(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Landscape pattern metrics : an empirical study from 2-D to 3-D

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WU Z. (1 2) ; WEI L. (2 3) ; LV Z. (4) ;
(1) School of Geographical Sciences, Univ., Guangzhou, CHINE
(2) Guangdong Inst. of Eco-Environmental and Soil Sciences, Guangzhou, CHINE
(3) Inst. of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, CHINE
(4) School of Tourism and Land Resources, Technology and Business Univ., Chongqing, CHINE


Fourteen small watersheds in a mountainous area of the Northern Guangdong Province in China were selected as sample landscape units. Two metrics at the patch level, five metrics at the class level, and four metrics at the landscape level were chosen as representative metrics. The results indicated that there were significant differences between the 2-D and 3-D landscape pattern metrics at the patch level, landscape level, and class level. The AA. interpret the differences as errors in the 2-D metrics. The errors depend on the metric and the landscape type, and the errors for different landscape types were inconsistent. Whether these errors affect further interpretation of the role of pattern in landscape ecology remains uncertain


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 33, no4 [pp. 383-402]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 5 tabl., 7 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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