David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Acta Biotheoretica 49 (3) (2001)
Perforation or gap formation in a vegetation is a major process in landscape transformation. The occurrence of gaps profoundly alters the microclimatical conditions in a vegetation. A method is proposed to quantify perforation by using the three main 2-D characteristics of the gaps: area, number and boundary length. New measures are developed by normalizing the observed values to the reference status of minimum and maximum perforation. As minimum perforation status, the presence of one single gap with area equal to the map resolution is assumed. The new measures are combined using a 3-D Euclidean distance to visualize the process and to detect changes. The method is exemplified using a field case of gaps in a tropical terra firme rainforest at Tiputini, Ecuador.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Robert van Gulick (2003). Maps, Gaps, and Traps. In Quentin Smith & Aleksandar Jokic (eds.), Consciousness: New Philosophical Perspectives. Oxford University Press.
A. H. C. van der Heijden, P. T. W. Hudson & A. G. Kurvink (1997). On Widening the Explanatory Gap. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 20 (1):157-158.
Patrick Greenough (2008). Indeterminate Truth. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 32 (1):213-241.
Susan L. Hurley (2007). Neural Dominance, Neural Deference, and Sensorimotor Dynamics. In M. Velmans (ed.), Encyclopedia of Consciousness. Blackwell. 640--656.
Yakov Ben-Haim (2007). Peirce, Haack, and Info-Gaps. In Cornelis De Waal (ed.), Susan Haack: A Lady of Distinctions: The Philosopher Responds to Critics. Prometheus Books.
M. Scheele (2002). Never Mind the Gap: The Explanatory Gap as an Artifact of Naive Philosophical Argument. Philosophical Psychology 15 (3):333-342.
J. Bogaert, P. Van Hecke & I. Impens (1999). A Reference Value for the Interior-to-Edge Ratio of Isolated Habitats. Acta Biotheoretica 47 (1).
Robert Van Gulick (1999). Taking a Step Back From the Gap. The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 2:123-133.
Sam S. Rakover (2002). Reconstruction of Past Events From Memory: An Alternative to the Hypothetico-Deductive (H-D) Method. Behavior and Philosophy 30:101 - 122.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads4 ( #252,697 of 1,099,048 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #287,293 of 1,099,048 )
How can I increase my downloads?