Qin Liu's research while affiliated with Chinese Academy of Sciences and other places

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The terrain of the southwestern region of China is mostly mountainous, and the ecosystem in this region is sensitive and fragile due to climate change and anthropogenic activities. Therefore, in this study, normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) was used to analyze the impact of climate change and anthropogenic activities on vegetation green...
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Urban parks can offer a variety of ecosystem services such as beautifying the landscape, ecological regulation, leisure and recreation, and maintaining biodiversity. Understanding how urban parks affect people’s lives can help guide the construction and planning of parks in a direction that is more beneficial to the public. Therefore, it is worth s...
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Urban river recreation services (URRS) are very important for improving the quality of urban life. Understanding the balance between the supply and demand of URRS can facilitate sustainable urban river management. First, we analyzed the spatial patterns of the URRS supply and demand in Jinjiang River. We then identified spatial mismatches from thre...
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Global agriculture is facing an aging workforce and successor crisis, while the degradation of rural youths’ agricultural skills, which is indeed a concrete manifestation of young agricultural labor loss, has received little attention. Based on data from 1902 questionnaires in rural Southwest China, this study draws on a qualitative and quantitativ...
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To comprehend the runoff load of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) and the impact on the receiving river in an agricultural area with an intensive orchard plantation and a longitudinal ridge and furrow morphology in the Three Gorges Reservoir Area, the runoff and N and P concentrations were dynamically monitored in a typical citrus orchard catchment...
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Farmland abandonment is considered as an important phenomenon for changing eco-environmental and sociocultural landscapes of mountainous rural landscape. Many studies have analyzed farmland abandonment, its driving factors, geophysical processes and consequences at landscape: however, very few have focused on mountainous developing countries such a...
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Globally, farmland abandonment has been a major phenomenon for eco-environmental and social landscape changes in the mountain regions. Farmland abandonment led to endangering the capacity of mountain ecosystems as well as variety of eco-environmental processes that play a pivotal role in regional as well local level eco-environment security. This r...
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Land use change, especially that due to farmland abandonment in the mountains of Nepal, is being seen as a major factor contributing to increasing eco-environmental risk, undesirable changes in the socio-cultural landscape, biodiversity loss, and reduced capacity of the ecosystem to provide key services. This study aims to: i) evaluate eco-environm...
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Economic losses caused by wild boars (Sus scrofa) continue to increase in the Three Gorges Reservoir Area. We selected 206 farmers in Wuqiaohe Basin as survey respondents using random stratified sampling. The distribution and impacts of wild boars were examined using a questionnaire survey and spatial analysis. The results showed that: (1) The dens...
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Chengdu Plain is one of China’s most important agricultural production zones and has a large human population. Agricultural crops require insect pollination to increase yield and quality, which is especially important in plains areas where forest area is small. Homegardens are the main habitat of pollinators. The present study identified the import...
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Traditional rural homegarden agroforestry systems (referred to as homegarden) in the Western Sichuan Plain of China are often referred to as “Linpan” in Chinese. These homegardens are usually composed of farm houses, trees, bamboos, and small patches of land for flowers, fruits and vegetables. Over the Western Sichuan Plain’s area of approximately...
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An increase in extreme precipitation events due to future climate change will have a decisive influence on the formation of debris flows in earthquake-stricken areas. This paper aimed to describe the possible impacts of future climate change on debris flow hazards in the Upper Minjiang River basin in Northwest Sichuan of China, which was severely a...
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The abandonment of farmland is a phenomenon that shows the deterioration of the physical and social landscape. It is widespread across the mountainous region of Nepal and is expected to further increase in the future. The aim of this study is to: (i) determine the driving factors of farmland abandonment; (ii) discuss its impact on social systems in...

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... Human development is closely related to river landscapes worldwide, and therefore it is necessary to consider how people perceive, value, and interact with river landscapes in various ways (Garau et al., 2021;Verbrugge and van den Born, 2018;Portela et al., 2021;Gottwald and Stedman, 2020;Guo et al., 2021). As one of the most important means for the public to perceive the landscape, vision accounts for 76% on environment satisfaction (Krause, 2001;Jeon and Jo, 2020). ...
... The smallholder sub-sector is more vulnerable to drought largely due to lack of adaptive capacity, poor governance, and lack of availability of relevant knowledge and skills on drought management among farmers and agricultural professionals (Terblanché, 2013;Baudoin et al., 2017). Overall, the agricultural sector's labour force, which is critical in improving agricultural production (Zhu et al., 2021) has been affected by drought (Matlou et al., 2021). The labour force within the agricultural sector has on average remained constant between 2010 and 2020 having a slight change from 4.86 to 4.99%, reaching a peak of 5.61% in 2015 (Statista, 2021). ...
... Arable land in South Asia, including Nepal, has also decreased in recent decades (Patil and Gumma, 2018) with the rising incidence of cropland abandonment (Khanal and Watanabe, 2006;Ojha et al., 2017;Rai et al., 2019). Around 35% of the total cropland in Nepal is now believed to be abandoned (Chaudhary et al., 2020a) and cropland abandonment is of both local and national concern. Chaudhary et al. (2020a) provided evidence that cropland abandonment began in Nepal in the 1970 s during which 1.86% of total cropland was abandoned. ...
... Most of the studies reviewed (Fig. 6) reported that abandoned cropland had gone through secondary vegetation succession (KC and Race, 2020; Pathak and Bhuju, 2018) with others reporting soil loss and land degradation (Chaudhary et al., 2020a(Chaudhary et al., , 2020bJaquet et al., 2015). Contrasting views have been expressed relating to the bio-physical impacts of cropland abandonment. ...
... So, farmers tend to cultivate only a small portion of their land to supply their families without generating produce for sale (KC and Race, 2020). Non-profitable farming and limited market access, therefore, encourages farmers to leave their cropland abandoned (Chaudhary et al., 2019;Paudel et al., 2019). ...
... They also act as carriers of various infections and diseases (Ruiz-Fons Gortázar et al. 2008; Factors driving human-wild pig interactions: implications for wildlife conflict management… Nair and Jayson 2016) to other wild animals (Vicente et al. 2007), domestic pigs (e.g., Boklund et al. 2008), and sometimes to cattle (Boadella et al. 2012). Apart from these, wild pigs cause environmental damages; it can reduce the productivity of the vegetation and biodiversity, can increase the risk of soil erosion, alter soil properties causing negative effects on water resources (Liu et al. 2019). The impact of their damage reflects in people's level of tolerance and attitude towards wildlife, making them feel antagonistic towards wildlife, weakening and impairing the effectiveness of the conservation goals (Naughton-Treves, 1998;Linkie et al. 2007;Chauhan et al. 2009). ...
... The sustainable utilization of NTFPs has attracted significant academic attention (Avocèvou-Ayisso et al., 2009;Soumya et al., 2019;Zhu et al., 2019). Existing studies on the utilization and management of NTFPs have identified three key challenges. ...
... Foraging activity including visitation rate, visitation frequency and stay time on flower is greatly influenced with the weather conditions. Wild bees are the most abundant group of flower visitors than flies in the areas having natural vegetation Liu et al., 2019;Bartual et al., 2018). Honeybees are most dominant pollinators in Pothwar region of Pakistan comprising of 78 % pollinator community in sunflower season. ...
... In terms of Linpan value the ecological [11,12], cultural [2], and aesthetic [13] values of Linpan have been studie by scholars. In terms of microclimate, Liu et al. [14] and Zong et al. [15,16] proved th Linpan could adjust outdoor microclimate in both winter and summer by field measur ment. Only field measurements were used to study the microclimate of Linpan, and the is no measurement on different types or spatial components of Linpan; thus, this ma affect the accuracy of the results. ...
... In general the results are in line with those of previously published research. For instance, Li et al. (2018) focused on the upper Minjiang River and investigated changes in landslide susceptibility driven by future extreme precipitation changes. He et al. (2019) projected the future landslide occurrence in China under the RCP8.5 scenario based on a single empirical rainfall threshold. ...