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CID Bio-Science, December 2015

The Pacific Northwest, home to CID Bio-Science, is famous for its dark and dreary winters. Rain drizzles steadily, fog settles in valleys, and evergreens loom against a constant backdrop of grey sky. Located at the southern border of Washington state, ...

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CID Bio-Science, November 2015, Roots and Dormancy

Even when photosynthesis all but stops in evergreens, and deciduous plants lose their leaves, the part of plants hiding in the soil remains active. Roots experience a buffered environment—no wind, less severe temperature shifts, and no change in light exposure.

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CID Bio-Science, October 2015, Story of Autumn

As a botanist, fall is one of my favorite seasons. The changing hardwoods which surround us here in the Pacific Northwest give me an opportunity to share one of my favorite science “did-you-know?” stories with my non-scientist friends and coworkers.

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CID Bio-Science, September 2015, When Leaves Turn

The University of British Columbia's Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) is a program that brings together a team of students, faculty, and staff members to give students real-world experience working in sustainability.

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CID Bio-Science: August 2015, It's Back to School, Again!

As you begin to turn your attention indoors, we would like to share some of the helpful resources we provide to you wherever you are, from your office to your lab: Searchable repository of publications citing our instruments Online or ...

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CID Bio-Science: July 2015, When in Drought

Measuring how water loss and drought stress are manifested in plants is critical to understanding the ways that forests will change, how prairies will sustain themselves, and what kinds of food we will be planting in the coming years as ...

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CID Bio-Science: June 2015, Leaves and Light

The CI-710 Miniature Leaf Spectrometer offers a non-destructive way to measure the pigments and optical properties of leaves using one of three different measurement modes: transmission (light passing through the leaf), absorbance (light being absorbed in the leaf), and reflectance ...

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CID Bio-Science: May 2015, Here Comes the Sun

Our CI-340 Handheld Photosynthesis System directly measures H2O and CO2 fluxes from leaves, and calculates photosynthesis, stomatal conductance, and transpiration rate from the leaf-level data it collects. This instrument is used all over the world in a broad range of ...

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CID Bio-Science: April 2015, Measuring Leaf Area

For a plant scientist, the way leaf area and shape change in response to stress or environment can provide key insights into a study. CID Bio-Science makes it fast and easy to collect a host of data on leaf area ...

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CID Bio-Science, March 2015, Capturing Canopies

Our CI-110 Plant Canopy Imager has been used for over 15 years for everything from plant ecology and canopy dynamics to agronomy and plant architecture.

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CID Bio-Science: Feb. 2015, Getting to the Root

Icebergs dot the bay along the coast of Disko Island, home of the University of Copenhagen’s Arctic Station. Here researchers study environmental issues impacting the Polar Regions, including physical geography, botany, and zoological research.

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