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Dynamic Simulation of the Grassland Connectivity and the Effects of Landscape Pattern in China's Poyang Lake from the Integrated Perspective of Habitat and Biology
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  • Wenbo Chen,
  • Cheng Zhang,
  • Lei He,
  • Fangfang Huang,
  • Haifeng Li
Wenbo Chen
Faculty of Geomatics East China University of Technology Nanchang 330013 China

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Cheng Zhang
Jiangxi Agricultural University
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Lei He
Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics
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Fangfang Huang
School of Civil Engineering and Architecture Zhejiang Guangsha Vocational and Technical University of construction Dongyang 322100 China
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Haifeng Li
Jiangxi Agricultural University
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Analyzing the dynamics of landscape connectivity is of great significance for biodiversity conservation, but the description of multiple ecological processes and the depth of coupling requires to be strengthen. Taking the grassland of Poyang Lake as a case, based on the integrated perspective of habitat and biology, comprehensively considering the ecological process of water level change and species diffusion, this study firstly analyzed the changes of landscape connectivity of grassland with different water levels and diffusion distances by using the graph-based connectivity indices. then, landscape pattern indices were applied to analyze the dynamics of landscape pattern of grassland and further study the effects of landscape pattern on connectivity. The results showed as follows: (1) From the perspective of habitat, grassland connectivity showed a sharp decrease with the increase of water level. From the perspective of ecology, the species diffusion distance had an absolutely positive impact on landscape connectivity. With the increase of diffusion distance, grassland connectivity increased significantly. (2) The dynamics of landscape pattern of grassland showed that with the increase of water level, the patch area shrank, the patch shape tended to be simple, the patch density decreased and the patch fragmentation aggravated. (3) The correlation results between landscape pattern and connectivity indicated that F had a significant positive relationship with PD, ED, PC had a strong significant positive relationship with LPI, COHESION, and NC had a negative relationship with LPI, ED, COHESION. This study provides theoretical guidance for the conservation and management of grassland in Poyang Lake.
06 Oct 2022Submitted to Ecohydrology
06 Oct 2022Submission Checks Completed
06 Oct 2022Assigned to Editor
14 Oct 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
01 Nov 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
31 Dec 2022Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
28 Jan 20231st Revision Received
28 Jan 2023Submission Checks Completed
28 Jan 2023Assigned to Editor
28 Jan 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
02 Feb 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
01 Mar 2023Editorial Decision: Accept