Impact of China's Grain for Green Project on the landscape of vulnerable arid and semi-arid agricultural regions: a case study in northern Shaanxi Province
Article first published online: 31 JAN 2009
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Journal of Applied Ecology
Volume 46, Issue 3, pages 536–543, June 2009
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Cao, S., Chen, L. and Yu, X. (2009), Impact of China's Grain for Green Project on the landscape of vulnerable arid and semi-arid agricultural regions: a case study in northern Shaanxi Province. Journal of Applied Ecology, 46: 536–543. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2008.01605.x
- Issue published online: 28 APR 2009
- Article first published online: 31 JAN 2009
- Received 16 July 2008; accepted 15 December 2008Handling Editor: Chris Dickman
Fig. S1 Location of the study area (northern Shaanxi Province) in China, and priority areas for the application of the GGP.
Fig. S2 Lichen species were clearly present on the soil surface 7 years after cultivation of farmland and grazing were prohibited.
Fig. S3 Changes in total soil moisture (%) to a depth of 6 m during the growing season from 1999 to 2005 in the study plots in northern Shaanxi Province.
Fig. S4 Human impacts on vegetation cover.
Table S1. Total annual precipitation (mm) in the study area from 1998 to 2005
Table S2. Proportion of each tree species in the plantations studied in each of the five counties
Table S3. Vegetation cover in the different plot types in 2005
Table S4. Cover by lichen species in the different types of plots in 2005
Table S5. Impact of afforestation on vegetation cover after 7 years (in 2005) in the study area
Table S6. Contribution of various factors to changes in vegetation cover
Table S7. Vegetation species that appeared after the abandonment of cultivation and the implementation of afforestation in northern Shaanxi Province in 2005 (abandonment or afforestation since 1998)
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