Recently, scientists from the Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources carried out thermal simulation experiments involving the initial peat under the addition of alkaline saltwater, acidic freshwater and peat alone condition.
According to a study led by Prof. PIAO Shilong from the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, the Third Pole has seen an increase in vegetation over the past three decades. This phenomenon, also known as "greening", may help slow rapid local warming
A new study by researchers from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics investigated the quality of mechanical bathythermograph (MBT) data and revealed significant systematic errors in MBT data.
In 2015, FANG Yunting and others, for the first time, determined the annual nitrification rate of a forest ecosystem by quantifying the oxygen isotope Δ17O of nitrate-N in rainfall and streams. However, because the quantification must rely on the measurement of the nitrate-Δ17O, only a few laboratories in the world have test capabilities. Therefore, there is still little such research and it is currently unknown about the seasonal and inter-annual changes in forest soil nitrification and the drivers controlled these changes.
Recently, scientists from the Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources investigated the rate of soil N transformation, enzyme activity and gene abundance in response to warming coupled with reduced precipitation by using open top chambers.
A research team led by Prof. WANG Bo from the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology found that both lake and peat-forming forest ecosystems probably took as long as 10 million years to recover after the end-Permian mass extinction.
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