Christopher Munyati

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The paper describes the use of Principal Component Analysis (PCA) of remote sensing images as a method of change detection for the Kafue Flats, an inland wetland system in southern Zambia. The wetland is under human and natural pressures but is also an important wildlife habitat. A combination of Landsat MSS and TM images were used The images used were from(More)
Healthy rangelands are of economic and biodiversity conservation importance in the savannas of northern South Africa. The proliferation of woody plant species on the rangelands, known as bush encroachment, constitutes a degradation of rangeland quality, given the non-palatability of the encroaching species. Though the causes are not fully understood, heavy(More)
The coexistence of woody vegetation and grass characterises savannas. High spatial resolution digital satellite images and appropriate image processing algorithms can facilitate monitoring of the woody cover. Historical aerial photographs enable an extension of high spatial resolution analysis of the woody cover to periods before satellite imagery. This(More)
BACKGROUND The coexistence of woody vegetation and grass is a key characteristic of savanna ecological balance. Gains in woody vegetation at the expense of grass can lead to changes in grazer and browser carrying capacities on the savannas. This study examined long-term change in woody cover at four study sites representative of the geology and rainfall in(More)
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