AMBIO - Increasing collaboration between China and India in the environmental sciences to foster global sustainability
Published on December 28, 2021
We ranked the two countries on a variety of environmental challenges and solutions, illustrating quantitatively their environmental footprint and the parallels between them regarding the threats to their human populations and biodiversity.
BIODIVERSITY - Six novel interdisciplinary resilience principles emerging from interdisciplinary exchange around post-COVID-19 centres and peripheries
Published on December 7, 2021
Reported on lessons draw at an interdisciplinary, international, and virtual symposium, ‘Centres and Peripheries: Reconfiguring Post-COVID-19 Landscapes’ funded by the UK Embassy to France in the context of the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference 2021.
Published on November 18, 2021
Identify a subset of SDG indicators (principal indicators) that are relatively easy to collect data for and also are representative for all the indicators by considering the complex interrelationship among them.
EARTH INTERACTIONS - Complex effects of telecouplings on forest dynamics: an agent-based modeling approach
Published on November 15, 2021
Developed an agent-based model and simulated the impacts of two globally common telecouplings, nature-based tourism and labor migration, on forest dynamics of a rural CHANS, China’s Wolong Nature Reserve (Wolong).
METHODS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION - INTEGRATED SDM DATABASE: ENHANCING THE RELEVANCE AND UTILITY OF SPECIES DISTRIBUTION MODELS IN CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT
Published on November 7, 2021
A user-friendly spatial database of predicted sites in a species’ prediction range, derived from SDM results that synthesise and summarise SDM predictions and uncertainty, human impacts, restoration features, and management priorities.
NATURE SUSTAINABILITY - Natural infrastructure in sustaining global urban freshwater ecosystem services
Published on October 21, 2021
Improved understand natural infrastructure's in urban water networks must underpin strategic decision-making to sustainably provide freshwater ecosystem services to global cities.
Published on October 7, 2021
Aimed to examine the impact of red and processed meat trade on diet-related NCDs and to identify which countries are particularly vulnerable to diet-related NCDs due to red and processed meat trade.
Published on October 1, 2021
Reviewed the advances of ABM in social, ecological, and socio-ecological systems, compare ABM with other traditional, equation-based models, provide guidelines for ABM novice, modelers.
CONSERVATION BIOLOGY - Complex effects of habitat amount and fragmentation on functional connectivity and inbreeding in a giant panda population
Published on September 20, 2021
Research shows giant pandas would benefit from some unsuitable habitat across the landscape.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLICY - Synthesizing social and environmental sensing to monitor the impact of large-scale infrastructure development
Published on August 5, 2021
A unique look at two enormous global projects combining remote sensing and social media to understand if early concerns about environmental damage emerged, and public sentiment.
ECOSYSTEM SERVICES - Integrating multiple influencing factors in evaluating the socioeconomic effects of payments for ecosystem services
Published on August 2, 2021
Our study highlights the necessity of applying integrated factors in evaluating socioeconomic effects of PES — a crucial input for guiding practice of PES programs to support sustainable development.
LANDSCAPE AND URBAN PLANNING - Dramatic mariculture expansion and associated driving factors in Southeastern China
Published on July 16, 2021
Using high-resolution satellite images, here we provide a first ever detailed analysis to map the spatiotemporal dynamics and explore associated driving factors of mariculture expansion in Southeastern China.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY - US–China Collaboration is Vital to Global Plans for a Healthy Environment and Sustainable Development
Published on June 25, 2021
By building closer collaborations at both governmental and nongovernmental levels and sustained collaborations on science and technology, the U.S. and China can act together to help achieve the SDGs by utilizing complementary expertise and resources.
Published on May 21, 2021
The unexamined true costs of sand – broadly, construction has spurred a group of scientists to call for a stronger focus on understanding the physical dimension of sand use and extraction.
SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT - Range-wide assessment of the impact of China’s nature reserves on giant panda habitat quality
Published on May 15, 2021
Assessed the impacts of nature reserves (a type of PAs) across the entire geographic range of giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) on panda habitat suitability change between 2001 and 2013 using the matching approach.
AMBIO - Coupled human and natural systems: The evolution and applications of an integrated framework
Published on March 16, 2021
An intived “Behind the Paper” reflection on the paper by Liu et al. 2007 Ambio, one of the “most influential papers in the past 50 years” since the first issue of Ambio, a Journal of Environment and Society, by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT - A global assessment of the impact of individual protected areas on preventing forest loss
Published on March 12, 2021
Impacts of 54,792 PAs worldwide quantified to explore preventing forest loss from 2000to 2015, and assessed important landscape and management factors affecting the impacts of PAs.
SUSTAINABILITY -- Through the Lens of Telecoupling and Metacoupling: New Perspectives for Global Sustainability
Published on March 9, 2021
An editorial reviewing the contributions and impacts of telecoupling and metacoupling.
SUSTAINABILITY - Sustainability Evaluation on the Grain to Green Program in the Hexi Corridor of China: A Metacoupled System Perspective
Published on February 1, 2021
Establishing a metacoupled model to quantitatively evaluate aspects of ecosystem sustainability in China, providing insight to the theory and application of sustainability science.
Published on February 1, 2021
In other words, all that’s local is a lot more global, and the scientists say solutions can only be found through broader views and collaborations nearby and far away.