标题：Mapping annual land use changes in China's poverty-stricken areas from 2013 to 2018
作者：Ge, Yong; Hu, Shan; Ren, Zhoupeng; Jia, Yuanxin; Wang, Jianghao; Liu, Mengxiao; Zhang, Die; Zhao, Weiheng; Luo, Yaowen; Fu, Yangyang 更多 作者机构：[Ge, Yong; Hu, Shan; Ren, Zhoupeng; Jia, Yuanxin; Wang, Jianghao; Liu, Mengxiao; Zhang, Die] Chinese Acad Sci, State Key Lab Resources & Environm Info 更多
通讯作者：Ge, Yong;Ge, Y
通讯作者地址：[Ge, Y]Chinese Acad Sci, State Key Lab Resources & Environm Informat Syst, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China.
来源：REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT
关键词：Google earth engine; Poverty-stricken areas; Annual land use changes
摘要：China aims to end absolute poverty by 2020. In pursuit of this goal, a series of poverty reduction policies and measures have been proposed. As a vital element of poverty reduction, land use in China's poverty-stricken areas also undergone great changes accordingly. However, the land use change patterns in these areas are not well understood. It's necessary to analyze the spatial-temporal land use change patterns to provide data that support poverty alleviation programs. In this study, we proposed a framework for mapping annual land use changes in China's poverty-stricken areas from 2013 to 2018. The Landsat 8 surface reflectance datasets from 2013 to 2018 (available on Google Earth Engine) were utilized to detect the changes in arable land, built-up land, water, vegetation, and un-used land. The land use transition matrix was computed to describe characteristics of the transition, and a Bayesian hierarchical model was employed to investigate the spatial-temporal land use change patterns. Our results demonstrated that the arable land continuously decreased over the study period, while built-up land and vegetation gradually expanded. The primary land use transition occurred between the arable land and vegetation. The local trends of each county indicated obvious regional differences of land use change. Moreover, significant differences existed between deep poverty-stricken counties and normal poverty-stricken counties on arable land and built-up land change, indicating that more intense human construction activities in normal poverty-stricken areas. The annual land use mapping results generated for poverty-stricken areas, along with further analysis of overall temporal change and local change trends, could provide a better understanding of land use changes and regional differences in China's poverty-stricken areas and promote the poverty reduction and sustainable development in those areas.