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The sustainable development of grassland-livestock systems on the Tibetan plateau: problems, strategies and prospects
The Tibetan plateau is the source of most of the major rivers of Asia and has a huge impact on the livelihoods of the population, who have for centuries engaged in traditional herding practices.Expand
Effect of fencing, artificial seeding and abandonment on vegetation composition and dynamics of ‘black soil land’ in the headwaters of the Yangtze and the Yellow Rivers of the Qinghai‐Tibetan Plateau
Rangeland management can affect plant diversity and plant functional groups of native grassland communities. To improve pasture for livestock grazing from the existing poisonous and ruderalExpand
Blood mineral status of grazing Tibetan sheep in the Northeast of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau
The results indicate that the winter forage in particular is insufficient in macro-minerals and that this may lead to the observed mineral deficiencies and marginal deficiencies in Tibetan sheep in these areas. Expand
Grazing exclusion decreases soil organic C storage at an alpine grassland of the Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau
Grazing exclusion has been proposed as a choice for restoring degraded grasslands on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, but its effects on soil properties are not clear. The present study was designed toExpand
Worldwide evidence of a unimodal relationship between productivity and plant species richness
A large, standardized, and geographically diverse sample of grasslands from six continents is used to confirm the validity and generality of the humped-back model of plant species diversity and pave the way for a more mechanistic understanding of the factors controlling species diversity. Expand
Influence of Pyrolysis Temperature on Physico-Chemical Properties of Corn Stover (Zea mays L.) Biochar and Feasibility for Carbon Capture and Energy Balance
Pyrolysis is therefore a potential technology with its carbon-negative, energy positive and soil amendment benefits thus creating win- win scenario. Expand
The yak grazing system on the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau and its status
Yaks are a multifunctional and dominant livestock species on the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau. The yak grazing system is a traditional transhumance system. Research is focussed on both understanding andExpand
The effects of three years of fencing enclosure on soil seed banks and the relationship with above-ground vegetation of degraded alpine grasslands of the Tibetan plateau
Background and AimsFenced enclosures have become an important method for re-establishing degraded grassland on the Tibetan plateau, and examination of soil seed banks may provide useful insights toExpand
Establishment of Elymus natans improves soil quality of a heavily degraded alpine meadow in Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China
Elymus natans is a dominant native species widely planted to restore the heavily degraded alpine meadows in Qinghai-Tibetan plateau. The objective of this study was to determine how E. natansExpand
The relationship of vegetation and soil differentiation during the formation of black-soil-type degraded meadows in the headwater of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China
In alpine meadow ecosystems, considerable spatial heterogeneity in forb-dominant vegetation exists as a result of severe grassland degeneration; however, there is limited quantitative information onExpand