Reading the title, you might question why we are interested in selecting the Northwestern upland as a case study. In fact, the region is a unique geographical location for not only being former Khmer Rouge strongholds, but also the biggest allocation of forest lands for national scale demobilization of military. The changes of land use and land cover are dramatic and shocking. If you would like to know more, please follow with us!
To understand the changes pattern of land use and land cover in time and space for the last 40 years
To explain the process of land use and land cover changes along chronological time series
To identify proximate causes and underlying factors and illustrate their linkage to those changes
There is no any specific pre-requisite for this case study. We welcome all students who are interested to know land use and land cover changes in the Northwestern uplands of Cambodia, former Khmer Rouge stronghold regions.
The case study is divided into three parts with below required time for learning.
- Part I: Changes of land use and land cover (LULC): 20mn
- Part II: Process of land use and land cover changes: 30mn
- Part III: Proximate causes, underlying factors, and their linkages: 20mn