Linear objects impact on grassland degradation in the typical steppe region of China

Suying Li*, Peter H. Verburg, Shihai Lv, Shangyu Gao, Jingle Wu

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    Abstract

    Despite growing recognition of the issue of grassland degradation, few regional estimates of linear object impacts on grassland degradation [1]. We presented a methodology for evaluating regional impacts on steppe degradation from linear objects which were two uppermost types, rivers and roads, in the typical steppe region of northern China. Spatial accessibility to water resources and roads were thought to influence grasslands degradation of Inner Mongolia. Due to their different attributes originated from nature or human, these two linear objects could respectively show the impacts on steppe degradation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2011 - Proceedings
    Pages672-675
    Number of pages4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event2011 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2011 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Duration: 24 Jul 201129 Jul 2011

    Conference

    Conference2011 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2011
    CountryCanada
    CityVancouver, BC
    Period24/07/1129/07/11

    Keywords

    • grassland degradation pattern
    • highway
    • linear objects
    • river
    • the typical steppe

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