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Land, Vol. 11, Pages 979: Multi-Scale Effects of Landscape Stucture on Epigaeic Arthropods Diversity in Arable Land System: A Case in Changtu County of Northern China
Sonntag, 26. Juni 2022
Understanding the multi-scale effects of arable land landscape on epigaeic arthropod diversity is essential for biodiversity conservation and agroecosystem services. Our study explored the overall effect of landscape elements on epigaeic arthropod diversity at three scales of landscape, habitat, and field. We selected 11 areas to sample using the trap method, and construct models of landscape elements and biodiversity data. The results showed that: (1) On the landscape scale, 1500 m was the...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 976: Relationship between Urban Land Use Efficiency and Economic Development Level in the Beijing–Tianjin–Hebei Region
Sonntag, 26. Juni 2022
Due to limited land resources, it is necessary to balance urban economic development and efficient land use. Clarifying the relationship between the two is crucial to improving both economic efficiency and land use efficiency. Considering the undesirable output of urban land use, this paper adopts a super efficiency SBM model to quantify the urban land use efficiency (ULUE) of the Beijing–Tianjin–Hebei (BTH) region from 1999 to 2019, and analyzes the relationship between...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 978: Resurrecting Urban Heritage with Contemporary Adaption: The Reconstruction of the Porcelain Tower in Nanjing (China)
Sonntag, 26. Juni 2022
This article explores how reconstruction design can be used in urban heritage as an adaptive approach to creating a continuous cultural dynamic for urban regeneration. The case that is studied is the rebuilding project of the Porcelain Tower of Nanjing, well-known to westerners as a splendour of the East. The research strategy stems from the epistemological paradigm of interpretivism and relies mainly on qualitative research methods. The ethic of refashioning a past legacy is discussed by...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 977: Visibility Analysis to Enhance Landscape Protection: A Proposal of Planning Norms and Regulations for Slovakia
Sonntag, 26. Juni 2022
The visibility of a landscape is an important aspect of landscape protection planning because different rules or norms can be defined to regulate land-use and human activities depending on the degree of landscape visibility. Viewshed analyses are common GIS-based approaches to evaluate which parts of the landscape can be seen from certain points or by people located or moving in the landscape. In this work, the visibility of the entire landscape of the Slovak Republic is assessed from the...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 974: Securing Land and Water for Food Production through Sustainable Land Reform: A Nexus Planning Perspective
Sonntag, 26. Juni 2022
Land and water are vital resources for sustaining rural livelihoods and are critical for rural development as they form the basis of agriculture, the main economic activity for rural communities. Nevertheless, in most developing countries, land and water resources are unevenly distributed due to historical and socio-economic imbalances, hence the need for land reform policies to address these disparities. However, redistributing land without considering the interconnectedness of land and...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 975: NDVI-Based Greening of Alpine Steppe and Its Relationships with Climatic Change and Grazing Intensity in the Southwestern Tibetan Plateau
Sonntag, 26. Juni 2022
Alpine vegetation on the Southwestern Tibetan Plateau (SWTP) is sensitive and vulnerable to climate change and human activities. Climate warming and human actions (mainly ecological restoration, social-economic development, and grazing) have already caused the degradation of alpine grasslands on the Tibetan Plateau (TP) to some extent. However, it remains unclear how human activities (mainly grazing) have regulated vegetation variation under climate change and ecological restoration since...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 973: Response of Land Use and Net Primary Productivity to Coal Mining: A Case Study of Huainan City and Its Mining Areas
Sonntag, 26. Juni 2022
The terrestrial ecosystem carbon cycle is essential to the global carbon cycle. Mining activities have seriously damaged the terrestrial ecosystem and destroyed the carbon sequestration ability of vegetation, which is of great significance to studying the effect of coal mining on land structure change and carbon sink function in cities and mining areas. However, the existing research lacks the targeted analysis of the carbon sink level of the mining area combined with the mining data. Based...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 972: Restructuring for Growth in Development Zones, China: A Systematic Literature and Policy Review (1984–2022)
Freitag, 24. Juni 2022
China’s development zones have been enjoying a process of dramatic growth and restructuring since the start of the new millennium, which has been extensively documented in the literature. The growth stems from the increased scope and expansion in demand created by China’s economic growth, as well as gradual global economic reconfiguration, which has, in itself, become a factor in advancing the country’s spiraling economic growth. This article examines the...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 971: Evaluation of Land Degradation Neutrality in Inner Mongolia Combined with Ecosystem Services
Freitag, 24. Juni 2022
Currently, the internationally recognized land degradation neutrality (LDN) effort is evaluated using three indicators: land use/cover, land productivity, and carbon stocks. However, these three indicators may not completely capture the factors influencing LDN, and some evaluation rules are not in line with the land restoration goals of China. Therefore, this study introduces the ecosystem service value (ESV) indicator, assesses the differences in connotation and evaluation methods between...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 970: Characterization of Soil-Plant Leaf Nutrient Elements and Key Factors Affecting Mangoes in Karst Areas of Southwest China
Freitag, 24. Juni 2022
Baise city is one of the largest producers of mangoes, with this agricultural industry located in the karst region of Southwest China. However, calcium-rich and alkaline soils, severe soil fragmentation, and poor water and fertilizer retention capacity contribute to low mango yields and are key issues that limit the development of the mango industry in karst areas. Our study objectives were to identify the soil factors that limit mango growth and yield in the karst region of Southwest China...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 969: Analysis of Spatial Patterns and Socioeconomic Activities of Urbanized Rural Areas in Fujian Province, China
Freitag, 24. Juni 2022
Rural urbanization under China’s process of rapid urbanization entails significant rural transformation and is profoundly influencing sustainable development. However, little research has been undertaken on spatial patterns and socioeconomic activities. In this study, we defined urbanized rural areas as territories where the population size, economic output, and built-up land area are larger than in other rural and urban areas. Using large-scale and high-granularity spatial data...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 968: Thermal Environment Effects of Built-Up Land Expansion in Shijiazhuang
Freitag, 24. Juni 2022
Exploring the thermal environment effects of built-up land expansion can lay a firm foundation for urban planning and design. This study revealed the spatiotemporal dynamic characteristics of built-up land and heat island center points in Shijiazhuang using land-use/land-cover data and land surface temperature (LST) products from 1996 to 2019, and the response mechanism between the percentage of built-up land (PLAND) and LST with the grid sampling method and statistical analysis. Results...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 967: Forests, Fields, and Pastures: Unequal Access to Brazil Nuts and Livelihood Strategies in an Extractive Reserve, Brazilian Amazon
Freitag, 24. Juni 2022
This article examines access to an economically important forest product (Brazil nuts) and its relationship with livelihood strategies in the Cazumbá–Iracema Extractive Reserve (CIER), Acre, Brazil. The objective is twofold: (i) to clarify how social mechanisms regulating access to Brazil nuts operate and (ii) to analyse the relationship between differential access to Brazil nuts and livelihood diversification in terms of cash income. For this, we conducted 55...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 966: Toward Identifying Alternatives to Fencing for Forest Restoration: Tube Shelters Outperform Mesh Shelters for Deer Browse Protection of Live Oak, Quercus virginiana
Donnerstag, 23. Juni 2022
Herbivory is a common forest regeneration challenge across ecosystems. While fencing effectively reduces animal browse damage, it can be impractical. Tree shelters are an alternative forest restoration tool to protect seedlings from herbivory that may also provide a favorable microclimate. Yet, regeneration responses to tree shelters often vary among tree species, environmental conditions, and shelter specifications. To restore the once dominant Quercus virginiana (live oak) and its...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 965: Impact of Ecological Compensation on Farmers′ Livelihood Strategies in Energy Development Regions in China: A Case Study of Yulin City
Donnerstag, 23. Juni 2022
Ecological compensation affects farmers′ livelihoods, as well as sustainability and social equity. Yulin City is the core area of the energy “Golden Triangle” in China. The farmers livelihood strategy model was used to analyse data from a household survey and interviews with selected farmers. The paper analyses the current livelihood strategies of farmers and impact of ecological compensation from the perspective of participation and income. The results showed...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 964: Impact of Future Development Scenario Selection on Landscape Ecological Risk in the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Zone
Donnerstag, 23. Juni 2022
The management of regional eco-environmental risks is the key to promoting regional economic sustainability from the macro level, and accurate evaluation of the evolutionary trends of regional ecological risk in the future is of high importance. In order to clearly identify the possible impact of future development scenario selection for the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Zone (C-C E Zone) on the evolution of landscape ecological risk (LER), we introduced the Patch-generating Land Use Simulation...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 963: Historical Agricultural Landforms—Central European Bio-Cultural Heritage Worthy of Attention
Donnerstag, 23. Juni 2022
Knowledge about past agricultural land management can bring solutions for future needs. One undervalued historical type of historical rural landscape in temperate Europe is termed plužiny. It consists of individual historical agricultural landforms framed by linear woody vegetation. Our multidisciplinary research quantified the distribution of plužiny in Czechia, utilizing archive materials, geographic information systems, and field surveys for verification. Several case...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 962: Preferred Attributes for Sustainable Wetland Management in Mpologoma Catchment, Uganda: A Discrete Choice Experiment
Donnerstag, 23. Juni 2022
Sustainable wetland management is a focus of many countries worldwide. These mainly use protection as a key policy directive for conservation. However, avoidance directives tend to disenfranchise local populations. Thus, such management is often resisted and rarely effective. Tailoring management strategies to user preferences allows conservation to support community livelihoods for sustainable development. This study employed a discrete choice experiment to determine the wetland management...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 961: Assessing the Relationship between Landscape and Management within Marinas: The Managers’ Perception
Donnerstag, 23. Juni 2022
Marinas are maritime features related to nautical tourism. The contemplation of pleasant surroundings acquires great importance in achieving this leisure character. The European Landscape Convention undertakes the necessity of integrating landscape into the planning policies. Thus, the marina’s management decision-making processes should reflect this awareness of the landscape. However, the landscape evaluation has not been appropriately considered despite its importance. This...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 960: The Land System and the Rise and Fall of China’s Rural Industrialization: Based on the Perspective of Institutional Change of Rural Collective Construction Land
Mittwoch, 22. Juni 2022
China’s rural industrialization, which flourished in the 1980s, has suddenly declined since the mid-1990s. Based on the perspective of institutional change of rural collective construction land, this paper discusses the reasons behind the rise and fall of China’s rural industrialization. Using the empirical tests of China’s provincial panel data from 1987 to 1997, it is found that from the 1980s to the mid-1990s, the government relaxed the regulation of...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 959: Relationships between Near-Surface Horizontal Dust Fluxes and Dust Depositions at the Centre and Edge of the Taklamakan Desert
Dienstag, 21. Juni 2022
The emission, transport, and deposition of dust are frequently the focus of dust aerosol studies. However, owing to limited observation data, few studies have examined the relationships between the key parameters of dust transport, especially in typical dust source areas. Therefore, investigating the relationship between near-surface horizontal dust fluxes and dust depositions in typical desert source areas can further help us to understand the movement and transport patterns of dust...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 958: Optimizing Crowdsourced Land Use and Land Cover Data Collection: A Two-Stage Approach
Dienstag, 21. Juni 2022
Citizen science has become an increasingly popular approach to scientific data collection, where classification tasks involving visual interpretation of images is one prominent area of application, e.g., to support the production of land cover and land-use maps. Achieving a minimum accuracy in these classification tasks at a minimum cost is the subject of this study. A Bayesian approach provides an intuitive and reasonably straightforward solution to achieve this objective. However, its...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 957: Climate Impact Assessment for Sustainable Structural Change in the Rhenish Lignite Mining Region
Dienstag, 21. Juni 2022
The Rhenish lignite mining region is facing enormous structural changes due to the withdrawal from opencast mining. The current planning of the regional transformation process, however, has so far only insufficiently considered the local impacts of climate change and thus also existing needs for action as well as opportunities in the context of sustainable regional development. However, the integrated consideration of these challenges is probably one of the biggest strategic challenges for...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 956: Service of General Interest in the Rhenish Coal-Mining Area in Context of Structural Change
Dienstag, 21. Juni 2022
Territorial cohesion is of main interest in the EU and its member state Germany. It should lead to a reduction of disparities between different stats of development and is closely related to the accessibility to Service of General (SGI) in different areas. The investigated area in this article is characterized by the end of coal fired power generation by the Coal-Phase-out act. In this article the accessibility to SGI is discussed. Additionally, the accessibility to specific SGI is...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 955: Mining Heritage and Mining Landscape Krušnohoří/Erzgebirge as a Part of the UNESCO Heritage
Dienstag, 21. Juni 2022
The article deals with the perception and methods of management of the mining heritage and mining the landscapes from the perspective of individual stakeholders, entities and interest groups. The first part deals with the conceptualization of heritage in general, discussing various ways of defining and looking at heritage; later, the general discussion focuses on a specific group of heritage, which is the mining heritage. The following is an introduction to the area of interest of the...