Forest Landscape Pattern in a Nutshell: Local and Continental Applications of a Four-Families Index Set. Estreguil, C., Caudullo, G., de Rigo , D., & Whitmore, C. In 16th International Symposium on Problems of Landscape Ecological Research - Landscape Ecology: From Theory to Practice, pages 12–13, 2012.
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[Excerpt] Measuring and monitoring landscape habitat fragmentation are an important first step to further study the relationship between pattern and ecological processes. This paper presents a standardised set of indices to characterise pattern and its application at varying spatial scales. A total of twelve indices is organised into four main families -general landscape composition, habitat morphology, edge interface mosaic context and connectivity -. Their implementation is based on three conceptual models which are partly revisited and combined (MSPA from GUIDOS software, Probability of Connectivity from Conefor Sensinode software, moving window based landscape mosaic model). The application at local scale used the harmonized '' General Habitat Categories'' maps (based on life forms) over sixty five squares located in several environmental zones and available within the EBONE project ( '' European Biodiversity Observation NEtwork''). Habitat pattern layers and indices are made accessible through the web-based mapping client. The pattern of the focal forest phanerophyte habitat is presented with particular focus on its edge landscape context and the permeability of the habitat matrix.
@inproceedings{estreguilForestLandscapePattern2012,
  title = {Forest Landscape Pattern in a Nutshell: Local and Continental Applications of a Four-Families Index Set},
  booktitle = {16th {{International Symposium}} on {{Problems}} of {{Landscape Ecological Research}} - {{Landscape Ecology}}: {{From Theory}} to {{Practice}}},
  author = {Estreguil, Christine and Caudullo, Giovanni and {de Rigo}, Daniele and Whitmore, Ceri},
  year = {2012},
  pages = {12--13},
  abstract = {[Excerpt] Measuring and monitoring landscape habitat fragmentation are an important first step to further study the relationship between pattern and ecological processes. This paper presents a standardised set of indices to characterise pattern and its application at varying spatial scales. A total of twelve indices is organised into four main families -general landscape composition, habitat morphology, edge interface mosaic context and connectivity -. Their implementation is based on three conceptual models which are partly revisited and combined (MSPA from GUIDOS software, Probability of Connectivity from Conefor Sensinode software, moving window based landscape mosaic model). The application at local scale used the harmonized '' General Habitat Categories'' maps (based on life forms) over sixty five squares located in several environmental zones and available within the EBONE project ( '' European Biodiversity Observation NEtwork''). Habitat pattern layers and indices are made accessible through the web-based mapping client. The pattern of the focal forest phanerophyte habitat is presented with particular focus on its edge landscape context and the permeability of the habitat matrix.},
  keywords = {*imported-from-citeulike-INRMM,~INRMM-MiD:c-13215134,connectivity,ecological-networks,ecology,forest-resources,fragmentation,land-cover,landscape-modelling,morphology,spatial-pattern},
  lccn = {INRMM-MiD:c-13215134}
}
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