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Ecosystem services changes between 2000 and 2015 in the Loess Plateau, China: A response to ecological restoration
Wu, Dan1; Zou, Changxin1; Cao, Wei2; Xiao, Tong3; Gong, Guoli4
2019-01-28
Source PublicationPLOS ONE
ISSN1932-6203
Volume14Issue:1Pages:16
Corresponding AuthorCao, Wei(caowei@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractThe Loess Plateau of China is one of the most severe soil and water loss areas in the world. Since 1999, the Grain to Green Program (GTGP) has been implemented in the region. This study aimed to analyze spatial and temporal variations of ecosystem services from 2000 to 2015 to assess the effects of the GTGP, including carbon sequestration, water regulation, soil conservation and sand fixation. During the study period, the area of forest land and grassland significantly expanded, while the area of farmland decreased sharply. Ecosystem services showed an overall improvement with localized deterioration. Carbon sequestration, water regulation and soil conservation increased substantially. Sand fixation showed a decreasing trend mainly because of decreased wind speeds. There were synergies between carbon sequestration and water regulation, and tradeoffs between soil conservation and sand fixation. It was concluded that ecological projects have contributed significantly to the rehabilitation of the fragile ecosystems of this region. To make these projects more successful and sustainable, long-term management procedures are necessary to maintain and consolidate the improvements.
DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0209483
WOS KeywordSOIL-EROSION ; WIND EROSION ; PATTERNS ; CROPLAND ; PROGRAM ; FOREST ; AREAS
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Key R&D Program of China[2017YFC0506404] ; National Key R&D Program of China[2017YFC0506606] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41501117] ; basic research funding for the central level scientific research institutes, Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences, Ministry of Environmental Protection, China[GYZX170306]
Funding OrganizationNational Key R&D Program of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; basic research funding for the central level scientific research institutes, Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences, Ministry of Environmental Protection, China
WOS Research AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics
WOS SubjectMultidisciplinary Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000457041800002
PublisherPUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/49982
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorCao, Wei
Affiliation1.Minist Environm Protect, Nanjing Inst Environm Sci, Nanjing, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Key Lab Land Surface Pattern & Simulat, Beijing, Peoples R China
3.Minist Environm Protect, Satellite Environm Ctr, Beijing, Peoples R China
4.Shanxi Acad Environm Planning, Taiyuan, Shanxi, Peoples R China
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Wu, Dan,Zou, Changxin,Cao, Wei,et al. Ecosystem services changes between 2000 and 2015 in the Loess Plateau, China: A response to ecological restoration[J]. PLOS ONE,2019,14(1):16.
APA Wu, Dan,Zou, Changxin,Cao, Wei,Xiao, Tong,&Gong, Guoli.(2019).Ecosystem services changes between 2000 and 2015 in the Loess Plateau, China: A response to ecological restoration.PLOS ONE,14(1),16.
MLA Wu, Dan,et al."Ecosystem services changes between 2000 and 2015 in the Loess Plateau, China: A response to ecological restoration".PLOS ONE 14.1(2019):16.
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