Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

Relationships between land use and multi-dimensional characteristics of streams and rivers at two different scales

  • Se-Rin Park (a1), Hyun-Joo Lee (a1), Sang-Woo Lee (a1), Soon-Jin Hwang (a1), Myeong-Seop Byeon (a2), Gea-Jae Joo (a3), Kwang-Seuk Jeong (a3), Dong-Soo Kong (a4) and Myoung-Chul Kim (a5)...

Abstract

Despite numerous previous studies, relationships between watershed land use and adjacent streams and rivers at various scales in Korea remain unclear. This study investigated the relationships between land uses and the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of 720 sites of streams and rivers across the country. The land uses at two spatial scales, including a 1-km buffer and the base watershed management region (BWMR), were computed in a geographical information system (GIS) with a digital land use/land cover map. Characteristics of land uses at two spatial scales were then correlated with the monitored multidimensional characteristics of the streams and rivers. The results of this study indicate that land use types have significant effects on stream and river characteristics. Specifically, most characteristics were negatively correlated with the proportions of urban, rice paddy, agricultural, and bare soil areas and positively correlated with the amount of forest. The site-scale and BWMR-scale analyses suggest that BWMR land use patterns were more strongly related to ecological integrity than they were to site land use patterns. Improving our understanding of land use effects will largely depend on relating the results of site-specific studies that use similar response techniques and measures to evaluate ecological integrity. In addition, our results clearly indicate that the characteristics of streams and rivers are closely linked and that land use types differentially affect those characteristics. Thus, effective restoration and management for ecological integrity of lotic system should consider the physical, chemical, and biological factors in combination.

    • Send article to Kindle

      To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

      Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

      Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

      Relationships between land use and multi-dimensional characteristics of streams and rivers at two different scales
      Available formats
      ×

      Send article to Dropbox

      To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

      Relationships between land use and multi-dimensional characteristics of streams and rivers at two different scales
      Available formats
      ×

      Send article to Google Drive

      To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

      Relationships between land use and multi-dimensional characteristics of streams and rivers at two different scales
      Available formats
      ×

Copyright

Corresponding author

*Corresponding author: swl7311@konkuk.ac.kr

References

Hide All
[1]Allan, J.D., 2004. Landscapes and riverscapes: the influence of land use on stream ecosystems. Annu. Rev. Ecol. Evol. Syst., 35, 257284.
[2]Anbumozhi, V., Radhakrishnan, J. and Yamaji, E., 2005. Impact of riparian buffer zones on water quality and associated management considerations. Ecol. Eng., 24, 517523.
[3]Arienzo, M., Adamo, P., Bianco, M.R. and Violante, P., 2001. Impact of land use and urban runoff on the contamination of the Sarno River basin in Southwestern Italy. Water Air Soil Pollut., 131, 349366.
[4]Baker, A., 2003. Land use and water quality. Hydrol. Process., 17, 24992501.
[5]Ban, S. and Oh, C.H., 2010. A development of landscape ecological model for priority setting gereen space on riparian zone. Proc. Korean Environ. Ecol. Conf., 20, 113117 (in Korean).
[6]Beyene, A., Addis, T., Kifle, D., Legesse, W., Kloos, H. and Triest, L., 2009. Comparative study of benthic diatom and macroinvertebrates as indicators of severe water pollution: case study of the Kebena and Akaki Rivers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ecol. Ind., 9, 381392.
[7]Bolstad, P.V. and Swank, W.T., 1997. Cumulative impacts of land use on water quality in a southern Appalachian watershed. J. Am. Water Res. Assoc., 33, 519533.
[8]Burt, T.P., Matchett, L.S., Goulding, K.W.T., Webster, C.P. and Haycock, N.E., 1999. Denitrification in riparian buffer zones: the role of floodplain hydrology. Hydrol. Process., 13, 14511463.
[9]Cooper, A.B., 1993. Coupling wetland treatment to land treatment: an innovative method for nitrogen stripping. Water Sci. Tech., 29, 141149.
[10]Davies, P.E. and Nelson, M., 1994. Relationship between riparian buffer widths and the effects of logging on stream habitat, invertebrate community composition, and fish abundance. Aust. J. Marine Freshwater Res., 45, 12891305.
[11]Frissell, C.A., Liss, W.J., Warren, C.E. and Hurley, M.D., 1986. A hierarchical framework for stream habitat classification: viewing streams in a watershed context. Environ. Manage., 10, 199214.
[12]Gardi, C., 2001. Land use, agronomic management and water quality in a small Northern Italian watershed. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ., 87, 112.
[13]Gburek, W.J. and Folmar, G.J., 1999. Flow and chemical contributions to stream flow in an upland watershed: a baseflow survey. J. Hydrol., 217, 118.
[14]Gilliam, J.W., 1994. Riparian wetlands and water quality. J. Environ. Qual., 23, 896900.
[15]Gilliam, J.W., Parsons, J.E. and Mikkelsen, R.L., 1997. Nitrogen dynamics and buffer zones. In: Haycock, N.E., Burt, T.P., Goulding, K.W.T. and Pinay, G. (eds.), Buffer Zones: Their Processes and Potential in Water Protection, Quest Environmental, Harpenden, 5461.
[16]Hill, A.R., 1996. Nitrate removal in stream riparian zones. J. Environ. Qual., 25, 743755.
[17]Jung, K.W., Lee, S.W., Hwang, H.S. and Jang, J.H., 2008. The effects of spatial variability of land use on stream water quality in a coastal watershed. Paddy Water Environ., 6, 275284.
[18]Lammert, M. and Allan, J.D., 1999. Assessing biotic integrity of streams: effects of scale in measuring the influence of land use/cover and habitat structure on fish and macroinvertebrates. J. Environ. Manage., 23, 257270.
[19]Lee, S.W., Hwang, S.J., Lee, J.K., Jung, D.I., Park, Y.J. and Kim, J.T., 2011. Overview and application of the National Aquatic Ecological Monitoring Program (NAEMP) in Korea. Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Limnol., 47, S3S14.
[20]Lenat, D.R. and Crawford, J.K., 1994. Effects of land use on water quality and aquatic biota of three North Carolina Piedmont streams. Hydrobiologia, 294, 185199.
[21]Liu, A.J., Tong, S.T.Y. and Goodrich, J.A., 2000. Land use as a mitigation strategy for the water-quality impacts of global warming: a scenario analysis on two watersheds in the Ohio River Basin. Environ. Eng. Policy, 2, 6576.
[22]MacCauslanda, A. and McTammany, M.E., 2007. The impact of episodic coal mine drainage pollution on benthic macroinvertebrates in streams in the anthracite region of Pennsylvania. Environ. Pollut., 149, 216226.
[23]Maddock, I., 1999. The importance of physical habitat assessment for evaluating river health. Freshwater Biol., 41, 373391.
[24]Meador, M.R., Coles, J.F. and Zappia, H., 2005. Fish responses to urban intensity gradients in contrasting metropolitan areas: Birmingham, Alabama and Boston, Massachusetts. Am. Fish. Soc. Symp., 47, 409423.
[25]MOE/NIER, 2008. Survey and evaluation of aquatic ecosystem health in Korea, The Ministry of Environment/National Institute of Environmental Research, Korea (in Korean).
[26]Moore, A.A. and Palmer, M.A., 2005. Invertebrate biodiversity in agricultural and urban headwater streams: implications for conservation and management. Ecol. Appl., 15, 11691177.
[27]Morin, S., Duonga, T.T., Dabrin, A., Coynel, A., Herloryb, O., Baudrimont, M., Delmas, F., Durrieu, G., Schäfer, J., Winterton, P., Blanc, G. and Coste, M., 2008. Long–term survey of heavy–metal pollution, biofilm contamination and benthic diatom community structure in the Riou Mort watershed, south–west France. Environ. Pollut., 151, 532542.
[28]Naiman, R.J. and Decamps, H., 1990. The Ecology and Management of Aquatic–Terrestrial Ecotones, Parthenon Press, UNESCO, Paris.
[29]Nakamura, K., Nakayama, H., Hideshma, Y., Ishida, T., Ogikibo, J. and Moriwaki, S., 2001. Drainage flows in grass and forest slope lands. In: Proceedings of the JSIRDE Annual Meeting, 4445.
[30]Nygoye, E. and Machiwa, J.F., 2004. The influence of land–use patterns in the Ruvu River watershed on water quality in the river system. Phys. Chem. Earth Sci., 29, 11611166.
[31]Omernik, J.M., Abernathy, A.R. and Male, L.M., 1981. Stream nutrient levels and proximity of agricultural and forest land to streams: some relationships. J. Soil Water, 36, 227231.
[32]Osborne, L.L. and Kovacic, D.A., 1993. Riparian vegetated buffer strips in water–quality restoration and stream management. Freshwater Biol., 9, 243258.
[33]Poff, N.L. and Ward, J.V., 1990. The physical habitat template of lotic systems: Recovery in the context of historical pattern of spatio-temporal heterogeneity . Environ. Manage., 14, 629646.
[34]Rankin, E.T., 1989. The Qualitative Habitat Evaluation Index: (QHEI); Rationale, Methods, and Application, Environmental Protection Agency.
[35]Ren, W., Zhong, Y., Meligrana, J., Anderson, B., Watt, W.E., Chen, J. and Leung, H., 2003. Urbanization, land use, and water quality in Shanghai 1947–1996. Environ. Int., 29, 649659.
[36]Rosenberg, D.M. and Resh, V.H., 1993. Introduction to Freshwater Biomonitoring and Benthic Macroinvertebrates, Chapman and Hall, New York, 194 p.
[37]Sharma, R.C. and Rawat, J.S., 2009. Monitoring of aquatic macroinvertebrates as bioindicators for assessing the health of wetlands: a case study in the Central Himalayas, India. Ecol. Ind., 9, 118128.
[38]Sliva, L. and Willams, D.D., 2001. Buffer zone versus whole catchment approaches to studying land use impact on river water quality. Water Res., 35, 34623472.
[39]Steffy, L.Y. and Kilham, S.S., 2006. Effects of urbanization and land use on fish communities in Valley Creek watershed, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Urban Ecosyst., 9, 119133.
[40]Tkatcheva, V., Hyvärinen, H., Kukkonen, J., Ryzhkov, L.P. and Holopainen, I.J., 2004. Toxic effects of mining effluents on fish gills in a subarctic lake system in NW Russia. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Safety, 57, 278289.
[41]Tong, S. and Chen, W., 2002. Modeling the relationship between land use and surface water quality. J. Environ. Manage., 66, 377393.
[42]Utz, R.M., Hilderbrand, R.H. and Raesly, R.L., 2010. Regional differences in patterns of fish species loss with changing land use. Biol. Conserv., 143, 688699.
[43]Wallace, J.B., Eggert, S.L., Meyer, J.L. and Webster, J.R., 1997. Multiple trophic levels of a forest stream linked to terrestrial litter inputs. Science, 277, 102104.
[44]Wang, L., Lyons, J., Kanehl, P. and Gatti, R., 1997. Influences of watershed land use on habitat quality and biotic integrity in Wisconsin streams. Fisheries, 22, 612.
[45]Wang, L., Lyons, J., Kanehl, P. and Bannerman, R., 2001. Impacts of urbanization on stream habitat and fish across multiple spatial scales. Environ. Manage., 28, 255266.
[46]Weaver, A.L. and Garman, G., 1994. Urbanization of a watershed and historical changes in a stream fish. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc., 123, 162172.
[47]Wenger, S., 1999. A Review of the Scientific Literature on Riparian Buffer Width, Extent and Vegetation, Office of Public Service & Outreach Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia.
[48]Woli, K.R., Nagumo, T., Kuramochi, K. and Hatano, R., 2004. Evaluating river water quality through land use analysis and N budget approaches in livestock farming areas. Sci. Total Environ., 329, 6174.

Keywords

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed