Luancheng Agro-Ecosystem Experimental Station was founded in 1981 and became a network of the trio-experimental stations (Chinese Ecosystem Research Network, Global Terrestrial Observing System and Chinese National Ecosystem Research Network) in 1999–2005.
The station is in Niejiazhuang Township, Luancheng County, Hebei Province. Its geographic coordinates are latitude 37° 532´ N and longitude 114° 412´ E, and is located at an altitude of 50.1 m above mean sea level. Located in the east monsoon region, it has a semi-humid and warm temperate climate. Mean annual precipitation is 536.8 mm. Based on the Chinese soil classification system, soils at the site are typically cinnamon soils, which are very representative of soils across the northern regions of North China Plain.
The station covers an area of 28 ha. There is a complete set of agricultural machinery at the station. The experimental field was set up for a range of observation systems, including meteorology, water budget, soil nutrient cycle, remote sensing, wheat breeding, comprehensive observation, Precision Agriculture, Demonstration sites, etc.
Affiliated institutes: Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology and,Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS
Director: HU Chunsheng