Sustainable Water Management and Wetland Restoration Strategies in Northern China

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Giuseppe Tommaso Cirella, Stefan Zerbe

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2014, 242 S.
  • ISBN: 978-88-6046-069-1
  • DOI: 10.13124/9788860461094

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Beschreibung

This book depicts the results of a research project in northern China, where an international and interdisciplinary team of researchers from Italy, Germany and China has applied a broad range of methodology in order to answer basic and applied research questions and derive comprehensive recommendations for sustainable water management and wetland restoration. The project primarily focused on ecosystem services, e.g. the purification of water and biomass production. In particular, the ecosystem function and use of reed (Phragmites australis) and the perception as well as the value of water as a resource for Central Asia's multicultural societies was analysed.

Inhalt

  1. Front Matter
  2. Foreword, Preface
  3. Introduction
    Stefan Zerbe, Giuseppe Tommaso Cirella, Niels Thevs
  4. SuWaRest, the “third culture” and environmental ethics
    Konrad Ott
  5. Study areas: The Heihe River Basin and Wuliangsuhai Lake at the Hetao Irrigation District
    Niels Thevs, Konrad Ott, Lilin Kerschbaumer, Ping He
  6. Use of microbial communities as bioindicators for land-use systems
    Lorenzo Brusetti, Luigimaria Borruso
  7. Water allocation along the Heihe River and Tugai forest conservation in Ejina
    Niels Thevs, Henrike Hochmuth, Jan Felix Köbbing
  8. Stoichiometry and functional traits of reed (Phragmites australis)
    Liping Li, Stefan Zerbe, Ping He, Niels Thevs, Giuseppe Tommaso Cirella, Jan Felix Köbbing
  9. Diversity and role of rhizobacteria associated to reed stands (Phragmites australis)
    Lorenzo Brusetti, Luigimaria Borruso
  10. Reeds as a renewable energy source: Insight into possible conversion pathways
    Marco Baratieri, Francesco Patuzzi
  11. Livelihood and economy of reed wetlands
    Jan Felix Köbbing, Niels Thevs, Francesco Patuzzi, Marco Baratieri
  12. Index of sustainable functionality: Application in Urat Front Banner
    Giuseppe Tommaso Cirella
  13. Development scenarios on the Hetao Irrigation District and Wuliangsuhai Lake
    Lilin Kerschbaumer, Konrad Ott, Niels Thevs
  14. Conclusion and interdisciplinary recommendations
    Giuseppe Tommaso Cirella, Lorenzo Brusetti, Marco Baratieri, Ping He, Niels Thevs, Konrad Ott, Stefan Zerbe
  15. Conclusion and interdisciplinary recommendations
    Giuseppe Tommaso Cirella, Lorenzo Brusetti, Marco Baratieri, Ping He, Niels Thevs, Konrad Ott, Stefan Zerbe
  16. References
  17. Contributors
  18. Photographic Documentation

Pressekommentare

This book is written for researchers, students in higher education and practitioners. Iale Bulletin, vol. 33 no. 1, march 2015

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