Remote Sensing Monitoring and Evaluation of Degraded Grassland in China

Accounting of Grassland Carbon Source and Carbon Sink

  • Wei Zhou
  • Jianlong Li
  • Tianxiang Yue

Part of the Springer Geography book series (SPRINGERGEOGR)

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This book focuses on grassland ecosystem evaluation including vegetation coverage, net primary productivity, carbon sink accounting, and grassland degradation evaluation based on mutual data resource, ecosystem model simulation, remote sensing monitoring and driving mechanism exploration. It aims to provide a guide seeking to understand the overall situation of grassland in China in the context of global climate change and build a scenario for the driving force quantitative evaluation. It will be an essential reference to the terrestrial ecosystem carbon cycle and degraded grassland ecological restoration engineer implementation. Chapters are carefully developed to cover (1) situation of grassland in China; (2) spatial-temporal of grassland coverage in China;(3) net primary productivity evaluation; (4) carbon sink/source accounting and its carbon-hydrology effect;(5) grassland landscape pattern; (6) grassland degradation evaluation based on remote sensing;(7) Grassland degradation restoration and constructing green ecological protective screen.

The new scenario and driving mechanism evaluation model make this book a valuable read for researcher of land ecosystem carbon cycle, ecosytem degradation remoete sensing evalution as well as organizations engaged in eco-restoration practices.


Grassland degradation evaluation Carbon-hydrology effect multi-source data fusion degraded mechanism ecosystem monitoring

Authors and affiliations

  • Wei Zhou
    • 1
  • Jianlong Li
    • 2
  • Tianxiang Yue
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Geographic Information and Land ResourcesChongqing Jiaotong UniversityChongqingChina
  2. 2.School of Life ScienceNanjing UniversityNanjingChina
  3. 3.Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR)Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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