(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Scaling effects of landscape metrics : a comparison of two methods

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LÜ Y. (1) ; FENG X. (1) ; CHEN L. (1) ; FU B. (1) ;
(1) State Key Lab. for Urban and Regional Ecology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, CAS, Beijing, CHINE


This study compared 2 strategies, including a high-resolution-data-based resampling (RS) approach and a multisource and multiresolution data (MSMRD) approach, to quantify the grain effects of 9 commonly used landscape metrics determined by FRAGSTATS software. Three adjacent, small watersheds in the central Loess Plateau of China were selected as study sites. Using the RS and MSMRD approaches, 5 and 7 landscape metrics, respectively, were detected to have significant and mostly linear grain effects. This paper also highlights gaps in present scaling research on landscape metrics by their numerical responses to grain sizes, with the conceptual and mathematical formulations largely neglected


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

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

Millesime : 2013, vol. 34, no1 [pp. 40-49]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 3 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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