Landscape metrics

Over the last decades, the analysis by means of landscape metrics has developed further and further, resulting in a multitude of calculation methods and metrics. The most commonly used metrics describe the richness, diversity, uniformity and distribution of a landscape. Fig. 7 shows an example of common landscape metrics.

Example Landscape metrics

Fig. 7: Example of landscape metrics (Source: according to WIENS ET AL. 1993, modified by WALZ 2012)

In the following, an overview of individual groups of landscape structure measures is presented, which was created by WALZ (2012).