Spatial ecological complexity measures in GRASS GIS

Rocchini, Duccio, Petras, Vaclav, Petrasova, Anna, Chemin, Yann, Ricotta, Carlo, Frigeri, Alessandro, Landa, Martin, Marcantonio, Matteo, Bastin, Lucy, Metz, Markus, Delucchi, Luca and Neteler, Markus (2016). Spatial ecological complexity measures in GRASS GIS. Computers and Geosciences, In pre ,

Abstract

Good estimates of ecosystem complexity are essential for a number of ecological tasks: from biodiversity estimation, to forest structure variable retrieval, to feature extraction by edge detection and generation of multifractal surface as neutral models for e.g. feature change assessment. Hence, measuring ecological complexity over space becomes crucial in macroecology and geography. Many geospatial tools have been advocated in spatial ecology to estimate ecosystem complexity and its changes over space and time. Among these tools, free and open source options especially offer opportunities to guarantee the robustness of algorithms and reproducibility. In this paper we will summarize the most straightforward measures of spatial complexity available in the Free and Open Source Software GRASS GIS, relating them to key ecological patterns and processes.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cageo.2016.05.006
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Computer science
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Computer science research group
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Sustainable environment research group
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Systems analytics research institute (SARI)
Additional Information: © 2016, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Supplementary data availalbe on the journal website.
Uncontrolled Keywords: free and open source software,remote sensing,spatial complexity,spatial ecology,Information Systems,Computers in Earth Sciences
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Published Online Date: 2016-05-18
Authors: Rocchini, Duccio
Petras, Vaclav
Petrasova, Anna
Chemin, Yann
Ricotta, Carlo
Frigeri, Alessandro
Landa, Martin
Marcantonio, Matteo
Bastin, Lucy ( 0000-0003-1321-0800)
Metz, Markus
Delucchi, Luca
Neteler, Markus

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