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Surviving winter on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau Pikas suppress energy demands and exploit yak feces to survive winter

The Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, with low precipitation, low oxygen partial pressure, and temperatures routinely dropping below -30 °C in winter, presents several physiological challenges to its fauna. Yet it is home to ...

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Exposure to hypoxia causes stress erythropoiesis and downregulates immune response genes in spleen of mice

The spleen is the largest secondary lymphoid organ and the main site where stress erythropoiesis occurs. It is known that hypoxia triggers the expansion of erythroid progenitors; however, its effects on splenic gene e...

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Soil Moisture but Not Warming Dominates Nitrous Oxide Emissions During Freeze–Thaw Cycles in a Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau Alpine Meadow With Discontinuous Permafrost

Soil Moisture but Not Warming Dominates Nitrous Oxide Emissions During Freeze–Thaw Cycles in a Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau Alpine Meadow With Discontinuous Permafrost

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Atmospheric water vapor and soil moisture jointly determine the spatiotemporal variations of CO2 fluxes and evapotranspiration across the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau grasslands

Alpine grasslands play important functions in mitigating climate change and regulating water resources. However, the spatiotemporal variability of their carbon and water budgets remains unquantified. Here, 47 site-yea...

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Above-and belowground biodiversity jointly drive ecosystem stability in natural alpine grasslands on the Tibetan Plateau

We coupled a field biodiversity survey conducted in 54 alpine grassland ecosystems across the Tibetan Plateau with a satellite-sensed proxy (enhanced vegetation index, EVI) of ecosystem productivity during 2001–2016....

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