Exploring Landscape Connectivity Through Alternative Spatial Development Patterns

Elyse Barchard | Graduate Student Researcher (MEDes)

Mary-Ellen Tyler | Faculty Supervisor

Two alternative spatial development patterns were conceived for the project site, one based on a set of ecological objectives and one based on current residential development trends. A set of class-level FRAGSTATS pattern metrics were used to measure differences between the spatial characteristics of habitat patches in each of the two development patterns.

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