The Positive Impacts of Elevated CO2 on Two Light-Stressed Lettuce Cultivars

Paper Reviewed Pérez-López, U., Miranda-Apodaca, J., Muñoz-Rueda, A. and Mena-Petite, A. 2015. Interacting effects of high light and elevated CO2 on the nutraceutical quality of two differently pigmented Lactuca sativa cultivars (Blonde of Paris Batavia and Oak Leaf). Scientia Horticulturae 191: 38-48. Enhancing crop nutritional value has long been a goal of the agricultural industry. 

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Potential and Actual impacts of deforestation and afforestation on land surface temperature

By Yan Li et al. Abstract Forests are undergoing significant changes throughout the globe. These changes can modify water, energy, and carbon balance of the land surface, which can ultimately affect climate. We utilize satellite data to quantify the potential and actual impacts of forest change on land surface temperature (LST) from 2003 to 2013. 

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A 33-Year History of the Productivity of Arctic and Boreal Vegetation

Paper Reviewed Park, T., Ganguly, S., Tommervik, H., Euskirchen, E.S., Hogda, K.-A., Karlsen, S.R., Brovkin, V., Nemani, R.R. and Myneni, R.B. 2016. Changes in growing season duration and productivity of northern vegetation inferred from long-term remote sensing data. Environmental Research Letters 11: 084001. According to Park et al. (2016), the monitoring and understanding of past 

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The Growth Benefits of Elevated CO2 Overwhelm the Growth Damages of Ozone on Wheat

Paper Reviewed Rao, M.V., Hale, B.A. and Ormrod, D.P. 1995. Amelioration of ozone-induced oxidative damage in wheat plants grown under high carbon dioxide. Plant Physiology 109: 421-432. Tropospheric ozone (O3) is a gaseous air pollutant that results from incomplete combustion of fossil fuels. It negatively affects plant growth, gaining entry through stomatal openings where it 

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