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Sustainability 2017, 9(4), 505; doi:10.3390/su9040505

Projections of Future Land Use in Bangladesh under the Background of Baseline, Ecological Protection and Economic Development

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Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing 100101, China
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University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
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Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing 100101, China
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Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipur1706, Bangladesh
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Faculty of Resources and Environmental Science, Hubei University, Wuhan 430062, Hubei, China
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Academic Editors: Hualin Xie and Yanni Yu
Received: 21 February 2017 / Revised: 21 March 2017 / Accepted: 22 March 2017 / Published: 28 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Land Use in China)
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Abstract

Land is one of the important input resources in a highly populous and land-scarce country such as Bangladesh. When different factors change (such as, geophysical, proximity, socioeconomic and climatic), there are dramatic changes in the spatial pattern of land uses. Thus, shedding light on the dynamics of land use and land cover changes has great importance for finding the changing pattern of land use in Bangladesh. In the present study, we predicted the land use and land cover changes from 2010 to 2030 under baseline, ecological protection priority and economic growth scenarios in Bangladesh. On this basis, we applied a previously developed Dynamics of Land Systems (DLS) model to simulate the changes in land uses according to the driving mechanisms. The findings indicate that cultivated land declines and built-up area expansion is common under all three scenarios. However, the future land use demand shows differences under different scenarios. The results under the ecological protection priority scenario shows that forest area and grassland will increase more, while under economic growth scenario, built-up area will expand dramatically in the future. The present research results furnish meaningful decision-making information for planners to conserve and/or exploit land resources in Bangladesh in a more sustainable manner. View Full-Text
Keywords: land use change; projection; ecological protection; economic development; dynamics of land system (DLS) model; Bangladesh land use change; projection; ecological protection; economic development; dynamics of land system (DLS) model; Bangladesh
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Hasan, S.S.; Deng, X.; Li, Z.; Chen, D. Projections of Future Land Use in Bangladesh under the Background of Baseline, Ecological Protection and Economic Development. Sustainability 2017, 9, 505.

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