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The Chinese Terrestrial Ecosystem Flux Research Network (ChinaFLUX) is a long-term national network of micrometeor-ological flux measurement sites that measure the net exchange of carbon dioxide, water vapor, and energy between the biosphere and atmosphere. The ChinaFLUX network includes 8 observation sites (10 ecosystem types) and encompasses a large range(More)
This paper extends the Boltzmann Selection, a method in EDA with theoretical importance, from discrete domain to the continuous one. The difficulty of estimating the exact Boltzmann distribution in continuous state space is circumvented by adopting the multivariate Gaussian model, which is popular in continuous EDA, to approximate only the final sampling(More)
  • Wen-Yi Dong, Xin-Yu Zhang, Xiao-Qin Dai, Xiao-Li Fu, Feng-Ting Yang, Xi-Yu Liu +4 others
  • 2014
Keywords: Fertilizer PLFA biomarker Bacteria Fungi Actinomycete Soil microbial community A B S T R A C T Repeated fertilizer applications to cultivated soils may alter the composition and activities of microbial communities in terrestrial agro-ecosystems. In this study, we investigated the effects of different long term fertilization practices (control(More)
In this paper, the 'ensemble block' time average procedure and the Ogive function are applied to three ChinaFLUX sites to determine the low-frequency contribution to eddy fluxes. It is found that both methods give similar results. They show that 30 min flux-averaging periods are sufficient to capture all flux scales over a wheat field, but 60 min or longer(More)
In this paper, the design of an automatic instrument for measuring the spatialdistribution of land surface emissivity is presented, which makes the direct in situmeasurement of the spatial distribution of emissivity possible. The significance of this newinstrument lies in two aspects. One is that it helps to investigate the spatial scalingbehavior of(More)
A mechanism for neuroprotection of interleukin-6 (IL-6) via reduction of intracellular Ca2+ overload induced by N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) was explored. Cerebellar granule neurons (CGNs) from postnatal 8-day infant rats were chronically exposed to IL-6 for 8 days. Confocal laser scanning microscope was used to measure dynamic changes of intracellular Ca2+(More)
In order to make the prediction of land surface heat fluxes more robust, two improvements were made to an operational two-layer model proposed previously by Zhang. These improvements are: 1) a surface energy balance method is used to determine the theoretical boundary lines (namely 'true wet/cool edge' and 'true dry/warm edge' in the trapezoid) in the(More)
This paper deals with the adaptive variance scaling issue incontinuous Estimation of Distribution Algorithms. A phenomenon is discovered that current adaptive variance scaling method in EDA suffers from imprecise structure learning. A new type of adaptation method is proposed to overcome this defect. The method tries to measure the difference between the(More)
Appropriate fertilizer application is an important management practice to improve soil fertility and quality in the red soil regions of China. In the present study, we examined the effects of five fertilization treatments [these were: no fertilizer (CK), rice straw return (SR), chemical fertilizer (NPK), organic manure (OM) and green manure (GM)] on soil(More)
Suboptimal health status (SHS) is the intermediate health state between health and disease, refers to medically undiagnosed or functional somatic syndromes, and has been a major global public health challenge. However, both the etiology and mechanisms associated with SHS are still unclear. Breakfast eating behavior is a dietary pattern marker and previous(More)