Research Progress

Scientists Developed an Integrated Multi-scale Approach for Restoring Degraded Forest Ecosystem

Natural forest degradation caused by human activities is one of the most serious problems that threaten human wellbeing and biodiversity conservation.

Inconsistent Reproductive Strategies of Pine Trees to Cope with Drought Stress

Over the past decades, drought events have been widely reported in almost all forest biomes around the world. Substantial evidence has suggested that trees might exhibit remarkable phenotypic plast...

Researchers Reveal the Effects of Gap Size and Within-gap Position on Sprout Regeneration of Domi...

Secondary forests, derived from the natural regeneration of primary forests after destructive disturbances, have become major forest resources worldwide. Compared with primary forests, several prob...

Scientists find inorganic N addition decreasing soil microbial respiration but increasing its ave...

Soil microbial respiration is a key process controlling the size of the soil organic C storage and C loss from terrestrial ecosystems to atmosphere. A small change in the rate of soil microbial res...

Do we really know the impact of nitrogen deposition: frequency makes a difference?

Previous field studies simulating atmospheric nitrogen (N) deposition generally apply N once or twice (large and infrequent N pulses) during the growing season. However, atmospheric N deposition oc...