Sokoine University of Agriculture

Analysis of Land-Cover Changes and Anthropogenic Activities in Itigi Thicket, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Makero, J. S.
dc.contributor.author Kashaigili, J. J.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-05T13:57:05Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-05T13:57:05Z
dc.date.issued 2016-12-01
dc.identifier.citation Makero, J.S. and Kashaigili, J.J. (2016). Analysis of Land-Cover Changes and Anthropogenic Activities in Itigi Thicket, Tanzania. Advances in Remote Sensing, 5, 269-283. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ars.2016.54021 en_US
dc.identifier.other http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ars.2016.54021
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/2487
dc.description Advances in Remote Sensing, 2016; 5: 269-283 en_US
dc.description.abstract Assessing land cover changes from the 1991 to 2011 for Itigi thicket is imperative for determining changes between land cover types and understanding anthropogenic impact during this period. Remote sensing (RS) data, Geographic Information System (GIS) techniques and forest inventory data were used. ILWIS 3.3 Academic software was used to analyze the satellite imageries to determine the land use, land cover change; while data on anthropogenic activities were analysed in MS Excel software. The results showed that between 1991/2000 and 2000/2011, the areas of thicket declined by 6.23% while non-thicket areas increased by 3.92%. The decline in thicket areas was attributed to increase in anthropogenic activities such as wood extraction, clearing for agriculture, livestock grazing and fires. The study highlights the importance of integrating remote sensing and forest inventory in understanding the thicket resources dynamics and generating information that could be used to overcome the Itigi thicket problems for the sustainability of this unique vegetation en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Sokoine University of Agriculture en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Scientific Research Publishing en_US
dc.subject Itigi Thicket en_US
dc.subject Land Cover Change en_US
dc.subject Remote Sensing en_US
dc.subject GIS en_US
dc.subject Anthropogenic Activities en_US
dc.title Analysis of Land-Cover Changes and Anthropogenic Activities in Itigi Thicket, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ars.2016.54021 en_US


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