Articles | Volume 9, issue 3
Research article
11 Jun 2018
Research article |  | 11 Jun 2018

Simulating carbon sequestration using cellular automata and land use assessment for Karaj, Iran

Ali Khatibi, Sharareh Pourebrahim, and Mazlin Bin Mokhtar

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Short summary
The speed of land use changes is much higher than in the past, which led to many changes in the environment and ecological processes. These changes cause some changes in the climate, the amount of pollution and biodiversity. Monitoring and modeling historical situation of the region can be used to anticipate the negative effects of these changes in order to protect resources. Agriculture class will be faced with a huge reduction of carbon sequestration because of expansion of residential areas.