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May 2016, Satellite images related to canopy data helps predict forest response to drought

CASE STUDY: Dr. Tim Assal U.S. Geological Survey Satellite images related to canopy data helps predict forest response to drought Dr. Tim Assal is a spatial ecologist interested in ecosystem dynamics, specifically the impacts of drought on mortality of forest ...

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March 2016, Measuring Leaf Area in Lettuce Plants

Dr. Alexander Diaz of the Universidad Militar Nueva Granada has been assessing the impact of compost on lettuce plants by measuring leaf area with the CI-202 Portable Laser Leaf Area Meter.

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February 2016, Measuring Leaf Area Index in Riparian Plants

Jaycee Leonard is a M.S. student in the Rangeland Ecology and Management program at Oregon State University under Dr. Carlos Ochoa.

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CID Bio-Science, January 2016, Measuring Photosynthesis in Alpine Plants

Simone Whitecloud, an Ecology and Evolutionary Biology PhD candidate from Dartmouth College, has conducted novel research in climates ranging from New England’s White Mountains to Greenland’s tundra.

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CID Bio-Science, December 2015

The Pacific Northwest, home to CID Bio-Science, is famous for its dark and dreary winters. Rain drizzles steadily, fog settles in valleys, and evergreens loom against a constant backdrop of grey sky. Located at the southern border of Washington state, ...

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CID Bio-Science, November 2015, Roots and Dormancy

Even when photosynthesis all but stops in evergreens, and deciduous plants lose their leaves, the part of plants hiding in the soil remains active. Roots experience a buffered environment—no wind, less severe temperature shifts, and no change in light exposure.

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CID Bio-Science, October 2015, Story of Autumn

As a botanist, fall is one of my favorite seasons. The changing hardwoods which surround us here in the Pacific Northwest give me an opportunity to share one of my favorite science “did-you-know?” stories with my non-scientist friends and coworkers.

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CID Bio-Science, September 2015, When Leaves Turn

The University of British Columbia's Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) is a program that brings together a team of students, faculty, and staff members to give students real-world experience working in sustainability.

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CID Bio-Science: August 2015, It's Back to School, Again!

As you begin to turn your attention indoors, we would like to share some of the helpful resources we provide to you wherever you are, from your office to your lab: Searchable repository of publications citing our instruments Online or ...

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CID Bio-Science: July 2015, When in Drought

Measuring how water loss and drought stress are manifested in plants is critical to understanding the ways that forests will change, how prairies will sustain themselves, and what kinds of food we will be planting in the coming years as ...

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CID Bio-Science: June 2015, Leaves and Light

The CI-710 Miniature Leaf Spectrometer offers a non-destructive way to measure the pigments and optical properties of leaves using one of three different measurement modes: transmission (light passing through the leaf), absorbance (light being absorbed in the leaf), and reflectance ...

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CID Bio-Science: May 2015, Here Comes the Sun

Our CI-340 Handheld Photosynthesis System directly measures H2O and CO2 fluxes from leaves, and calculates photosynthesis, stomatal conductance, and transpiration rate from the leaf-level data it collects. This instrument is used all over the world in a broad range of ...

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