(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Vulnerability of natural ecosystem in China under regional climate scenarios : An analysis based on eco-geographical regions

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ZHAO D. (1) ; WU S. (1) ;
(1) Inst. of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Beijing, CHINE


In this study, based on eco-geographical regions, vulnerability of natural ecosystem to climate change was analyzed under 3 scenarios. Results suggest that vulnerability for China’s natural ecosystems would strengthen in the east and weaken in the west, but the pattern of ecosystem vulnerability would not be altered by climate change, which rises from southeast to northeast gradually. Increase in ecosystem vulnerable degree would mainly concentrate in temperate humid/sub-humid region and warm temperate humid/sub-humid region. Decrease in ecosystem vulnerable degree may emerge in northwestern arid region and Qinghai-Tibet Plateau region. In the near-term scale, natural ecosystem in China would be slightly affected by climate change. However, in mid-term and long-term scales, there would be severely adverse effect, particularly in the east with better water and thermal condition


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2014, vol. 24, no2 [pp. 237-248]

Bibliographic references : 38 ref.

Collation : 5 fig., 2 tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1007/s11442-014-1085-3

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