Assessing forest fragmentation in north-western Himalaya: a case study from Ranikhet forest range, Uttarakhand, India

  title={Assessing forest fragmentation in north-western Himalaya: a case study from Ranikhet forest range, Uttarakhand, India},
  author={Mohit Sharma and Anusheema Chakraborty and J. K. Garg and Pawan K. Joshi},
  journal={Journal of Forestry Research},
The northwestern Himalaya harbors high levels of biodiversity due to its unique topography, climatic conditions and heterogeneity. Forest fragmentation is one of the major threats causing a decline in biodiversity in the Himalayan region. We assesses forest fragmentation and changes in land use land cover (LULC) patterns using multi-temporal satellite data over a time span of four decades (1976–2013). Fragmentation analysis using the Landscape Fragmentation Tool (LFT) reveals a decrease in core… CONTINUE READING
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