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Prehistoric Agriculture in China: Food Globalization in Prehistory

"Seventy percent of the territory of modern China is composed of mountains, plateaus, and hills, where the continental interior remains beyond the reach of the summer monsoon. These features have led to a range of agricultural traditions that are diverse in their crop ecology and elaborate in the management of water..." – By Giedrė Motuzaitė Matuzevičiūtė and Xinyi Liu

Data Infrastructures in Ecology: An Infrastructure Studies Perspective

"Recent developments in collaboration, networking, and awareness of ecosystem complexity, while opening up opportunities for research, have evolved in conjunction with data issues that reside at the heart of contemporary science. There is a strong consensus that data produced by publicly funded researchers should be considered a common good and that public openness of data will contribute to the advancement of science. ..." – By Florence Millerand and Karen S. Baker

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