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Researcher Mallick, Taniya
Advisor Mohanty
Source KrishiKosh-Indian National Agricultural Research System
Content type Text
Educational Degree Master of Science (M.Sc.)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Animals (Zoology)
Subject Keyword Lulc- An Approach ♦ Human-elephant Conflict ♦ Btr ♦ Zoology
Abstract Mammalian populations are typically modeled with a logistic growth curve that stabilizes when the populations reach the carrying capacity of their habitat. Therefore, when loss is significant, we estimate population size o decline. Elephant habitat in North-West Bengal have seen a significant loss in the last century and we estimate a certain decline in population. However, in some regions, habitat loss could have been compensated by high-nutrition value croplands. As a consequence, the rate of decline in the elephant population in these decades could have been slowed down. Hence, we also expect human-elephant conflicts to be intense at such geographical points if indeed, elephants are supplementing. For this study, I limit this to quantifying habitat loss in terms of LULC that is available in Remote-sense satellite data as Landsat/8 ( 8th January, 2017) at 30m resolution. At a large landscape level, we will have information on the varying degrees of habitat loss over decadal time-scale in the recent past. This baseline information will help understand one possible factor responsible for human-elephant conflict.
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Thesis
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