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Assessing the effect of desertification controlling projects and policies in northern Shaanxi Province, China by integrating remote sensing and farmer investigation data
Xu, Duanyang1; Song, Alin2; Song, Xiao3
2017-12-01
Source PublicationFRONTIERS OF EARTH SCIENCE
ISSN2095-0195
Volume11Issue:4Pages:689-701
Corresponding AuthorXu, Duanyang(xudy@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractTo combat desertification, the Chinese government has launched a series of Desertification Controlling Projects and Policies over the past several decades. However, the effect of these projects and policies remains controversial due to a lack of suitable methods and data to assess them. In this paper, the authors selected the farming-pastoral region of the northern Shaanxi Province in China as a sample region and attempted to assess the effect of Desertification Controlling Projects and Policies launched after 2000 by combining remote sensing and farmer investigation data. The results showed that the combination of these two complementary assessments can provide comprehensive information to support decision-making. According to the remote sensing and Net Primary Production data, the research region experienced an obvious desertification reversion between 2000 and 2010, and approximately 70% of this reversion can be explained by Desertification Controlling Projects and Policies. Farmer investigation data also indicated that these projects and policies were the dominating factor contributing to desertification reversion, and approximately 70% of investigated farmers agreed with this conclusion. However, low supervision and subsidy levels were issues that limited the policy effect. Therefore, it is necessary for the government to enhance supervision, raise subsidy levels, and develop environmental protection regulations to encourage more farmers to participate in desertification control.
Keyworddesertification control policy assessment remote sensing farmer investigation China
DOI10.1007/s11707-016-0601-4
WOS KeywordSCALE AFFORESTATION EFFORTS ; NET PRIMARY PRODUCTIVITY ; INDUCED LAND DEGRADATION ; SEMIARID CHINA ; CLIMATE-CHANGE ; SANDY DESERTIFICATION ; FOREST SHELTERBELT ; SOUTH-AFRICA ; MANAGEMENT ; REGION
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[71573245] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[71103170] ; National Key Technologies R&D Program of China[2012BAC19B09]
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Key Technologies R&D Program of China
WOS Research AreaGeology
WOS SubjectGeosciences, Multidisciplinary
WOS IDWOS:000416164400009
PublisherSPRINGER
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/56718
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorXu, Duanyang
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Agr Sci, Inst Agr Resources & Reg Planning, Beijing 100081, Peoples R China
3.Henan Agr Univ, Zhengzhou 450002, Henan, Peoples R China
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Xu, Duanyang,Song, Alin,Song, Xiao. Assessing the effect of desertification controlling projects and policies in northern Shaanxi Province, China by integrating remote sensing and farmer investigation data[J]. FRONTIERS OF EARTH SCIENCE,2017,11(4):689-701.
APA Xu, Duanyang,Song, Alin,&Song, Xiao.(2017).Assessing the effect of desertification controlling projects and policies in northern Shaanxi Province, China by integrating remote sensing and farmer investigation data.FRONTIERS OF EARTH SCIENCE,11(4),689-701.
MLA Xu, Duanyang,et al."Assessing the effect of desertification controlling projects and policies in northern Shaanxi Province, China by integrating remote sensing and farmer investigation data".FRONTIERS OF EARTH SCIENCE 11.4(2017):689-701.
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