Environmental Engineering
1. Integrating cellular automata Markov model to simulate future land use change of a tropical basin

M. Camara; N.R.B. Jamil; A.F.B. Abdullah; R.B. Hashim

Volume 6, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, , Pages 403-414


  Predicting land use change is an indispensable aspect in identifying the best development and management of land resources and their potential. This study used certified land-use maps of 1997, 2006, and 2015 combined with ancillary data such as road networks, water bodies and slopes, obtained from the ...  Read More

Environmental Engineering
2. Performance comparison of land change modeling techniques for land use projection of arid watersheds

S.M. Tajbakhsh; H. Memarian; K. Moradi; A.H. Aghakhani Afshar

Volume 4, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 263-280


  The change of land use/land cover has been known as an imperative force in environmental alteration, especially in arid and semi-arid areas. This research was mainly aimed to assess the validity of two major types of land change modeling techniques via a three dimensional approach in Birjand urban watershed ...  Read More

Environmental Management
3. Impact of land use change on soil erodibility

F. Taleshian Jeloudar; M. Ghajar Sepanlou; M. Emadi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 59-70


  Vulnerability of soil separates to detachment by water is described as soil erodibility by Universal Soil Loss Equation which can be affected by land use change. In this study it was attempted to quantify the changes of Universal Soil Loss Equation K-factor and its soil driving factors in three land ...  Read More

4. Land use and land cover spatiotemporal dynamic pattern and predicting changes using integrated CA-Markov model

A. Azizi; B. Malakmohamadi; H.R. Jafari

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, , Pages 223-234


  Analyzing the process of land use and cover changes during long periods of time and predicting the future changes is highly important and useful for the land use managers. In this study, the land use maps in the Ardabil plain in north-west part of Iran for four periods (1989, 1998, 2009 and 2013) are ...  Read More