Linear objects impact on grassland degradation in the typical steppe region of China

Suying Li, Peter H. Verburg, Shihai Lv, Shangyu Gao, Jianguo Wu

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Abstract

Despite growing recognition of the issue of grassland degradation, few regional estimates of linear object impacts on grassland degradation [1]. We presented a methodology for evaluating regional impacts on steppe degradation from linear objects which were two uppermost types, rivers and roads, in the typical steppe region of northern China. Spatial accessibility to water resources and roads were thought to influence grasslands degradation of Inner Mongolia. Due to their different attributes originated from nature or human, these two linear objects could respectively show the impacts on steppe degradation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2011 - Proceedings
Pages672-675
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 16 2011
Event2011 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2011 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Jul 24 2011Jul 29 2011

Publication series

NameInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)

Other

Other2011 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2011
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period7/24/117/29/11

Keywords

  • grassland degradation pattern
  • highway
  • linear objects
  • river
  • the typical steppe

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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