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Environmental sciences/Ecology/Community ecology/Plant ecology

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA—China has an ancient scientific culture and its ethical values date 2500 years to Confucius, while the United States has been a leader in shaping research ethics over the past 30 years. But when scholars and educators from the two nations met recently, they quickly found common ground: A range of problems—from a lack of understanding to fierce competition and fear of failure—are contributing to chronic high rates of unethical research conduct.