Better plant data at the root of ecosystem models

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Version 2 of the Fine-Root Ecology Database is bigger, better, and free to download and use. Fine roots are complex and dynamic structures that serve many critical roles for land plants. Their well-known importance for acquiring water and […]

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Unique river systems demand unique models

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A new satellite-based river modelling technique can account for the unique dynamics of individual water bodies. Models using Earth observation data to predict surface water availability and extent provide useful tools for sustainable management and restoration of terrestrial surface water […]

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Vegetation plays a key role in the changing global energy and water cycles

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Evapotranspiration from the global land surface has increased significantly due to increases in transpiration and interception that are only partially counteracted by decreasing soil evaporation, a new study reports. Terrestrial evaporation (ET) is a key component of the energy and water cycles over global […]

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