Year 2019, Volume 69, Issue 2, Pages 87 - 96 2019-07-01

Assessing land use change and moving sand transport in the western Hodna basin (central Algerian steppe ecosystems)
Batı Hodna havzasında arazi kullanım değişiminin ve kum taşınımının değerlendirilmesi (Merkez Cezayir bozkır ekosistemleri)

Saifi Merdas [1] , Nouar Boulghobra [2] , Tewfik Mostephaoui [3] , Mohamed Belhamra [4] , Haroun Fadlaoui [5]

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DOI: 10.26650/forestist.2019.19005


The application of land use and land cover change (LULC) techniques for identifying the state of the environment is both a suitable tool and cost-effective. The study was conducted in the western part of the Hodna Basin (province of M’sila, Algeria). In this study, we combined remotely sensed data and ground truth observations to analyze the trends of LULC and their drivers during the 30 years from 1984 to 2014. In addition, we evaluated the sand transport using wind data. We assessed LULC using the supervised image classification method. The results indicated that rangelands experienced a considerable decrease with 50,000 hectares. This shrinkage in rangelands cover is associated with an expansion in bare soil cover with an increase of 57,000 hectares. Furthermore, woody vegetation and sand experienced a decrease in their cover. However, there is an increase in agriculture area. The analysis of land cover of sand indicated a decrease in the area of this class, and the assessment of wind data revealed that within the study area there is a transition zone of moving sands. The dynamic of LULC was mostly conducted by the anthropogenic and overgrazing factors. These drivers have a considerable role in the patterning of different types of land cover in the investigated landscape. We can conclude that the LULC technique used for the assessment of the environmental state identified a regressive trend of ecosystem values and a process of land degradation which implies the need for implementation of sustainable management practices.

Cite this paper as: Merdas, S., Boulghobra, N., Mostephaoui, T., Belhamra, M., Fadloui, H., 2019. Assessing land use change and moving sand transport in the western Hodna basin (central Algerian steppe ecosystems). Forestist 69(2): 87-96.

DOI: 10.26650/forestist.2019.19005


Arazi kullanımı ve arazi örtüsünün değişimi (LULC) teknikleri ile çevre durumunun tespit edilmesi uygun bir yöntem olmakla birlikte maliyeti de düşüktür. Bu çalışma, Hodna Havzası’nın (Mila il eyaleti, Cezayir) batı kısmında gerçekleştirilmiştir. Bu çalışmada, 1984-2014 yılları arasındaki 30 yıllık uzaktan algılama verileri ve arazi gözlemleri birleştirilerek, arazi kullanımı ve arazi örtüsünün değişimleri (LULC) analiz edilmiştir. Ayrıca, rüzgâr verileri kullanılarak kum taşınımı durumu da değerlendirilmiştir. Görüntü sınıflandırma yöntemini kullanarak LULC tekniği ile birlikte değerlendirmeler yapılmıştır. Elde edilen sonuçlara göre mera alanlarının 50000 hektar ile önemli bir düşüş yaşadığını göstermiştir. Mera alanlarındaki bu azalmanın çıplak toprak örtüsündeki 57000 hektarlık artış ile ilişkili olduğu görülmüştür. Ayrıca, odunsu bitki örtüsü ile kaplı alanlarda bir azalma ve tarım alanlarında da bir artış gerçekleşmiştir. Kum ile kaplı alanların incelenmesi ve rüzgar verilerinin değerlendirilmesi ile çalışma alanı içerisinde hareketli kumların bir geçiş bölgesi bulunduğu ortaya koyulmuştur. Arazi kullanımı ve arazi örtüsünün değişimlerinin (LULC) çoğunlukla antropojenik ve aşırı otlatma faktörlerinden kaynaklandığı görülmektedir. Bu arazi etki faktörleri, arazideki farklı tipteki arazi örtüsü modellerinde de önemli rol oynamaktadır. Çevresel durumun değerlendirilmesinde kullanılan LULC tekniğinin, ekosistem değerlerinde azalma eğilimi olduğunu ve sürdürülebilir yönetim uygulamalarına duyulan ihtiyacı ortaya koyan bir arazi bozulma sürecini tanımladığı sonucuna varılmıştır.

Cite this paper as: Merdas, S., Boulghobra, N., Mostephaoui, T., Belhamra, M., Fadloui, H., 2019. Assessing land use change and moving sand transport in the western Hodna basin (central Algerian steppe ecosystems). Forestist 69(2): 87-96.

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Primary Language en
Subjects Forestry
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Author: Saifi Merdas (Primary Author)
Institution: Centre of Scientific and Technical Research on Arid Regions, Biskra, Algeria

Author: Nouar Boulghobra
Institution: Centre of Scientific and Technical Research on Arid Regions, Biskra, Algeria

Author: Tewfik Mostephaoui
Institution: Centre of Scientific and Technical Research on Arid Regions, Biskra, Algeria

Author: Mohamed Belhamra
Institution: Department of Agronomic Sciences, University of Mohamed Kheidar, Biskra, Algeria

Author: Haroun Fadlaoui
Institution: Centre of Scientific and Technical Research on Arid Regions, Biskra, Algeria

Dates

Publication Date: July 1, 2019

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APA Merdas, S , Boulghobra, N , Mostephaoui, T , Belhamra, M , Fadlaoui, H . (2019). Assessing land use change and moving sand transport in the western Hodna basin (central Algerian steppe ecosystems). FORESTIST, 69 (2), 87-96. Retrieved from http://dergipark.org.tr/forestist/issue/47040/591215
MLA Merdas, S , Boulghobra, N , Mostephaoui, T , Belhamra, M , Fadlaoui, H . "Assessing land use change and moving sand transport in the western Hodna basin (central Algerian steppe ecosystems)". FORESTIST 69 (2019): 87-96 <http://dergipark.org.tr/forestist/issue/47040/591215>
Chicago Merdas, S , Boulghobra, N , Mostephaoui, T , Belhamra, M , Fadlaoui, H . "Assessing land use change and moving sand transport in the western Hodna basin (central Algerian steppe ecosystems)". FORESTIST 69 (2019): 87-96
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ISNAD Merdas, Saifi , Boulghobra, Nouar , Mostephaoui, Tewfik , Belhamra, Mohamed , Fadlaoui, Haroun . "Assessing land use change and moving sand transport in the western Hodna basin (central Algerian steppe ecosystems)". FORESTIST 69 / 2 (July 2019): 87-96.
AMA Merdas S , Boulghobra N , Mostephaoui T , Belhamra M , Fadlaoui H . Assessing land use change and moving sand transport in the western Hodna basin (central Algerian steppe ecosystems). FORESTIST. 2019; 69(2): 87-96.
Vancouver Merdas S , Boulghobra N , Mostephaoui T , Belhamra M , Fadlaoui H . Assessing land use change and moving sand transport in the western Hodna basin (central Algerian steppe ecosystems). FORESTIST. 2019; 69(2): 96-87.