Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Point of contact: carlo.lavalle@ec.europa.eu

Title: LF622 - Landscape Fragmentation (LUISA Platform REF2014)

Description

The indicator measures the degree to which species movements between different parts of the landscape are interrupted by barriers. The more barriers fragmenting the landscape, the more difficult will be the species movement through the landscape. This is measured by the effective mesh density (Seff) and includes the so called -cross-boundary connections- procedure that eliminates the bias arising from the patches shared by two or more reporting units (i.e. administrative boundaries) (Jaeger, 2000; Moser et al., 2007; EEA and FOEN, 2011). It is expressed in number of meshes per 1,000 km2 - the more fragmented is the landscape, the higher is the effective mesh density of a given region.The level of detail of this indicator is per NUTS0.

Additional Publications:

  1. Moser, B., Jaeger, J.G., Tappeiner, U., Tasser, E. and Eiselt, B. (2007).Modification of the effective mesh size for measuring landscape fragmentation to solve the boundary problem. Landscape Ecology, 22, 447-459.
Contributors
Carlo Lavalle carlo.lavalle@ec.europa.eu
Sara Vallecillo sara.vallecillo@ec.europa.eu 0000-0002-5105-6253
How to cite
Lavalle, Carlo; Vallecillo, Sara (2015):  LF622 - Landscape Fragmentation (LUISA Platform REF2014). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-luisa-lf622-landscape-fragmentation-ref-2014
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Publications

  • publication Landscape division, splitting index, and effective mesh size: new measures of landscape fragmentation

    DOI:10.1023/A:1008129329289

  • publication Urban adaptation to climate change in Europe: Cities challenges, opportunities, and supportive national and European policies

    DOI:10.2800/41895

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Additional information
Last modified 2015-11-06
Issue date 2015-04-22
Landing page https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/luisa
Geographic area European Union
Temporal coverage

From: 2010-01-01 – To: 2050-12-31

Update frequency annual
Language English
Data theme(s) Environment; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 36 SCIENCE; 52 ENVIRONMENT
Identifier http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-luisa-lf622-landscape-fragmentation-ref-2014

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