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January 2016, January News: Funding & Facts

Securing public and private grants in order to support salaries, assistants, and lab expenses is a huge challenge facing scientists today. Our list of 2017 plant science grants is a great place to get a head start on dialing in ...

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December 2016, Warm Holiday Wishes and a Happy New Year

Thank you so much for reading this year and for being a part of our CID global research community. 2017 is just around the corner—here's our short list of to-do items to help you prepare for an awesome new year.

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November 2016, Four things we're thankful for this year

We’re taking some time to reflect on what we’re grateful for this November, and letting you in on our top four picks.

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October 2016, Mini Spectrometers + Minirhizotrons

Portuguese startup, CoolFarm, uses the CI-710 Miniature Leaf Spectrometer to validate their indoor farming technology.

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September 2016, Versatile and Non-Destructive Leaf Area Measurement

Standardizing Leaf Area to Assess Insect Ecology Learn how Dr. Grant McQuate of the USDA-ARS in Hilo, Hawaii used our CI-203 Handheld Laser Leaf Area Meter to assess roosting sites for Melon Fly and Oriental Fruit Fly in our new ...

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August 2016, What are leaves and why are they important?

As a research scientist, you’ve dedicated your life to understanding and communicating details about plants that others haven’t considered. Our latest infographic focuses on leaf basics: what leaves are, what they do, and why they're so important.

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July 2016, Plant Science Tools for Sustainable Reforestation

When Mihaela Ryer - geoscientist on the Big Island of Hawaii - asked us about obtaining a CI-340 Handheld Photosynthesis System and CI-600 In-Situ Root Imager for a restoration project in a native forest, we jumped at the opportunity to ...

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June 2016, Evaluating Watermelon Root Characteristics with the CI-600 In-Situ Root Imager

Alexandre Caique Costa e Silva, Instituto Federal do Ceará Evaluating Watermelon Root Characteristics with the CI-600 In-Situ Root Imager As a member of the Study Group on Sustainable Agriculture (GEAS), Alexandre Caique Costa e Silva has a passion for using ...

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May 2016, Satellite images related to canopy data helps predict forest response to drought

CASE STUDY: Dr. Tim Assal U.S. Geological Survey Satellite images related to canopy data helps predict forest response to drought Dr. Tim Assal is a spatial ecologist interested in ecosystem dynamics, specifically the impacts of drought on mortality of forest ...

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April 2016, New CID Bio-Science Website

After much work, we're excited to share our redesigned website, updated with you in mind. Among the features we're most proud of are an intuitive layout, refreshed content, and easier navigation on every page.

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March 2016, Measuring Leaf Area in Lettuce Plants

Dr. Alexander Diaz of the Universidad Militar Nueva Granada has been assessing the impact of compost on lettuce plants by measuring leaf area with the CI-202 Portable Laser Leaf Area Meter.

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February 2016, Measuring Leaf Area Index in Riparian Plants

Jaycee Leonard is a M.S. student in the Rangeland Ecology and Management program at Oregon State University under Dr. Carlos Ochoa.

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