(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

The dynamics of desertification in the farming-pastoral region of North China over the past 10 years and their relationship to climate change and human activity

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

XU D. (1) ; LI C. (2) ; SONG X. (3) ; REN H. (4) ;
(1) Inst. of Science and Technical Information of China, Beijing, CHINE
(2) Research Inst. of Forest Ecology Environment and Protection, Chinese Academy of Forest, Beijing, CHINE
(3) Henan Agricultural Univ., Zengzhou, CHINE
(4) Inst. of Geographic Sciences and National Resources Rsearch, CAS, Beijing, CHINE


According to the MODIS images in 2000 and 2010, the farming-pastoral region had experienced significant desertification dynamics over the past 10 years. The relationship between desertification dynamics and their driving forces was investigated by comparing the change in the Net Primary Production (NPP) that was induced by climate change and human activity for each pixel that experienced desertification reversion and expansion. From 2000 to 2010, the coupling of climate change and human activity was the dominant factor behind desertification reversion. However, the human activity was the dominant factor that controlled the desertification expansion process between 2000 and 2010.


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 123 [pp. 11-22]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 10 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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