Volume 22: September 2019
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Last 15 Postings

Elevated CO2 Improves the Nitrogen Resorption Efficiency of Red Maple (20 September 2019)
A doubling of CO2 increased nitrogen resorption efficiency (NRE) by approximately 50%. Thus, by remobilizing nitrogen from senescent leaves and transporting it to other plant parts, elevated CO2 is helping NRE to become an increasingly important N source for the early growth of red maple the following year...

Nearly Five Centuries of Streamflow for the Southern Tibetan Plateau (19 September 2019)
Is there any indication rising levels of atmospheric CO2 over the past century have had a measurable influence on this parameter? Nope!...

Plant Growth Database (19 September 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Rice (Wang et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

Elevated CO2 and Nitrogen Supply Both Improve Soybean Seed Yield (18 September 2019)
Depending on the amount of nitrogen supplied to the soil (from 0 to 150% of the recommend dose), soybean seed yields increased between 26% and 59% in response to a 140 ppm daytime enrichment of elevated CO2...

Plant Growth Database (17 September 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Painted Spurge (Awasthi et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

CO2-induced Remobilization of Phosphorus in Rice (16 September 2019)
In the future, as the air's CO2 concentration rises, rice plants will remobilize phosphorus from shoot cell walls to promote plant growth under phosphorus-deficient growing conditions...

The Effect of CO2 and Temperature on Soybean Seed Nutrition (13 September 2019)
From a nutritional perspective, as concluded by the authors of this study, "the potential threat to human nutrition by increasing CO2 concentration may not be realized." Cue the cursing and gnashing of teeth by climate alarmists!...

Negligible Effects of Ocean Acidification on a Juvenile Coral Reef Fish (12 September 2019)
Despite being exposed to seawater pCO2 levels of over 1000 µatm for three months, the spiny chromis damselfish exhibited no negative impacts of so-called ocean acidification on various physiological or behavioral traits examined in this study...

Plant Growth Database (12 September 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Climbing Dayflower (Awasthi et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

Future Rice Yield Stimulation by Elevated CO2 (11 September 2019)
Rice yield increases of up to 36% can be expected in the future as the air's CO2 concentration increases from its present value of around 410 ppm to a future value of 600 ppm. And that is great news for the half of the world's population that consumes this key food crop...

Plant Growth Database (10 September 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Sweet Potato (Saminathan et al., 2019). To access the entire database, click here.

Combined Effects of Temperature and CO2 on Time-to-Plant-Flowering (9 September 2019)
It appears that the modern rise in temperature and CO2 is a significant factor explaining an observed reduction in time to flowing that has been observed in several field surveys...

The Real Loser of the Democratic Presidential Candidate Climate Change Debate (6 September 2019)
This past Wednesday evening (September 4, 2019) ten candidates for the Democrat party's nomination for President of the United States participated in a town hall-style forum on the cable network CNN to explain their policy positions with respect to climate change. The unanimous loser was the American people...

The Positive Impact of Elevated CO2 on a Chinese Forest's Water Use Efficiency (6 September 2019)
A 28% increase in atmospheric CO2 over the past six decades induced a 32% rise in the water use efficiency of trees in the Xinglong Mountain National Nature Reserve...

The Robustness of the Antarctic Scallop to Ocean Acidification (5 September 2019)
In the words of the authors of this study, the results of this study are definitive; "no effect of pH could be detected either in crystal deposition or in the mechanical properties" of this species' shell," suggesting a "robustness of this benthic key species in light of future calcium carbonate undersaturation [predictions]"...

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