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Challenges Towards Ecological Sustainability in China

An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Editors: Yang, Xiaojun, Jiang, Shijun (Eds.)

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  • Covers the issue of ecological sustainability in China, the world's fastest growing economy
  • Includes updated and cutting-edge material 
  • Gives an interdisciplinary perspective on various issues related to sustainability, appealing to a wide readership
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This book includes a selection of the best papers presented at the Jinan Forum on Geography and Ecological Sustainability held in Guangzhou, China, from 17 to 19 February 2017, as well as several invited papers. It discusses concepts, methods, and applications in geography and ecology with an emphasis on various issues challenging ecological sustainability in China. Chapters are written by leading scholars and researchers from a variety of disciplines including geography, ecology, environmental science and policy, and economics. Case studies are predominantly drawn from Southern China, where nearly four decades of dramatic urbanization has caused economic and ecological strains on land and people.
This book will appeal to a wide readership including researchers, upper-division undergraduate and graduate students, and professionals in the fields of sustainability science, geography, ecology, and environmental science and policy.

About the authors

Dr. Xiaojun Yang is a tenured Full Professor of Geography in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at Florida State University (FSU). He completed his higher education in China, the Netherlands, and the USA. His research interests include the development of remote sensing and geospatial information techniques to support geographic inquiries in the urban and environmental domains. He has done research for NASA and has received competitive grants from US National Science Foundation (NSF) and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Yang has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications including six books; his book "Urban Remote Sensing: Monitoring, Synthesis, and Modelling in the Urban Environment" was translated into Chinese and was selected to receive one of the Best Imported Book Awards by China Press Association in 2016. In addition to his own publications, Yang was guest editor for six SCI journals. He also served as a Director of Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) and Chair of the Commission on Mapping from Remote Sensor Imagery of the International Cartographic Association (ICA). 
Dr. Shijun Jiang is a Full Professor of Paleoecology at Jinan University, Guangzhou, China. He followed higher education in China and the USA. He uses fossil community and geochemical means to study the biotic responses to environmental change and the dynamic processes of aquatic ecosystems over a range of timescales. His research has gained competitive funding from US Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Chinese National Science Foundation, Chinese National Key Basic Research Program, and China National Offshore Oil Corporation. Jiang has authored or co-authored more than 40 journal articles and has been a reviewer for more than 10 high profile international journals. He currently serves in the Fossil Algae Committee of Paleontological Society of China, the Freshwater Ecology Committee of the Ecological Society of Guangdong Province, the editorial boards of Marine Micropaleontology and Advances in Oceanography & Marine Biology, and the Urban Environmental and Resources Protection Committee of the Guangzhou Municipal People's Congress.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Challenges Towards Ecological Sustainability in China: An Introduction

    Pages 3-18

    Yang, Xiaojun (et al.)

  • Regional Eco-security: Concept, Principles and Pattern Design

    Pages 19-37

    Chen, Liding (et al.)

  • How to Design an Urban Ecological Landscape: Sustainability, Efficiency, and Harmony?

    Pages 39-54

    Sun, Ranhao (et al.)

  • Monitoring Urban Growth and Land Changes in Beijing, China’s Capital City by Remote Sensing: Progress and Challenges

    Pages 55-67

    Liu, Ting (et al.)

  • Diatoms as an Evaluation Tool for the Ecological and Environmental Conditions of Rivers and Streams in China: A Retrospective Study

    Pages 69-111

    Lei, Yuanda (et al.)

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eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-03484-9
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03483-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Challenges Towards Ecological Sustainability in China
Book Subtitle
An Interdisciplinary Perspective
Editors
  • Xiaojun Yang
  • Shijun Jiang
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-03484-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-03484-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-03483-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 340
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations, 88 illustrations in colour
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