Contemporary Ecology Research in China by Wenhua Li

By Wenhua Li

The chinese language govt is more and more targeting ecological building and has subscribed to a countrywide “Ecological Civilization Construction”. Ecological research and security perform advance so quickly and attain much at the national agenda.
This booklet is a synthesis of 5 most enjoyable and dominant subject matters in contemporary ecological learn in China: biodiversity, ecosystem management, degraded surroundings recovery, international switch and sustainable development.
This ebook spans all of the Earth's significant ecosystems, similar to forests, oceans, grasslands, wetlands, lakes, rivers, farmland and cities.

This e-book presents a platform for clinical study throughout a spread of disciplines. it will likely be priceless to specialists, policymakers and native officials and will even be a hugely resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

This booklet will let researchers, scholars and policymakers open air China to learn abou

t the numerous achievements and functions of ecological research within China.

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Today, human being is highly depended on and influenced on ecosystem even much stronger than any time in its history, at same time remarkable progress has been made in science and technology over the last half century, human have more powerful to change environment. However, culture and biodiversity are intimately and inextricably linked. The studies on coevolutionary relationship between biodiversity and cultural diversity are discussed in many ethnobotanical studies over the last three decades (Pei and Huai 2007; Pei 1987, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006).

Finally, the collection of germplasm resources will be characterized, cataloged, multiplied, and preserved in the national genebank and/or field genebanks under the coordination of institute that leads the general investigation. In the 1950s, in order to avoid local germplasm resources getting lost in the process of promoting improved varieties, a general collection of germplasm recourses was conducted at the county level nationwide. In total, 200,000 accessions of 53 field crops, 17,000 accessions of 88 vegetable crops, and 12,000 accessions of introduced from foreign countries were collected.

Xue (&) Á J. com X. Liu Chinese Academy of Engineering, Beijing 100088, China B. Lu Ministry of Education Key Laboratory for Biodiversity and Ecological Engineering, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China S. Pei Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650201, China © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg and Higher Education Press 2015 W. 1007/978-3-662-48376-3_1 3 4 D. Xue et al. 1 Introduction Biodiversity is defined as variability among living organisms from all sources, and it includes the diversities in three levels of gene, species, and ecosystem by the definition of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) (Chandra and Idrisova 2011).

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