Multifunctional Land-Use Systems for Managing the Nexus of Environmental Resources

Editors: Zhang, Lulu, Schwärzel, Kai (Eds.)

  • Is the first book to provide a general overview of Chinese land-policy development and implementation
     
    Highlights the problems and imbalances in the current land policy in the dryland area of China with respect to synergy in ecosystem services
     
    Provides new concepts for land-policy reform and more sustainable land use systems for dryland environments

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About this book

This book comprehensively describes the major ecosystem services in dryland environments that are provided by typical land use, including forestland, grassland and farmland, using the Loess Plateau, Northwest China as an example. It offers extensive information on land policy, implementation and scientific evidence, and discusses the restoration of the degraded Loess Plateau environment, which that brings new challenges in the sustainable use of natural resources, in particular soil and water. It presents a transdisciplinary and up-to-date understanding of interlinkages and competition between different ecosystem services and illustrates benefit sharing among different users and stakeholders, land- management practitioners and local governments. It is a major contribution to the on-going debate on future land-development strategies and identifies areas where there is a need for more research. This book is a valuable resource for students, scientists and policy makers.


About the authors

Dr. Lulu Zhang works in the Soil and Land Management unit at United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES). One of her current research focuses is multifunctional land-use system in water-stress area that enables a balanced ecosystem services supply – demand under changing environment. She has a background of hydrology and soil science and works with hydrological modelling.Dr. Lulu Zhang obtained her PhD from the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden) as a scholar funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). During her time at TU Dresden, she has worked in research on impact assessment of soil and land-use management in forest and agricultural ecosystems across subtropical and drought-prone areas. These experiences gave her special insights and interests in land-based and regional specific management of natural resources, specifically in ecological conservation - vegetation – hydrology interaction.
Dr. Kai Schwärzel is an Academic Officer at United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) where he leads the Soil and Land-use Management unit. The overall goal of his work is to understand, quantify, and predict processes that control water and matter fluxes in variable saturated soils ranging from the plot to catchment scale. He is using lab and field experiments, as well as numerical modelling, to deal with these problems.After completing his PhD in the field of Soil Physics and Soil Hydrology, Dr. Schwärzel worked as a Postdoc at the Chair of Site Ecology and Soil Protection, Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin). During his time at TU Berlin, his research focused mainly on the impact of dewatering of wetlands on hydraulic soil properties, water budget, trace gas fluxes, and crop yields.In 2004, Dr. Schwärzel became a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Soil Science and Site Ecology at the Forestry Department of the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden). In 2012, he completed his habilitation at the TU Dresden and received the venia legend for ‘soil Science and Ecohydrology’. His research over the last decade has focused on the impact of soils, land use management and climate on water and matter fluxes, green and blue water pools, and related soil physical properties. He has studied the functions of soils under various types of land use and management with respect to flood prevention in mountainous regions, drought mitigation and soil physical health. The work of Dr. Schwärzel combines aspects of soil physics/hydrology and soil-plant-atmosphere interactions.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Applying Multifunctionality to Address the Challenges and Benefits of Land-Use Management

    Zhang, Lulu (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • The Loess Plateau

    Wang, Xinzeng (et al.)

    Pages 11-27

  • The Land-Use Protection Policy in China

    Zhen, Lin (et al.)

    Pages 29-51

  • Multifunctional Agriculture and the Relationship Between Different Functions

    Zhen, Lin (et al.)

    Pages 53-67

  • Current State of Multifunctional Use of Grasslands

    An, Shaoshan (et al.)

    Pages 69-77

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-54957-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54956-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-85531-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multifunctional Land-Use Systems for Managing the Nexus of Environmental Resources
Editors
  • Lulu Zhang
  • Kai Schwärzel
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54957-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54957-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-54956-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85531-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 148
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
Topics