Geospatial studies of global change impacts on ecosystems and biodiversity in China

Research output: ResearchPh.D. thesis

  • Jonas Nüchel
    Jonas Nüchel
Global change is affecting a substantial part of the globe and its many impacts, such as deforestation, are the main drivers of ecosystems degradation and loss of biodiversity. This thesis investigates different aspect of how global change has impacted ecosystems and biodiversity in China. China constitutes an important region for studying the impacts of global change on ecosystems and biodiversity as the country is both rich in biodiversity, has experienced extensively anthropogenic impacts, and suffers from some of the worst environmental problems in the world. This thesis provides new insights into the factors that determine the changes and distribution of tree cover in China, along with the factors that determine the changes and distribution of the genus of threatened mammals Rhinopithecus. Furthermore, it provides deeper understanding of the role of anthropogenic factor’s direct influence on global change, as well as how they influence the association between tree cover and the environmental variables, and the association between the species distribution and the environmental variables.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages153
StatePublished - 31 Dec 2016

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