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Land use changes and their impact on Soil and vegetation properties over Kanshi watershed, Potohar Plateau, Pakistan
  • Sohail Abbas,
  • Shehla Jabeen
Sohail Abbas
Konkuk University

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Shehla Jabeen
University of Jhang
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Large scale changes in land use pattern such as deforestation and machine-intensive farming process have increased carbon concentrations in atmosphere which negatively affects agricultural sector. Cross-disciplinary approaches were applied to investigate the land use changes and their impacts on the soil properties over Kanshi watershed. The results revealed that vegetation cover has been declined over the Kanshi catchment area during the last two decades. The deforestation and urbanization are the basic reasons for the fall of water tables in the Kanshi catchment area. Furthermore, the decreasing trend of rainfall and increasing trend of temperature was estimated during the last two decades. While the water discharge was decreased by 44.15 % during the last two decades in the Kanshi watershed. This substantial and significant change resultant due to climate change or increased intercession of anthropogenic activities on the earth surface. The highest stream flow was found in 1992 in the Kanshi catchment due to heavy rainfall. But in 2019, flow was on its peak value. Such variations in flow of stream increase due to fluctuations in rainfall pattern and vegetation cover resulted land degradation. 85% of local community is agreed that extensive agricultural practices, population growth, settlement patterns and brick industry have significant negative impact on vegetative cover and water discharge.
27 Feb 2021Submitted to Land Degradation & Development
01 Mar 2021Submission Checks Completed
01 Mar 2021Assigned to Editor
26 Mar 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
23 Apr 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
29 Apr 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Major
23 May 20211st Revision Received
24 May 2021Submission Checks Completed
24 May 2021Assigned to Editor
29 May 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
20 Sep 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Major
13 Nov 20212nd Revision Received
15 Nov 2021Submission Checks Completed
15 Nov 2021Assigned to Editor
11 Dec 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
13 Dec 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
22 Jan 20223rd Revision Received
25 Jan 2022Submission Checks Completed
25 Jan 2022Assigned to Editor
31 Jan 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
31 Jan 2022Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
01 Mar 20224th Revision Received
01 Mar 2022Submission Checks Completed
01 Mar 2022Assigned to Editor
01 Mar 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
01 Mar 2022Editorial Decision: Accept