Based on three-year remote sensing data and cellular automata (CA)-Markov model, this study analyzed the temporal and spatial variation features of land use and land cover change in Hulun Lake Nature Reserve from 1999 to 2007. The result indicated that during the period between 1999 and 2007, there had been relatively great changes in land use type in Hulun Lake Nature Reserve, with ecological problems such as grassland degradation and water area shrinkage, becoming increasingly serious. Via analyzing the area variations of various land use types and the historical statistics of Hulun Lake's water level during this period, the study found that the water use of the upstream by the population pressure and economy development might be related with the decline in Hulun Lake's water levels which caused the increase in the sandy area. This kind of information is necessary for the land management of the area and will help in the ecosystem conservation in future.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2012|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Agronomy and Crop Science