The First UAV Industrial Innovation and Application Congress (2018) was successfully held at the Institute of Botany

The First UAV Industrial Innovation and Application Congress (2018) was successfully held at the Institute of Botany

On October 11-12, 2018, the First UAV Industrial Innovation and Application Congress (2018), sponsored by the UAV Application and Control Research Center of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and organized by the Digital Ecosystem Group of the State Key Laboratory of Vegetation and Environmental Change, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, was successfully held at the Beijing Institute of Botany. The purpose of this […]

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Welcome! Prof. Roger Bales and Prof. Martha Conklin came for academic communication

Welcome! Prof. Roger Bales and Prof. Martha Conklin came for academic communication

Prof. Roger Bales and Prof. Martha Conklin were invited to give lectures on September 10, 2018, at Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Prof. Roger Bales gave a talk about “Making up for lost snow: lessons from a warming Sierra Nevada”, focusing on five aspects: mountain climate, water balance, snow monitoring, California drought conditions and water security. Prof. Martha Conklin gave a lecture focusing […]

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Student of Digital Ecosystem Group Won the First Prize of the Postgraduate Academic Forum

Student of Digital Ecosystem Group Won the First Prize of the Postgraduate Academic Forum

Jin shichao, a PhD candidate of the digital ecology group, won the first prize and the best popularity prize of the 2018 Postgraduate Academic Forum of institute of botany, Chinese academy of sciences. His speech them is “A Deep Learning Pipeline for High-Throughput Maize Phenotyping from Lidar Data”, which introduced three main advancements in the field of crop phenotyping, i.e., the individual maize segmentation, stem-leaf […]

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Members of the Digital Ecosystem Group attended the 2018 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGRASS)

Members of the Digital Ecosystem Group attended the 2018 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGRASS)

The 2018 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGRASS) has been held in Valencia, Spain on July 22-27, 2018. The theme for IGARSS 2018 highlights the pressing demands for “Observing, Understanding and Forecasting the Dynamics of Our Planet”. More than 2,000 researchers from all over the world attended the meeting and shared the significant research progress and the latest scientific results in their respective fields. […]

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Dr. Jin Wu was invited to give a lecture on May 14th, 2018

Dr. Jin Wu was invited to give a lecture on May 14th, 2018

Tropical forest photosynthetic metabolism helps sustain the ecosystem productivity and biodiversity, and largely regulates large-scale carbon and water cycling, generating various important climate feedbacks at regional and global scales. However, considerable uncertainties remain regarding how best to represent tropical forest photosynthesis in current Earth system models (ESMs), especially its sensitivity to climatic vs. biotic variation. Here, Dr. Wu introduced an integrative approach to predicting tropical […]

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Su Yanjun, associate professor, attended the award ceremony for the 2017 Chinese Government Scholarship for Outstanding Self-financed Overseas Students in San Francisco

Su Yanjun, associate professor, attended the award ceremony for the 2017 Chinese Government Scholarship for Outstanding Self-financed Overseas Students in San Francisco

Dr Su Yanjun, a member of the Digital Ecosystem Group (graduated in 2017), won the 2017 Chinese Government Scholarship for Outstanding Self-financed Overseas Students. This scholarship is approved by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and is set up by the China Scholarship Council, which is implemented in 33 major countries, such as the United States. It awards a maximum of […]

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Researchers from Institute of Botany make significant progress on investigating the relative vulnerability of giant sequoia groves to a warming climate and multi-year dry periods

Researchers from Institute of Botany make significant progress on investigating the relative vulnerability of giant sequoia groves to a warming climate and multi-year dry periods

Giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) trees, the sole living species in the genus Sequoiadendron, are among the largest trees and the oldest living things on Earth. However, with the global climate change, the current natural distribution of giant sequoia trees is restricted to an area of about 150 km2 on the western slopes of California’s Sierra Nevada, USA. During the past three decades, the Sierra Nevada […]

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We have successfully held the Symposium on Application of Remote Sensing in Biodiversity !

We have successfully held the Symposium on Application of Remote Sensing in Biodiversity !

The symposium on “application of remote sensing in biodiversity” was successfully held on November 15, 2017, at the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of sciences. This conference was hosted by the Institute of Botany of the CAS, the Satellite Environment Center of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Biodiversity Committee of the CAS, and organized by the digital ecology research group of the State […]

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Corrected SRTM DEM

Corrected SRTM DEM

SRTM (shuttle radar topography mission) DEM (digital elevation model) is a near-global terrain product with high accuracy, and has been widely used in many researches, such as hydrological survey, geological hazards assessment, and ecological protection. However, it has been proved that SRTM DEM is systematic higher than the real ground truth in vegetation regions, as the absorption and reflection of radar signal from leaves and […]

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Global forest woody residence time

Global forest woody residence time

Woody residence time is an important parameter that expresses the balance between mature forest recruitment/growth and mortality. Using field data collected from the literature, our group explored the global forest τw and investigated its influence on model simulations of aboveground biomass (AGB) at a global scale. We estimated the global 1 km τw using a random forest method by integrating the field based data, precipitation, Gross Primary […]

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