Remittance from migrants reinforces forest recovery for China’s reforestation policy

Reforestation Policy & Rural Livelihoods: Migratio & Remittance This study investigates the role remittance play in sustaining forest and livelihoods. The experiment is based on China’s largest payments for ecosystem services policy, Congversion of Cropland to Forest Program (CCFP).

Agent-based modeling of the effects of conservation policies on social-ecological feedbacks between cropland abandonment and labor migration

Model Development ABM-CALM: Agent-Based Model for Cropland Abandonment and Labor Migration Overview of ABM-CALM. This paper presents reserach on the development and application of ABM-CALM that simulates bidirectional social-ecological feedbacks.

Understanding the mediating role of labor out-migration in household income generation and distribution under a reforestation policy in rural China

Reforestation Policy & Rural Livelihoods Income inequality is a critical issue of socio-economic development, particularly in rural areas where forest-dependent people are often vulnerable to the intervention of forest policies. This study investigates income distribution and inequality of rural households influenced by China’s largest reforestation policy, the Congversion of Cropland to Forest Program (CCFP).

Heterogeneity impacts of farmers’ participation in payment for ecosystem services based on the collective action framework

This study analyzes the drivers of farmers’ participation in three concurrent strategies of payments for ecosystem services programs using hierarchical linear models. This article is in collaboration with Prof. Tan Li from Anhui Agricultural University.

Understanding human-environment interrelationships under constrained land-use decisions with a spatially explicit agent-based model

Application of Agent-Based Modeling in Human-Environment Interactions ABM-CALM: Agent-Based Model for Cropland Abandonment and Labor Migration Overview of ABM-CALM. This study applies ABM-CALM to explore human-environment interrelationships under constrainted land-use decisions.

Divergent socioeconomic-ecological outcomes of China’s conversion of cropland to forest program: subtropical mountain vs. loess plateau

This article contributes to the Special Issue “Mountain landscapes: protected areas, ecosystem services and future challenges” edited by Uta Schirpke, Genxu Wang, and Emilio Padoa-Schioppa The Editorial of the special issue on summary is provided in Ecosystem Services.