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Ecological and socioeconomic effects of ecological restoration in Chins's Three Rivers Source Region
Sheng, Wenping1; Zhen, Lin1,2,3; Xiao, Yu1; Hu, Yunfeng1
2019-02-10
Source PublicationSCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT
ISSN0048-9697
Volume650Pages:2307-2313
Corresponding AuthorZhen, Lin(zhenl@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractThe Three Rivers Source Region, in the central Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, has a sensitive and fragile ecological environment. Adverse changes in climate and human activities have degraded the grassland ecosystems. To mitigate or reverse the degradation, alleviate rural poverty, and stimulate economic development, ecological restoration projects have been implemented. In the present study, our goal was to assess the ecological and socioeconomic effects of these programs based on land-use change, grassland NPP, and household surveys. Household data were collected using structured questionnaires in 11 villages from three counties, with average elevation above 3773 m asl. We found that the grassland degradation had been mitigated, especially after the implementation of ecological restoration programs since 2005 in a regional nature reserve in Qinghai Province. Household income depends strongly on the region's natural resources, so the grassland ecosystems are still at risk of unsustainable use. A household that understood the effects of the ecological restoration programs and had received training to participate in the programs was more willing to participate in future programs. Our findings suggest that for successful restoration, it is essential to help residents of the study area thoroughly understand the ecological restoration programs and learn the restoration techniques before implementation of such programs. This is because the participation of the residents depended strongly on both their income and their satisfaction with the ecological restoration programs. (C) 2018 Published by Elsevier B.V.
KeywordThree Rivers Source Region Land use change NPP Household survey Socioeconomic characteristics
DOI10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.265
WOS KeywordQINGHAI-TIBETAN PLATEAU ; 3-RIVER HEADWATERS REGION ; LAND-COVER ; SPATIOTEMPORAL VARIATION ; VEGETATION COVERAGE ; ORGANIC-CARBON ; CONSERVATION ; DEGRADATION ; PROGRAM ; IMPACT
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Key Research and Development Program of China[2016YFC0503700] ; National Key Research and Development Program of China[2016YFC0501906-3] ; Strategic Priority Program (A) of Chinese Academy of Sciences[XDA20010202] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[31670486]
Funding OrganizationNational Key Research and Development Program of China ; Strategic Priority Program (A) of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; National Natural Science Foundation of China
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000447871400062
PublisherELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/52565
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorZhen, Lin
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Sch Resources & Environm, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
3.Minist Land & Resources, Key Lab Resources & Environm Carrying Capac Asses, Beijing 100812, Peoples R China
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Sheng, Wenping,Zhen, Lin,Xiao, Yu,et al. Ecological and socioeconomic effects of ecological restoration in Chins's Three Rivers Source Region[J]. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT,2019,650:2307-2313.
APA Sheng, Wenping,Zhen, Lin,Xiao, Yu,&Hu, Yunfeng.(2019).Ecological and socioeconomic effects of ecological restoration in Chins's Three Rivers Source Region.SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT,650,2307-2313.
MLA Sheng, Wenping,et al."Ecological and socioeconomic effects of ecological restoration in Chins's Three Rivers Source Region".SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT 650(2019):2307-2313.
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