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dc.contributorYitaferu, Birruen_US
dc.contributorZiadat, Feras M.en_US
dc.contributorGaredew, Efremen_US
dc.creatorKibruyesfa, Sisayen_US
dc.identifier.citationSisay Kibruyesfa, Birru Yitaferu, Feras M. Ziadat, Efrem Garedew. (1/7/2015). Assessment of forest cover change and its environmental imacts using multi-temporal and multi-spectral satellite images, in "Mitigating Land Degradation and Improving Livelihoods - An integrated watershed approach". New York, United States: Taylor & Francis (Routledge).en_US
dc.description.abstractEthiopia has a large number of species of flora and fauna in general and forest resources in particular with a significant rate of endemism. Ethiopian forest cover once was 40 per cent of the country’s land area. Reduction in forest cover results in soil erosion, reduced capacity for watershed protection, reduced capacity for carbon sequestration, threats to biodiversity, dwindling and instability of ecosystems and shortage of various wood and non-wood forest products and services. The invention of satellite remote sensing techniques and the introduction of affordable, powerful computing devices in such areas are getting deserved inter -national attention with detailed studies as well as mapping. The objective of this study was to assess the spatial and temporal changes of forest cover and to identify the driving forces and the impacts on the environment. It is hoped that this study will provide information for decision-makers and development practitioners about the magnitude and dimensions of long-term forest cover changes, its drivers and impacts, in the study area and surrounding areas.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)en_US
dc.subjectsatellite imagesen_US
dc.titleAssessment of forest cover change and its environmental imacts using multi-temporal and multi-spectral satellite imagesen_US
dc.typeBook Chapteren_US
cg.subject.agrovocland useen_US
cg.subject.agrovocremote sensingen_US
cg.subject.agrovocforest coveren_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversitaet für Bodenkultur Wien, Center for Development Research - BOKU - CDRen_US
cg.contributor.centerAmhara Regional Agricultural Research Institute - ARARIen_US
cg.contributor.centerFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - FAOen_US
cg.contributor.centerHawassa University - HU, Ethiopiaen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Water, Land and Ecosystems - WLEen_US
cg.contributor.funderAustrian Development Agency - ADAen_US
cg.contributor.projectReducing land degradation and farmers’ vulnerability to climate change in the highland dry areas of north-western Ethiopiaen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionEastern Africaen_US
cg.coverage.geolocationLatitude: 12.364596224621332; Longitude: 37.51098543405533en_US
dc.identifier.statusLimited accessen_US

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