Computing Essential Biodiversity Variables from Global Forest Change Data

Metrics of two Essential Biodiversity Variables: forest extents and forest fragmentation indices (O'connor et al., 2015) are computed by processing Global Forest Change data (Hansen et al., 2013) . The Forest Change Data are extracted using either Geographic Administrative Units, see <>, or user-defined polygons. Most of the procedures can be understood implementing two functions: FCPolygon() and EBVmetric().


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0.3 by Wilson Lara, 2 months ago

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Authors: Wilson Lara <[email protected]> , Victor Gutierrez-Velez <[email protected]>

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Imports graphics, rmarkdown, stats, SDMTools, utils

Depends on raster, rgdal, parallel

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