Book ID: 92471
Measuring Landscapes. A Planner's Handbook. 2006. illustr. 240 p. gr8vo. Hardcover.
This practical handbook bridges the gap between those scientists whostudy landscapes and the planners and conservationists who must thendecide how best to preserve and build environmentally-sound habitats.The authors explain specific tools and concepts to measure a landscape's structure, form, and change over time. Metrics studied patch richness, class area proportion, patch number and density, mean patch size, shape, radius of gyration, contagion, edge contrast, nearestneighbor distance, and proximity. These measures will help planners andconservationists make better land use decisions for the future.