Due to the issue of climate change as a public concern, information of carbon stock availability play an important role to describe the condition of forest ecosystems in the context of sustainable forest management. This study has the objective to identify land cover change during 2 decades (1996 - 2016) in the forest region and estimate the value of forest carbon stocks in west Java Province using remote sensing imagery. The land cover change information was obtained by visually interpreting the Landsat image, while the estimation of the carbon stock value was performed using the transformation of the NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) which extracted from Landsat image. Biomass value is calculated by existing allometric equations. The results of this study shows that the forest area in the forest region of West Java Province have decreased from year to year, and the estimation value of forest carbon stock in the forest region of West Java Province also decreased from year to year.
|Journal||IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science|
|Publication status||Published - 16 May 2018|
|Event||4th International Symposium on LAPAN-IPB Satellite for Food Security and Environmental Monitoring 2017, LISAT-FSEM 2017 - Bogor, Indonesia|
Duration: 9 Oct 2017 → 11 Oct 2017