Despite massive efforts at reforestation, China's native forests continue to be displaced by plantations. A new study by GLP Member Jianchu Xu and colleagues from the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB), Princeton University, and Sun Yat-sen University argues that rural communities could help reverse this trend if they were given incentives to protect and restore native forests on their own land.
In this paper, GLP Member Qiangyi Yu and colleagues introduce a smartphone-based app, called eFarm: a crowdsourcing and human sensing tool to collect the geotagged ALS information at the land parcel level, based on the high resolution remotely-sensed images.
GLP is currently seeking to nominate new SSC members starting June 1, 2017. The Global Land Programme (GLP) is an interdisciplinary community of science and practice fostering the study of land systems and the co-design of solutions for global sustainability and a Global Research Project (GRP) of the Future Earth international research platform.
Supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, China hasrecently launched 37 National Key Research and Development Programs on "Ecological restoration and protection in the typical ecological fragilezones" led by GLP Scientific Steering Committee member Prof. Dr. Lin Zhen.