The ecological process of carbon cycling in terrestrial ecosystems in East Asia

Hiroyuki Muraoka, Yowhan Son, Jingyun Fang

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-392
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Plant Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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This special issue features the current understanding of the ecological and micrometeorological processes involved in forest, grassland, and agricultural ecosystems. The A3 Foresight Program ‘‘Quantifying and predicting terrestrial carbon sinks in East Asia: toward a network of climate change research,’’ supported jointly by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), aims to build a collaborative research and education platform focusing on the ecological processes in carbon cycling in terrestrial ecosystems in East Asia. This project has two major research objectives: (1) to measure and evaluate the distribution of ecosystems and the temporal dynamics of internal carbon cycling in individual systems, and (2) to reveal the temporal and spatial dynamics of biotic and abiotic factors controlling carbon cycling in individual ecosystems. These two aspects are tightly linked, because the mechanisms of ecosystem stability or succession are highly dependent on the interaction of structure, function, and matter cycling in the system.

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  • Plant Science

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