applied for low temperature thermometry (2003-2005).
This Special Issue aims to highlight recent advances in ethnobotany on biodiversity conservation, especially the documentation, preservation, and maintenance of indigenous and local knowledge, as well as innovations and practices associated with plant resources.
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