Assessment of land use and land cover changes in the Tasik Chini Catchment area, Pahang, Malaysia using the GIS

I. M. Sujaul, Ismail Sahid, G. Muhammad Barzani, Mohd. Ekhwan Toriman, Sahibin @ Sahibini Abd Rahim

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The study was undertaken in order to explore the temporal and spatial land use changes during the periods 1984, 1990, 2000 and 2002 at the Tasik Chini Catchment using the Geographical Information Systems (GIS). The GIS has the capability of associating information with particular features on a map and creating new relationships that can determine the suitability of various sites for development, evaluating the environmental impact and identifying the best location for the new facilities. The boundary of the study area from the topographic map and four land use maps was digitized. On the basis of the 1984 land use map, there were only three types of land use, however this dramatically changed into seven categories in 2002. The three initial types of land use were forests, oil palm plantations and water bodies. The forest area decreased by 861.70 ha in 2002 and forests constituted 75.72% of the study area. The forest areas were converted into six categories of land use. These six categories increased by 740.68 ha in 2002 and covered 15.60% of the total area. The water bodies increased by 240.32 ha and covered 8.68% of the study area. The water bodies in the study area increased after the construction of the barrage downstream of the Chini River in 1995. Activities during the past 18 years have significantly affected the ecological, biological and hydrological functions of the lake system. The unsystematic and rapid urbanization that occurred in the study region not only caused the loss of important forest and wetlands, but also contributed to water and soil pollution problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)404-413
Number of pages10
JournalAdvances in Environmental Biology
Volume4
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010

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Geographic Information Systems
Malaysia
land cover
geographic information systems
land use
GIS
Body Water
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Water Pollution
barrage
Environmental Pollution
Urbanization
soil pollution
Wetlands
Elaeis guineensis
water pollution
Lakes
urbanization
Rivers
land use change

Keywords

  • Catchment
  • GIS
  • Land use and land cover change
  • Malaysia
  • Tasik Chini

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Assessment of land use and land cover changes in the Tasik Chini Catchment area, Pahang, Malaysia using the GIS. / Sujaul, I. M.; Sahid, Ismail; Muhammad Barzani, G.; Toriman, Mohd. Ekhwan; Abd Rahim, Sahibin @ Sahibini.

In: Advances in Environmental Biology, Vol. 4, No. 3, 09.2010, p. 404-413.

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Sujaul, I. M. ; Sahid, Ismail ; Muhammad Barzani, G. ; Toriman, Mohd. Ekhwan ; Abd Rahim, Sahibin @ Sahibini. / Assessment of land use and land cover changes in the Tasik Chini Catchment area, Pahang, Malaysia using the GIS. In: Advances in Environmental Biology. 2010 ; Vol. 4, No. 3. pp. 404-413.
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