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Impact Assessment of Land Use Land Cover Change on Soil Erosion Status in Phewa Lake Watershed of Nepal

  title={Impact Assessment of Land Use Land Cover Change on Soil Erosion Status in Phewa Lake Watershed of Nepal},
  author={Raju Raj Regmi and S. K. Saha},
The paper assessed the impact of land use land cover (LULC) change on soil erosion status in Phewa Lake watershed of Nepal using a geographic information system-based soil erosion modeling approach with LULC change detection to quantify the influence of changing LULC on erosion risk. Four LULC maps were generated for a 15-year period (1995 through 2010) at 5-year intervals to assess LULC change and to predict the projected (2015 and 2020) LULC scenario. Revised Morgan, Morgan & Fenny (RMMF… Expand
Spatial assessment of the impact of land use and land cover change on supply of ecosystem services in Phewa watershed, Nepal
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Change in land use and ecosystem services delivery from community-based forest landscape restoration in the Phewa Lake watershed, Nepal
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From denuded to green mountains: process and motivat- ing factors of forest landscape restoration in Phewa Lake watershed, Nepal
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Design considerations in supporting payments for ecosystem services from community-managed forests in Nepal
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How do property rights reforms provide incentives for forest landscape restoration ? Comparing evidence from Nepal , China and Ethiopia
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Assessment of soil erosion in the Nepalese Himalaya : a case study in Likhu Khola Valley, Middle Mountain Region
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  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Environmental management
  • 2001
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