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2010 (Vol. 2, Issue: 2)
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Assessing Changes in Kagoro Forest, Kaduna State Nigeria using Remote Sensing and Gis

Ojonigu F. Ati, Tabitha Sheyin, Innocent Abbas and Seidu O. Mohammed
Corresponding Author:  Ojonigu Friday Ati 

Key words:  Land cover, forest, cultivation, carbon dioxide, temperature, settlement,
Vol. 2 , (2): Page No: 121-132
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2009 September, 12 2009 November, 18 2010 March, 10
Abstract:

Already georeferenced satellite imageries for 1987, 1994 and 2005 were used to study the land cover changes in the Kagoro forest. The results of the study revealed that settlement and cultivated area increased between 1987 and 2005 by 72 and 17.77% respectively while undisturbed forest decreased 24.06%. This result shows a significant depletion of the Kagoro forest as a consequence of human activities particularly cultivation for agricultural purposes. At the present rate, the forest is in danger of being destroyed and laid bare in the nearest future. T his trend has implication for global carbon dioxide loading and temperature.
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Ojonigu F. Ati, Tabitha Sheyin, Innocent Abbas and Seidu O. Mohammed, 2010. Assessing Changes in Kagoro Forest, Kaduna State Nigeria using Remote Sensing and Gis.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 2(2): Page No: 121-132.
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