(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Livestock-carrying capacity and overgrazing status of alpine grassland in the Three-River Headwaters region, China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ZHANG J. (1) ; ZHANG L. (2) ; LIU W. (2) ; QI Y. (2) ; WO X. (3) ;
(1) Inst. of Ecology, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, Beijing, CHINE
(2) State Environmental Protection Key Laboratory of Regional Ecological Processes and Functions Assessment, Beijing, CHINE
(3) Faculty of Geomatics, East China Institute of Technology, Nanchang, CHINE


This study estimates the grassland yield in the Three-River Headwaters region in China and calculates the proper livestock-carrying capacity of the grassland. First, it shows that total grassland yield spatial distribution presents a decreasing trend from the east and southeast to the west and northwest in turn. Second, that a higher overgrazing ratio occurred in Tongde, Xinghai, Yushu, Henan and Zêkog and that there is no overgrazing in Zhiduo, Tanggula Township and Darlag, Qumerleb and Madoi. Third, that remainder of the counties has varying degrees of overgrazing


Article of periodic

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

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2014, vol. 24, no2 [pp. 303-312]

Bibliographic references : 32 ref.



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