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C hina’s position as the world’s second largest economy is largely due to its rapid economic growth in the coastal region, which composes only 13% of China’s total land area, yet contributes 60% of the gross domestic product (GDP). To create extra land for the rapidly growing economy, coastal wetlands have been enclosed by thousands of kilometers of(More)
The paper undertakes a preliminary investigation into the relationship between water quality and urbanization as well as the changing patterns of land use within Shanghai. Longitudinal changes to water quality at various points along the course of the Huangpu River are analysed and compared to changes in the rates of urbanization and changes in land uses.(More)
Aims This synthesis paper is developed to provide a summary of ecological, socioeconomic challenges facing the estuarine wetlands within the Yangtze River delta. Methods We combined literature review of the estuarine wetlands and ground measurements of sedimentation, vegetation, and carbon fluxes to illustrate the foreseeable crises in managing these(More)
S e p t e m b e r 2 0 1 3 1 Abstract There are many spectral bands or band functions developed for land-cover feature measurements. When the ratio of the number of training samples to the number of feature measurements is small, the traditional land-cover classifi cation is not accurate. To solve this problem, a decision-theoretic rough set model (DTRSM) is(More)
Little is known about mercury (Hg) biomagnification in the subtropics, aquatic systems with high species diversity resulting in complex food webs. High atmospheric Hg emissions and ubiquitous reservoir fisheries may lead to elevated Hg bioaccumulation in Chinese freshwater fishes. However, stocking practices using fast-growing species can result in low fish(More)
Comment on “Oxytocin-mediated<lb>GABA inhibition during delivery<lb>attenuates autism pathogenesis in<lb>rodent offspring” Victorio Bambini-Junior, Gustavo Della Flora Nunes, Tomasz Schneider, Carmem Gottfried ■ Tyzio et al. (Reports, 7 February<lb>2014, p. 675) reported that bumetanide<lb>restored the impaired oxytocin-mediated<lb>γ-aminobutyric acid(More)
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