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Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology ›› 2024, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (1): 25-30.doi: 10.13287/j.1001-9332.202401.032

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Thinking from Horqin Grassland to Horqin Sandy Land

ZHANG Tonghui1*, CONG Anqi1,2, LIAN Jie1, XU Yuanzhi1,2, WANG Ning1,2   

  1. 1Naiman Desertification Research Station, Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China;
    2University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2023-08-23 Accepted:2023-12-19 Online:2024-01-18 Published:2024-03-21

Abstract: We systematically elaborated and compared the spatial scope and landscape changes of Horqin Grassland and Horqin Sand Land from their definitions and ranges. Horqin Grassland is an area with geographical units named after Mongolian tribes, but the boundary is unclear. Horqin Sand Land is also an area that borrows tribal names, but has independent topographic and geomorphic units, and clear boundaries. Horqin Grassland and Horqin Sand Land belong to two spatial regions that are both cross and different. The area and range of Horqin Grassland are larger than that of Horqin Sand Land which has obvious regional characteristics, and is a typical and research object area to study the development and restoration of aeolian desertification. Based on those cognition, we summarized the technologies and example models of comprehensive land management and desertification controlling over the years, and finally sorted out what should be focused on in the future to serve the annihilation war against desertification for Horqin Sand Land.

Key words: Horqin Grassland, Horqin Sand Land, aeolian desertification, land use type, desertification control and restoration, a battle of annihilation on desertification