lsm_c_cai_mn | R Documentation |

Mean of core area index (Core area metric)

```
lsm_c_cai_mn(
landscape,
directions = 8,
consider_boundary = FALSE,
edge_depth = 1
)
```

`landscape` |
A categorical raster object: SpatRaster; Raster* Layer, Stack, Brick; stars or a list of SpatRasters. |

`directions` |
The number of directions in which patches should be connected: 4 (rook's case) or 8 (queen's case). |

`consider_boundary` |
Logical if cells that only neighbour the landscape boundary should be considered as core |

`edge_depth` |
Distance (in cells) a cell has the be away from the patch edge to be considered as core cell |

`CAI_{MN} = mean(CAI[patch_{ij}]`

where `CAI[patch_{ij}]`

is the core area index of each patch.

CAI_MN is a 'Core area metric'. The metric summarises each class as the mean of the core area index of all patches belonging to class i. The core area index is the percentage of core area in relation to patch area. A cell is defined as core area if the cell has no neighbour with a different value than itself (rook's case).

Percent

0 <= CAI_MN <= 100

CAI_MN = 0 when all patches have no core area and approaches CAI_MN = 100 with increasing percentage of core area within patches.

tibble

McGarigal K., SA Cushman, and E Ene. 2023. FRAGSTATS v4: Spatial Pattern Analysis Program for Categorical Maps. Computer software program produced by the authors; available at the following web site: https://www.fragstats.org

`lsm_p_cai`

,
`mean`

,

`lsm_c_cai_sd`

,
`lsm_c_cai_cv`

,

`lsm_l_cai_mn`

,
`lsm_l_cai_sd`

,
`lsm_l_cai_cv`

```
landscape <- terra::rast(landscapemetrics::landscape)
lsm_c_cai_mn(landscape)
```

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