Shapotou Desert Research and Experiment Station - China

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Site Name: 

Shapotou Desert Research and Experiment Station

Short name : 

Shapotou Station

Country (Site Location): 

China

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General 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.

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General Characteristics, Purpose, History

Site Status: 

existing

Year Site Established: 

1955

Size : 

103.36ha

Purpose of Site : 

Study on physical and biological process of desertification in arid desert; desertification control and restoration ecology.

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Latitude: 37.460100000000
Longitude: 105.000100000000

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