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- Fang, Shu; Zhao, Yong-hua; Han, Lei; Yang, Jin; Ma, Chao-qun
- Mountain research and development 2018 v.38 no.1 pp. 73-84
- arid lands; arid zones; ecosystems; grasses; grasslands; land cover; landscapes; mountains; remote sensing; shrublands; shrubs; valleys; China
- ... Arid regions in valleys of southwestern China have steep topography and fragile ecosystems, making them a critical and challenging management issue in this region. A substantial amount of the research on these arid regions in valleys took place in the 1980s; less work has been done since the start of the 21st century. Knowledge of the boundaries of arid lands within these valleys can provide basic ...