Derrick Y. F. Lai

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Significant climate risks are associated with a positive carbon-temperature feedback in northern latitude carbon-rich ecosystems, making an accurate analysis of human impacts on the net greenhouse gas balance of wetlands a priority. Here, we provide a coherent assessment of the climate footprint of a network of wetland sites based on simultaneous and(More)
Naturally occurring and man-made (synthetic) fibers of respirable sizes are substances that have been identified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) as priority substances for risk reduction and pollution prevention under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The health concern for respirable fibers is based on the link of occupational(More)
Duckweed (Lemna minor), a floating macrophyte belonging to the Lemnaceae family, is commonly found in subtropical paddy fields. This plant rapidly takes up nutrients from water and forms dense floating mats over the water surface that may impact the biogeochemical processes and greenhouse gas production in paddy fields. In this study, we measured CH4 and(More)
Understanding the functional relationship between greenhouse gas fluxes and environmental variables is crucial for predicting the impacts of wetlands on future climate change in response to various perturbations. We examined the relationships between methane (CH4) emission and temperature in two marsh stands dominated by the Phragmites australis and Cyperus(More)
Paddy field, being a man-made wetland, is recognized as one of the major sources of global methane (CH4) emission. Since China has the second-largest area of rice cultivation in the world, it is important to develop valid and reliable strategies to reduce CH4 emission and sustain rice productivity in Chinese paddy fields. In this study, we applied steel(More)
  • D P Delisi, R E Robins, G F Switzer, D Y Lai, F Y Wang, Donald P Delisi +4 others
  • 2003
To provide quantitative support for the Simultaneous Offset Instrument Approach (SOIA) procedure, an extensive data collection effort was undertaken at San Francisco International Airport by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA, U.S. Dept. of Transportation). During the time period from March 2000 to October 2002, wake vortex data was measured for over(More)
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