An Integrated Assessment of China’s Ecological Restoration Programs

Editors: Yin, Runsheng (Ed.)

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  • Integrates and systematically assesses China’s ecological restoration programs
  • Covers a range of topics from land use change, carbon/erosion dynamics to income/employment effects
  • Links natural and human processes
  • Uses datasets derived from multiple sources and scales and innovative modeling techniques
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China has been undertaking unprecedented ecological restoration efforts to deal with its problems of soil erosion, flooding, dust storms, and habitat loss. While there have been studies of these efforts, questions remain concerning whether they have been effectively implemented, what their induced socioeconomic and ecological impacts are, and how their performance can be improved.

Tackling these important questions in an integrated manner, "An Integrated Assessment of China’s Ecological Restoration Programs" is extraordinary for its broad coverage and methodological rigor. It provides a substantial improvement over the conventional approach of simply reporting projects undertaken and accepting uncritically the government assessment, and thus fills an important knowledge gap of the restoration efforts being implemented upon a variety of ecosystems in China.

Not only is this volume interesting and informative in conveying a general sense of ecological improvements, but it provides useful analytical methods and innovative research advances in assessing the effectiveness and impacts of similar programs and policies.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • China's Ecological Restoration Programs: Initiation, Implementation, and Challenges

    Yin, Runsheng (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Assessing China's Ecological Restoration Programs: What's Been Done and What Remains to Be Done?

    Yin, Runsheng (et al.)

    Pages 21-38

  • Methodology for an Integrative Assessment of China's Ecological Restoration Programs

    Yin, Runsheng (et al.)

    Pages 39-54

  • Land Cover Changes in Northeast China from the late 1970s to 2004

    Shen, Zhangquan (et al.)

    Pages 55-67

  • Modeling the Driving Forces of the Land Use and Land Cover Changes Along the Upper Yangtze River

    Xiang, Qing (et al.)

    Pages 69-84

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Hardcover 187,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Integrated Assessment of China’s Ecological Restoration Programs
Editors
  • Runsheng Yin
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2655-2
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2655-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2654-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9117-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 261
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