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Storage, patterns and controls of soil organic carbon in the Tibetan grasslands
The soils of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau store a large amount of organic carbon, but the magnitude, spatial patterns and environmental controls of the storage are little investigated. In this study,Expand
Grazing intensity alters soil respiration in an alpine meadow on the Tibetan plateau
Grazing intensity may alter the soil respiration rate in grassland ecosystems. The objectives of our study were to (1) determine the influence of grazing intensity on temporal variations in soilExpand
Methane emissions from different vegetation zones in a Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau wetland
We measured methane (CH4) emissions in the Luanhaizi wetland, a typical alpine wetland on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China, during the plant growth season (early July to mid-September) in 2002. OurExpand
Alpine grassland degradation and its control in the source region of the Yangtze and Yellow Rivers, China
Serious grassland degradation is endangering the environment of the source regions of the Yangtze and Yellow Rivers (SRYYR). There is an urgent need to analyze and review the grassland resources,Expand
Altitude and temperature dependence of change in the spring vegetation green-up date from 1982 to 2006 in the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau
Abstract Research in phenology change has been one heated topic of current ecological and climate change study. In this study, we use satellite derived NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index)Expand
Temperature and biomass influences on interannual changes in CO2 exchange in an alpine meadow on the Qinghai‐Tibetan Plateau
Three years of eddy covariance measurements were used to characterize the seasonal and interannual variability of the CO2 fluxes above an alpine meadow (3250ma.s.l.) on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau,Expand
Influences of temperature and precipitation before the growing season on spring phenology in grasslands of the central and eastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau
a b s t r a c t Spatial variations in phenological responses to temperature have not been reported for grasslands of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Using satellite-derived normalized differenceExpand
Carbon dioxide exchange between the atmosphere and an alpine meadow ecosystem on the Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau, China
We used the eddy covariance method to measure the M exchange between the atmosphere and an alpine meadow ecosystem (37degrees29-45'N, 101degrees12-23'E, 3250m a.s.l.) on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau,Expand
Calibration of Terra/MODIS gross primary production over an irrigated cropland on the North China Plain and an alpine meadow on the Tibetan Plateau
This paper evaluated the MODerate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) gross primary production (GPP) product (MOD17) by using estimated GPP from eddy-covariance flux measurements over anExpand
Trends in pan evaporation and reference and actual evapotranspiration across the Tibetan Plateau
The Tibetan Plateau is one of the areas of the world where humans have had a relatively minor impact. The plateau thus provides ideal conditions for investigating evapotranspiration (In this paper,Expand
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