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Assessing the Influence of Landscape on Biodiversity Using the QGIS Plugin LecoS

Abstract : This chapter illustrates the implementation of a conventional methodology in landscape ecology. The method is based on an existing landscape representation, i.e. a land cover description of the landscape which consists of the following steps: computation of a set of features and use of the features as explanatory variables in a descriptive model built on the observed biodiversity. The chapter shows the feasibility of the analysis in landscape ecology by combining several free tools interfaced with GIS software: the remote sensing tool, Orfeo Toolbox; the landscape descriptors calculation tool, Landscape ecology statistics (LecoS); and the statistical modeling tool, R, and its development interface, R Studio. The proposed three‐step method is adapted to the free and open‐access software, Quantum GIS (QGIS 2.18 Windows), so that a user, without large expertise in remote sensing and geomatics, can use it without signing up for use of software licenses.
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Sylvie Ladet, David Sheeren, Pierre Alexis Herrault, Mathieu Fauvel. Assessing the Influence of Landscape on Biodiversity Using the QGIS Plugin LecoS. QGIS and Applications in Territorial Planning, 3, Wiley Online Library, 286 p., 2018, 978-1-786-30189-5. ⟨10.1002/9781119457121.ch7⟩. ⟨hal-02789264⟩



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