Boots on Ground to Measure Progress (image) Michigan State University Caption Researchers conducted the exacting, and often dangerous, work of measuring forest growth in Wolong Nature Reserve in China, which suffered both an earthquake in 2008 and years of landslides afterwords. Credit MSU Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability Usage Restrictions With credit. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.