Volume: 11 Issue 4
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Changes in China’s Grain Production Pattern and the Effects of Urbanization and Dietary Structure
Chunxia LU, Aimin LIU, Yu XIAO, Xiaojie LIU, Gaodi XIE, and Shengkui CHENG
Grain production patterns are the basis of a nation’s food security. Since China’s reform and opening-up began in 1978, China’s urbanization process, driven by rapid social and economic development, has accelerated steadily. During this time, the dietary structure of urban and rural Chinese has also changed significant
  • Publication Date: Jul. 30, 2020
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Rural Poverty Patterns and Influencing Factors in Yunnan Province, China: Based on County Level Dataset
Xiaowen SHANG, and Yufu CHEN
The identification of poverty at the county level is the precondition for poverty alleviation by formulating accurate strategies that are targeted for a certain area. Yunnan Province has the largest number of poverty counties in China. The vast number of people living under the poverty-line, and the deep degree of pove
  • Publication Date: Jul. 30, 2020
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Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Two Types of Truck Bumper Produced in the Algerian Auto Industry
Zahia KEBBOUCHE, Abdelaziz TAIRI, and Brahim SAFI
Currently, the reduction of weight in automotive is a very important topic to reduce the air pollution. In this context, the purpose of the present paper is to analyze a real case study through a comparison of the environmental impacts between a conventional steel bumper and a polyester prototype. In the first part of
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The Study on Cost of Application of International Emission Control Areas for China
Yujun TIAN, Hongyan WANG, Tao LI, and Chuansheng PENG
In order to control the air pollution caused by ships and improve ambient air quality, China set up three domestic emission control areas (DECAs) in 2015 in the Pearl River Delta, the Yangtze River Delta and Bohai Rim (Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei) waters. In order to meet the emission requirements established at the 70th mee
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Safety Evaluation of Sustainable Uranium Development in China Combined with an Analytical GAN Framework
Liangyan LIU, and Ming CHENG
Uranium is the basic raw material for nuclear energy and is quite highly regarded. Developing a safe supply of uranium is important for safeguarding sustainable nuclear development. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the sustainability of uranium development in China based on dynamic system modeling combined with
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Analysis of the Causes of Cyanobacteria Bloom: A Review
Bing ZHOU, Xiaoli CAI, Sen WANG, and Xinxin YANG
Among water blooms, cyanobacteria bloom occurs over the widest range and is much more harmful than other blooms. Its occurrence in inland water bodies is affected by many factors, such as meteorology, hydrology, and human activities. Therefore, the study of the causes of cyanobacterial bloom has become a major focus of
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System Analysis of the Historical Change of the River Leader System: Based on the Perspective of Historical Institutionalism
Shihao ZHENG, Haibo QIN, Yingming LI, Liang HAO, Fengyuan GUO, and Conglin ZHANG
In the process of implementing the River Leader System, some problems have emerged regarding its progress and effects. From the perspective of historical institutionalism, the historical change process of the River Leader System was revealed in this paper. There were two key nodes in the historical change progress of t
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Residents’ Perception of the Recreational Value of Forest Parks: A Case Study in Shanghai, China
Kaixuan ZHANG, Xiaoling WANG, Jiaying SHI, Xijin ZHANG, and Qichong ZHU
Forest parks provide important recreational and tourism bene?ts to residents, so it is essential to know what residents’ perceptions are regarding the recreational value of forest parks for participatory forest planning and management. This study investigated forest park recreational value in the physical, psychologica
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Forest Ecosystem
Are There Differences in the Response of Natural Stand and Plantation Biomass to Changes in Temperature and Precipitation? A Case for Two-needled Pines in Eurasia
Vladimir Andreevich USOLTSEV, Seyed Omid Reza SHOBAIRI, Ivan Stepanovich TSEPORDEY, Amirhossein AHRARI, Meng ZHANG, Ahmad Anees SHOAIB, and Viktor Petrovich CHASOVSKIKH
A comparative discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of natural stands and plantations, including in terms of their productivity and stability, began from the moment of the first forest plantings and continues to this day. In the context of the progressive replacement of natural forests by plantations due to de
  • Publication Date: Jul. 14, 2020
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The Distribution Patterns of Timberline and Its Response to Climate Change in the Himalayas
Peili SHI, Ning WU, and S. RAWAT Gopal
  • Publication Date: Jul. 14, 2020
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Species Diversity Characteristics of a Natural Pinus taiwanensis Community with Different Diameter Classes and Forest Densities
Yang WANG, Xiongbo JIANG, and Dezhi WU
Pinus taiwanensis is a species endemic to China. This study selected four typical plots of Pinus taiwanensis in the natural secondary forest around Macheng City, in order to reveal the characteristics of and the relationships between different diameter classes (determined based on the diameter at breast height or DBH),
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