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Project • CAF2015-RR14-NMY-Odeh, CAF2016-RR14-CMY-Suvdantsetseg (Odeh)

Monitoring grassland degradation in North/Central Asia: Deciphering the impacts of climate change and government policies at different spatial-temporal scales using remote sensing and expert knowledge

Grassland degradation, exacerbated by climate change, is a serious concern in North/Central Asia. This proposal aims to determine the degree of grassland degradation in the region and to decipher the relative impacts on grassland degradation due to climate change adaptation compared to those due to human activities enacted through government policy agenda. The proposal will use advanced GIS, remote sensing and expert systems, to determine the degree and extent of grassland degradation as influenced by climate change to elucidate the effectiveness of past grassland restoration programs in China, Mongolia and Uzbekistan, since the early 2000s and produce recommendations to inform various national government policy reform agenda on grassland restoration. It will address the APN focus activity on Climate Change Adaptation Framework by promoting scientifically-sound adaptation programs through research and capacity building.

Project publications

Peer-reviewed publication • 2020

Characterizing the spatial distribution of typical natural disaster vulnerability in China from 2010 to 2017

Peer-reviewed publication • 2020

Monitoring Phenology in the Temperate Grasslands of China from 1982 to 2015 and Its Relation to Net Primary Productivity

Report • 2020

Project Final Report: CAF2015-RR14-NMY-Odeh

Peer-reviewed publication • 2019

Genetic algorithm optimized non-destructive prediction on property of mechanically injured peaches during postharvest storage by portable visible/shortwave near-infrared spectroscopy

Peer-reviewed publication • 2019

Assessment of Spatial Agglomeration of Agricultural Drought Disaster in china from 1978 to 2016

Peer-reviewed publication • 2019

Assessing the impacts of Drought on Grassland net primary production at the Global Scale

Peer-reviewed publication • 2019

Comprehensive Research on Remote Sensing Monitoring of Grassland Degradation: A Case Study in the Three-River Source Region, China

Peer-reviewed publication • 2019

Grassland Productivity Response to Climate Change in the Hulunbuir Steppes of China

Peer-reviewed publication • 2018

Rescaled Statistics and Wavelet Analysis on Agricultural Drought Disaster Periodic Fluctuations in China from 1950 to 2016

Peer-reviewed publication • 2017

Determination of quality changes in peaches wrapped in active paper and stored at ambient temperature in summer

Peer-reviewed publication • 2017

Simulation of terrestrial carbon equilibrium state by using a detachable carbon cycle scheme

Peer-reviewed publication • 2017

Assessing the spatiotemporal dynamic of global grassland carbon use efficiency in response to climate change from 2000 to 2013

Peer-reviewed publication • 2016

Effects and mechanism compositions of micro-biological treatments of antagonists on preservation quality of FengHuang honey peach fruit: A study from a multi-year experiment

Peer-reviewed publication • 2016

Quantitative assess the driving forces on the grassland degradation in the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau, in China

Peer-reviewed publication • 2016

Vegetation dynamics and its driving forces from climate change and human activities in the Three-River Source Region, China from 1982 to 2012