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Land Consolidation Design Based on an Evaluation of Ecological Sensitivity

Version 1 : Received: 3 October 2018 / Approved: 9 October 2018 / Online: 9 October 2018 (14:35:04 CEST)

How to cite: Qiuqin, Z.; Tianzhu, Z. Land Consolidation Design Based on an Evaluation of Ecological Sensitivity. Preprints 2018, 2018100188 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201810.0188.v1). Qiuqin, Z.; Tianzhu, Z. Land Consolidation Design Based on an Evaluation of Ecological Sensitivity. Preprints 2018, 2018100188 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201810.0188.v1).

Abstract

Land consolidation engineering inevitably interferes with terrestrial ecosystems, leading to natural capital loss. Therefore, conducting an ecological sensitivity evaluation of a project area before consolidation engineering is very important for reducing unnecessary human interference. Conservation of terrestrial ecosystems and the biodiversity therein to the greatest possible extent is urgently needed. This research analyzes the interference by human activities caused by land consolidation engineering in terrestrial ecosystems. GIS technology, ecological values, landscape pattern indexes, and an ecological risk evaluation were used to construct an ecological sensitivity evaluation index. The coefficient of variation method and a comprehensive sensitivity rating evaluation were used to calculate the weights and results. The project area was divided into sensitivity zones according to the results, and the results and suggestions are as follows: In the highly eco-sensitive zone, where bare rocks, gravel, and grass-covered areas compose the main landscape type, vegetation should be restored, and forests should be planted. In the medium eco-sensitivity zone, where irrigated paddy fields and arid land compose the main landscape type, land parcels should be merged, and agricultural infrastructure should be constructed or improved. In the low eco-sensitivity zone, where forests compose the main landscape type, roads should be closed, natural habitat should be restored, and buffer zones should be created. This study provides suggestions for future land management decisions.

Subject Areas

ecological sensitivity; ecological sensitivity evaluation; land consolidation; ecological value; Guanling

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