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.
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.
- Sara Vallecillo
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
The compressed zip file contains the projected landscape fragmentation for the Danube region at NUTS0 and NUTS2 , from 2010 to 2050. The data is stored in .csv format.
The compressed zip file contains the projected landscape fragmentation at NUTS0 and NUTS2 , from 2010 to 2050. The data is stored in .csv format.
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