Volume 24: February 2021

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Last 15 Postings

Large Increases in the Water Use Efficiencies of Three Tropical Forest Trees
(26 February 2021)
Over the past 30 years intrinsic water use efficiencies (iWUE) of three Bangladesh tree species rose by a respectable 29-46% in response to a mere 15% rise in atmospheric CO2...

Plant Growth Database (25 February 2021)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Currant Tomato (Zhou et al., 2020). To access the entire database, click here.

Field Studies Matter in Ocean Acidification Experiments
(24 February 2021)
A study of the larval growth of three separate sea urchin populations conducted simultaneously in both field and laboratory settings reveals a significant shortcoming of laboratory-based ocean acidification experiments, which shortcoming completely changed the future outlook of the particular species examined here from negative to positive...

Plant Growth Database (23 February 2021)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Bell Pepper (Fan et al., 2020). To access the entire database, click here.
One Hundred and Fifty Years of Peatland Carbon Sequestration in Southwest England (22 February 2021)
Contrary to model projections, data from two locations indicate stable (or possibly increasing) carbon sequestration rates...

Three Decades of NPP Increase in Coastal China
(19 February 2021)
Over the period 1986-2015, net primary productivity (NPP) has increased in this region by an average 1.67 g C m-2 yr-1...

Plant Growth Database (18 February 2021)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Coffee (Avila et al., 2020). To access the entire database, click here.
Physiological Buffering by a Marine Macroalgae Ameliorates Ocean Acidification and Warming Effects on a Large Foraminifer (17 February 2021)
When treated in isolation, the foraminifer experienced reduced growth and calcification. But when treated in combination with a macroalgae these effects were ameliorated...

Plant Growth Database (16 February 2021)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Potato (Yubi et al., 2020). To access the entire database, click here.

CO2-induced Reductions in N2O emissions in a Subtropical Rice Field
(15 February 2021)
Across six separate growing seasons, elevated CO2 reduced area-scaled N2O emissions by 23-78%...
A Solar-Climate Link in Northern Fennoscandia (12 February 2021)
Analysis of data over the past three centuries reveals a statistically significant correlation between solar forcing (the ~22-year Hale cycle) and summer temperature...

Plant Growth Database (11 February 2021)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Rice (Jiang et al., 2020). To access the entire database, click here.

The Combined Impacts of Ocean Acidification and Warming on Symbiochlorum hainanensis
(10 February 2021)
This alga and those corals which share a symbiotic relationship with it are in no danger of rapid demise or extinction from rising temperatures and/or increases in the air's CO2 content. In fact, they will likely benefit from it!...

Plant Growth Database (9 February 2021)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Maize (Khan et al., 2020). To access the entire database, click here.
What Can Two Hours of CO2 Enrichment Per Day Achieve? (8 February 2021)
Surprisingly, it can achieve a lot! Read on to see what this colorless, odorless and tasteless atmospheric trace gas did for eggplant in a four week study...

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