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Over-Exploitation of Forests

A Case Study from North East India

  • Presents research on forest loss of a global biodiversity hotspot

  • Describes how a standard tool like GIS can bring new insight into forestry and biodiversity research

  • Focuses on North East India, a relatively little studied area


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Geography book series (BRIEFSGEOGRAPHY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Anup Saikia
    Pages 1-5
  3. Anup Saikia
    Pages 7-17
  4. Anup Saikia
    Pages 19-24
  5. Anup Saikia
    Pages 25-28
  6. Anup Saikia
    Pages 29-52
  7. Anup Saikia
    Pages 53-60
  8. Anup Saikia
    Pages 61-66
  9. Anup Saikia
    Pages 67-72

About this book


North east India is a global biodiversity hotspot but a quite understudied area. Forest loss has always been problematic in the area. Using Landsat satellite data from three periods (70s, 80s/90s and 2010s), forest loss is assessed in sample protected areas and other sites in the study area. Processing is undertaken using image processing and standard GIS tools. The landscape metrics of select sites are assessed using the widely used program Fragstats. The central discussion of the study involves the drivers of forest loss.


Biodiversity Hotspot Drivers of Forest Loss Encroachment Karbi Anglong Namdapha National Park

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyGauhati UniversityGuwahatiIndia

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