Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Forest cover change in Bero District, India

  • Akash Anand Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi – 221005, , U.P., India
  • Prashant K Srivastava Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi – 221005, , U.P., India
  • Manish K Pandey Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi – 221005, , U.P., India
  • Neeraj K Maurya Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi – 221005, , U.P., India
  • Vikas Dugesar Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi – 221005, , U.P., India
  • Prachi Singh Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi – 221005, , U.P., India
  • Ayushi Gupta Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi – 221005, , U.P., India

Abstract

Vegetation indices are the spectral transformation of two or more bands to improve the ability to detect variations in vegetation properties and allow spatio temporal comparison of terrestrial photosynthetic activities. Present study examines three widely used vegetation indices to map and monitor the variation of land use features present within the study area. The three vegetation indices used are NDVI (Normalized Differential Vegetation Index), LAI (Leaf Area Index) and SAVI (Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index). As each index is sensitive to some specific land use and land cover features, the analysis has been conducted for two time periods namely 1995 and 2018 to see the temporal change in regional land use. The land use taken into consideration are forest, cropland, waterbody, wasteland and settlement. Also, the minimum and maximum value variation of indices are considered separately for analysis. The overall analysis concluded a considerable rise in waterbodies in the area and significantly other land use feature also shown a dependent result. Present work can be used to analyse the changes in the study area and to further used by the policy makers to improve the ecological sustainability of any region. 


 


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Published
2019-12-30
How to Cite
ANAND, Akash et al. Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Forest cover change in Bero District, India. Bulletin of Environmental and Scientific Research, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 4, p. 1-6, dec. 2019. ISSN 2278-5205. Available at: <http://besr.org.in/index.php/besr/article/view/129>. Date accessed: 03 dec. 2021.
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