Theory and Practice of Soil Loss Control in Eastern China

  • J.C. Zhang
  • D.L. DeAngelis
  • J.Y. Zhuang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. General Characteristics of the Hilly Region of Middle and Lower Yangtze River

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Development and Application of Soil Loss Models for Soil Loss Prediction in the Shangshe Catchment, Dabie Mountains, China

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. J.C. Zhang, D.L. DeAngelis, J.Y. Zhuang
      Pages 31-46
    3. J.C. Zhang, D.L. DeAngelis, J.Y. Zhuang
      Pages 65-80
    4. J.C. Zhang, D.L. DeAngelis, J.Y. Zhuang
      Pages 115-127
    5. J.C. Zhang, D.L. DeAngelis, J.Y. Zhuang
      Pages 129-138
  4. Practices of Soil Erosion Control in Eastern China

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. J.C. Zhang, D.L. DeAngelis, J.Y. Zhuang
      Pages 213-241
    3. J.C. Zhang, D.L. DeAngelis, J.Y. Zhuang
      Pages 257-276
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 277-281

About this book

Introduction

In recent decades in eastern China there has been great progress towards ecological restoration through reforestation of bare lands and steeply sloping cultivated land suffering from serious erosion. This book introduces several soil loss control models suitable for land use strategies along with  many techniques of reforestation with a focus on improving the living standards of farmers. These strategies include “local recycling,” which combines the use of trees (fruit trees, herb, bamboo), crops for feeding livestock, use of animal wastes for biogas and fertilizer, fish production, and a “large scale recycling,” fostering the interaction between the countryside of the mountainous areas and the urban areas in the lower elevations. The “local recycling” can alleviate poverty for farmers and provide fuel material that replaces dependence on twigs and tree litter, which in turn protects the reforested young trees from being harmed. The “large scale recycling” creates a more harmonious society and promotes the common health and wealth of the countryside and the city. This book presents the most comprehensive and successful models of reforestation in eastern China.

Authors and affiliations

  • J.C. Zhang
    • 1
  • D.L. DeAngelis
    • 2
  • J.Y. Zhuang
    • 3
  1. 1., Forest Resources and EnvironmentNanjing Forestry UniversityNanjingChina, People's Republic
  2. 2., Department of BiologyUniversity of MiamiCoral GablesUSA
  3. 3., Forest Resources and EnvironmentNanjing Forestry UniversityNanjingChina, People's Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9679-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-9678-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-9679-4
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