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Academic Journal of Environment & Earth Science, 2023, 5(10); doi: 10.25236/AJEE.2023.051002.

A Spatial-Temporal Evolution and Predictive Analysis of the Habitat Quality in Ningxia, China Based on the PLUS Model and InVEST Model


Lv Wenqing, Ma Xiaofang

Corresponding Author:
Lv Wenqing

School of Resources, Environment and Life Sciences, Ningxia Normal University, Guyuan, Ningxia, 756000, China


This study examines the spatio-temporal evolution of habitat quality in Ningxia, China, due to land use change. The research predicts land use changes for 2030 using the PLUS model and assesses habitat quality using the InVEST model. The findings indicate a decrease in grassland, forest, and unused land area from 2000 to 2020, which is expected to continue until 2030. The habitat quality coefficient remained stable during this period, indicating well-controlled habitat degradation. However, the predicted habitat quality coefficient for 2030 is expected to decrease, with areas of low habitat quality expanding. This study supports the need for a shift towards an intensification mode of land use to balance ecological protection and regional economic development in Ningxia.


Land Uses; Habitat Quality; PLUS Model; InVEST Model; Habitat Quality Forecast

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Lv Wenqing, Ma Xiaofang. A Spatial-Temporal Evolution and Predictive Analysis of the Habitat Quality in Ningxia, China Based on the PLUS Model and InVEST Model. Academic Journal of Environment & Earth Science (2023) Vol. 5 Issue 10: 8-19. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJEE.2023.051002.


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