# lsm_c_division: DIVISION (class level) In landscapemetrics: Landscape Metrics for Categorical Map Patterns

 lsm_c_division R Documentation

## DIVISION (class level)

### Description

Landscape division index (Aggregation metric)

### Usage

lsm_c_division(landscape, directions = 8)


### Arguments

 landscape Raster* Layer, Stack, Brick, SpatRaster (terra), stars, or a list of rasterLayers. directions The number of directions in which patches should be connected: 4 (rook's case) or 8 (queen's case).

### Details

DIVISON = (1 - ∑ \limits_{j = 1}^{n} (\frac{a_{ij}} {A}) ^ 2)

where a_{ij} is the area in square meters and A is the total landscape area in square meters.

DIVISION is an 'Aggregation metric. It can be in as the probability that two randomly selected cells are not located in the same patch of class i. The landscape division index is negatively correlated with the effective mesh size (lsm_c_mesh).

Proportion

#### Ranges

0 <= Division < 1

#### Behaviour

Equals DIVISION = 0 if only one patch is present. Approaches DIVISION = 1 if all patches of class i are single cells.

tibble

### References

McGarigal, K., SA Cushman, and E Ene. 2012. FRAGSTATS v4: Spatial Pattern Analysis Program for Categorical and Continuous Maps. Computer software program produced by the authors at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Available at the following web site: https://www.umass.edu/landeco/

Jaeger, J. A. 2000. Landscape division, splitting index, and effective mesh size: new measures of landscape fragmentation. Landscape ecology, 15(2), 115-130.

lsm_p_area, lsm_l_ta,
lsm_l_division

### Examples

lsm_c_division(landscape)



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