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Synthesis, part of a Special Feature on Resilience and Vulnerability of Arid and Semi-Arid Social Ecological Systems Vulnerability of Worldwide Pastoralism to Global Changes and Interdisciplinary
Ten case studies from seven major pastoral regions across six continents were studied in this paper by conceptualizing three factors (agro-ecosystem resilience, livelihood options, and institutionExpand
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Forest fragmentation and landscape connectivity change associated with road network extension and city expansion: A case study in the Lancang River Valley
Abstract Human disturbances contribute significantly to the decrease in the quantity and connectivity of the natural habitats. Taking Lincang City in Lancang River Valley as a case study, we focusedExpand
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Spatial variation and contamination assessment of heavy metals in sediments in the Manwan Reservoir, Lancang River.
Due to the construction and operation of Manwan Dam on the Lancang River, sediments were likely to deposit in the impoundment. In this research, sediment samples were collected from 17 sites in theExpand
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Impact of Dam Construction on Water Quality and Water Self-Purification Capacity of the Lancang River, China
Along with the sequent completion of Manwan and Dachaoshan Dam, the river continuum of the middle and lower reaches of the Lancang River was separated into three types of segments: reservoir,Expand
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Soil carbon and nitrogen pools and their relationship to plant and soil dynamics of degraded and artificially restored grasslands of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau
Abstract Land disturbances and management approaches can significantly alter the restoration of degraded grasslands. Therefore, understanding the carbon and nitrogen storage accompanying plant andExpand
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Evaluating the influence of road networks on landscape and regional ecological risk—A case study in Lancang River Valley of Southwest China
Abstract In this paper, the methods of GIS buffer, spatial comparison, and scenario analysis were used to elucidate the influence of roads on landscape within Lancang River Valley. The results showedExpand
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Characterizing the "fragmentation-barrier" effect of road networks on landscape connectivity: a case study in Xishuangbanna, Southwest China.
Abstract The “fragmentation–barrier” effect of road network expansion on landscape function draws attention throughout the world. Presently, there is a lack of quantitative analysis to integrateExpand
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Soil‐Quality Effects of Grassland Degradation and Restoration on the Qinghai‐Tibetan Plateau
Alpine grassland and the soil on which it is growing in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP) of China is being degraded in an attempt to increase food and feed production for an increasing globalExpand
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Effect of Degradation Intensity on Grassland Ecosystem Services in the Alpine Region of Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China
The deterioration of alpine grassland has great impact on ecosystem services in the alpine region of Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. However, the effect of grassland degradation on ecosystem services andExpand
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A framework for social impact analysis of large dams: a case study of cascading dams on the Upper-Mekong River, China.
Construction of large dams on the Upper-Mekong River, China, has significant social impacts on local communities. To analyze the social impacts, we identified three classes of wealth for the affectedExpand
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