The project has the following objectives:
- to test and adapt methods from mathematics and physics to quantify landscape structure based on gradient (continuous) models;
- to clarify the relationship between the categorical (patch-based) models and gradient models of landscape structure and the metrics used to descried landscape fragmentation and connectivity under each model;
- to combine categorical (patch-based) and gradient models using complex approach – Landscape Integrated Models (LIM);
- to create new fragmentation and connectivity metrics based on the LIM.