29th SCIENTIFIC - EXPERT CONFERENCE OFAGRICULTURE AND FOOD INDUSTRY, İzmir, Turkey, 26 - 28 September 2018, pp.105-114
The Great Meander Delta, which provides a living space in natural life to many species, located in the south of Kuşadası district in the southwest of Aydın province has unplanned and rapid urbanization, due to opening the drainage channels of the areas with alkaline properties, which are significant food sources for the living creatures, and the use of the unsuitable areas have led to the loss of wetlands and caused the vast majority of them to have endangered flora and fauna endemic in the region. With this research study, the distribution map of each taxa was determined by creating a map of the floodplain found in the wetlands located inside the Delta and the known species within many of which are endemic but whose distribution areas are unknown. For this purpose, we used object-based classification method using "Rapid Eye" which is the first satellite image with a Red-Edge band, assuming that the density of chlorophyll and water in the plant is the greatest. In the coastal area of the delta where the bird's paradise is located, the flora and their distribution map of the wetlands, which have very rich biological flora and must be protected by the international RAMSAR contract, have been created.
Key words: The Great Meander Delta, Rapid Eye, Wetland, Object-Based Classification