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DOI10.1016/j.ecolind.2021.108237
Ecology and environment of the Belt and Road under global climate change: A systematic review of spatial patterns, cost efficiency, and ecological footprints
Zhang, Dawei; Wu, Lingling; Huang, Siqi; Zhang, Zongyan; Ahmad, Fayyaz; Zhang, Guolong; Shi, Nuo; Xu, Hui
Corresponding AuthorZhang, DW (corresponding author), Lanzhou Univ, Sch Life Sci, State Key Lab Grassland Agroecosyst, Lanzhou 730000, Peoples R China. ; Xu, H (corresponding author), Lanzhou Univ, Sch Econ, Lanzhou 730000, Peoples R China.
JournalECOLOGICAL INDICATORS
ISSN1470-160X
EISSN1872-7034
Year Published2021
Volume131
Abstract in EnglishThe Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will play an essential role in boosting the world's economy. However, the main portion of the Belt and Road (B&R) is in arid, semi-arid, or sub-humid fragile ecological regions, which with global climate change and the intensification of human activities will face many pressing environmental challenges in the future. Despite this, in the existing research on the B&R, papers in the field of natural sciences are less than 1.2-4.3% of the total number of papers on the main databases, which is far lower than the coverage in humanities and social sciences. And those focused on the ecological and environmental issues along the B&R are even fewer, so necessary understanding of both the risks and adequate mitigation measures remains unclear. This paper systematically reviews the relevant research on the eco-environments along the B&R, and summarizes it in terms including of spatial patterns and cognition, cost efficiency and evaluation, ecological security and evaluation, ecological footprint and carrying capacity. It further suggests that a better understanding of environmental changes and their effects on the B&R is needed. Additionally, it is essential that the potential positive socio-economic impacts for the future under the BRI are sustainable. Finally, future research directions are proposed to improve for the better eco-environments in B&R regions with consideration of global changes.
Keyword in EnglishBelt and Road Global climate change Ecology and environment Progress and prospects
SubtypeReview
Language英语
OA Typegold
Indexed BySCI-E ; SSCI
WOS IDWOS:000703208900002
WOS KeywordECONOMIC BELT ; ARIDITY INDEX ; CHINA BELT ; DROUGHT CHARACTERISTICS ; SPATIOTEMPORAL ANALYSIS ; SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ; TEMPORAL DIFFERENCES ; VEGETATION CHANGES ; INITIATIVE REGION ; CARRYING-CAPACITY
WOS SubjectBiodiversity Conservation ; Environmental Sciences
WOS Research AreaBiodiversity & Conservation ; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
Source Institution兰州大学
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://119.78.100.177/qdio/handle/2XILL650/363004
Affiliation[Zhang, Dawei; Wu, Lingling; Zhang, Zongyan] Lanzhou Univ, Sch Life Sci, State Key Lab Grassland Agroecosyst, Lanzhou 730000, Peoples R China; [Wu, Lingling] Lvliang Water Resources Bur, Lvliang 033000, Peoples R China; [Huang, Siqi; Ahmad, Fayyaz; Shi, Nuo; Xu, Hui] Lanzhou Univ, Sch Econ, Lanzhou 730000, Peoples R China; [Zhang, Guolong] Lanzhou Univ, Collaborat Innovat Ctr Western Ecol Safety, Lanzhou 730000, Peoples R China
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Zhang, Dawei,Wu, Lingling,Huang, Siqi,et al. Ecology and environment of the Belt and Road under global climate change: A systematic review of spatial patterns, cost efficiency, and ecological footprints[J]. 兰州大学,2021,131.
APA Zhang, Dawei.,Wu, Lingling.,Huang, Siqi.,Zhang, Zongyan.,Ahmad, Fayyaz.,...&Xu, Hui.(2021).Ecology and environment of the Belt and Road under global climate change: A systematic review of spatial patterns, cost efficiency, and ecological footprints.ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS,131.
MLA Zhang, Dawei,et al."Ecology and environment of the Belt and Road under global climate change: A systematic review of spatial patterns, cost efficiency, and ecological footprints".ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS 131(2021).
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