(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Changes of urban wetlands in Wuhan, China, from 1987 to 2005

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

XU K. (1) ; KONG C. (2) ; LIU G. (2) ; WU C. (2) ; DENG H. (2) ; ZHANG Y. (3) ; ZHUANG Q. (4) ;
(1) China Univ. of Geosciences, Normal Univ., Beijing, CHINE
(2) China Univ. of Geosciences, CHINE
(3) Central China Normal Univ., CHINE
(4) Univ., Purdue, ETATS-UNIS


Based on land-use maps, TM images, and field data from the Wuhan wetlands, the spatiotemporal evolution and wetland landscape pattern were quantitatively analyzed, with reference to landscape ecology indices of diversity, fragmentation, dominance, shape, and dimension. It is showed that the natural wetland area of Wuhan decreased from 1987 to 2005 and that the artificial wetland area increased over the same period. Results suggest that the ecological environment of urban wetlands should be protected to maximize the services of urban wetland ecosystems in Wuhan, China


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 34, no2 [pp. 207-220]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 8 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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