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dc.contributor.author Cassidy, L.
dc.contributor.author Binford, M.
dc.contributor.author Southworth, J.
dc.contributor.author Barnes, G.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-31T13:01:21Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-31T13:01:21Z
dc.date.issued 2009-10-23
dc.identifier.citation Cassidy, L. et al (2010) Social and ecological factors and land-use land-cover diversity in two provinces in southeast Asia, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 77-306 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1747-4248
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/811
dc.description.abstract The trend of land cover (LC) and land cover change (LCC), both in time and space, was investigated at the Simen Mountains National Park (SMNP), a World Heritage Site located in northern Ethiopia, between 1984 and 2003 using Geographical Information System (GIS) and remote sensing (RS). The objective of the study was to generate spatially and temporally quantified information on land cover dynamics, providing the basis for policy/decision makers and resource managers to facilitate biodiversity conservation, including wild animals. Two satellite images (Landsat TM of 1984 and Landsat ETM+ of 2003) were acquired and supervised classification was used to categorize LC types. Ground Control Points were obtained in field condition for georeferencing and accuracy assessment. The results showed an increase in the areas of pure forest (Erica species dominated) and shrubland but a decrease in the area of agricultural land over the 20 years. The overall accuracy and the Kappa value of classification results were 88 and 85%, respectively. The spatial setting of the LC classes was heterogeneous and resulted from the biophysical nature of SMNP and anthropogenic activities. Further studies are suggested to evaluate the existing LC and LCC in connection with wildlife habitat, conservation and management of SMNP. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_US
dc.subject Land-use en_US
dc.subject Land cover change en_US
dc.subject Social-ecological systems en_US
dc.subject Cambodia en_US
dc.subject Spatial studies en_US
dc.title Social and ecological factors and land-use land-cover diversity in two provinces in southern Asia en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US
dc.link http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=g929825356 en_US


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