Hydrological effectiveness and rural community perceptions of upland afforestation in Yunnan Province, Southwest China
Many studies have reported changes in the infiltration properties of soils after deforestation, whereas studies on the effects of reforestation or afforestation are scarce. On a watershed scale, it is often assumed that planting trees will increase infiltration, reduce flooding, increase dry season river flows and decrease erosion. In China, despite massive government-promoted land conversion programs occurring over the last 11 years, there is insufficient research on changes in fundamental...[Show more]
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