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Petter Pilesjö

Petter Pilesjö

Professor

Petter Pilesjö

Impacts of land use and land cover change in response to different driving forces in Uganda : evidence from a review

Author

  • Justine Kilama Luwa
  • Yazidhi Bamutaze
  • Jackson Gilbert Majaliwa Mwanjalolo
  • Daniel Waiswa
  • Petter Pilesjö
  • Espoir Bagula Mukengere

Summary, in English

This reviewe of Land Use Land Cover Change (LULCC) studies in Uganda indicate agriculture, forest, grassland, and woodland as the major land use and land cover types. Central Uganda is the most studied region (15%), followed by western (14), eastern (10), and northern Uganda (3). District scale studies were (48%), catchment (19%), forest (17%), national (10%), and park (7%). Landsat 30 m and remote sensing was most used (93%). Population is the leadingdrivers of LULCC. The impacts of LULCC are site specific and includes reduction of: tree cover and species composition; water quality and quantity; and soil quality.

Department/s

  • Centre for Geographical Information Systems (GIS Centre)
  • BECC: Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate

Publishing year

2021

Language

English

Pages

378-394

Publication/Series

African Geographical Review

Volume

40

Issue

4

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Topic

  • Physical Geography
  • Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use

Keywords

  • environment
  • fastest growing population
  • livelihood
  • middle income economy
  • Uganda

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1937-6812