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Engineering and Technological Measures for Combating Desertification

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Desertification and Its Control in China
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China has accumulated rich experiences in combating desertification based on work in a number of regions and provinces. Various control measures have gradually been innovated and developed in recent decades. In addition to biological measures taken to combat desertification, mechanical approaches have been developed to stabilize shifting sands. Methods include technologies that release sand-accumulation, construction of sand barriers, chemical mulching and hydrologic solutions. Throughout China, various preventive measures have been adopted, practiced, integrated, and adapted to local conditions and suited to combat specific forms of desertification.

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Gao, Z., Li, C., Yang, X., Ci, L. (2010). Engineering and Technological Measures for Combating Desertification. In: Desertification and Its Control in China. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-01869-5_9

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