"Grassland Ecosystems of China - A Synthesis and Resume ", A Springer book published ( Authors: Linghao Li, Jiquan Chen, Xingguo Han, Wenhao Zhang, Changliang Shao)

This book provides a comprehensive overview of grassland ecosystems based on publications by Chinese scholars. It offers an up-to-date review of the recent advances in grassland research in China, discusses the climatic and physical conditions governing the grasslands, describes their types and distribution, and introduces a new classification scheme for grassland ecosystems. Further, it details the plant, animal, and microbial compositions of each grassland ecosystem type, examining the above and below ground relationships between phytomass, vegetation succession, and past/current management practices with a particular focus on the steppes in China. It also includes references that are only available in the Chinese language. This scientifically rigorous book offers insights into knowledge gaps for the scientific community and identifies pressing issues facing practitioners of grassland ecology and management. It can be used as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate students in ecology, environmental science, natural resource management, agriculture, and other relevant fields, and is also a valuable reference resource for researchers studying drylands in China or around the globe.

Authors and affiliations

Linghao Li

State Key Laboratory of Vegetation and Environmental Change, Institute of Botany, Beijing, China

Jiquan Chen

Center for Global Change & Earth ObservationsMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

Xingguo Han

State Key Laboratory of Vegetation and Environmental Change, Institute of Botany, Beijing, China

Wenhao Zhang

State Key Laboratory of Vegetation and Environmental ChangeInstitute of Botany, Beijing, China

Changliang Shao

Grassland & Remote Sensing Group, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China

DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-3421-8

Copyright Information   Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020

Online ISBN   978-981-15-3421-8

Series Online ISSN 2730-5481

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