Yaning Chen

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Based on the observed data from 51 meteorological stations during the period from 1958 to 2012 in Xinjiang, China, we investigated the complexity of temperature dynamics from the temporal and spatial perspectives by using a comprehensive approach including the correlation dimension (CD), classical statistics, and geostatistics. The main conclusions are as(More)
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The Northwest India Aquifer (NWIA) has been shown to have the highest groundwater depletion (GWD) rate globally, threatening crop production and sustainability of groundwater resources. Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites have been emerging as a powerful tool to evaluate GWD with ancillary data. Accurate GWD estimation is, however,(More)
Different groundwater conditions affect leaf hydraulic conductance and leaf pressure–volume parameters in Populus euphratica at the extremely arid zone in the northwest of China. Efficient water transport inside leaves constitutes a major determinant of plant function, especially in drought-stressed plants. The previous researches have reported the(More)
Understanding runoff generation and dynamics is the basis for water resource management, while water isotopic ratios are a potential tool for studying the mechanism on a large scale. In this paper, spatial variations of δ 18 O and δD of river water and their sources within a large region of the Tarim River were investigated. The results showed obvious(More)
Replanted Calligonum caput-medusae saplings in the Tarim River watershed face short-term and frequent herbivory by goats, which can result in either growth inhibition or stimulation. The effects of herbivory on shrub saplings are unclear. We simulated herbivory with clipping to test two hypotheses. We hypothesized that (1) moderate herbivory may positively(More)
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