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Landscape and Ecosystem Diversity, Dynamics and Management in the Yellow River Source Zone

Series: Springer Geography

By: Gary J Brierley(Editor), Xilai Li(Editor), Carola Cullum(Editor), Jay Gao(Editor)

369 pages, 92 colour & 27 b/w illustrations


Hardback | May 2016 | #237819 | ISBN-13: 9783319304731
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NHBS Price: £129.99 $171/€148 approx

About this book

This book offers a comprehensive review of the landscapes and ecosystems of the Upper Yellow River, China. It focuses on landscapes as a platform for considering environmental values and issues across the region. The book is based on extensive field-based analyses, applications, and photographs.


- Introduction
- Tectonic Setting, Palaeoenvironments and Long-Term Vegetation Dynamics of the Yellow River Source Zone
- Climate Variability in the Yellow River Source Zone
- Hydrology and Water Resources
- River Diversity, Controls and Geo-Ecological Values
- Hillslope Stability and Vegetation
- Land Desertification
- Watershed Ecological Evolution and Management
- Wetland Ecosystems of the Yellow River Source Zone
- Grassland Resources and Ecosystems
- Understanding Alpine Meadow Ecosystems
- Climate Change and Grassland Health
- Soil Resources and their Protection
- Ecosystem Synthesis and Thoughts Towards a Decision-Support Tool for Ecosystem Management of the Upper Yellow River Basin

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