Models and methods for Karst rocky desertification

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Study on the Comprehensive Treatment and Eco-benefit Evaluation of Karst Rocky Desertification

Posted by Basic Science


At present, rocky desertification area reaches 14,800 square kms in Hunan, accounting for about 7% of the total land area, involving 35counties and cities. Moreover, this trend is spreading. However, the comprehensive Management of rocky desertification is a long-term complex project; there are still many deficiencies about rocky governance measures and effectiveness evaluation studies.

In this paper, on the basis of previous researches, studying rocky desertification watershed comprehensive Management and effectiveness evaluation of Xinhua County, it aimed at optimizing the models and methods for rocky desertification. It can not only improve the scientificity and reliability for governance planning services and ecological Management measures, but also provide a scientific basis to improve the ecological environment in Karst regions.

Read the full text (marked with highlights): Basic Science Paper

Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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