The impact of thematic resolution on the patch-mosaic model of natural landscapes

@article{Castilla2008TheIO,
  title={The impact of thematic resolution on the patch-mosaic model of natural landscapes},
  author={Guillermo Castilla and Kerry Larkin and Julia M. Linke and Geoffrey J. Hay},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={24},
  pages={15-23}
}
We argue that thematic resolution, i.e., the level of categorical detail of a thematic map expressed by the number of classes included in the map legend, is an inherent component of the scale at which a landscape is analyzed. Changing the number of classes can change the configuration of the patch mosaic as much as changing the grain does. We address recent calls in this and other journals to deepen research in this topic. In particular, we report how thematic resolution affects the patchiness… CONTINUE READING

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