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21 Feb 2020
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), in collaboration with NASA in the United States, have successfully analyzed the main patterns of atmospheric circulation affecting the Arctic sea ice.
07 Feb 2020
A study by The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) found that mangroves and other marine wetlands stored 23% more carbon from the atmosphere than previously estimated, which further established the importance of “Blue Carbon” and its contribution to countering carbon emission. This article has been published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature Communications. (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-14120-2)
21 Jan 2020
The relationship between body size and climate in lizards and snakes is more complex than originally thought.
11 Dec 2019
Rivers in southeast Asia transport more plastic to the ocean than some rivers in Europe, evidence from a new study in Environmental Research Letters suggests.
10 Dec 2019
IAP outlines a set of measures to protect forests and fight climate change in response to the ongoing global crisis surrounding deforestation and forest burning
05 Sep 2019
Do you have new research to share about anthropology, archeology, paleontology, sociology, climate change or endangered species? You could win the opportunity to highlight your research in Asia Research News 2020.
26 Aug 2019
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has challenged themselves with developing tandem solar cells for the first time, thus received much attention for achieving 21.19% efficiency.
crayfish
21 Aug 2019
Environmental DNA (eDNA) has successfully proven the presence of invasive crayfish in almost all the small streams around Lake Akan in Japan, suggesting that eDNA analysis is an efficient and highly sensitive method to assess the distribution of aquatic organisms.
31 Jul 2019
The rise in temperature and precipitation levels in summer in northern Japan, has negatively affected the growth of conifers and resulted in their gradual decline, according to a 38-year-long study in which mixed forests of conifers and broad-leaved trees were monitored by a team of researchers from Hokkaido University.
Cycad plants
23 Apr 2019
Cycad plant roots release signals into the soil that triggers the transformation of bacteria into its motile form, helping them move to the plant roots and establish a symbiotic partnership.
 Formation of brominated, chlorinated and mixed halogenated diphenyl ethers and dibenzofurans during e-waste burning
15 Apr 2019
The composition of mixed brominated/chlorinated dibenzofurans (PXDFs) and diphenyl ethers in soils from an e-waste site in Ghana suggests a formation of PXDFs through condensation of the flame retardant PBDEs and subsequent bromine-to-chlorine exchange. PXDFs were substantial contributors of toxic equivalents among dioxins from e-waste burning.
Ice Wedge
11 Apr 2019
Evidence of historic marine life present in Alaskan permafrost is helping scientists reconstruct ancient changes in the ice cover over the Arctic Ocean.
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09 Apr 2019
Geoengineering experiments underway to protect Australia’s Great Barrier Reef from climate change highlight the need for Australian law to catch up, researchers say.
21 Jan 2019
Two students, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have been honored with the 2018 Talent Award of Korea.
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23 Nov 2018
Signalling the company’s relentless focus in adding investment and human capital to Singapore’s flourishing deep tech ecosystem
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29 Oct 2018
Call for Abstracts - Deadline: November 20, 2018
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20 Oct 2018
Advancing Low Carbon Cities in Malaysia
Fishery Management
29 Aug 2018
Global commercial fish stocks could provide more food and profits in the future, despite warming seas, if adaptive management practices are implemented. Even so, yields for nearly half of the species analyzed are projected to fall below today’s levels.
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27 Aug 2018
A study by researchers at Nagoya University and other universities has indicated that feeding rats a high-sucrose diet only at night, when they are active, ameliorates high levels of fat accumulation in the blood and liver, avoiding the associated adverse effects of metabolic syndrome.
Underwater photos showing the shift from temperate communities dominated by macroalgae beds (kelp and fucoids) (left), to the transitory cohabitation with tropical corals (middle), to coral reefs (right).
20 Aug 2018
Climate change and other external forces are causing rapid marine community shifts in Japan’s coastal ecosystems. Better understanding of species distribution dynamics, as driven by these factors, can improve conservation efforts and climate change management.
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13 Aug 2018
Farmers will need to know how rising temperatures in Thailand will affect their rice crops.
Abandoned wet farmland in central Hokkaido in Japan.
03 Aug 2018
Joint press release by Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute and Hokkaido University. Abandoned farmlands hold potential for the preservation of wetland and grassland birds as rehabilitation zones.
University of Malaya
01 Aug 2018
The Blue Communities project aims to exchange knowledge and experience between UK and Asia on integrated marine management and sustainable use of resources to improve health, well-being and livelihoods of coastal communities in the study areas. University of Malaya hosted the first meeting attended by participants from partnering countries.
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01 Aug 2018
An international group of researchers has demonstrated that branching complexity of rivers affects regional population stability and persistence in nature, contrary to current theories which suggest the importance of an ecosystem’s size.
KAUST water researchers
23 Jul 2018
A low-cost method for collecting water from the atmosphere could be used to provide potable water to dry, inland regions.
18 Jul 2018
Maintaining a balance between rising sea levels and soil accumulation will rely on careful management of coastal regions.
18 Jul 2018
The first quantification of wind energy in Saudi Arabia points to high wind power potential for many decades to come.
Professor Sung-Deuk Choi
15 Jul 2018
A new study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) offers decisive proof that South Korea’s Ulsan city is affected by toxic substances contained in fine dust particles, regardless of the season.
Maha Diving
02 Jul 2018
Research reveals the genetic response to heat stress and highlights symbiotic algae’s role.
Giant Slug
12 Jun 2018
With the help of citizen science, researchers have unraveled the close correlation between weather conditions and the appearances of a giant slug species, enabling them to predict the slug’s activity on the following day.

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