TITLE

Effects of road construction on regional vegetation types

AUTHOR(S)
LIU Shi-liang; LIU Qi; WANG Cong; YANG Jue-jie; DENG Li
PUB. DATE
May 2013
SOURCE
Yingyong Shengtai Xuebao;May2013, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p1192
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
As a regional artificial disturbance component, road exerts great effects on vegetation types, and plays a substantial role in defining vegetation distribution to a certain extent. Aiming at the tropical rainforest degradation and artificial forest expansion in Yunnan Province of Southwest China, this paper analyzed the effects of road network extension on regional vegetation types. In the Province, different classes of roads had different effects on the vegetation types, but no obvious regularity was observed in the effects on the patch areas of different vegetation types due to the great variations of road length and affected distance. However, the vegetation patch number was more affected by lower class roads because of their wide distribution. As for different vegetation types, the vegetations on cultivated land were most affected by roads, followed by Castanopsis hystrix and Schima wallichii forests. Road network formation contributed most to the vegetation fragmentation, and there existed significant correlations between the human disturbance factors including village- and road distributions.
ACCESSION #
91994033

 

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