Вестник Поволжского государственного технологического университета. Серия: Лес. Экология. Природопользование
MONITORING CEDRUS LIBANI FORESTS CONSERVATION STATUS IN THE SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC USING GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGIES
Опубликована: 2021-08-04
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  • A. A. Ibrahim Ecology and Forestry Department , Faculty of Agriculture, Tishreen University, Lattakia, Syria
  • E. K. Koubaily Ecology and Forestry Department , Faculty of Agriculture, Tishreen University, Lattakia, Syria
  • A. M. Thabeet Department of Ecology and Forestry, Aleppo University, Syria

Аннотация

Advanced monitoring and mapping of forest areas using the latest technological advances in satellite imagery is an alternative solution for sustainable forest management compared to conventional ground measurements. Remote sensing products have been a key source of information and cost-effective option for monitoring changes in vegetation areas. The aim of this study is to assess the changes in conservation status of the natural stands of Cedrus Libani A. Richard (C. libani) in their only natural habitat in Syria, Slenfeh and Jawbat Burghal, during the period 1984-2014 by using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). 17 various Landsat images; Landsat 4, 5 and 8 and the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) were used during the period 1984-2014.The results showed a significant increase trend of NDVI for the natural stands of C. libani in Slenfeh and Jawbat Burghal during 1984-2014; which reflects the good health status of the natural Cedar stands in Syria and thus its ability to fruit and regenerate naturally especially when appropriate sylvicultural treatments are applied.

Биографии авторов

A. A. Ibrahim, Ecology and Forestry Department , Faculty of Agriculture, Tishreen University, Lattakia, Syria

Member of the teaching staff (demonstrator) at Tishreen University, Agriculture Faculty, Department of Forestry and Environment, Syria. Research interests – remote sensing of forest and GIS, studying the effect of forest structure on natural regeneration of forestry species. Author of 10 scientific publications.

E. K. Koubaily, Ecology and Forestry Department , Faculty of Agriculture, Tishreen University, Lattakia, Syria

Professor in Department of Ecology and Foresty, Tishreen University, Syria. Research interests –forest mensuration, reforestation. Author of 10 scientific publications.

A. M. Thabeet, Department of Ecology and Forestry, Aleppo University, Syria

Associat Professor in Department of Ecology and Foresty, Aleppo University, Syria. Research interests – remote sensing of forest and GIS, forest mensuration. Author of 21 scientific publications.