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dc.contributor.authorKong, Den
dc.contributor.authorMiao, Cen
dc.contributor.authorBorthwick, AGLen
dc.contributor.authorLei, Xen
dc.contributor.authorLi, Hen
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-22T16:24:15Z
dc.date.available2021-08-22T16:24:15Z
dc.date.issued2018-05en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/17696
dc.description.abstract

Vegetation is a key component of the ecosystem and plays an important role in water retention and resistance to soil erosion. In this study, we used a multiyear normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) dataset (1982-2013) and corresponding datasets for observed climatic variables to analyze changes in the NDVI at both temporal and spatial scales. The relationships between NDVI, climate change, and human activities were also investigated. The annual average NDVI showed an upward trend over the 32-year study period, especially in the center of the Loess Plateau. NDVI variations lagged behind monthly temperature changes by approximately 1 month. The contribution of human activities to variations in NDVI has become increasingly significant in recent years, with human activities responsible for 30.4% of the change in NDVI during the period 2001-2013. The increased vegetation coverage has reduced soil erosion on the Loess Plateau in recent years. It is suggested that natural restoration of vegetation is the most effective measure for control of erosion; engineering measures that promote this should feature in the future governance of the Loess Plateau.

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dc.format.extent13633 - 13644en
dc.languageengen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectClimate changeen
dc.subjectHuman activitiesen
dc.subjectLoess Plateauen
dc.subjectSoil erosionen
dc.subjectVegetation coveren
dc.subjectChinaen
dc.subjectClimate Changeen
dc.subjectEcosystemen
dc.subjectHuman Activitiesen
dc.subjectSoilen
dc.titleSpatiotemporal variations in vegetation cover on the Loess Plateau, China, between 1982 and 2013: possible causes and potential impacts.en
dc.typeJournal Article
plymouth.author-urlhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29500591en
plymouth.issue14en
plymouth.volume25en
plymouth.publication-statusPublisheden
plymouth.journalEnviron Sci Pollut Res Inten
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11356-018-1480-xen
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plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering/School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
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dc.publisher.placeGermanyen
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-02-04en
dc.identifier.eissn1614-7499en
dc.rights.embargoperiodNot knownen
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1007/s11356-018-1480-xen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-05en
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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