A new orchid species, named Hemipilia yajiangensis, was found by researcher HU Guangwan from the Wuhan Botanical Garden in Yajiang County, southwest China's Sichuan Province.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences uses advanced technologies, from remote-sensing to big data, to effectively use and protect black soil resources — highly fertile soil located in northeastern China that serves as the bedrock of national food security.
A small ape fossil discovered in Yuanmou, Southwest China's Yunnan Province has been proved to be the earliest gibbon fossil ever found. The discovery pushes the gibbon fossil record back 7 million to 8 million years and helps Chinese and U.S. scientists fill a long-elusive evolutionary gap in the history of small apes in East Asia.
Chinese paleologists have discovered two fossil repositories in southwestern Chongqing municipality and Guizhou province whose strata date back to the Silurian Period that began around 440 million years ago. The two sites have yielded crucial discoveries that could rewrite the evolutionary story of how humans evolved from fish.
Thilina, a Sri Lankan student whose Chinese name is Li Xiang, came to China to pursue a doctorate degree at the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in southwest China's Yunnan Province. Mainly studying beetles here, and enjoying the good scientific environment and climate, he said "China is my second hometown.”
Li Zhengyang, a researcher from the Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics and Technology of the National Astronomical Observatories under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), who has twice been to Dome A, the peak of the Antarctica's inland icecap, said that carrying out scientific research in conditions of extremely low temperatures has been a difficult yet rewarding experience for him.
During the four years of PIFI program, Dr. Omisore published and presented 35 research articles in top-ranked journals and at various conferences. These efforts have earned him an accumulated ~1000 citations with an H-index of 16 on Google scholar. Moreover, he won several awards including the Excellent International Graduate of UCAS in 2019, IEEE-IES in 2017 and the TWAS-Elsevier travel grants to participate in international conferences and workshops in 2019.
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