Zhao Xin

Zhao Xin
National Institute for Environmental Studies · Center for Global Environmental Research

PhD

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Partitioning soil respiration (Rs) into heterotrophic (Rh) and autotrophic (Ra) compartments is an important first step in understanding the response of soil carbon flux to changes in climate. This is because Rh and Ra respond differently to changing environmental conditions. However, the methods currently used to partition Rs have high costs and l...
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An improved understanding of the productivity and water use efficiency (WUE) of global croplands is essential for coping with the growing demand for food and water. At present, the spatiotemporal distribution and trends of WUE and the associated gross primary production (GPP) and evapotranspiration (ET) for croplands remain poorly quantified at the...
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Thinning is a necessary procedure for the sustainable management of plantation forests. Thinning has a remarkable influence on forest carbon balance; however, there are limited studies showing the integrated assessment of the effects of thinning on several understory carbon flux components using long-term monitoring data. We measured understory flu...
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Food security and sustainable agricultural development are the hot issues of scientific research, especially after the population affected by hunger surprisingly increased in 2016. Long-lasting and recurrent famines caused by natural disasters and wars have afflicted Ethiopia. Unlike Ethiopia, which is still struggling to achieve food self-sufficie...
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Evaporation from land surfaces is a critical component of the Earth water cycle and of water management strategies. The complementary method originally proposed by Bouchet, which describes a linear relation between actual evaporation (E), potential evaporation (Epo) and apparent potential evaporation (Epa) based on routinely measured weather data,...
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Better managing agricultural water resources, which are increasingly stressed by climate change and anthropogenic activities, is difficult, particularly because of variations in water uptake patterns associated with crop type and growth stage. Thus, the stable isotopes δ(18)O and δ(2)H were employed to investigate the water uptake patterns of a sum...
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Understanding the response of soil respiration to global warming in agro-ecosystem is crucial for simulating terrestrial carbon (C) cycle. We conducted an infrared warming experiment under conventional tillage (CT) and no-tillage (NT) farmland for winter wheat and summer maize rotation system in North China Plain (NCP). Treatments include CT with a...
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Evaporation and recharge are important hydrological processes in the water cycle. However, accurately quantifying these two processes of river remains to be difficult due to their spatial heterogeneity and the limitations of traditional methods. In this study, a more reliable method of stable isotopes of δ¹⁸O and δ²H based on the Rayleigh distillat...
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Understanding the effects of stand age and forest type on soil respiration is crucial for predicting the potential of soil carbon sequestration. Thus far, however, there is no consensus regarding the variations in soil respiration caused by stand age and forest type. This study investigated soil respiration and its temperature sensitivity at three...
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Soil respiration from decomposing aboveground litter is a major component of the terrestrial carbon cycle. However, variations in the contribution of aboveground litter to the total soil respiration for stands of varying ages are poorly understood. To assess soil respiration induced by aboveground litter, treatments of litter and no litter were app...
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Afforestation and reforestation are effective and ecological ways of mitigating elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration and increasing carbon (C) storage in terrestrial ecosystems. In this study, we measured the above-ground (tree, herbaceous plants and litter) and below-ground (root and soil) C storage in an aspen plantation (Popul...
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Land use change is one of the major factors that affect soil organic carbon (SOC) variation and global carbon balance. However, the effects of land use change on SOC are always variable. In this study, using a series of paired-field experiments, we estimated the effects of revegetation types and environmental conditions on SOC stock and vertical di...
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Afforestation is a mitigation option to reduce the increased atmospheric carbon dioxide levels as well as the predicted high possibility of climate change. In this paper, vegetation survey data, statistical database, National Forest Resource Inventory database, and allometric equations were used to estimate carbon density (carbon mass per hectare)...

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