Remote Sensing Applications and Decision Support

Spatially variant lagged responses of forest extent and landscape patterns to socioeconomic drivers in the Li River Basin, China

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Yuan Zhang, Qiming Qin, Ruofeng Xu, Cong Lin

Peking University, Institute of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems, No. 5 Yiheyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100871, China

Jun Li

China University of Mining and Technology, College of Geoscience and Surveying Engineering, Ding No. 11 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100083, China

J. Appl. Remote Sens. 10(1), 016020 (Mar 02, 2016). doi:10.1117/1.JRS.10.016020
History: Received December 1, 2015; Accepted February 2, 2016
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Abstract.  Forest cover change is one of the most important land cover changes. Intensified economic development and population growth have led to extensive deforestation and afforestation, and greatly altered the forest landscape patterns. This paper analyzed how socioeconomic drivers influenced the forest extent and landscape patterns in a lagged manner within the Li River Basin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, during the period of 1991 to 2013. First, the temporal variations of forest extent and landscape patterns as quantified by six forest cover metrics were analyzed. The cross-correlation analysis was employed to examine the lagged responses of forest cover metrics to each socioeconomic driver across regions. Last, the fixed effects regression models were built to quantitatively assess the spatially variant relationships. The results demonstrated that the influence of socioeconomic drivers lagged, and the lagged influence varied across regions.

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Yuan Zhang ; Jun Li ; Qiming Qin ; Ruofeng Xu and Cong Lin
"Spatially variant lagged responses of forest extent and landscape patterns to socioeconomic drivers in the Li River Basin, China", J. Appl. Remote Sens. 10(1), 016020 (Mar 02, 2016). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.10.016020


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