With a special emphasis on urbanization, landscape fragmentation, isolation, and the socio-ecological consequences of the land use and land cover change, we aimed at studying the trends and patterns of land use and land cover change. In this study, we focused on the Western districts of Tamil Nadu- Erode and Coimbatore. These areas had large tracts of forested land with moderately dense vegetation. Trends in the land use and land cover (LU/LC) study showed that there had been a huge decrease in forest areas and emergence of new land use category. On the other hand, an increase in crop lands was observed, which peaked in 1970-1980.

Duration

2013 - 2015

Funding Agency

Tamil Nadu State Land Use Research Board (TNSLURB), State Planning Commission, Government of Tamil Nadu