Ecological Research Monographs

The Mongolian Ecosystem Network

Environmental Issues Under Climate and Social Changes

Editors: Yamamura, Norio, Fujita, Noboru, Maekawa, Ai (Eds.)

  • Helps readers to identify and consider general grassland environmental problems
  • Presents social and ecological aspects of grassland environmental problems
  • Explains various methods for approaching problems, such as field work and statistical analyses
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The aim of this book is to describe what is currently occurring in the Mongolian grasslands, to analyze how various factors creating environmental problems interact, and to suggest solutions for sustainable management of the grasslands. The book has three parts. Part I is an introduction, explaining the key concept of an ecosystem network and providing background information on the general features of Mongolian nomadic pastoralism as well as distribution of vegetation in Mongolian grasslands. Part II describes the effects of natural environmental factors and nomadic activities on grassland conditions. Water dynamics that maintain the grassland system are analyzed in a steppe region with shrubs and in a forest-steppe region with trees. Part III describes the effects of economic and social factors on land-use and the livelihood of herders. As nomadic people moved closer to large cities for economic advantage in the 1990s, degradation of pastures by overgrazing resulted. Finally, the impacts of global warming and globalization on the Mongolian society and ecosystem are examined. This book analyzes environmental problems in Mongolian grasslands, but the contents contribute to consideration of environmental problems and sustainable pasture use in grassland areas worldwide.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Ecosystem Networks as Social–Ecological Systems

    Yamamura, Norio

    Pages 3-7

  • Characteristics and Transformation of the Pastoral System in Mongolia

    Konagaya, Yuki (et al.)

    Pages 9-21

  • Distribution Patterns of Vegetation as a Fundamental Factor in Mongolian Ecosystems

    Fujita, Noboru (et al.)

    Pages 23-29

  • Long-Term Study of the Relationship Between Precipitation and Productivity in the Main Pasture Vegetation of a Steppe Ecosystem in Eastern Mongolia

    Jargalsaikhan, Luvsandorjiin

    Pages 33-42

  • Water Dynamics Within the Soil–Vegetation–Atmosphere System in a Steppe Region Covered by Shrubs and Herbaceous Plants

    Satoh, Takashi (et al.)

    Pages 43-63

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eBook $169.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-54690-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Mongolian Ecosystem Network
Book Subtitle
Environmental Issues Under Climate and Social Changes
Editors
  • Norio Yamamura
  • Noboru Fujita
  • Ai Maekawa
Series Title
Ecological Research Monographs
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54052-6
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54052-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54051-9
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-54690-0
Series ISSN
2191-0707
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 320
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