(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Land use land cover dynamics as a function of changing demography and hydrology

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SHOWQI I. (1) ; RASHID I (1) ; ROMSHOO S.A. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Earth Sciences, Univ. of Kashmir, Srinagar, INDE


This paper describes the spatiotemporal changes pertaining to land use land cover (LULC) and the driving forces behind these changes in Doodhganga watershed of Jhelum Basin (Kashmir). Firstly, it shows that the changes in the stream discharge are found responsible for the conversion of agricultural land into horticulture, as it has increased in spatial extent. Secondly, that increasing human population together with decreasing stream discharge account for LULC changes in the watershed. Therefore, the existing policy framework needs to focus upon mitigating the impacts of forces responsible for LULC change so as to ensure sustainable development of land resources


Article of periodic

published at : GeoJournal / ISSN 0343-2521 / CODEN GEOJDQ

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 79, no3 [pp. 297-307]

Bibliographic references : 57 ref.

Collation : 3 fig., 3 tabl., 3 cartes



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17887

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1007/s10708-013-9494-x

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