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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/29713
Title:
Measuring urban habitat fragmentation: an example from the Black Country, UK
Authors:
Young, Christopher; Jarvis, Peter
Abstract:
The processes of urbanisation have left a fragmented mosaic of habitat patches of varying size, shape and character with the result that from location to location the number and quality of contacts between patches varies considerably. Traditional measurements of this habitat fragmentation, and its converse, connectivity, have rarely looked at the landscape as a whole but instead have simplified it to specific landscape subsets, or else have looked at area-to-area relationships through generalising the landscape into homogeneous pixels or grids. In this paper the character of the whole landscape is examined at scales appropriate to the spatial variability of the urban environment. Using a direct measurement of patch-to-patch contact all contacts between all patches are examined and the relationship between all contiguous and connecting habitats is quantified. This is further refined to look at connections between patches of different quality, a measure that highlights the adverse effects of urbanisation as a whole on landscape connections between quality habitats. (SpringerLink)
Citation:
Landscape Ecology, 16(7): 643-658
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Journal:
Landscape Ecology
Issue Date:
2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/29713
DOI:
10.1023/A:1013108005347
Additional Links:
http://www.springerlink.com/content/k11h01636pr2w6u0/; http://direct.bl.uk/bld/PlaceOrder.do?UIN=107031662&ETOC=RN&from=searchengine
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
09212973; 15729761
Appears in Collections:
Plant and Environmental Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorYoung, Christopher-
dc.contributor.authorJarvis, Peter-
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-09T13:05:39Z-
dc.date.available2008-06-09T13:05:39Z-
dc.date.issued2001-
dc.identifier.citationLandscape Ecology, 16(7): 643-658en
dc.identifier.issn09212973-
dc.identifier.issn15729761-
dc.identifier.doi10.1023/A:1013108005347-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/29713-
dc.description.abstractThe processes of urbanisation have left a fragmented mosaic of habitat patches of varying size, shape and character with the result that from location to location the number and quality of contacts between patches varies considerably. Traditional measurements of this habitat fragmentation, and its converse, connectivity, have rarely looked at the landscape as a whole but instead have simplified it to specific landscape subsets, or else have looked at area-to-area relationships through generalising the landscape into homogeneous pixels or grids. In this paper the character of the whole landscape is examined at scales appropriate to the spatial variability of the urban environment. Using a direct measurement of patch-to-patch contact all contacts between all patches are examined and the relationship between all contiguous and connecting habitats is quantified. This is further refined to look at connections between patches of different quality, a measure that highlights the adverse effects of urbanisation as a whole on landscape connections between quality habitats. (SpringerLink)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlandsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.springerlink.com/content/k11h01636pr2w6u0/en
dc.relation.urlhttp://direct.bl.uk/bld/PlaceOrder.do?UIN=107031662&ETOC=RN&from=searchengineen
dc.subjectWest Midlandsen
dc.subjectHabitat qualityen
dc.subjectUrban habitatsen
dc.subjectLand useen
dc.subjectUrban green spaceen
dc.subjectLandscape ecologyen
dc.subjectHabitat fragmentationen
dc.subjectHabitat changeen
dc.subjectConnectivity and contiguityen
dc.subjectConservationen
dc.titleMeasuring urban habitat fragmentation: an example from the Black Country, UKen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalLandscape Ecologyen
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