The Mongolian Ecosystem Network

Environmental Issues Under Climate and Social Changes


ISBN: 978-4-431-54051-9 (Print) 978-4-431-54052-6 (Online)
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Table of contents (21 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii

  2. Ecosystem Network and Mongolian Nomadism

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 3-7

      Ecosystem Networks as Social–Ecological Systems

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 9-21

      Characteristics and Transformation of the Pastoral System in Mongolia

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 23-29

      Distribution Patterns of Vegetation as a Fundamental Factor in Mongolian Ecosystems

  3. Natural Environment and Ecosystem Network

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 31-31

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 33-42

      Long-Term Study of the Relationship Between Precipitation and Productivity in the Main Pasture Vegetation of a Steppe Ecosystem in Eastern Mongolia

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 43-63

      Water Dynamics Within the Soil–Vegetation–Atmosphere System in a Steppe Region Covered by Shrubs and Herbaceous Plants

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 65-82

      A Possible Future Picture of Mongolian Forest-Steppe Vegetation Under Climate Change and Increasing Livestock: Results from a New Vegetation Transition Model at the Topographic Scale

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 83-98

      Deforestation and Reforestation of Degraded Forestland in Mongolia

    6. Book Chapter

      Pages 99-103

      Soil Diversity in Mongolia

    7. Book Chapter

      Pages 105-114

      Effects of Climate and Grazing on Surface Soil in Grassland

    8. Book Chapter

      Pages 115-130

      Degradation of Mongolian Grassland Vegetation Under Overgrazing by Livestock and Its Recovery by Protection from Livestock Grazing

    9. Book Chapter

      Pages 131-143

      Annual Production and Species Diversity of Mongolian Pasture Plants in Relation to Grazing Pressure by Livestock

    10. Book Chapter

      Pages 145-156

      Use of Steppe Vegetation by Nomadic Pastoralists in Mongolia

    11. Book Chapter

      Pages 157-184

      Vegetation Interactions for the Better Understanding of a Mongolian Ecosystem Network

  4. Socio-Economic Activity and Ecosystem Network

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 185-185

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 187-203

      Pastoral Mobility and Pastureland Possession in Mongolia

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 205-214

      A Mathematical Model of Population Shift Between Urban and Rural Areas

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 215-232

      Change in Livestock Species and Their Spatial Distribution

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 233-245

      The Cash in Cashmere: Herders’ Incentives and Strategies to Increase the Goat Population in Post-Socialist Mongolia

    6. Book Chapter

      Pages 247-253

      Marketability of Dairy Products in Relation to Distance in Northern Mongolia

    7. Book Chapter

      Pages 255-267

      The Impact of Agricultural Development on Nomadic Pastoralism in Mongolia

    8. Book Chapter

      Pages 269-294

      Conflict Between Mining Development and Nomadism in Mongolia

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 315-319

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