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, aAn Integrated Assessment of Chinaas Ecological Restoration Programsa 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.The income data used in this chapter are net of expenditure on inputs to agriculture and forest activities, but do not include the ... He also acknowledges that factors such as relative living conditions will affect the migration decision as well asanbsp;...
|Title||:||An Integrated Assessment of China’s Ecological Restoration Programs|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2009-07-14|