Researchers from Lanzhou University, the Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Gansu Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, and the Natural History Museum in the United Kingdom have demonstrated that some present-day low latitude tropical wildlife species lived on the high-altitude northeastern Qinghai-Tibet Plateau 5,200 years ago.
A joint study conducted by Chinese and Spanish researchers has found that soil microbes are closely related to crop yield, and the protection of certain microbes may help reduce the need for fertilizers and increase crop production.
Chinese scientists have kicked off a new glacier research at the headwater region of the country's Yellow River, in the northwestern province of Qinghai. The program is part of China's second comprehensive scientific expedition to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and the first time to carry out glacier research at the headwater regions of the Yellow and Lancang rivers, said Xu Baiqing, who heads the research team.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences announced Friday that it will host its 3rd Science Festival with more than 400 activities nationwide. The weeklong event by China's highest academic institution in natural sciences will be held from Oct. 31 to Nov. 6.
Researchers from the South China Botanical Garden found that under multiple stresses such as continuous wounding and the combination of wounding and low temperature, changes in phytohormones in response to these stresses activate regulators and structural genes that affect the aroma of oolong tea.
Researchers have developed a dataset for annual global soil respiration at a spatial resolution of 1 square km for the period between 2000 and 2014. More than two-thirds of terrestrial carbon is stored belowground, and a significant amount of the atmospheric carbon dioxide assimilated by plants is respired by roots and microbes in soil, according to the research article published in the journal Science Advances.
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