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Restoration of Degraded Grassland Significantly Improves Water Storage in Alpine Grasslands in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

Alpine grassland has very important water conservation function. Grassland degradation seriously affects the water conservation function; moreover, there is little understanding of the change of water state during gra...

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Alpine shrub had a stronger soil water retention capacity than the alpine meadow on the northeastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau

Soil water retention capacity is an essential component of the land surface processes and hydrological cycles. Although the effect of grassland degradation on soil water retention capacity have been well documented, f...

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Marked Seasonal Variation in Structure and Function of Gut Microbiota in Forest and Alpine Musk Deer

Musk deer (Moschus spp.), the only extant genus of the family Moschidae, consists of seven species and are widely found in forests and mountains in Asia (Yang et al., 2003; Jiang et al., 2020). China has the largest m...

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Microbial Biogeography along the Gastrointestinal Tract Segments of Sympatric Subterranean Rodents (Eospalax baileyi and Eospalax cansus

We found that, for both species, the microbial community richness and diversity of the small intestine were almost the lowest while those of the cecum were the highest among the four segments of the GIT. Beta diversit...

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Predicting leaf traits of temperate broadleaf deciduous trees from hyperspectral reflectance: can a general model be applied across a growing season?

Field spectroscopy is a powerful tool for monitoring leaf functional traits in situ, but it remains unclear whether universal statistical models can be developed to predict traits from spectral information, or whether...

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