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Grouped under “NEWS”, there first is "What's new”, where you will find hot items of interest that have recently come up. Subsequently there is a section "News and Highlights" for which you can submit information on agrometeorological issues, happenings and other news in agrometeorology. [Send items you might have to the Web Editor.] Under "Meetings, Congresses, Conferences & Training" information is provided on such forthcoming events. This may include courses that are given annually and they should be announced annually. [Send items for inclusion to the Web Editor well in advance, as early as possible.] The "Call for papers" speaks for itself [Idem.] Under “Vacancies” you will find information on employment possibilities for agrometeorologists. [Again, send items for inclusion to the Web Editor well in advance, as early as possible.]

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Contributions of open crop straw burning emissions to PM2.5 concentrations in China — Last modified February 22, 2016 08:25
Libo Zhang, Yongqiang Liu and Lu Hao.
Tree Planting Initiatives to Develop Disaster Prevention Green Spaces — Last modified February 17, 2016 13:37
The JKSK Yui-Yui project, an initiative to support people in Japan affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, has been publishing a series of articles on reconstruction efforts called "Tohoku Reconstruction Diary" in the Tokyo Shimbun Newspaper.
NUS study shows the causes of mangrove deforestation in Southeast Asia — Last modified February 17, 2016 08:56
Rice production in Myanmar and the rise of palm oil plantations in Malaysia and Indonesia could pose future threats to mangrove forests.
Trees employ similar strategies to outcompete their neighbors — Last modified February 16, 2016 13:30
How more than 1,000 tree species may occur in a small area of forest in Amazonia or Borneo is an unsolved mystery. Their ability to coexist may depend on how trees get along with their neighbors. A new study based, in part, on data from the Smithsonian’s Forest Global Earth Observatory (ForestGEO) network shows that trees worldwide compete in some of the same ways, making simpler models of forest response to climate change possible.
A carbon sink that can’t be filled — Last modified February 16, 2016 13:29
Forests can store as much as 45 percent of the world’s terrestrial carbon, making them a critical part of the process of regulating climate change. As global temperatures rise, though, the organic matter in forests appears to break down more quickly, accelerating the release of carbon into the atmosphere.
Causes and trends of water scarcity in food production — Last modified February 12, 2016 09:46
Miina Porkka, Dieter Gerten, Sibyll Schaphoff, Stefan Siebert and MattiKummu. Environ. Res. Lett. 11 (2016) 015001.
Boosting farm yields to restore habitats could create greenhouse gas ‘sink’ — Last modified February 12, 2016 09:29
New study using UK data is first to show that raising farm yields and allowing ‘spared’ land to be reclaimed for woodlands and wetlands could offset greenhouse gas produced by farming industry to meet national target of 80% emissions reduction by 2050.
Vacancy: Masters in Climate Science at Maynooth University (Ireland) — Last modified February 08, 2016 10:35
The MSc in Climate Change at Maynooth University in Ireland is now accepting applications. This one year full-time course commences in September and runs to end of July when students submit their dissertation.
DSSAT 2016 International Training Program: Assessing Crop Production, Nutrient Management, Climatic Risk and Environmental Sustainability with Simulation Models — Last modified January 20, 2016 10:21
Assessing Crop Production, Nutrient Management, Climatic Risk and Environmental Sustainability with Simulation Models from May 16 through May 21, 2016 at the University of Georgia Campus in Griffin, Georgia, USA.
Drought or no drought, farm sector adapts to low rainfall — Last modified January 13, 2016 13:36
Business Standard. New Delhi, 11 January 2016.
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