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10 The Northeast
Pages 143-148

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... Six students from the institute are now studying for Ph.D.'s in Canada, but none has returned to China, an experience that has persuaded IGS director Zhu Tingcheng that he should not send more students abroad for long-term study. During the 1980s, research at this institute focused on identifying and analyzing the structure, function, and productivity of grasses in Western Manchuria and Eastern Inner Mongolia.
From page 144...
... The Manchurian plain occupies a former lake bed, whose underlying soil has a high salt content. When exposed by overgrazing, evapotranspiration removes moisture from the soil leaving it saline.
From page 145...
... in Shenyang conducts a broad program of research in modern ecology and describes its tasks as "ecological planning, ecological engineering and technology, especially solving the problems of conservation and sustainable development of renewable natural resources in Northeast China." The institute has a staff of 600, including 26 full and 120 associate professors, organized into 10 departments: forest ecology, forest ecoengineering, ecoclimate, agricultural ecology, pollution ecology, landscape ecology, soil ecology, microbe ecology, nitrogen fixation and microbe engineering, and plant resources. Its facilities include a chemical analysis center, computer center, library containing 100,000 books and periodicals, and an arboretum with 400 woody plants native to the Northeast.
From page 146...
... In 1991, it had a staff of four professors, led by Kou Zhenwu, two senior engineers, and five assistant professors, all men between the ages of 25 and 33 with master's degrees in the fields of dendrochronology, plant community dynamics, population dynamics, landscape ecology, and geographic information systems. The station covers 3000 hectares and includes natural and artificial grasslands, an artificial forest, experimental plots, a meteorological station, and buildings that house dormitory, kitchen, offices, and laboratories.
From page 147...
... The main results of this research have appeared in Studies or the Integrated Control of Wind, Sar~d-DrifFir~g and Drought ire Eastern Inner Mongolia, Vol. 1, 26 papers (People's Press of Inner Mongolia, 1984~; Vol.

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