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Urban expansion and agricultural land loss in China: A multiscale perspective

Shi, Kaifang; Chen, Yun; Yu, Bailang; Xu, Tingbao; Li, Linyi; Huang, Chang; Liu, Rui; Chen, Zuoqi; Wu, Jianping


China’s rapid urbanization has contributed to a massive agricultural land loss that could threaten its food security. Timely and accurate mapping of urban expansion and urbanization-related agricultural land loss can provide viable measures to be taken for urban planning and agricultural land protection. In this study, urban expansion in China from 2001 to 2013 was mapped using the nighttime stable light (NSL), normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI), and water body data....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Sustainability
DOI: 10.3390/su8080790
Access Rights: Open Access


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