Patch analysis of Landsat datasets for assessment of environmental change in the Zambian Copperbelt

D. Limpitlaw, T. Woldai

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Abstract

A gradual decline in formal economic activity in the Zambian Copperbelt has resulted in increasing levels of poverty. The impacts of poverty on the environment have been mapped using Landsat MSS, ETM and ETM+ images. Changes in the environment have been traced over a period of nearly thirty years and have been assessed by patch analysis. This approach has shown that landscape patches in the Copperbelt are becoming increasingly complex in shape and smaller in size. The natural land cover, miombo woodland, is increasingly fragmented, posing a threat to biodiversity and the well-being of local communities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIGARSS 2004
Subtitle of host publication2004 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Pages2290-2293
Number of pages4
Volume4
ISBN (Print)0-7803-8742-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sept 2004
Event2004 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2004 - Anchorage, United States
Duration: 20 Sept 200424 Sept 2004

Conference

Conference2004 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2004
Abbreviated titleIGARSS 2004
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnchorage
Period20/09/0424/09/04

Keywords

  • Data analysis
  • Satellites
  • Remote sensing
  • Agriculture
  • Copper
  • Cities and towns
  • Vegetation mapping
  • Africa
  • Environmental economics
  • Shape
  • n/a OA procedure
  • ADLIB-ART-1193
  • ESA

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