Research Progress

Meta-Analysis Highlights the Roles of Herbivores on Plant Communities

Human activities have led to a continuous decline in the number of animal populations on a global scale. The impact of herbivores on plants has thus received increasing scholarly attention.

Temperate Tree Species Possess Divergent Hydraulic Strategies to Cope with Frost-induced Xylem Em...

In high-altitude temperate forests, freeze-thaw cycles damage the hydraulic transport function of woody species by inducing embolisms in xylem conduits. Winter embolism may have severe negative eff...

Researchers Reveal Correlations between Leaf Size, Hydraulic Architecture and Carbon Assimilation...

Compound-leaf form has long been hypothesized to be responsible for higher photosynthetic and growth rates of compound-leaved tree species, but the underlying physiological mechanisms are largely u...

Researchers Reveal Mechanism Causing Pine Forest Decline in Water-limited Regions

A new study, conducted by researchers of the Institute of Applied Ecology (IAE), the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), shows that Mongolian pine (Pinus sylvestris var. mongolica) trees grown on san...

Researchers Map and Estimate Species-Level Biomass in Chinese Boreal Forests

Researchers from the Institute of Applied Ecology (IAE), Chinese Academy of Sciences, mapped and estimated species-level biomass (species composition and aboveground biomass) in Chinese boreal fore...