Spatial and temporal dynamics of land use pattern in Turkey: A case study in Inegol

Baskent E. Z., Kadiogullari A. İ.

LANDSCAPE AND URBAN PLANNING, vol.81, no.4, pp.316-327, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 81 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2007.01.007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.316-327
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Recognition and understanding of landscape dynamics as a historical legacy of disturbances are necessary for sustainable management of forest ecosystems. This study analyzed forest dynamics and spatial-temporal changes in land use/land cover pattern in a sub-temperate like alluvial forest land with 1778 km(2) area along the Eagan Sea coast of Turkey (Inegol). This area is studied by comparing Landsat images from 1987 to 2001 and evaluated with spatial analyses of forest cover type maps from 1972, 1983, 1993 to 2004 using GIS. The study investigated temporal changes of spatial structure of forest conditions over the period using Fragstats (TM).