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Vol. 8, Issue 5 (2019)

Quantifying LULC change and landscape fragmentation in Prayagraj district, India using geospatial techniques

Author(s):
Emad Mohammad Ali Gabril, Derrick Mario Denis, Satyendra Nath, Anupriya Paul and Mukesh Kumar
Abstract:
Spatial temporal change of LULC alter landscape pattern and affect the ecosystem. The present study aimed to quantify the change in LULC of Prayagraj using satellite data and Fragstats. Landsat satellite images from 1990, 2007 and 2017 were used to calculate the changes of LULC using supervised classification. Classified maps were used to calculate different landscape indices using Fragstats. The results showed that during the whole study period, agricultural land, settlement, barren land and salt affected area showed increasing trend whereas forest and water body showed decreasing trend. Further spatial analyses by using landscape metrics are able to assess the trend of spatial patchiness over the studied period.
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How to cite this article:
Emad Mohammad Ali Gabril, Derrick Mario Denis, Satyendra Nath, Anupriya Paul, Mukesh Kumar. Quantifying LULC change and landscape fragmentation in Prayagraj district, India using geospatial techniques. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(5):670-675.

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