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Ambiente & ÁguaAn Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Science 2010, 5 (2)

Author: Alexandre Marco da Silva

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Ambiente & Água - An Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Science ISSN: 1980-993X ambi-agua@agro.unitau.br Universidade de Taubaté Brasil da Silva, Alexandre Marco Land cover change and environmental quality assessment using GIS techniques - a case study in Brazilian Southeastern region for the period 1988 - 2003 Ambiente & Água - An Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Science, vol.
5, núm.
2, 2010, pp.
40-50 Universidade de Taubaté Taubaté, Brasil Disponible en: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=92815026006 Cómo citar el artículo Número completo Más información del artículo Página de la revista en redalyc.org Sistema de Información Científica Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal Proyecto académico sin fines de lucro, desarrollado bajo la iniciativa de acceso abierto ISSN = 1980-993X – doi:10.4136-1980-993X www.ambi-agua.net E-mail: ambi-agua@agro.unitau.br Tel.: (12) 3625-4212 Land cover change and environmental quality assessment using GIS techniques - a case study in Brazilian Southeastern region for the period 1988 - 20031 (doi:10.4136-ambi-agua.135) Alexandre Marco da Silva UNESP - Campus de Sorocaba E-mail: amsilva@sorocaba.unesp.br ABSTRACT A close relation exists between the land cover situation and the environmental conditions of local wildlife species.
This paper aimed to analyze the alterations of the land cover in two periods (1988 - 1995 and 1995 - 2003) regarding changes or persistence of the each land cover class and habitat assessment (establishment of categories of habitat quality) for a place in Brazilian Southeastern region.
The study was carried out using digital land cover maps of the study area.
Using a routine of GIS software, data were analyzed and the thematic maps generated.
The data indicates that the region presented a dynamic land cover change, where almost a half of the study area presented changing in the land cover during the studied period. Major portion of the ...





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