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Complexity of Coupled Human and Natural Systems
Integrated studies of coupled human and natural systems reveal new and complex patterns and processes not evident when studied by social or natural scientists separately. Expand
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Ecological and socioeconomic effects of China's policies for ecosystem services
To address devastating environmental crises and to improve human well-being, China has been implementing a number of national policies on payments for ecosystem services. Two of them, the NaturalExpand
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China's environment in a globalizing world
How China and the rest of the world affect each other.China's place in the worldChina's environmental problems dominate those of the world, not only because China contains a fifth of the world'sExpand
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Coupled Human and Natural Systems
In this article, we synthesize major characteristics of complex couplings ( organizational levels), spatial, temporal, and temporal couplings of coupled human and natural systems (CHANS) and discuss their implications. Expand
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Ecological Degradation in Protected Areas: The Case of Wolong Nature Reserve for Giant Pandas
It is generally perceived that biodiversity is better protected from human activities after an area is designated as a protected area. However, we found that this common perception was not true inExpand
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Effects of household dynamics on resource consumption and biodiversity
Human population size and growth rate are often considered important drivers of biodiversity loss, whereas household dynamics are usually neglected. Aggregate demographic statistics may maskExpand
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Land use change around protected areas: management to balance human needs and ecological function.
Protected areas throughout the world are key for conserving biodiversity, and land use is key for providing food, fiber, and other ecosystem services essential for human sustenance. As land useExpand
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Population Dynamics in Complex Landscapes: A Case Study.
The abundance and distribution of natural populations can be strongly influenced by the types and arrangement of habitat patches within a landscape. The impact of landscape changes on populationExpand
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Rethinking China's new great wall
Massive seawall construction in coastal wetlands threatens biodiversity China's position as the world's second largest economy is largely due to its rapid economic growth in the coastal region, whichExpand
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Landowners and cat predation across rural-to-urban landscapes
Fluctuations of bird abundances have been attributed to such factors as supplemental feeding, landscape change, and habitat fragmentation. Notably absent from consideration, however, is the role ofExpand
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