The research project named “Impact of rubber plantation on temperature sensitivities of soil respiration in tropics” has been recently granted by Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN). With Prof. Dr. Zou Xiaoming of XTBG as chief researcher, the project has been officially launched since January 1, 2009, in collaboration with National University of Laos and Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology (VAST).
The project is the first cooperation program since XTBG respectively signed cooperation agreement with Laos and Vietnam in 2007 and 2006. By setting up plots in Xishuangbanna, Laos and Vietnam, the project is aimed to answer questions concerning how rubber plantation changed the temperature sensitivities of soil respiration in topical areas.
The Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) is an inter-governmental network for the promotion of global change research and links between science and policy making in the Asia-Pacific Region.