EXPLORING THE CONNECTIVITY OF ECOLOGICAL CORRIDORS BETWEEN LOW ELEVATION MOUNTAINS AND PINGTUNG LINHOUSILIN FOREST PARK OF TAIWAN BY LEAST-COST PATH METHOD
- 1Graduate Institute of Bioresources, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology. 91201 No.1, Shuehfu Rd., Neipu, Pingtung, Taiwan
- 2Department of Forestry, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology. No.1, Shuehfu Rd., Neipu, Pingtung, 91201 Taiwan
Keywords: Linhousilin Forest Park, Landscape ecology, Least-cost path, Gravity model
Abstract. The primary purpose of this study was explored the variation of landscape process and its impact on the possibility of ecological corridors on Pingtung Linhousilin Forest Park. Developing the landscape change process in year 2002, 2005, 2012 and 2014 via the land-use definition of IPCC (forest land, cropland, grassland, wetlands, settlements and other land). In the landscape structure analysis, the cropland was gradually changed to forest land in this area. Moreover, the variation of gravity model showed that the interaction between Linhousilin Forest Park and low elevation mountains were gradually increased which means the function of ecological corridors has increased.