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1. Paudyal, Pramila. Assessment of land cover change due to shale gas development in Harrison County, Ohio.

Degree: MS, Geography, 2019, University of Akron

Shale gas development is advancing with improved advancement in drilling technology. The shale gas permitted and drilled figure shows the increasing importance of shale development in Ohio. The development of shale gas in an area has effects as an increase in the areas of disturbance, clearing of the existing land cover, surface water contamination, sedimentation, and forest fragmentation. The infrastructures of shale gas as well-pad, road, gathering pipeline result in dramatic effects of change in the existing landscape. This study quantifies the amount of landcover and amount of forest fragmentation in Harrison County, Ohio. The study time was chosen as pre-shale gas development year 2006 and post shale gas development year 2014. The visual examination of the high resolution of aerial images helped in quantifying the changes in land cover in the area. Landscape metrics were used to quantify forest fragmentation. A total of 1393 hectare of land cover changed into shale gas infrastructures during the study time. The shale gas infrastructures were responsible for 620 hectares of forest cover change in the area. Approximately 1075 hectares of land was occupied by gathering pipelines alone out of which 543 hectares were forest area. In the study area, the forest cover decreased by 1% while comparing with the year prior to the shale gas development. Similarly, the increased number of forest patches also suggests the forest fragmentation of the area. These changes in the study area are attributable to an increase in the shale gas infrastructure. Advisors/Committee Members: Donnelly, Shanon (Advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Geography; Shale gas, landcover, forest fragmentation

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APA (6th Edition):

Paudyal, P. (2019). Assessment of land cover change due to shale gas development in Harrison County, Ohio. (Masters Thesis). University of Akron. Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=akron1564421778839792

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Paudyal, Pramila. “Assessment of land cover change due to shale gas development in Harrison County, Ohio.” 2019. Masters Thesis, University of Akron. Accessed September 21, 2019. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=akron1564421778839792.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Paudyal, Pramila. “Assessment of land cover change due to shale gas development in Harrison County, Ohio.” 2019. Web. 21 Sep 2019.

Vancouver:

Paudyal P. Assessment of land cover change due to shale gas development in Harrison County, Ohio. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Akron; 2019. [cited 2019 Sep 21]. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=akron1564421778839792.

Council of Science Editors:

Paudyal P. Assessment of land cover change due to shale gas development in Harrison County, Ohio. [Masters Thesis]. University of Akron; 2019. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=akron1564421778839792

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