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Tuesday, April 10 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
WORKSHOP 5. Status and Trends in Landscapes Fragmentation

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{pre-registration and additional fee required - $50 professional; $0 student}

Organizer:  Peter VOGT, European Commission

Overview: The adequate monitoring and assessment of landscape fragmentation is of high importance for the design and evaluation of ecological programs and landscape management in general. Fragmentation is often reported as a purely descriptive measure, conducted for a given species and accounting for species-specific habitat requirements. However, a given landscape will exhibit a different degree of fragmentation depending on the species under study and its operational scale. The scope of this workshop is to illustrate a methodology providing a generic measure of fragmentation, summarizing a multitude of patch attributes over a series of observation scales. The same approach is used to localize and quantify dominant land cover classes. The multi-scale fragmentation analysis provides spatially explicit maps and summary statistics showing fragmentation in six categories: intact, interior, dominant, transitional, patchy and rare. A dedicated fragmentation change analysis scheme shows gross gain and loss, net change and delivers details on the transition of fragmentation classes over time.   The workshop will provide a feature overview and outline the added value of the multi-scale analysis scheme. Workshop participants will conduct hands-on exercises on provided sample data sets to learn using the software and discuss the various processing options within the free software GuidosToolbox.

Intended Audience: students/professionals, landscape ecologists, landscape planners, digital data analysts

This workshop is BYOD: bring your own device

Tuesday April 10, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Grant Park Parlor

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