(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Land use change and soil erosion in the Maotiao River watershed of Guizhou Province

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

XU Y. (1) ; LUO D. (2) ; PENG J. (3) ;
(1) Dep. of land Resources and Management, College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, China Agricultural Univ., Beijing, CHINE
(2) Geomatics Center, Chongqing, CHINE
(3) School of Management, Central Univ. for Nationality, Beijing, CHINE


The AA. analyzed the spatio-temporal dynamic change of land-use type in Maotiao River watershed, a typical agricultural area with severe soil erosion in Guizhou Province, from 1973 to 2007 using Landsat MSS image in 1973, Landsat TM data in 1990 and 2007. Soil erosion change characteristics from 1973 to 2007, and soil loss among different land-use types were examined by integrating the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) with a GIS environment. The results indicate that changes in land use within the watershed have significantly affected soil erosion. They also provide useful information for decision makers and planners to take sustainable land use management and soil conservation measures in the area


Article of periodic

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

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2011, vol. 21, no6 [pp. 1138-1152]

Bibliographic references : 45 ref.

Collation : 3 fig., 6 tabl.



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