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The Spatiotemporal Variation of Tree Cover in the Loess Plateau of China after the 'Grain for Green' Project
Wang, Yuhang1,2; Kang, Muyi1,2; Zhao, Mingfei1,2; Xing, Kaixiong3; Wang, Guoyi1,2; Xue, Feng1,2
2017-05-01
Source PublicationSUSTAINABILITY
ISSN2071-1050
Volume9Issue:5Pages:15
Corresponding AuthorZhao, Mingfei(Euler_mf@163.com)
AbstractAnalyzing spatiotemporal variation of tree cover could enhance understanding of the environment and promote a sustainable resource use of ecosystems. This study investigated the variation in tree cover in the Loess Plateau after an ecological restoration effort called the 'Grain for Green Project' (GGP). The results show that the proportion of tree covered area in the Loess Plateau changed from 73% to 88%, with the cumulative tree cover fluctuating from approximately 7% to 11%, and the average annual tree cover increased from 10% in 2000 to 12% in 2014. Based on tree cover values over the course of 15 years, the study area was classified into five regions, which provide much more information for spatial assessment of tree cover change in the Loess Plateau spatially. The increase in tree cover value was mainly in the core part of Loess Plateau, the mountains, and the edge of the mountain areas; whereas the values were stable in 36.21% of the area, and a decrease was noted in 5.63% of the area, primarily located in the low plain areas. Approximately 26.36% of the Loess Plateau will show a sustained increase in tree cover in the future. The results of this study will facilitate us to understand the current conditions and development of the GGP's effects, and offer a valuable reference for future detection of tree cover change through geographic information system (GIS) and remote sensing (RS) tools.
Keywordtree cover spatiotemporal Loess Plateau GGP sustainability MODIS vegetation continuous fields (VCF)
DOI10.3390/su9050739
WOS KeywordFOREST COVER ; TIME-SERIES ; VEGETATION COVER ; SEMIARID AREAS ; CLIMATE-CHANGE ; LAND-SURFACE ; RIVER-BASIN ; SOIL ; AFFORESTATION ; RESTORATION
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Science Foundation of China[41630750] ; National Science Foundation of China[41271059] ; National Key Basic Research Special Foundation of China[2011FY110300]
Funding OrganizationNational Science Foundation of China ; National Key Basic Research Special Foundation of China
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences ; Environmental Studies
WOS IDWOS:000404127800064
PublisherMDPI AG
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/63118
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorZhao, Mingfei
Affiliation1.Beijing Normal Univ, State Key Lab Earth Surface Proc & Resource Ecol, Beijing 100875, Peoples R China
2.Beijing Normal Univ, Fac Geog Sci, Coll Resources Sci & Technol, Beijing 100875, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
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Wang, Yuhang,Kang, Muyi,Zhao, Mingfei,et al. The Spatiotemporal Variation of Tree Cover in the Loess Plateau of China after the 'Grain for Green' Project[J]. SUSTAINABILITY,2017,9(5):15.
APA Wang, Yuhang,Kang, Muyi,Zhao, Mingfei,Xing, Kaixiong,Wang, Guoyi,&Xue, Feng.(2017).The Spatiotemporal Variation of Tree Cover in the Loess Plateau of China after the 'Grain for Green' Project.SUSTAINABILITY,9(5),15.
MLA Wang, Yuhang,et al."The Spatiotemporal Variation of Tree Cover in the Loess Plateau of China after the 'Grain for Green' Project".SUSTAINABILITY 9.5(2017):15.
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