Landscape ecology is the science of studying and improving the relationship between spatial pattern and ecological processes on a multitude of landscape scales and organizational levels (see wikipedia:Landscape_ecology).
GRASS supports a series of analysis to analyse fragmentation, patch relationships and more.
Two sets of commands are available:
- - Quantitative analysis of landscape structures
- - Landscape structure analysis package (parallelized code)
- Vernesi, C., Rocchini, D., Pecchioli, E., Neteler, M., Vendramin, G.G., Paffetti, D. (2012). A landscape genetics approach reveals ecological-based differentiation in populations of holm oak (Quercus ilex L.) at the northern limit of its range. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 107(2): 458-467 (DOI | PDF)