Patterns and Structures of Land Use Change in the Three Rivers Headwaters Region of China

Abstract

Located in Qinghai Province of China, the Three Rivers Headwaters Region is the source region of the Yangtze, Yellow and Lantsang Rivers, and plays an important role in biodiversity conservation and regulating water supply. Despite many efforts on land use change in Qinghai, knowledge of the spatial variation of land use change is still lacking. This study… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0119121

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