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000012229 037__ $$a5764
000012229 041__ $$aEnglish
000012229 100__ $$aYang, X.
000012229 100__ $$aMelick, D. R.
000012229 100__ $$aJianchu, X.
000012229 100__ $$aYang, Y.
000012229 245__ $$aEstablishing long-term biodiversity assessment and monitoring in northwest Yunnan, China: A growing need for baseline information
000012229 260__ $$c2006
000012229 260__ $$b
            
000012229 490__ $$aArticle
000012229 507__ $$aMFOLL
000012229 520__ $$aIncreasing attention is being paid to land use changes in the mountain environments of southwest China.&nbsp; Yet it is essential to develop a network of relevant sites for long-term analysis and comparison. For this reason an important part of an ongoing ethno-ecological project being undertaken by the Kunming Institute of Botany is the establishment of permanent vegetation plots across key environmental gradients in northwest Yunnan. These sites are envisaged as a model for a network of permanent plots that will provide baseline data to help delineate the potential effects of climatic and land-use changes in this region. Northwest Yunnan is important&mdash;not only as a biologically and culturally significant area in its own right, but, since it forms the headwaters of major rivers in southeast Asia (i.e. the Mekong, Irrawaddy, Salweeri, and Yangtze), this region has imense significance as an upstream provider of ecosystem services. <br /><br />
000012229 653__ $$aChina
000012229 653__ $$aclimate
000012229 653__ $$aclimate change
000012229 653__ $$aecosystem
000012229 653__ $$aknowledge
000012229 653__ $$aland use
000012229 653__ $$aresearch
000012229 653__ $$arivers
000012229 653__ $$avegetation
000012229 650__ $$aKnowledge management
000012229 650__ $$aNatural resource management
000012229 650__ $$aBiodiversity
000012229 650__ $$aConservation
000012229 650__ $$aLand use/land cover
000012229 691__ $$aKnowledge management
000012229 691__ $$aNatural resource management
000012229 691__ $$aBiodiversity
000012229 691__ $$aConservation
000012229 691__ $$aLand use/land cover
000012229 773__ $$pMountain Research and Development, Vol 26, No 3, August 2006: 292-294: http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1659/0276-4741%282006%2926%5B292%3AELBAAM%5D2.0.CO%3B2
000012229 8564_ $$uhttp://lib.icimod.org/record/12229/files/5764.pdf
000012229 980__ $$aARTICLE