An Integrated Assessment of China's Ecological Restoration Programs

  • Runsheng Yin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Runsheng Yin, David Rothstein, Jiaguo Qi, Shuguang Liu
    Pages 39-54
  3. Zhangquan Shen, Runsheng Yin, Jiaguo Qi
    Pages 55-67
  4. Qing Xiang, Runsheng Yin, Jintao Xu, Xiangzheng Deng
    Pages 69-84
  5. Shuqing Zhao, Shuguang Liu, Runsheng Yin, Zhengpeng Li, Yulin Deng, Kun Tan et al.
    Pages 99-112
  6. Changbin Li, Jiaguo Qi, Zhaodong Feng, Runsheng Yin, Biyun Guo, Feng Zhang
    Pages 113-130
  7. Katrina Mullan, Andreas Kontoleon, Tim Swanson, Shiqiu Zhang
    Pages 175-199
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 255-261

About this book


China has been undertaking unprecedented ecological restoration efforts to deal with its problems of soil erosion, flooding, dust storms, and habitat loss. While there have been studies of these efforts, questions remain concerning whether they have been effectively implemented, what their induced socioeconomic and ecological impacts are, and how their performance can be improved.

Tackling these important questions in an integrated manner, "An Integrated Assessment of China’s Ecological Restoration Programs" is extraordinary for its broad coverage and methodological rigor. It provides a substantial improvement over the conventional approach of simply reporting projects undertaken and accepting uncritically the government assessment, and thus fills an important knowledge gap of the restoration efforts being implemented upon a variety of ecosystems in China.

Not only is this volume interesting and informative in conveying a general sense of ecological improvements, but it provides useful analytical methods and innovative research advances in assessing the effectiveness and impacts of similar programs and policies.


China Conservation Ecological restoration Environmental and socioeconomical impacts Erosion Forestry Land use and land cover change Treatment effect analysis ecosystem ecosystems terrestrial ecosystem

Editors and affiliations

  • Runsheng Yin
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. ForestryMichigan State UniversityEast LansingU.S.A.

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