Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Consequently, the A3 Foresight Program was launched in 2007, funded by the national foundations of three countries of East Asia; the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and the South Korea’s National Research Foundation (NRF). The project aimed to understand magnitude, distribution and mechanisms of carbon cycle in East Asia. During the past 3 years, through the consistent effort of all the participants, the project has achieved significant progresses in both science and communications [10,11].
This issue was funded mainly by the A3 Foresight Program, which was co-supported by NSFC in China, JSPS in Japan, and NRF in Korea. The principal investigators from the three countries are Professor Fang JingYun (Peking University), Professor Muraoka Hiroyuki (Gifu University), and Professor Son Yowhan (Korea University), respectively. We would like to extend our many thanks to Wang Shao-Peng, Zhu JiangLing, Yue Chao and Zhao Xia for help in data processing and words proofreading. Without the kind help of Professor Wang DaCheng, the Editor-in-Chief of Science China Life Sciences, and the editorial office staff, this special issue would not have been possible.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Environmental Science(all)
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)