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dc.contributor.authorLi, T
dc.contributor.authorJia, Y
dc.contributor.authorFava, F
dc.contributor.authorXu, Z
dc.contributor.authorZhu, J
dc.contributor.authorYang, Y
dc.contributor.authorTang, L
dc.contributor.authorWang, Y
dc.contributor.authorHao, Y
dc.contributor.authorCui, X
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-21T03:08:34Z
dc.date.available2021-10-21T03:08:34Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn1470-160X
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ecolind.2021.108257
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/409347
dc.description.abstractDrylands cover about 41% of the Earth's land surface and are inhabited by more than two billion people, who rely on the diversified ecosystem services provided by drylands for their livelihoods. Achieving sustainable livelihoods (SLs) is a key component of achieving the sustainable development goals set by the agenda in 2030. Although it has aroused extensive interest, research on SLs in drylands at a regional scale is still limited. This paper aims to address this research gap by evaluating SLs through a geographic gradient of aridity in Inner Mongolia. A sustainable livelihood index (SLI) was developed using a wide range of indicators in a sustainable livelihood framework (SLF). The weight of the indicators was determined by the entropy weight method, and the characteristics of the spatial distribution of the SLI were analyzed. The results showed that the SLI varies greatly across aridity zones. In terms of livelihood assets, the SLI in the dry sub-humid zone was 15% higher than in the arid zones, while, surprisingly, semi-arid zones were found to have the most vulnerable livelihoods (rather than the arid zones). The reason for this is that land management and planning approaches are necessary in drylands. In further detail, Moran's I index illustrated that the overall performance of the SLI of each league or city has a positive spatial correlation, while through local spatial correlation it was found that Hinggan and Chifeng are hot spot areas and Hohhot is a cold spot area. The lack of physical and social capital is an important obstacle for SLs. Based on the analysis of SLs in Inner Mongolia, the characteristics of the sustainable development of local residents were revealed. In this paper, we call for an integrated (i.e., focusing on natural and human capital) land management and planning approach for drylands to reflect the nature of the tightly coupled socio-ecological systems.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageen
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom108257
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEcological Indicators
dc.relation.ispartofvolume132
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3103
dc.titleA geographic identification of sustainable development obstacles and countermeasures in drylands: A case study in Inner Mongolia, China
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationLi, T; Jia, Y; Fava, F; Xu, Z; Zhu, J; Yang, Y; Tang, L; Wang, Y; Hao, Y; Cui, X, A geographic identification of sustainable development obstacles and countermeasures in drylands: A case study in Inner Mongolia, China, Ecological Indicators, 2021, 132, pp. 108257
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.date.updated2021-10-21T00:45:24Z
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gro.griffith.authorLi, Tong
gro.griffith.authorXu, Zhihong
gro.griffith.authorTang, Li


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