Cross-border analysis of grassland greenness in Asia: Climate variations, grazing pressure, and land policy change
07 August 2018
This project aims to map the spatial patterns of vegetation changes across the Asian grassland biome for the past three and a half decades, and by quantifying the drivers of these changes. The dynamics of grassland greenness, as a proxy of plant growth, will be assessed using vegetation indices derived from remote sensing data. Combined, these analyses will shed light on the importance of climate variations and land-use intensity across institutional boundaries. Such insights are pertinent for deriving management options and policy solutions that simultaneously reduce grassland degradation and secure rural livelihoods in Asia.
Researcher: Lijuan Miao, Daniel Müller, Zhanli SunCooperation
Partners: Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology