Land use/cover change and landscape fragmentation analysis in an urbanizing area in Xinjiang

Jing Qian*, Qiming ZHOU, Ying Yuan, Shu Hong Peng, Ying Lian Ma

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Land use change is recognized as one of the most important factors leading to environmental change. This study analyzed the dynamics of urban land use/cover in landscape fragmentation in Manas River Watershed during 1990-2006, including the centre Town of Manas County, City of Shihezi and part of regimental farm of Division 8. The study area is located in the mid-west of the North Xinjiang Economic Zone with well-developed transportation infrastructure. With increasingly intensifying social and economic development, the local ecological environment has changed dramatically. This study area is one of the regions with the most developed economy in Xinjiang and represents a miniature of the economic development in north Xinjiang. The spatial pattern and spatial heterogeneity are analyzed by employing and computing landscape metric variables including urban landscape diversity index, contagion index and fractal dimension. The results of this study will improve our understanding about urban expansion in the arid zone, where the development constraints in terms of natural and environmental resources greatly vary from those faced by the cities in the coastal region of China.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics, ICMLC 2010
Pages1120-1125
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics, ICMLC 2010 - Qingdao, China
Duration: 11 Jul 201014 Jul 2010

Publication series

Name2010 International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics, ICMLC 2010
Volume3

Conference

Conference2010 International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics, ICMLC 2010
Country/TerritoryChina
CityQingdao
Period11/07/1014/07/10

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Human-Computer Interaction

User-Defined Keywords

  • GIS
  • Land use/cover change
  • Landscape
  • Landscape metric
  • Remote sensing

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