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Title: Monitoring of land use/land-cover dynamics using remote sensing: a case of Tana River Basin, Kenya
Contributor(s): Langat, Philip Kibet (author); Kumar, Lalit  (author)orcid ; Koech, Richard  (author); Ghosh, Manoj Kumer (author)
Early Online Version: 2019-08-28
DOI: 10.1080/10106049.2019.1655798
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Abstract: The present study assesses the spatio-temporal dynamics of land use/cover over a 28-year period in the upper Tana River Basin (TRB), Kenya using digital change detection techniques. The results indicate that during the last three decades, agricultural land and built-up area have increased by 32.57% (184,796 ha) and 26.35% (1460 ha) respectively, while open land, waterbodies and vegetation have decreased by 35.9%, 3.13% and 8.29% respectively. There was a huge expansion of agricultural land to marginal semi-arid and arid areas (lower part of the basin) over the period. The results of this study provide a better understanding of the spatial and temporal dynamics of the natural resources and form a basis for better planning and effective spatial organization. Such information can help various stakeholders including policy decision-makers in balancing development needs and river basin vital environmental systems protection and sustainability, especially in arid and semi-arid regions.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Geocarto International, p. 1-19
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1752-0762
Field of Research (FOR): 050204 Environmental Impact Assessment
090903 Geospatial Information Systems
090905 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 960604 Environmental Management Systems
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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School of Environmental and Rural Science

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