The excessive expansion of roadtransportation often has an impact on the quality of regional habitats. Thispaper attempts to assess the impact of road transportation on regional habitatquality in economically developed areas. A kernel density analysis was used tocharacterise the road transportation development in Jiangsu Province from 2000to 2015. An Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Trade-offs (InVEST)habitat quality model was applied to assess changes in habitat quality.Furthermore, a fixed-effect regression model was utilised to examine the impactof road transportation development in Jiangsu Province on habitat quality. Theanalysis indicates that the average kernel density of road transportation inthe province increased from 0.109 to 0.551 km/km(2) while the habitat qualitydecreased from 0.51 to 0.48. The development of road transportation in JiangsuProvince has had a serious negative impact on the quality of the habitat. Forevery 1-ha increase in land area for road use, the habitat quality index willdecrease by 0.066; for every 1 km/km(2) increase in road transportation kerneldensity, the habitat quality index will decline by 0.121.
Zhou,Xiaoping,Xiao,Longkai,Lu,Xiao,Sun,Dongqi.Impactof road transportation development on habitat quality in economically developedareas: A case study of Jiangsu Province, China [J] Growth and change,2020,06.