Environ Monit Assess 2021 Jun 7;193(7):387. Epub 2021 Jun 7.
Department of Forest Management and Planning, Faculty of Forestry, Bartın University, 74100, Bartın, Turkey.
The examination of land cover change, as the main driving force of global climate change, and the determination of its economic, ecological, and social effects are necessary for making the right decisions in sustainable development, planning, and management. This study, conducted in the local forest areas of Alabarda, located in Tavşanlı District (Turkey), examined temporal and spatial changes in land cover using an intensity analysis consisting of three levels: interval, category, and transition. Using the three maps of 1994, 2004, and 2015, we analyzed the land use changes during two time intervals (1993-2004 and 2004-2015) in the area for six categories, including three for forest areas (Productive, Degraded, and Treeless) and three for non-forest areas (Others, e. Read More