Data from: Critical analysis of forest degradation in the southern Eastern Ghats of India: comparison of satellite imagery and soil quality index

Andimuthu Ramachandran, Parthasarathy Radhapriya, Shanmuganathan Jayakumar, Praveen Dhanya & Rajadurai Geetha
India has one of the largest assemblages of tropical biodiversity, with its unique floristic composition of endemic species. However, current forest cover assessment is performed via satellite-based forest surveys, which have many limitations. The present study, which was performed in the Eastern Ghats, analysed the satellite-based inventory provided by forest surveys and inferred from the results that this process no longer provides adequate information for quantifying forest degradation in an empirical manner. The study analysed...

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  • 2016

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  • Pondicherry University
  • Anna University, Chennai