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Pushing the Limits: The Pattern and Dynamics of Rubber Monoculture Expansion in Xishuangbanna, SW China
The rapidly growing car industry in China has led to an equally rapid expansion of monoculture rubber in many regions of South East Asia. Xishuangbanna, the second largest rubber planting area inExpand
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Herbarium specimens show contrasting phenological responses to Himalayan climate
Significance Natural events in temperate ecosystems are triggered by seasonal temperature changes. Climate change may shift the timing of these events. We use a century of herbarium collections ofExpand
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Separation of the bioclimatic spaces of Himalayan tree rhododendron species predicted by ensemble suitability models
The tree rhododendrons include the most widely distributed Himalayan Rhododendron species belonging to the subsection Arborea. Distributions of two members of this sub-species were modelled usingExpand
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Traditional knowledge and its transmission of wild edibles used by the Naxi in Baidi Village, northwest Yunnan province
BackgroundThe collection and consumption of wild edibles is an important part in livelihood strategies throughout the world. There is an urgent need to document and safeguard the wild food knowledge,Expand
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Chilling and heat requirements for flowering in temperate fruit trees
Climate change has affected the rates of chilling and heat accumulation, which are vital for flowering and production, in temperate fruit trees, but few studies have been conducted in the cold-winterExpand
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Farmers' Perceptions of and Adaptations to Changing Climate in the Melamchi Valley of Nepal
Knowledge of farmers’ perceptions of and adaptations to climate change is important to inform policies addressing the risk of climate change to farmers. This case study explored those issues in theExpand
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Response of chestnut phenology in China to climate variation and change
Climate change has affected the phenology of plants and animals throughout the world, but few studies have evaluated climate responses of fruit trees in East Asia. In particular, the response of treeExpand
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Ensemble forecast of climate suitability for the Trans-Himalayan Nyctaginaceae species
Oxybaphus himalaicus Edgew. (Nyctaginaceae) is the only native species of Oxybaphus occurring outside of the Western Hemisphere. Unfortunately, very little is known about the distribution of thisExpand
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Yield and household consumption of Rhododendron arboreum as a fuelwood species in Eastern Nepal
Rhododendron arboreum Sm. is commonly used for fuelwood in mountainous regions of the Eastern Himalaya, however nothing is known about rates of extraction versus the annual increment capacity of theExpand
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Flowering phenology of tree rhododendron along an elevation gradient in two sites in the Eastern Himalayas
Flowering phenology of tree rhododendron (Rhododendron arboreum Sm.) was monitored in situ along elevation gradients in two distinct ecological settings. Observations were carried out in GaoligongExpand
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