A. Palham Abbas
Natural Resource Faculity, Azad University, Bandar Abbas Branch,
Email: Apabbasi @ yahoo.com
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Germination of plants in one area is influenced by environmental factors of that area. Having information about both ecological needs of differente types and regional specifications of area which is under consideration is necessary. In this research the Potential habitat of a species of Cupressus sempervirens in aquferous watersheed of Armand Chaharmahal bakhtiyari province was determined by using RS and GIS techniques. For this purpose after collecting different maps including topography, geology, climate , soil maps of the area which is up taken from different organs, these maps were digitazed for providing essential information layers. Information layers including of rock outcrop, forest covering, Rangeland, dry land, irrigated farming lands were provided by TM data, then with refer to different scientific sources, different ecological needs of Cupressus sempervirens were provided and based on these needs and also, the properties of the area different information layer were prepared. Finally, by combining the layers with each other it was specified that about 1150 hectars belongs to suitable habitat of Cupressus sempervirens in the area considration.
Key words: Ecological needs, Information layer, RS, GIS, Armand,