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Prospects for the sustainability of social-ecological systems (SES) on the Mongolian plateau: five critical issues
Chen, Jiquan1,2; John, Ranjeet1,2,3; Sun, Ge4; Fan, Peilei2,5; Henebry, Geoffrey M.1,2; Fernandez-Gimenez, Maria E.6,7; Zhang, Yaoqi8; Park, Hogeun2,5,9; Tian, Li10; Groisman, Pavel11,12,13; Ouyang, Zutao1,2; Allington, Ginger14; Wu, Jianguo15,16; Shao, Changliang17; Amarjargal, Amartuvshin18; Dong, Gang19; Gutman, Garik20; Huettmann, Falk21; Lafortezza, Raffaele22,23; Crank, Connor1,2; Qi, Jiaguo1,2
2018-12-01
Source PublicationENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS
ISSN1748-9326
Volume13Issue:12Pages:16
Corresponding AuthorChen, Jiquan(jqchen@msu.edu)
AbstractThe Mongolian Plateau hosts two different governments: the Mongolian People's Republic and the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, a provincial-level government of the People's Republic of China. The divergence between these governments has widened in the past century, mostly due to a series of institutional changes that generated different socioeconomic and demographic trajectories. Due to its high latitude and altitude, the Plateau has been highly sensitive to the rapid changes in global and regional climates that have altered the spatial and temporal distributions of energy and water. Based on a recent workshop to synthesize findings on the sustainability of the Plateau amidst socioeconomic and environmental change, we identify five critical issues facing the social-ecological systems (SES): (1) divergent and uncertain changes in social and ecological characteristics; (2) declining prevalence of nomadism; (3) consequences of rapid urbanization in transitional economies; (4) the unsustainability of large-scale afforestation efforts in the semi-arid and arid areas of Inner Mongolia; and (5) the role of institutional changes in shaping the SES on the Plateau. We emphasize that lessons learned in Inner Mongolia are valuable, but may not always apply to Mongolia. National land management policies and regulations have long-term effects on the sustainability of SES; climate change adaptation policies and practices must be tuned to local conditions and should be central to decision-making on natural resource management and socioeconomic development pathways.
Keywordsocial-ecological systems mongolian plateau land use institutional change sustainability global change
DOI10.1088/1748-9326/aaf27b
WOS KeywordWATER-USE EFFICIENCY ; INNER-MONGOLIA ; POPLAR PLANTATION ; GRASSLAND DEGRADATION ; RANGELAND MANAGEMENT ; CHANGING CLIMATE ; LAND-COVER ; EVAPOTRANSPIRATION ; CHINA ; URBANIZATION
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding Project'Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH)' Program of the NSF[1313761] ; NASA[NNX15AP81G] ; NASA[NNX14AD85G] ; NASA[NNX15AD51G] ; Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation[14.B25.31.0026] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41601100] ; National Key Research and Development Program of China[2017YFB0503005]
Funding Organization'Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH)' Program of the NSF ; NASA ; Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Key Research and Development Program of China
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology ; Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences ; Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000452527000001
PublisherIOP PUBLISHING LTD
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/51386
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorChen, Jiquan
Affiliation1.Michigan State Univ, Dept Geog Environm & Spatial Sci, E Lansing, MI 48824 USA
2.Michigan State Univ, Ctr Global Change & Earth Observat, E Lansing, MI 48824 USA
3.Oklahoma State Univ, Dept Geog, Stillwater, OK 74078 USA
4.US Forest Serv, Eastern Forest Environm Threat Assessment Ctr, USDA, Res Triangle Pk, NC 27709 USA
5.Michigan State Univ, Sch Planning Design & Construct, E Lansing, MI 48824 USA
6.Colorado State Univ, Dept Forest & Rangeland Stewardship, Ft Collins, CO 80523 USA
7.Colorado State Univ, Ctr Collaborat Conservat, Ft Collins, CO 80523 USA
8.Auburn Univ, Sch Forestry & Wildlife Sci, Auburn, AL 36949 USA
9.Univ Calif San Diego, Sch Global Policy & Strategy, La Jolla, CA 92093 USA
10.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing, Peoples R China
11.North Carolina State Univ, NOAA, Natl Ctr Environm Informat, Asheville, NC 28801 USA
12.RAS, PP Shirshov Inst Oceanol, 36 Nakhimovskiy Ave, Moscow 117997, Russia
13.Hydrol Sci & Serv Corp, Asheville, NC 28804 USA
14.George Washington Univ, Dept Geog, Washington, DC USA
15.Arizona State Univ, Sch Life Sci, Tempe, AZ 85287 USA
16.Arizona State Univ, Sch Sustainabil, Tempe, AZ 85287 USA
17.Chinese Acad Agr Sci, Inst Agr Resources & Reg Planning, Beijing 100081, Peoples R China
18.Univ Humanities, Dept Econ, Ulaanbaatar 210620, Mongol Peo Rep
19.Shanxi Univ, Sch Life Sci, Taiyuan 030006, Shanxi, Peoples R China
20.NASA Headquarters, 300 E St SW, Washington, DC 20546 USA
21.Univ Alaska Fairbanks, Inst Arctic Biol, Biol & Wildlife Dept, Fairbanks, AK 99775 USA
22.Univ Hong Kong, Dept Geog, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China
23.Univ Bari, Dept Agr & Environm Sci, I-70126 Bari, Italy
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Chen, Jiquan,John, Ranjeet,Sun, Ge,et al. Prospects for the sustainability of social-ecological systems (SES) on the Mongolian plateau: five critical issues[J]. ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS,2018,13(12):16.
APA Chen, Jiquan.,John, Ranjeet.,Sun, Ge.,Fan, Peilei.,Henebry, Geoffrey M..,...&Qi, Jiaguo.(2018).Prospects for the sustainability of social-ecological systems (SES) on the Mongolian plateau: five critical issues.ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS,13(12),16.
MLA Chen, Jiquan,et al."Prospects for the sustainability of social-ecological systems (SES) on the Mongolian plateau: five critical issues".ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS 13.12(2018):16.
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