Landscape fragmentation status and trends, 2009-2015: overview

Data Visualization Created 13 Nov 2019 Published 28 Jan 2020 Last modified 28 Jan 2020
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Coverage:
EEA39,   without Cyprus, Iceland, Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Cyprus, R. Macedonia, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Turkey due to poor data coverage of fragmentation geometries for this period

Methodology:
The Effective Mesh Density (seff) is a measure of the degree to which movement between different parts of the landscape is interrupted by a Fragmentation Geometry (FG). FGs are defined as the presence of impervious surfaces and traffic infrastructure, focusing only on major roads. The more FGs fragment the landscape, the higher the effective mesh density hence the higher the fragmentation. The geographic coverage of the dataset is EEA39.

Additional information:
EEA28 coverge is wihtout Romania due to poos TEelAtlas data coverage in 2009. EEA39 coverage excludes Cyprus, Iceland, Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Cyprus, R. Macedonia, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Turkey due to poor data coverage of fragmentation geometries in 2009.

Unit:
seff, km2 and %

Data sources

Copernicus Land Monitoring Service - High Resolution Layers - Imperviousness provided by European Environment Agency (EEA)

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