Journal of Mountain Science

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 628–631 | Cite as

Geomorphology and environmental management of the Yellow River source zone

  • Gary BrierleyEmail author
  • Xi-lai Li


  1. Aiken S, Brierley GJ (2013) Analysis of longitudinal profiles along the eastern margin of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Mountain Science 10(4): 643–657.DOI:10.1007/s11629-013-2814-2Google Scholar
  2. Blue B, Brierley GJ, Yu GA (2013) Geodiversity in the Yellow River source zone. Journal of Geographical Sciences 23(5):775–792. DOI: 10.1007/s11442-013-1044-4.Google Scholar
  3. Brierley GJ (2010) Environmental Futures: Research needs and strategies to protect and enhance environmental values in the Sanjiangyuan region. In: Brierley GJ, Li XL and Chen G (Editors). Landscape and Environmental Science and Management in the Sanjiangyuan Region. Qinghai People’s Publishing House, Xining. pp. 228–238.Google Scholar
  4. Brierley GJ, Fryirs KA, Cullum C, et al. (2013) Reading the landscape: Integrating the theory and practice of geomorphology to develop place-based understandings of river systems. Progress in Physical Geography. DOI: 10.1177/0309133313490007Google Scholar
  5. Brierley GJ, Huang HQ (2013) Landscape relations to ecoenvironmental dynamics of the Sanjiangyuan. Journal of Geographical Sciences 23(5):771–774. DOI: 10.1007/s11442-013-1043-5.Google Scholar
  6. Gao J, Li XL, Brierley GJ, et al (2013a) Geomorphic-centered classification of wetlands on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, western China. Journal of Mountain Science 10 (4): 632–642. DOI:10.1007/s11629-013-2561-4Google Scholar
  7. Gao J, Li XL, Cheung A, et al. (2013b) Degradation of wetlands on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau: A comparison of the effectiveness of three indicators. Journal of Mountain Science 10 (4): DOI:10.1007/s11629-013-2562-3Google Scholar
  8. Hu XS, Brierley GJ, Zhu HL, et al. (2013) An exploratory analysis of vegetation strategies to reduce shallow landslide activity on loess hillslopes, northeast Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China. Journal of Mountain Science 10(4): 668–686.DOI:10.1007/s11629-013-2584-xGoogle Scholar
  9. Li XL, Brierley G, Shi DJ, et al. (2012) Ecological protection and restoration in Sanjiangyuan National Nature Reserve, Qinghai Province, China. In: Higgitt D (Ed.), Perspectives on Environmental Management and Technology in Asian River Basins. pp 93–120. Springer Briefs in Geography. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-2330-6_6.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Li XL, Perry GW, Brierley GJ, et al. (2013) Restoration prospects for Heitutan degraded grassland in the Sanjiangyuan. Journal of Mountain Science 10 (4): 687–698. DOI:10.1007/s11629-013-2557-0CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Li XL, Gao J, Brierley G, et al. (2013) Rangeland degradation on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau: Implications for rehabilitation. Land Degradation and Development 24:72–80. DOI: 10.1002/ldr.1108CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. Li ZW, Wang ZY, Pan B, et al. (2013) Analysis of controls upon channel planform at the First Great Bend of the Upper Yellow River, Qinghai-Tibetan plateau. Journal of Geographical Sciences 23(5): 833–848. DOI: 10.1007/s11442-013-1047-1.Google Scholar
  13. Liu G, Chen Y, He HR (2012) China’s environmental challenges going rural and west. Environment and Planning A. 44:1657–1660. DOI: 10.1068/a45162CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Miehe G, Miehe S, Kaiser K, et al. (2009) How old is pastoralism in Tibet? An ecological approach to the making of a Tibetan landscape. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 276: 130–147. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2009.03.005CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Nicoll T, Brierley G, Yu G (2013) A broad overview of landscape diversity of the upper Yellow River. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 23(5):793–816. DOI: 10.1007/s11442-013-1045-3.Google Scholar
  16. Pietz D, Giordano M (2009) Managing the Yellow River: Continuity and Change. In: Molle F and Wester P (Eds). River Basin Trajectories: Societies, Environments and Development. CAB International, Wallingford, UK. pp 99–122.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. Shapiro J (2012) China’s Environmental Challenges. China Today, Polity Press, Cambridge.Google Scholar
  18. Wang HJ, Yang ZS, Saito Y, et al. (2007) Stepwise decreases of the Huanghe (Yellow River) sediment load (1950–2005): Impacts of climate change and human activities. Global and Planetary Change, 57:331–354. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2007.01.003CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. Yu GA, Liu L, Li ZW, et al. (2013) Fluvial diversity in relation to valley settings in the source region of the Yangtze and Yellow Rivers. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 23(5):817–832. DOI:10.1007/s11442-013-1046-2Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Science Press, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EnvironmentUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.College of Agriculture and Animal HusbandryQinghai UniversityXiningChina

Personalised recommendations