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Land use and landscape change driven by gully land consolidation project: A case study of a typical watershed in the Loess Plateau
Li Yurui1; Li Yi2; Fan Pengcan1,3; Sun Jian1; Liu Yansui1,3
2019-05-01
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES
ISSN1009-637X
Volume29Issue:5Pages:719-729
Corresponding AuthorLiu Yansui(liuys@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractExploring the impact of land consolidation on the changes of local land use and the landscape patterns is important for optimizing land consolidation models and thus accelerating the sustainable development of local communities. Using a typical small watershed in Yan'an City (Shaanxi, China), the impact of gully land consolidation on land use and landscape pattern change, based on high-resolution remote sensing image data and landscape pattern analysis, was investigated. The results showed that: (1) The terraces, sloping fields, shrub land and grassland at the bottom and both sides of the gully were converted mainly to high quality check dam land. Also, some of the shrub land, due to biological measures, was converted to more ecologically suitable native forest. Thus, the areas of check dam land and forests increased by 159 and 70 ha, while that of shrub land, grassland and sloping fields decreased by 112, 63 and 59 ha, respectively. (2) The average patch area and patch cohesion index for the check dam land increased, which indicated that the production function improved. The landscape shape index and the patch cohesion index for forestland and shrub land were maintained at a high level, and thus the ecological function remained stable. (3) At the watershed level, the degree of fragmentation of the landscape decreased and the landscape became more diversified and balanced; the anti-jamming capability of the landscape and the stability of the ecosystem improved also. Research suggests that implementing gully land consolidation in a rational manner may contribute to improvements in the structure of local land use and the patterns of landscape.
Keywordland consolidation watershed land use landscape Yan'an City Loess Plateau
DOI10.1007/s11442-019-1623-0
WOS KeywordCHINA ; PATTERNS
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Key Research and Development Program of China[2017YFC0504701] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41571166] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41731286]
Funding OrganizationNational Key Research and Development Program of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China
WOS Research AreaPhysical Geography
WOS SubjectGeography, Physical
WOS IDWOS:000466737100005
PublisherSCIENCE PRESS
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/68613
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorLiu Yansui
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Key Lab Reg Sustainable Dev Modeling, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Xian Univ Sci & Technol, Coll Geomat, Xian 710054, Shaanxi, Peoples R China
3.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Coll Resources & Environm, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
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Li Yurui,Li Yi,Fan Pengcan,et al. Land use and landscape change driven by gully land consolidation project: A case study of a typical watershed in the Loess Plateau[J]. JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES,2019,29(5):719-729.
APA Li Yurui,Li Yi,Fan Pengcan,Sun Jian,&Liu Yansui.(2019).Land use and landscape change driven by gully land consolidation project: A case study of a typical watershed in the Loess Plateau.JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES,29(5),719-729.
MLA Li Yurui,et al."Land use and landscape change driven by gully land consolidation project: A case study of a typical watershed in the Loess Plateau".JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES 29.5(2019):719-729.
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