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Academic Journal of Environment & Earth Science, 2023, 5(10); doi: 10.25236/AJEE.2023.051010.

Potential Land-Use Conflicts at the County Level in Arid Oases Based on the LUCIS Model


Li Bincai1, Wu Zhaopeng1,2, Lv Siyu1

Corresponding Author:
Wu Zhaopeng

1College of Geography and Tourism, Xinjiang Normal University, Urumqi, 830054, China

2Lake Environment and Resources Laboratory of Arid Region of Xinjiang, Urumqi, 830054, China


In this paper, Jinghe County, one of the key core areas of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the Northern Slope of Tianshan Mountains Economic Belt, was selected as a case study. The improved land-use conflict identification strategy (LUCIS) model was adopted to define the multi-appropriate land in the study area into three land use types as follows: agricultural land, urban land and conservation land. After all the data were processed and assigned, the appropriate layers of the three land-use types were obtained. Then, the construction of the LUCIS model was completed to obtain the layers of potential land-use conflicts in Jinghe County. The results show that there are 22 kinds of land-use conflicts in Jinghe County, among which there are 10 kinds of potential land-use conflicts. The 22 kinds of land-use conflicts can be divided into five categories: non-conflict, conflict between agricultural land and urban land, conflict between urban land and protected land, conflict between agricultural land and protected land, and high conflict. The area with potential land-use conflict in Jinghe County accounts for about 47.85% of the total area, which is about the same as the area without conflict. The area of high-conflict area is 21.50×104 hm2, accounting for 19.22%, and the high-conflict area is concentrated in the intersecting area of existing agricultural land and existing city and its buffer zone. The conflict between agricultural land and urban land is 18.74×104 hm2, accounting for about 16.75% of the total area. The area is also wide and the conflict intense. The conflict area between protected land and urban land accounts for about 11.61% of the total area, while the conflict area between protected land and agricultural land is relatively small, accounting for only 0.26% of the total area. Conflict-free areas account for about 20.39% of the total area, and their spatial distribution is relatively dispersed. The research results have practical significance for maintaining ecological security and sustainable development of the social economy in desertification areas[2].


Jinghe County, land-use conflict, LUCIS model

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Li Bincai, Wu Zhaopeng, Lv Siyu. Potential Land-Use Conflicts at the County Level in Arid Oases Based on the LUCIS Model. Academic Journal of Environment & Earth Science (2023) Vol. 5 Issue 10: 72-81. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJEE.2023.051010.


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