Shapotou Desert Research and Experiment Station - China

Basic Information
Site Name
Shapotou Desert Research and Experiment Station
Short name
Shapotou Station
Country
China
Site Manager
Site Description
Shapotou Desert Experimental Research Station of CAS founded in 1955, locates in Zhongwei City of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Regions, the People’s Republic of China, at the Southeastern edge of the Tengger Desert ;It was ratified as the opening research station of CAS in 1990. Became membership of the Chinese Ecological System Research Network (CERN) in 1992, as the National Key Field Scientific Observation Station by Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China in 2000.
Metadata Update Date
2019-07-02 16:10:44
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
existing
Year Established
1955
Purpose
Study on physical and biological process of desertification in arid desert; desertification control and restoration ecology.
Photos
not defined
Geographic
Size
103.36ha
Elevation (min)
1250.00msl
Elevation (max)
1350.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
CERN (LTER China) (LTER-EAP-CN-33)This site is a verified CERN (LTER China) member