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Landscape
mosaic of interacting ecosystems in a given space
Landscape ecology
the study of structure, function and change in a spatially heterogeneous area composed of interacting ecosystems
Patch shape index
S = P / (2(Pi*A)1/2))
small S -> simple shape
large S -> complex shape
Configuration
when distance between patches increases, interaction (flow rate) decreases
Line corridor
roads, dikes, ditches, hedgerows
Strip corridor
rights-of-way
Corridor as conduit or channel
enhance flows
corridor as barrier or filter
inhibit flows
Matrix
the most extensive, most connected, and functionally most dominant landscape element type