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Rangeland degradation and recovery in China's pastoral lands.

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This book provides reference material for those responsible for grazing land management in China and its long-term consequences (environmental, social and economic). It responds to the urgent need to collate and review some of the major degradation experienced in China's vast pastoral lands. An outline is presented of the major biological processes and socioeconomic influences that operate in selected pastoral rangelands in China. In this book, the authors had confined their analysis to the impact on the resource from a rangeland user's perspective, but recognized the much wider impacts and urge fellow researchers to take up the challenge of addressing the environmental and social impacts of these major land degradation episodes. The historical case studies described in the book represent a failure to manage for the extreme climate variability that characterizes north and west China's vast arid rangelands.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) The context for the study of rangeland degradation and recovery in China's pastoral lands. Author(s): Squires, V. R. Zhang KeBin
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 15) Historical degradation episodes in China: socio-economic forces and their interaction with rangeland grazing systems since the 1950s. Author(s): Squires, V. R. Yang YouLin
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 33) An analysis of the effects of climate variability in Northern China over the past five decades on people, livestock and plants in the focus areas. Author(s): Lu Qi Wang XueQuan Wu Bo
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 45) Mechanisms of degradation in grazed rangelands. Author(s): Li XiangLin
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 61) The mechanisms of soil erosion processes by wind and water in Chinese rangelands. Author(s): Zhou ZhiYu Ma Bin
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 76) Processes in rangeland degradation, rehabilitation and recovery. Author(s): Squires, V. R.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 91) Case study 1: Hulunbeier Grassland, Inner Mongolia. Author(s): Lu XinShi Ai Lin Lv ShiHai
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 103) Case study 2: Horqin Sandy Land, Inner Mongolia. Author(s): Jiang DeMing Kou ZhenWu Li XueHua Li Ming
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 120) Case study 3: Xilingol grassland, Inner Mongolia. Author(s): Huang JianHui Bai YongFei Jiang Ye
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 136) Case study 4: Ordos Plateau, Inner Mongolia. Author(s): Zheng YuanRun Li QiuShuang
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 151) Case study 5: Hexi Corridor, Gansu. Author(s): Li YuHong Squires, V. R.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 171) Case study 6: Alashan Plateau, Inner Mongolia. Author(s): Li QingFeng
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 184) Case study 7: Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau rangelands. Author(s): Long RuiJun Shang ZhanHuan Guo XuSheng Ding LuMing
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 197) Case study 8: Northern Xinjiang. Author(s): Jin GuiLi Zhu JinZhong
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 219) Land tenure arrangements, property rights and institutional arrangements in the cycle of rangeland degradation and recovery. Author(s): Williams, A. Wang MeiPing Zhang, M. A.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 235) Monitoring and evaluation as tools for rangeland management. Author(s): Liu AiJun
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 247) How can the next degradation episode be prevented? Author(s): Squires, V. R. Yang YouLin

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2009
  • ISBN
  • 9781845934965
  • Record Number
  • 20093214939