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Introduction to landscape ecology with R

Maximilian H.K. Hesselbarth and I gave the Introduction to landscape ecology with R workshop during IALE-North America 2020 Annual Meeting. You can find the workshop abstract, slides, and recordings below. Abstract R is a free, open-source programming language created as an environment for …

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How to calculate landscape metrics for local landscapes?

In the last few weeks, I was asked a similar question several times - how to calculate landscape metrics for local landscapes? In other words, how to divide the categorical input map into a number of smaller areas, and next calculate selected landscape metrics for each of the areas. Those areas have …

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Evaluation of the new palette() for R

R version 4.0 is just around the corner. One of the changes in the new version is the improved default color palette using the palette() function. Proposed colors The new proposed palette() default is less saturated and more balanced, while at the same time, it follows the same basic pattern of …

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Recent Publications

  • Czernecki, B., Głogowski, A., Nowosad, J. Climate: An R Package to Access Free In-Situ Meteorological and Hydrological Datasets for Environmental Assessment. Sustainability. 12(1):394, DOI: 10.3390/su12010394
    Abstract Online DOI
  • Nowosad, J., Stepinski, T. F. (2019). Stochastic, empirically‐informed model of landscape dynamics and its application to deforestation scenarios. Geophysical Research Letters, DOI: 10.1029/2019GL085952
    Abstract Online Preprint DOI
  • Johansen R., Reif M., Emery E., Nowosad J., Beck R., Xu M., Liu H., waterquality: An Open-Source R Package for the Detection and Quantification of Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms and Water Quality. USACE ERDC/EL TR-19-20; DOI: 10.21079/11681/35053
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  • Hasselbarth M., Sciaini M., With K., Wiegand K., Nowosad J. (2019). landscapemetrics: an open‐source R tool to calculate landscape metrics. Ecography. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.04617
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  • Nowosad, J., Stepinski, T. F. (2019). Information Theory as a consistent framework for quantification and classification of landscape patterns. Landscape Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-019-00830-x
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