PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2009, Vol. 28 ›› Issue (4): 622-628.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2009.04.020

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Evaluation of Ecological Restoration Effects in China: A Review

WU Dandan|CAI Yunlong   

  1. College of Urban and Environmental Science, Department of Resource and Environmental Geography,
    Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
  • Online:2009-07-25 Published:2009-07-25


Along with the degradation of the global environment, restoration ecological research and restoration practices for degraded ecosystem have been developed as one of the scientific hotspots and public focuses around the world. China, whose ecosystem has degraded drastically, is one of the earliest countries which carried out the research and practice of ecological restoration. Since the 1950s China has authorized and put a number of ecological conservation and restoration projects in practice. The evaluation of ecological restoration effects is not only an indispensable element of these ecological restoration projects, but also can provide important information to modulate and optimize the further implementation of these projects. According to a systematic summary of the study progress on effects evaluation of ecological restoration in China, the paper supplies a brief account of effects evaluation from the aspects of its content, approach, method and technology, and based on analyzing problems of restoration ecological research and restoration practices for degraded ecosystem in China, five proposals are suggested to promote ecological restoration research in China.

Key words: China, ecological restoration, effects evaluation, summarization