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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    September, 2013
    China, Eastern Asia

    Implementation of land management policies influences land use and hence
    causes environmental change. Taking the Ordos rangelands in China as a case
    study, this paper explores the potential of remote sensing to assess in dryland
    areas the impacts of policies on the environment. Thirteen Landsat images of the
    period 1978 2010 were acquired and those corresponding to the starting dates of
    implementation of different policies were selected for land-cover change analysis;
    others were used to check the detected change and track the normalized

  2. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    October, 2019
    Burkina Faso, China, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Western Africa, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia

    Modelling socio-ecological systems, in which social and ecological systems interact each other and co-evolve, are useful for supporting decisions in managing landscape ecosystems. Inter-linking socially interactive decision-making to relevant ecological processes faces a great challenge due to at least two reasons: (1) the inherent mismatches in the spatial and temporal scales the considered processes operate, (2) differences in relevant methods for modelling the processes and (3) different data availabilities for the processes.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    April, 2017
    China, Eastern Asia

    Context: Recent conceptual developments in ecosystem services research have revealed the need to elucidate the complex and unintended relationships between humans and the environment if we are to better understand and manage ecosystem services in practice.

    Objectives: This study aimed to develop a model that spatially represents a complex human–environment (H–E) system consisting of heterogeneous social–ecological components and feedback mechanisms at multiple scales, in order to assess multi-dimensional (spatial, temporal, and social) trade-offs in ecosystem services.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    October, 2017
    Afghanistan, China, Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Central Asia, Western Asia

    This document presents the Strategic Plan of the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas for the period from 2017 to 2026. ICARDA’s mission is to enhance food, water, and nutritional security and environmental health in the face of global challenges, including climate change. Through preparedness for change and productivity gains in the rural economy, ICARDA will contribute to poverty reduction and social stability as our overarching goal. Innovative science, partnerships for impact, capacity development, and a fit-for-purpose organization are our tools.

  5. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    June, 2015
    China, Eastern Asia

    Paddy rice agriculture affects food supply, climate, water, biodiversity, and ecosystems. It varies substantially over time and space, for example, continuous expansion in northeastern China and rapid loss in southern China in the past decades. However, no maps at fine spatial resolution (e.g., 30-m) are available to document and illustrate the spatial patterns and temporal dynamics of paddy rice planting areas in China.

  6. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 2

    Peer-reviewed publication
    February, 2020
    China

    Devolution is a promising tool to enhance forest management. The literature has discussed many factors that affect the outcomes of forest devolution policies; however, insufficient attention has been paid to the role of exogenous socio-economic changes. Using the longitudinal case study method, we focus on how socio-economic changes affect the effectiveness of forest devolution policies using a case from Southeast China.

  7. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 2

    Peer-reviewed publication
    February, 2020
    China

    With the aim of improving farmland use efficiency without damaging the social function of farmland, Chinese policymakers have proposed the ‘trifurcation of land rights’ reform. When it comes to realization of the law, however, neither the Ownership Model nor the Bundle of Sticks Model can adequately explain this reform. The tree concept of property, which provides a new perspective in delineating property rights based on the function served by specific properties, is thus adopted.

  8. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 2

    Peer-reviewed publication
    February, 2020
    China

    Reasonably assessing the effectiveness of government expenditure on the Grain for Green project (GFG) in providing forest carbon sequestration would contribute to the development of China’s forest carbon sequestration. Using the government expenditure data from the GFG in Yunnan Province from 2001 to 2015 and the MODIS Land Cover Type (MCD12Q1) time-series datasets, we calculated the forest carbon sequestration of various counties (cities or districts).

  9. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 2

    Peer-reviewed publication
    February, 2020
    China

    The Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect has been extensively studied as a global issue. The urbanization process has been proved to be the main reason for this phenomenon. Over the past 20 years, the built-up area of Zhengzhou city has grown five times larger, and the UHI effect has become increasingly pressing for the city’s inhabitants. Therefore, mitigating the UHI effect is an important research focus of the expanding capital city of the Henan province.

  10. Library Resource

    Volume 8 Issue 12

    Peer-reviewed publication
    December, 2019
    China

    Due to their long-term dual structures and rapid urbanization, cities and villages in developing countries are undergoing the challenges of urban-rural integration and ecological security. This study aims to determine the pattern of urban-rural spatial structures under the circumstances of ecological security in the future to promote the integrated, coordinated, green, and sustainable development of urban-rural spaces.

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