Land use policy

Monitoring land use policy is a key for the success of implementing the land use zoning laws and regulations into practice. Nevertheless, several series of government land use policy are often confusing and inconvenient for compliance enforcement. Consequently, land resources have often been used without considerations of public benefits and non-financial purposes.

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Land use and land cover

Land use and land cover are continuously changing, mainly a consequence of human activities and the rapid growth of economy. Land use and land cover change (LULCC) is driven by combinations of social, biophysical, and economic factors. Expansions of agriculture into forest areas have resulted in adverse impacts on natural resources, including soil, water, forest, and living organisms. These LULCC phenomena have been occurring worldwide, with no exception of Thailand.

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Oil palm age classification

The majority of energy consumption in Thailand depends on the importation. Crude oil has the highest proportion at 80 percent of total domestic oil consumption, and the value is over 31 billion US dollars. The Thai government has promoted the Renewable and Alternative Energy Development Plan (AEDP 2012-2021) to strengthen the country energy security, to develop renewable energy sources to sustainably replacing fossil fuel and oil import in the future, and to move towards the low carbon society.

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Para rubber age classification

In a process of land transformation to oil palm, rubber plantation is chosen as a priority replacing cropland. A trend of rubber market prices in Southeast Asia industry during 2012-2015 has significantly declined due mainly to the economic crisis in the EU and US. In response to the crisis, the Thai government has taken an opportunity to induce the parallel plans in replacing older rubber plantation aged more than 20 years old or lands with lower production by a palm-oil energy crop.

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Tourism

Online tourist information is key factor for advertising both natural and manmade tourist attractions and thus allowing visitors to access information anywhere and anytime. Phuket is well known as the world tourist destination. However, Phuket's tourism Information, including contents and locations, are not yet stored nor visualized systematically. As a result, tourists either could not access the correct information or could not absorb and learn the history, lifestyle, identity, and culture in those visiting attractions.

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Satisfaction and perception

Customers’ satisfaction and perception are important to a process of improving public services worldwide. A wide variety of public services comprise education, health care, safety, tourism, transportation and other infrastructure. In order to enhance the services, a series of surveys on service quality provided at the time have to be examined, at least annually. Such that problems occurring would be resolved immediately and an appropriate policy planning could be deliberated to serve residents more efficiently and effectively.

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Environmental management and Ecology research

Biological monitoring is valuable method used in conservation studies to protect and preserve the biological integrity of natural ecosystem, which includes preventive measures. Bioindicators of pollutants are useful in predicting the level and degree of pollutants before the effects of the pollutants start.

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