Compactness versus interior-to-edge ratio; two approaches for habitat's ranking

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Abstract

In landscape ecology spatial descriptors (or indices) can be used to characterize habitats. Some of these descriptors can be used for habitat's ranking; this ranking is very important for conservation purposes. We would like to show that two traditional descriptors, namely the compactness and interior-to-edge ratio can give contradictory results. Being the second one is a more relevant descriptor, we would like to propose to avoid the further use the compactness in habitat's ranking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-26
Number of pages6
JournalActa Biotheoretica
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006

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Keywords

  • Compactness
  • Diamond's rule
  • Fragmentation
  • Habitat
  • Interior-to-edge ratio
  • Landscape ecology
  • Ranking

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Compactness versus interior-to-edge ratio; two approaches for habitat's ranking. / Imre, A.

In: Acta Biotheoretica, Vol. 54, No. 1, 03.2006, p. 21-26.

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