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Table 6 LULC change matrix of the Gelda catchment (1984–1995)

From: Land use/cover dynamics and its drivers in Gelda catchment, Lake Tana watershed, Ethiopia

Change from LULC 1995 (ha)
LUT Shrubs Forest cover Farmland and settlement Grassland Bare ground Total
Change from LULC 1984 (ha)
 Shrubs 1246.05 74.18 3925.9 1975.4 71.1 7292.63
 Forest cover 390.8 633.64 960.98 40.34 2.79 2028.55
 Farmland and settlement 859.48 241.01 9335.5 1680.4 65.42 12181.81
 Grassland 280.5 14.14 1940.02 2113.65 183.85 4532.16
 Bare ground 48.32 0 59.44 0 93.96 201.72
Total 2825.15 962.97 16221.84 5809.79 417.12 Total
  1. N.B. Entries on the cell of the matrix along the diagonal in italic indicated no change was observed in LULC classes, i.e., no loss or no gain