Challenges Towards Ecological Sustainability in China

An Interdisciplinary Perspective

  • Xiaojun Yang
  • Shijun Jiang
Book JFGES 2017

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Conceptual and Technical Issues

  3. Challenges Towards Ecological Sustainability in the Great Pearl River Delta

  4. Challenges Towards Ecological Sustainability in Other Areas of China

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Jinliang Huang, Ayu Ervinia, Yaling Huang
      Pages 241-279
    3. Yaning Chen, Zhi Li, Gonghuan Fang, Wei Bian
      Pages 281-306
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 337-340

About this book


This book includes a selection of the best papers presented at the Jinan Forum on Geography and Ecological Sustainability held in Guangzhou, China, from 17 to 19 February 2017, as well as several invited papers. It discusses concepts, methods, and applications in geography and ecology with an emphasis on various issues challenging ecological sustainability in China. Chapters are written by leading scholars and researchers from a variety of disciplines including geography, ecology, environmental science and policy, and economics. Case studies are predominantly drawn from Southern China, where nearly four decades of dramatic urbanization has caused economic and ecological strains on land and people.

This book will appeal to a wide readership including researchers, upper-division undergraduate and graduate students, and professionals in the fields of sustainability science, geography, ecology, and environmental science and policy.


Water Resources in China China's Coastal Ecosystems ecological problems in southern china Biodiversity in South China Sea Green Development Strategies urban remote sensing in china Bioremediation in China

Editors and affiliations

  • Xiaojun Yang
    • 1
  • Shijun Jiang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeographyFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Groundwater and Earth SciencesJinan UniversityGuangzhouChina

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