Science&I_Oct2022

(eds) J. Liang, A.O.Abbasi, A. Mitra, W.J. Choi, G.M. KrochmalOctober 1, 2022 @ Science-i team Dear Fellow Scientists, Welcome to Science-i.org, where scientists and communities work together to empower research and enrich diversity! We created this quarterly newsletter to update you with all the exciting events, projects, and publications on our platform. We are here as your […]

[Published] Co-limitation toward lower latitudes shapes global forest diversity gradients

Co-limitation towards lower latitudes shapes global forest diversity gradients The latitudinal diversity gradient (LDG) is one of the most recognized global patterns of species richness exhibited across a wide range of taxa. Numerous hypotheses have been proposed in the last two centuries to explain LDG, but rigorous tests of the drivers of LDGs have been […]

Science-i on Strava

We are glad to launch Science-i on Strava! Please join us in running, cycling, swimming, rock climbing, skiing, etc. Let’s challenge each other, help each other, and have fun! https://www.strava.com/clubs/science-i Our first challenge is to accumulate 5,000km in running distance and 10,000km in cycling. This challenge aims to increase the participation of underrepresented biodiversity scientists.

Science-i starts Client Survey 2022

Science-i service team members are starting to conduct #client_survey through brief 30-minute virtual and in-person interview sessions. The main goal for this interview is for us to get a better understanding of the #disconnection between communities, data users, and data providers, how this has or has not posed an obstacle to your #research_collaborations, and how […]

Science&I_062022

(eds) A.O.Abbasi, A. Mitra, W.J. Choi, G.M. KrochmalJune 6, 2022 @ Science-i team Welcome Scientists! Dear Fellow Scientists, Welcome to Science-i.org, where scientists and communities work together to empower research and enrich diversity! We created this monthly newsletter to update you with all the exciting events, projects, and publications at our platform. We are here […]

Climatic controls of decomposition drive the global biogeography of forest-tree symbioses

The identity of the dominant root-associated microbial symbionts in a forest determines the ability of trees to access limiting nutrients from atmospheric or soil pools, sequester carbon and withstand the effects of climate change. Characterizing the global distribution of these symbioses and identifying the factors that control this distribution are thus integral to understanding the present […]

Positive Biodiversity–Productivity Relationship Predominant in Global Forests

The biodiversity-productivity relationship (BPR) is foundational to our understanding of the global extinction crisis and its impacts on ecosystem functioning. Understanding BPR is critical for the accurate valuation and effective conservation of biodiversity. Using ground-sourced data from 777,126 permanent plots, spanning 44 countries and most terrestrial biomes, we reveal a globally consistent positive concave-down BPR, […]

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