In a new paper GLP Member Dr. Qiangyi Yu and colleagues, combined the number of cropland patches with the total cropland area for a more comprehensive characterization of cropland change in China based on GlobeLand30.
The Centre for Mountain Ecosystem Studies (CMES), together with the Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) would like to invite contributions for the 2nd International Conference on Mountain Futures, with a focus on “Ecosystem Rhythms, Land Systems, and Sustainable Livelihoods”.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 20! GLP is currently seeking to nominate new SSC members starting January 1, 2018. 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.
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.