China

Recent Scholarly Publications

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The effects of intensive aquaculture on nutrient residence time and transport in a coastal embayment

May 2018

Aquaculture in many countries around the world has become the biggest source of seafood for human consumption.

Assessing Hazard Vulnerability, Habitat Conservation and Restoration for the Enhancement of China’s Coastal Resilience

February 2018

Worldwide, humans are facing high risks from natural hazards, especially in coastal regions with high population densities.

Assessing the heterogeneity and persistence of farmers’ maize yield performance across the North China Plain

March 2017

The gap between yield potential and average farmers’ yield measures the capacity for yield improvement with current technology.

Opportunity for marine fisheries reform in China

January 2017

China’s 13th Five-Year Plan, launched in March 2016, provides a sound policy platform for the protection of marine ecosystems and the restoration of capture fisheries within China’s exclusive...

Growing sensitivity of maize to water scarcity under climate change

January 2016

Climate change can reduce crop yields and thereby threaten food security.

Using satellite remote sensing to understand maize yield gaps in the North China Plain

November 2015

Substantial gaps have been reported between the average farmer’s maize yield and yield potential in China, especially the North China Plain (NCP).

China's aquaculture and the world's wild fisheries

January 2015

Feed and fishmeal use in the production of carp and tilapia in China

November 2013

China dominates the global aquaculture industry, most clearly with its massive production and consumption of low trophic-level carp species and its rapidly rising output and exports of tilapia....

The Role of Agriculture in China's Development: Performance, policy determinants of success, and lessons for Africa

April 2013

The lost decades for China in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s look remarkably like the lost decades of Africa in the 1980s and 1990s.

Orographic Controls on Climate and Paleoclimate of Asia: Thermal and Mechanical Roles for the Tibetan Plateau

December 2010

Prevailing opinion assigns the Tibetan Plateau a crucial role in shaping Asian climate, primarily by heating of the atmosphere over Tibet during spring and summer.

Impacts of El Nino-Southern Oscillation events on China's rice production

December 2010

This paper aims to demonstrate the relationships between ENSO and rice production of Jiangxi province in order to identify the reason that ENSO might have little effect on Chinese rice production....

Development of Groundwater Markets in China: A Glimpse into Progress to Date

December 2008

The overall goal of the paper is to better understand the development of groundwater markets in northern China.

The role of irrigation expansion in past and future temperature trends

December 2008

Expansion of irrigated land can cause local cooling of daytime temperatures by up to several degrees Celsius.

Genetically modified rice, yields, and pesticides: Assessing farm-level productivity effects in China

December 2008

Our Daily Bread: Without public investment, the food crisis will only get worse

September 2008

During the eighteen months after January 2007, cereal prices doubled, setting off a world food crisis. In the United States, rising food prices have been a pocketbook annoyance.

Is it Africa's Turn? Progress in the World's Poorest Region

May 2008

By the turn of this century, sub-Saharan Africa had experienced twenty-five years of economic and political disaster.

International trade in meat - The tip of the pork chop

December 2007

This paper provides an original account of global land, water and nitrogen use in support of industrialized livestock production and trade, with emphasis on two of the fastest growing sectors, pork...

Climate Change and Global Health: Quantifying a Growing Ethical Crisis

November 2007

Climate change, as an environmental hazard operating at the global scale, poses a unique and "involuntary exposure" to many societies, and therefore represents possibly the largest health inequity...

Enhancing productivity on suburban dairy farms in China

July 2007

Rise of Self-employment in China, The: Development or Distress?

January 2007

This paper evaluates the role of self-employment in China's rural economy, while paying attention to whether the rise of self-employment promotes entrepreneurship and is a sign of development, or...

Climbing the development ladder: Economic development and the evolution of occupations in rural China

December 2006

Cultivated Land Conversion and Potential Agricultural Productivity in China

October 2006

In China there is a growing debate on the role of cultivated land conversion on food security.

Producing and Procuring Horticultural Crops with Chinese Characteristics: A Case Study in the Greater Beijing Area

October 2006

The supermarket revolution has arrived in China and is spreading as fast as or faster than anywhere in the world.

Irrigation, agricultural performance, and poverty reduction in China

February 2006

People

Prashant Loyalka Center Fellow, Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Education
Yi Zhao PhD student, Earth System Science
Ling Cao Affiliated scholar
Matthew Boswell Special Programs, REAP