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A drought-induced pervasive increase in tree mortality across Canada's boreal forests
Drought-induced forest dieback has emerged as a global concern and is expected to increase worldwide under projected future climate change. A study using long-term forest plots now provides aExpand
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Regional drought-induced reduction in the biomass carbon sink of Canada's boreal forests
  • Zhihai Ma, C. Peng, +6 authors W. Zhang
  • Medicine, Environmental Science
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 30 January 2012
The boreal forests, identified as a critical “tipping element” of the Earth's climate system, play a critical role in the global carbon budget. Recent findings have suggested that terrestrial carbonExpand
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Spatial–temporal dynamics of urban green space in response to rapid urbanization and greening policies
Rapid urbanization has caused many environmental impacts associated with the reduction of green space. Having realized the important role of green space in urban ecosystems, many local governments inExpand
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Spatial and temporal variations in the relationship between lake water surface temperatures and water quality - A case study of Dianchi Lake.
Global warming and rapid urbanization in China have caused a series of ecological problems. One consequence has involved the degradation of lake water environments. Lake surface water temperaturesExpand
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Social disparities in tree canopy and park accessibility: A case study of six cities in Illinois using GIS and remote sensing
Abstract Easy access to green space and the presence of lush tree canopy in neighborhoods provide substantial psychophysical benefits to residents. However, these urban amenities are often unevenlyExpand
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Developing carbon-based ecological indicators to monitor sustainability of Ontario's forests
With 2% of the world’s forests and 17% of Canada’s forested land, Ontario plays a major role in maintaining Canada’s forests and managing them sustainably. Ontario is developing a set of criteria andExpand
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Dynamics of Land Surface Temperature in Response to Land-Use/Cover Change
In this study, we employed Geographical Information Systems and remote sensing techniques to investigate the impact of land-use/cover change on land surface temperature (LST) in a rapidlyExpand
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A time-series analysis of urbanization-induced impervious surface area extent in the Dianchi Lake watershed from 1988–2017
ABSTRACT Chinese urbanization has drawn widespread attention since the 21st century. Understanding urban expansion at a watershed scale including cities of different sizes is important for improvingExpand
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