Evolution Characteristics and Development Trends of Sand Barriers

  • 1. Lanzhou Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China;
    2. College of Economics & Management, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi 712100, China

Received date: 2017-05-02

  Revised date: 2017-06-28

  Online published: 2017-07-30

Supported by

National Key Research and Development Program of China (2016YFC0503703)


Sand barriers are one of the main measures used to prevent desertification and have been widely used in desertification control. Here, we use bibliometric methods and content analysis to summarize sand barrier type, applications and research. Existing problems in research are pointed out and revolution characteristics and development trends of sand barriers are discussed. We conclude that three main driving factors have stimulated sand barrier study: demand, technology and development concept. Developing environmentally friendly technology and promoting industrialization of sand area economies are future directions for sand barrier research.

Cite this article

NING Baoying, MA Jianxia, JIANG Zhide, CHEN Chun, ZHANG Xinli, LU Jingliang . Evolution Characteristics and Development Trends of Sand Barriers[J]. Journal of Resources and Ecology, 2017 , 8(4) : 398 -404 . DOI: 10.5814/j.issn.1674-764x.2017.04.012


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