Micro-Study of the Evolution of Rural Settlement Patterns and Their Spatial Association with Water and Land Resources: A Case Study of Shandan County, China
Ma, LB; Guo, XD; Tian, YY; Wang, YL; Chen, MM; Ma, LB (reprint author), Northwest Normal Univ, Coll Geog & Environm Sci, Lanzhou 730000, Gansu, Peoples R China.
Indexed BySCIE ; SSCI
2017-11
Source PublicationSUSTAINABILITY
Volume9
PublisherMDPI
Publication PlaceBASEL
AbstractThe balance between population and water and land resources is an important part of regional sustainable development. It is also significant for the ecological civilization in China and can help solve the Three Rural Issues (agriculture, countryside and farmers) in China. The Silk Road Economic Belt and Maritime Silk Road in twenty-first Century Strategy have brought new opportunities for the Hexi Corridor, which is facing challenges in the sustainable development of rural settlements. In this paper, we analyzed the temporal-spatial differentiation of rural settlement patterns in Shandan County of Hexi Corridor and studied the spatial association between rural settlements and water-land resources. Results show that the total area of rural settlement patches (CA), the number of rural settlement patches (NP), the mean patch area (MPS), the maximum patch areas (MAXP), the minimum patch areas (MINP) and the density of rural settlement patches (PD) changed more rapidly from 1998 to 2008 than from 2008 to 2015. In the second period, the indices mentioned before did not change significantly. The kernel density of rural settlements is basically consistent in three periods. Rural settlements mainly distribute along major roads and the hydrographic network and the kernel density of rural settlements decreases in the direction away from these roads and the hydrographic network. In addition, rural settlements in Shandan County are densely distributed in some regions and sparsely distributed in other regions. The dispersion degree of rural settlements increased from 1998 to 2008 and tended to be stable after 2008. These lead to the dispersion, hollowing and chaos of rural settlements in Shandan County. The spatial distribution of rural settlements in Shandan County is closely related to that of cultivated land and the hydrographic network. Our results might provide a theoretical basis for the reasonable utilization of water and land resources in Shandan County. Ultimately, a balance between population and water and land resources and regional sustainable development can be achieved.
KeywordMicro-study rural settlements spatial association dispersion degree Shandan County in the Hexi Corridor
Department[Ma, Libang;
Tian, Yaya;
Wang, Yongli;
Chen, Meimei] Northwest Normal Univ, Coll Geog & Environm Sci, Lanzhou 730000, Gansu, Peoples R China;
[Guo, Xiaodong] Lanzhou Univ, Sch Management, Lanzhou 730000, Gansu, Peoples R China
Subject AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics ; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
Project NumberNational Natural Science Foundation of China [41661105]
Funding Project国家自然科学基金项目
Funding OrganizationNSFC
DOI10.3390/su9122277
ISSN2071-1050
SubtypeArticle
Language英语
WOS IDWOS:000419231500123
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.lzu.edu.cn/handle/262010/198112
Collection管理学院_工商管理&公共管理&信息管理
Corresponding AuthorMa, LB (reprint author), Northwest Normal Univ, Coll Geog & Environm Sci, Lanzhou 730000, Gansu, Peoples R China.
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Ma, LB,Guo, XD,Tian, YY,et al. Micro-Study of the Evolution of Rural Settlement Patterns and Their Spatial Association with Water and Land Resources: A Case Study of Shandan County, China[J]. SUSTAINABILITY,2017,9.
APA Ma, LB,Guo, XD,Tian, YY,Wang, YL,Chen, MM,&Ma, LB .(2017).Micro-Study of the Evolution of Rural Settlement Patterns and Their Spatial Association with Water and Land Resources: A Case Study of Shandan County, China.SUSTAINABILITY,9.
MLA Ma, LB,et al."Micro-Study of the Evolution of Rural Settlement Patterns and Their Spatial Association with Water and Land Resources: A Case Study of Shandan County, China".SUSTAINABILITY 9(2017).
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