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  • Yuan Yuan, Shusen Liu, Roberto Castro, Xubin Pan
  • 2012
I the past decade, the air quality of China has been drawing great concern in the face of the country's rapid economic development. Nowadays, suspended particulate matter (PM) is considered to be the most serious pollutant in the metropolitan areas around the world due to its adverse health effects, including cardiovascular diseases, respiratory irritation,(More)
Global crop production has doubled since the Green Revolution on the average, but crop yield has stagnated or even declined in some regions. In the same time, food demand has highly increased due to population growth and higher living standards. The use of pesticides and mineral fertilizers has improved crop yields but also contaminated food and the(More)
Upscaling the results from process-based soil-plant models to assess regional soil organic carbon (SOC) change and sequestration potential is a great challenge due to the lack of detailed spatial information, particularly soil properties. Meta-modeling can be used to simplify and summarize process-based models and significantly reduce the demand for input(More)
An environmental-friendly procedure for manufacturing silver (Ag) and titania (TiO(2)) nanocomposites in an aqueous solution is presented. This green synthetic approach results in the successful production of nanomaterials with high dispersion and crystallinity. The colloidal suspensions of the nanocomposites composed of metal and ceramic (Ag-TiO(2)) were(More)
Adler et al. (Reports, 23 September 2011, p. 1750) analyzed the standardized sampling data from 48 herbaceous-dominated plant communities and concluded that "Productivity is a poor predictor of plant species richness" at fine-scale. However, their method was biased toward site-number-dominated plant communities. They also failed to provide enough data for(More)
Species-area theory is an important concept in ecology. However, debates still surround the species-area relationship (SAR) or endemics-area relationship (EAR) and their relations to expected extinction rates. In this paper, I introduce the concept of overlap-area relationship (OAR) to link SAR and EAR. Two fundamental equations are derived from the(More)
Bacteria are one of the major causes of surface water impairments in the USA. Over the past several years, best management practices, including detention basins, manufactured devices, grass swales, filters and bioretention cells have been used to remove bacteria and other pollutants from stormwater runoff. However, there are data gaps in the comprehensive(More)
  • Xubin Pan
  • 2010
Lo concludes in his article “China’s Response to Climate Change” (Environ. Sci. Technol. 2010, 44, 5689-5690) that China’s efforts to confront climate change are insufficient and will remain so without stronger international pressure. His position suggests that if climate change became more severe, should only China be held responsible? However, the history(More)
The genus Dacus is one of the most economically important tephritid fruit flies. The first complete mitochondrial genome (mitogenome) of Dacus species - D. longicornis was sequenced by next-generation sequencing in order to develop the mitogenome data for this genus. The circular 16,253 bp mitogenome is the typical set and arrangement of 37 genes present in(More)