Observing the effects or rapid industrialization, on forestry and pastures by remote sensing

Yildirim H., Ozel M. E., Akca A., Ozdemir M.

ALLGEMEINE FORST UND JAGDZEITUNG, vol.180, pp.151-158, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 180
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.151-158
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Rapid and uncontrolled industrialization in an area and related population growth require fast assessments for the actual land-cover/land-use (LC/LU) maps and related practices, in order to avoid the overuse and damaging of the landscape beyond sustainability. Growth of industry, brings an increase in population beyond its needs, increasing the housing demands. All these may cause the loss of vegetation cover in the region, mostly of forestry and grassland in the present case (YILDIRIM et al., 1997, 2002). Modern remote sensing and geographic information system (GIS) technologies fit well for the evaluation and long term monitoring of such effects.