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Mapping mangrove distribution in Kong Kong Laut, Masai, Johor, using remote sensing

Ahmadi, Zuhairi and Kassim, Zaleha and Zakariya, Khalilah and Shahari, Rozilawati and Ahmad Mukhlis, Amin and Shammodin, Muhammad Shaheed and Mohd Rosli, Nur Suhaila and Hasnan, Hazwani Hanim and Shammodin, Najehah and Muhammad Idzham Helmi, Mohd Jinah (2020) Mapping mangrove distribution in Kong Kong Laut, Masai, Johor, using remote sensing. Malayan Nature Journal, 72 (4). pp. 545-550. ISSN 0025-1291

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Abstract

This study examined the mangrove distribution in Kong Kong Laut, Masai, Johor using remote sensing. Landsat 8 OLI/TIRS imagery at Kong Kong Laut estuary has been analyzed using NDVI and supervised classification based on the field survey data. In this study, field survey for supervised classification only observed the exclusive mangrove species and does not include the associate species. The total number of exclusive species found is eleven, although there are many other associate mangrove species in the area. Results showed that total cover of 29.63 ha of “Mangrove Class A” consisting of four mangrove species have been identified. Besides, the total cover of “Mangrove Class B” consisting of eleven mangrove species is 9.27 ha. The overlapping mangrove classification is due to the spectral similarities in mangrove vegetation, thus some species cannot be segregated into different groups found in both classes. In addition, the total mangrove cover in Kong Kong Laut is bigger than the classified 38.90 ha as the mentioned figure is only focused on the proposed mangrove conservation area by the local community. It is found that remote sensing is one of the reliable techniques to map the mangrove distribution and coverage, thus allowing continuous monitoring for sustainable planning and management.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7204/87674
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kong Kong Laut; Remote Sensing; GIS; Land Cover; Mangrove
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH541.13 Ecology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): International Institute for Halal Research and Training (INHART)
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Science
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Plant Science
Depositing User: Associate Prof. Dr. Zaleha Kassim
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2021 15:08
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2021 15:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/87674

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