Study on the
seasonal dynamics of zonal vegetation of NDVI/EVI of costal
zonal vegetation based on MODIS data: A case study of
salt marsh on Jiangsu Coast, China
Li Jialin1, Zhao Hanbing2*
and Yang Xiaoping1
Resources and Environment Research Center, Ningbo
University, Ningbo 315211, China.
of Information, South China Agricultural University,
Guangzhou 510642, Guangdong, China.
Accepted 2 August, 2011
The temporal and spatial variation of vegetation index is a
hot issue in global change research currently. Spartina
alterniflora salt marsh in Jiangsu coastal areas is
taken as an example in this study, MODIS data is used to
research NDVI/EVI seasonal variation laws of coastal zonal
vegetation. The results show that the major phenological
periods of S. alterniflora, such as turning green
(seedling emergence), heading and seed maturity, could be
well reflected with VI curves. This study provides basic
data for monitoring expansion trend of S. alterniflora
salt marsh, strengthening management, drawing on advantages
and avoiding disadvantages, as well as supplying references
for monitoring of other zonal vegetation in coastal areas.
Spartina alterniflora, seasonal dynamics, zonal vegetation.