Multifunctional Land-Use Systems for Managing the Nexus of Environmental Resources

  • Lulu Zhang
  • Kai Schwärzel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Xinzeng Wang, Feng Jiao, Xinping Li, Shaoshan An
    Pages 11-27
  3. Lin Zhen, Jie Hu
    Pages 29-51
  4. Lin Zhen, Wenping Sheng, Chao Wang, Lulu Zhang
    Pages 53-67
  5. Shaoshan An, Man Cheng, Zhijing Xue, Rentian Ma
    Pages 69-77
  6. Yanhui Wang, Pengtao Yu, Junzhong Wang, Lihong Xu, Karl-Heinz Feger, Wei Xiong
    Pages 79-107
  7. Yanhui Wang, Pengtao Yu, Wei Xiong, Ying Tian, Zhijia Yu, Yongqiang Hu et al.
    Pages 109-135

About this book


This book comprehensively describes the major ecosystem services in dryland environments that are provided by typical land use, including forestland, grassland and farmland, using the Loess Plateau, Northwest China as an example. It offers extensive information on land policy, implementation and scientific evidence, and discusses the restoration of the degraded Loess Plateau environment, which that brings new challenges in the sustainable use of natural resources, in particular soil and water. It presents a transdisciplinary and up-to-date understanding of interlinkages and competition between different ecosystem services and illustrates benefit sharing among different users and stakeholders, land- management practitioners and local governments. It is a major contribution to the on-going debate on future land-development strategies and identifies areas where there is a need for more research. This book is a valuable resource for students, scientists and policy makers.


Ecosystem services Benefit-sharing across spatiotemporal scale Environmental and socioeconomic sustainability Transdisciplinary and cross-sectoral management Loess Plateau region

Editors and affiliations

  • Lulu Zhang
    • 1
  • Kai Schwärzel
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES)United Nations UniversityDresdenGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES)United Nations UniversityDresdenGermany

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