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Comparison of ecosystem services provided by grasslands with different utilization patterns in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
Du Bingzhen1,3; Zhen Lin1,2; Hu Yunfeng1,2; Yan Huimin1,2; De Groot, Rudolf3; Leemans, Rik3
2018-10-01
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES
ISSN1009-637X
Volume28Issue:10Pages:1399-1414
Corresponding AuthorZhen Lin(zhenl@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractAlthough several previous studies in Inner Mongolia examined the effects of ecological conservation on the delivery of ecosystem services, they were often limited in scope (few ecosystem services were assessed) and often suffered from confounding by spatial variation. In this study, we examined the impact of conservation measures (changes in grassland utilization patterns) on the provision of selected ecosystem services in three types of grasslands (meadow steppe in Hulun Buir, typical steppe in Xilin Gol, and semi-desert steppe in Ordos) in Inner Mongolia. We examined five utilization patterns: no use (natural grasslands), light use, moderate use, intensive use, and recovery sites (degraded sites protected from further use). Through household surveys and vegetation and soil surveys, we measured the differences in ecosystem services among the different grassland utilization patterns. We also identified spatial factors that confounded the quantification of ecosystem services in different types of grasslands. We found that light use generally provided high levels of ecosystem services in meadow steppe and typical steppe, with the main differences in the supporting ecosystem services. Surprisingly, we found no consistently positive impacts of strict conservation activities across the sites, since the results varied spatially and with respect to differences in the land-use patterns. Our study suggests that appropriate grassland utilization patterns can enhance the supply of ecosystem services and reduce negative effects on both household livelihoods and the environment.
Keywordecosystem services grasslands utilization pattern natural resource management soil vegetation household livelihoods
DOI10.1007/s11442-018-1552-3
WOS KeywordSOIL ; BIODIVERSITY ; AGRICULTURE ; TRADEOFFS ; PLATEAU ; SYSTEMS ; IMPACT
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41671517] ; National Key Research and Development Program of China[2016YFC0503700]
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Key Research and Development Program of China
WOS Research AreaPhysical Geography
WOS SubjectGeography, Physical
WOS IDWOS:000442748400003
PublisherSCIENCE PRESS
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/54427
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, Resource & Environm, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
3.Wageningen Univ & Res, Environm Syst Anal Grp, Droevendaalsesteeg 3, NL-6700 AA Wageningen, Netherlands
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Du Bingzhen,Zhen Lin,Hu Yunfeng,et al. Comparison of ecosystem services provided by grasslands with different utilization patterns in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region[J]. JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES,2018,28(10):1399-1414.
APA Du Bingzhen,Zhen Lin,Hu Yunfeng,Yan Huimin,De Groot, Rudolf,&Leemans, Rik.(2018).Comparison of ecosystem services provided by grasslands with different utilization patterns in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES,28(10),1399-1414.
MLA Du Bingzhen,et al."Comparison of ecosystem services provided by grasslands with different utilization patterns in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region".JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES 28.10(2018):1399-1414.
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