(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Optimization of land use structure and spatial pattern for the semi-arid loess hilly-gully region in China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GAO Q. (1 2 3) ; KANG M. (3) ; XU H. (4) ; JIANG Y. (3) ; YANG J. (5) ;
(1) Inst. of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, CHINE
(2) Key Lab. for Agro-Environment & Climate Change, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, CHINE
(3) State Key Lab. of Earth Surface Processes and Resource Ecology, Normal Univ., Beijing, CHINE
(4) National Climate Center, Beijing, CHINE
(5) Dep. of Ecology and Environmental Science, Inner Mongolia Univ., Huhhot, CHINE


This paper, taking the Changchuan Watershed as a case study, on the basis of field investigation and by means of multiple objective programming and GIS approaches, discusses the interactions between land use, soil erosion and water consumption, in an attempt to better understand if an optimized land use structure with deliberately readjusted spatial pattern can effectively control soil erosion and rationally use water resources in the region, in order to eventually contribute to the soil and water conservation, land resource utilization, ecological conservation, and development of the region.


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 81, no3 [pp. 196-202]

Bibliographic references : 32 ref.

Collation : 3 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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