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Research On Land Use Change And Sustainable Use Model In Zhungeer County

Posted on:2003-10-21Degree:MasterType:Thesis
Country:ChinaCandidate:Z F LiFull Text:PDF
GTID:2156360062980697Subject:Physical geography
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Land use and land cover change (LUCC) forms major aspect of global change on both regional and global scales. Both bio-geographical and the socio-economic factors drive it, so LUCC is highly comprehensive and regional. At the same time, LUCC plays a direct role in the global environmental change, so it becomes the focus of programs established by different international organizations such as IGBP, IHDP and WCRP. The main foci of LUCC research are land use dynamics, land cover dynamic and regional and global models. Because contemporary land cover change is mostly due to human activities, an analysis of land use change is essential to the understanding of land cover changes. The research on LUCC in Zhungeer County is a typical regional case study. It aims at identifying the main driving forces of LUCC and developing regional empirical models for LUCC. It will also no doubt contribute to the collective understanding of varying causes-to-cover dynamics for the whole China. It provides plentiful and valuable information regionally for the comprehensive study to LUCC.There is a long history of land development in the Zhungeer County and there are many types of land cover and abundant land resources. As a result of its special natural characteristics and diverse driving forces such as social, economic and politic organizations. Its land use and land cover have suffered rapid changes in recent history. Most importantly, due to the high speed of social-economic development, human-induced LUCC show high rate and strong intensity with great significance to the sustainable development in this region.This paper firstly summarized the research on LUCC. After analyzing the land use and land cover system and its change theoretically, the regional natural characteristics related to land use, land use history and LUCC situation in Zhungeer County are described with statistical analysis. Land quality change is an important part of land cover change. This paper analyzed the land quality change in Zhungeer County in terms of land degradation and its conversion.Located in the transitional zone from agricultural to husbandry areas. Zhungeer County not only has its special spatial pattern in physical geography, but also has typicalcharacteristics of fragile ecosystem and differentiation rule in ecology.Finally a land use allocation plan for the county is proposed, following the principles of sustainable land management.
Keywords/Search Tags:Zhungeer County, Land use change, driving forces, sustainable land use
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