Research Progress

Sunlight Drives Leaf Mass Area Depending on Spectral Composition

Plant functional traits generally reflect the trade-off strategy between plant resource acquisition and investment under environmental changes. Plant leaves, as the main organ that converts inorgan...

Scientists Produce High-resolution Urban Floor Area Map of China

Urbanization research is a hot spot of global concern. China's urbanization is characterized as rapid outward expansion and drastic changes inside the cities, especially the increase in density and...

Priming Effect Caused by Root Litter Varies with Root Order

Despite the fact that plant litter contributes more to soil organic carbon storage, plant litter can influence soil organic crbon decomposition via the priming effect. While our current understandi...

Long-term No-tillage with Crop Residue Application Could Improve Soil Nitrogen Cycling

Conventional tillage has been the common agricultural practices in the agroecosystem of northeastern China for a long period, with crop residues removed or burnt, which has caused serious soil degr...

Scientists Conduct Meta-analysis of Literature Investigating Fate and Use Efficiency of Nitrogen ...

The application of nitrogen (N) fertilizer in farmland can significantly increase crop yields. But excessive application of N may decrease N utilization efficiency, increase N losses and cause envi...