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Author(s):Matsushita, Bunkei; Xu, Ming; Fukushima, Takehiko
Author Affiliation:Matsushita and Fukushima: Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennoudai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan; Xu: Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources, Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis, Rutgers University, 14 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ
Title:Characterizing the changes in landscape structure in the Lake Kasumigaura Basin, Japan using a high-quality GIS dataset
Source:Landscape and Urban Planning. Vol. 78, No. 3, November 9 2006, p. 241-250.
# of Pages:10
Publishing Information:Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Evaluations; GIS; Landscape ecology; Landscape services industry trends
Abstract/Contents:"The changing characteristics of landscape structure in the Lake Kusumigaura Basin, Japan from 1979 to 1996 were investigated using time-series high-quality GIS datasets. We used FRAGSTATS software to calculate landscape indices to characterize the landscape structure. We found that human-modified landscapes, such as artificial fields and golf courses, increased rapidly during the study period, while forests and croplands decreased rapidly in the same period. From 1979 to 1996, forestland decreased by 8.4%, in which 44% turned into artificial fields, 37.6% turned into golf courses, and 6.8%, 6.4%, and 4.1%, turned into plowed fields, residential areas, and urban areas, respectively. Increased patch number and decreased mean patch area indicated that the most significant characteristic of land use/cover change in the Lake Kusumigaura Basin is the fragmentation of the landscape. Both Shannon's diversity and Shannon's evenness indices increased considerably during the study period, also suggesting the landscapes in the study area became more fragmented and heterogeneous. This fragmentation trend is most likely to continue due to the increasing population in the Lake Kusumigaura Basin in recent years."
Geographic Terms:Lake Kasumigaura Basin, Japan
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Matsushita, B., M. Xu, and T. Fukushima. 2006. Characterizing the changes in landscape structure in the Lake Kasumigaura Basin, Japan using a high-quality GIS dataset. Landscape Urban Plan. 78(3):p. 241-250.
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DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2005.08.003
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