SpringerBriefs in Geography

Over-Exploitation of Forests

A Case Study from North East India

Authors: Saikia, Anup

  • Presents research on forest loss of a global biodiversity hotspot
  • Describes how a standard tool like GIS can bring new insight into forestry and biodiversity research
  • Focuses on North East India, a relatively little studied area
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North east India is a global biodiversity hotspot but a quite understudied area. Forest loss has always been problematic in the area. Using Landsat satellite data from three periods (70s, 80s/90s and 2010s), forest loss is assessed in sample protected areas and other sites in the study area, processing is undertaken using image processing and standard GIS tools. The landscape metrics of selected sites are assessed using the widely used program FRAGSTATS. Drivers of forest loss are central in the discussion of the study.

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eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
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Softcover $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-01407-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Over-Exploitation of Forests
Book Subtitle
A Case Study from North East India
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Geography
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01408-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01408-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-01407-4
Series ISSN
2211-4165
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 72
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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