Advances in Earth Science ›› 2009, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (11): 1238-1246. doi: 10.11867/j.issn.1001-8166.2009.11.1238

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Landscape Pattern and Eco-hydrological Process

WANG Lang 1,2, XU Yanda 1,2, FU Bojie 1, LÜ Yihe 1   

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Urban and Regional Ecology, Research Center for Eco-environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing100085, China;
    2.Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing100039, China
  • Received:2009-04-28 Revised:2009-09-07 Online:2009-11-10 Published:2009-11-10

WANG Lang, XU Yanda, FU Bojie, LU Yihe. Landscape Pattern and Eco-hydrological Process[J]. Advances in Earth Science, 2009, 24(11): 1238-1246.

There is tight connection and interaction between landscape patterns and eco-hydrological processes, especially in the arid and semiarid regions. The complex interaction between them is one of the research frontiers. Scale, as an important impact factor on both of landscape patterns and ecohydrological processes, plays an important role in their relationship. Interaction mechanisms may be distinct in different scales. In this article, we reviewed the domestic and foreign research of landscape patterns and eco-hydrological processes in the semi-arid regions in different scales, including the patch scale, the slope scale and the watershed scale. We also discussed the interaction mechanisms, the main influential factors, the effects of disturbance, especially the human beings′ disturbance, and the main models. Finally,the problems, insufficiencies and tendency of the present studies are put forward, including further study in physical mechanism, recovery mechanism after disturbance and simulation models. At the same time, we should pay more attention to the interactions in the watershed scale and the scale conversion.

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