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Spatiotemporal changes in agricultural land cover in Nepal over the last 100 years
Paudel, Basanta1,2; Zhang Yili1,2,3; Li Shicheng1,2,4; Liu Linshan1
2018-10-01
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES
ISSN1009-637X
Volume28Issue:10Pages:1519-1537
Corresponding AuthorZhang Yili(zhangyl@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractIn order to advance land use and land cover change (LUCC) research in Nepal, it is essential to reconstruct both the spatiotemporal distribution of agricultural land cover as well as scenarios that can explain these changes at the national and regional levels. Because of rapid population growth, the status of agricultural land in Nepal has changed markedly over the last 100 years. Historical data is used in this study, encompassing soils, populations, climatic variables, and topography. Data were revised to a series of 30 m grid cells utilized for agricultural land suitability and allocation models and were analyzed using a suite of advanced geographical tools. Our reconstructions for the spatiotemporal distribution of agricultural land in Nepal reveal an increasing trend between 1910 and 2010 (from 151.2 x 10(2) km(2) to 438.8 x 10(2) km(2)). This expanded rate of increase in agricultural land has varied between different eco, physiographic, and altitudinal regions of the country, significantly driven by population changes and policies over the period of this investigation. The historical dataset presented in this paper fills an existing gap in studies of agricultural land change and can be applied to other carbon cycle and climate modeling studies, as well as to impact assessments of agricultural land change in Nepal.
Keywordagricultural land reconstruction land suitability for cultivation altitudinal variation Nepal
DOI10.1007/s11442-018-1559-9
WOS KeywordCROPLAND AREA ; RECONSTRUCTION ; CHINA
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41371120] ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences[131C11KYSB20160061] ; Chinese Academy of Sciences - The World Academy of Sciences (CAS-TWAS) President's Fellowship Program
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Chinese Academy of Sciences - The World Academy of Sciences (CAS-TWAS) President's Fellowship Program
WOS Research AreaPhysical Geography
WOS SubjectGeography, Physical
WOS IDWOS:000442748400010
PublisherSCIENCE PRESS
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/54417
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorZhang Yili
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Key Lab Land Surface Pattern & Simulat, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.UCAS, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
3.CAS Ctr Excellence Tibetan Plateau Earth Sci, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
4.China Univ Geosci, Sch Publ Adm, Wuhan 430074, Hubei, Peoples R China
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Paudel, Basanta,Zhang Yili,Li Shicheng,et al. Spatiotemporal changes in agricultural land cover in Nepal over the last 100 years[J]. JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES,2018,28(10):1519-1537.
APA Paudel, Basanta,Zhang Yili,Li Shicheng,&Liu Linshan.(2018).Spatiotemporal changes in agricultural land cover in Nepal over the last 100 years.JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES,28(10),1519-1537.
MLA Paudel, Basanta,et al."Spatiotemporal changes in agricultural land cover in Nepal over the last 100 years".JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES 28.10(2018):1519-1537.
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