About this Research Topic
This Research Topic aims to (1) describe the current state of vegetation-based degradation in alpine grassland, (2) explore and investigate the causes of such degradation, and (3) assess or test the potential solutions for a suitable ecosystem restoration or the reestablishment of local plant communities.
This Research Topic accepts all articles that include the following (but are not limited to):
1. Distribution and population dynamics of alpine species, or alpine taxa associated to grassland degradation and restoration, as well as vegetation classification and distribution mapping on the Tibetan Plateau.
2. Response of alpine vegetation, as a single species or plant community, to climate change.
3. Resistance and resilience of alpine grasslands dealing with natural or anthropogenic disturbances.
4. Results of experimental designs or syntheses of current knowledge on the degradation and restoration of alpine grasslands.
5. Mechanisms of alpine grassland degradation considering origin, turning point, dynamics and driving factors, and the novel measures of restoration or biological conservation.
6. Long-term sustainability of restored sites, and the importance of post-restoration management.
Keywords: Alpine and montane grasslands, vegetation classification, land degradation, restoration management
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