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Title: Forest connectivity (1km dispersal distance)


Connectivity (or isolation) is measured with a network-based habitat availability index that quantifies functional connectivity on the basis of the forest area, its spatial configuration, inter-patch distances, matrix permeability and specific dispersal capabilities of generic groups of forest-dwelling species. The Root Probability of Connectivity Index (RPC) was computed locally per landscape units of 25 km by 25 km, for forest species dispersing in average a 1km distance and assuming a 50% probability at the 1km distance. The European-wide assessment applies an inter-patch Euclidian distances and a homogeneous non-forested matrix. It is dimensionless and ranges from 0 to 1. An average of the landscape based RPC values is provided per provinces (administrative units NUTS2/3) and per country (NUTS0). Forest connectivity for the year 2006 is reported at broad scale (spatial details up to 25 ha) and fine scale (spatial details up to 1 ha). Regional trends are provided for the period ...

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Last modified 2006-12-12
Issue date 2006-12-12
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From: 2006-01-01 – To: 2006-12-31

Language English
Data theme(s) Environment
EuroVoc concept(s) biodiversity; climate change; scientific research
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Measures are presented in Estreguil et al, 2012. The Root Probability of Connectivity Index (RPC) belongs to a family set of connectivity indices referred as Power Weighted Probability of Dispersal (PWPD), which is derived from the Probability of Connectivity index (PC) (Conefor ...
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70.09° N, 34.59° E, 34.56° S, -10.58° W

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