Vegetation changes in a river oasis on the southern rim of the Taklamakan Desert in China between 1956 and 2000.

@inproceedings{Dirk2003VegetationCI,
  title={Vegetation changes in a river oasis on the southern rim of the Taklamakan Desert in China between 1956 and 2000.},
  author={Dirk and Martin Frank and Loren B. Andreas and Ximing and Th. Michael},
  year={2003}
}
The indigenous vegetation surrounding the river oases on the southern rim of the Taklamakan Desert has drastically diminished due to overexploitation as a source of fodder, timber and fuel for the human population. The change in the spatial extent of landscape forms and vegetation types around the Qira oasis was analyzed by comparing SPOT satellite images from 1998 with aerial photographs from 1956. The analysis was supplemented by field surveys in 1999 and 2000. The study is part of a joint… CONTINUE READING

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