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Yafeng Lu
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Environmental resource managementGeomorphologyGeologyClimate changeClimate classification
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#1Suresh ChaudharyH-Index: 2
#2Yukuan WangH-Index: 7
Last. Ming LiH-Index: 1
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Farmland abandonment is considered as an important phenomenon for changing eco-environmental and sociocultural landscapes of mountainous rural landscape. Many studies have analyzed farmland abandonment, its driving factors, geophysical processes and consequences at landscape: however, very few have focused on mountainous developing countries such as in Nepal, which is a rapidly urbanizing country suffering from serious farmland abandonment. Therefore, our study was an attempt to (i) assess the s...
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#1Suresh ChaudharyH-Index: 2
#2Yukuan WangH-Index: 7
Last. Ming LiH-Index: 1
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Globally, farmland abandonment has been a major phenomenon for eco-environmental and social landscape changes in the mountain regions. Farmland abandonment led to endangering the capacity of mountain ecosystems as well as variety of eco-environmental processes that play a pivotal role in regional as well local level eco-environment security. This research aims to (i) assess the spatiotemporal degradation of abandoned farmlands, (ii) identify the major causes of farmland degradation, and (iii) an...
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#1Suresh ChaudharyH-Index: 2
#2Yukuan WangH-Index: 7
Last. Ming LiH-Index: 1
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Land use change, especially that due to farmland abandonment in the mountains of Nepal, is being seen as a major factor contributing to increasing eco-environmental risk, undesirable changes in the socio-cultural landscape, biodiversity loss, and reduced capacity of the ecosystem to provide key services. This study aims to: i) evaluate eco-environmental risk for one of the high mountain river basins, the Dordi river basin in Nepal, that has a growing potential of farmland abandonment; and ii) de...
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#1Qin Liu (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 1
#2Kun Yan (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 5
Last. Yang-yang Yan (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
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Economic losses caused by wild boars (Sus scrofa) continue to increase in the Three Gorges Reservoir Area. We selected 206 farmers in Wuqiaohe Basin as survey respondents using random stratified sampling. The distribution and impacts of wild boars were examined using a questionnaire survey and spatial analysis. The results showed that: (1) The density of farmer settlements is low and most peasants’ households are located on the forest edge. Due to large-scale labor migration, a high proportion o...
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#2Yafeng LuH-Index: 2
Last. Pei XuH-Index: 6
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Risk assessment lays a foundation for disaster risk reduction management, especially in relation to climate change. Intensified extreme weather and climate events driven by climate change may increase related disaster susceptibility. This may interact with exposed and vulnerable socioeconomic systems to aggravate the impacts and impede progress towards regional development. In this study, debris flow risk under climate change was assessed by an integrated debris flow mechanism model and an inclu...
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#1Yafeng LuH-Index: 2
Last. Yukuan WangH-Index: 7
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Cultural ecosystem services (CES) are not only a key source for supporting the development of economy but also maintain the ecological security in mountainous areas. However, there are limited numbers of studies that focus on establishing the assessment model for the CES at a regional scale. We combined the topographic factors and accessibility factors to quantify the distribution of CES and tested the approach with data on road and topography in the upper reaches of the Minjiang River. The resu...
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#1Suresh ChaudharyH-Index: 2
#2Yukuan WangH-Index: 7
Last. Yafeng LuH-Index: 2
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The abandonment of farmland is a phenomenon that shows the deterioration of the physical and social landscape. It is widespread across the mountainous region of Nepal and is expected to further increase in the future. The aim of this study is to: (i) determine the driving factors of farmland abandonment; (ii) discuss its impact on social systems in terms of social networks, relations, practices; and (iii) assess the eco-environmental vulnerability of abandoned farmlands in the high mountain regi...
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#1Ju Liu (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 1
#2Bin Fu (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 6
Last. Pei Xu (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 6
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Payment for ecosystem services (PES) has become an increasingly popular means of ecosystem conservation. Opportunity cost is an important factor to increase the investment efficiency of PES projects. However, the distribution of opportunity cost is usually unclear in mountainous regions due to the obvious environment changes. In this study, we developed a framework to assess the distribution of agricultural opportunity costs in mountainous regions and applied this method to Baoxing County, a typ...
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#1Yafeng Lu (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 2
#2Yan-Qing LiuH-Index: 1
Last. Yuan LiuH-Index: 1
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Assessing the impact of climate change is important for ecosystem conservation and plant recovery, especially in climate sensitive regions. Various studies suggested that the Koppen classification is an effective method to depict climate change. However, these studies were restricted to large scales or of limited accuracy due to uncertainties in climate model projections. In addition, the impact of elevation on the shift of climate zones, as compared with other factors, is less emphasized. To ad...
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