Description Usage Arguments Details Value References See Also Examples

Normalized landscape shape index (Aggregation metric)

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lsm_c_nlsi(landscape, directions)
## S3 method for class 'RasterLayer'
lsm_c_nlsi(landscape, directions = 8)
## S3 method for class 'RasterStack'
lsm_c_nlsi(landscape, directions = 8)
## S3 method for class 'RasterBrick'
lsm_c_nlsi(landscape, directions = 8)
## S3 method for class 'stars'
lsm_c_nlsi(landscape, directions = 8)
## S3 method for class 'list'
lsm_c_nlsi(landscape, directions = 8)
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`landscape` |
Raster* Layer, Stack, Brick 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). |

*nLSI = \frac{e_{i}} {\min e_{i}}*

where *e_{i}* is the total edge length in cell surfaces and *\min e_{i}*
is the minimum total edge length in cell surfaces

nLSI is an 'Aggregation metric'. It is the ratio between the actual edge length of class i and the hypothetical minimum edge length of class i. The minimum edge length equals the edge length if class i would be maximally aggregated.

None

nlsi >= 1

Equals nlsi = 1 when only one squared patch is present or all patches are maximally aggregated. Increases, without limit, as the length of the actual edges increases, i.e. the patches become less compact.

tibble

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: http://www.umass.edu/landeco/research/fragstats/fragstats.html

Patton, D. R. 1975. A diversity index for quantifying habitat "edge". Wildl. Soc.Bull. 3:171-173.

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