About The Author

Yanli Zhuang is an environmental scientist at Chinese Academy of Sciences | CAS · Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute.

Increasing Pressures On The Alpine Ecosystem Along The Qinghai-Tibet Railway In Tibet

The central Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (QTP), from Geermu (Golmud) in the Qinghai Province to Lhasa in the Tibet Autonomous Region, features important engineering infrastructures, including the Qinghai-Tibet Railway (QTR), the Qinghai-Tibet Highway (QTH), a petroleum pipeline, a high-voltage electric power transmission line, and a fiberoptic cable. The infrastructure is known as a critical engineering and transportation