(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Investigating the dynamics of wetland landscape pattern in Beijing from 1984 to 2008

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ZHANG Y. (1 2) ; GONG Z. (1 2) ; GONG H. (1 2) ; ZHAO W. (1 2) ;
(1) Key Lab. of Resource Environment and GIS, Beijing, CHINE
(2) College of Resources Environment & Tourism, Capital Normal Univ., Beijing, CHINE


Supported by remote sensing and GIS technology, using multi-temporal TM images from 1984 to 2008 in Beijing, this paper analyzed the dynamic characteristics of wetlands landscape pattern through selected typical indices including patch area, patch average area, fractal dimension index, diversity, dominance, contagion indices and the spatial centroids of each wetlands type were calculated. Finally, the paper explored the evolution mode and driving factors of wetland landscape pattern. The results showed that the total wetland area increased during the period 1984–1996, then decline from 1996 to 2004. During the period 2006–2008, the precipitation increased and the drought condition was relieved. The government implemented series of positive policies to save water resources, and the wetland area increased


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2011, vol. 21, no5 [pp. 845-858]

Bibliographic references : 37 ref.

Collation : 10 fig., 3 tabl.



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