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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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CID Bio-Science, January 2016, Measuring Photosynthesis in Alpine Plants

Simone Whitecloud, an Ecology and Evolutionary Biology PhD candidate from Dartmouth College, has conducted novel research in climates ranging from New England’s White Mountains to Greenland’s tundra.

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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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