Landscape pattern analysis for assessing ecosystem condition by glen d johnson new york state department of health and university at albany state university of new york usa and ganapati p patil center for statistical ecology and environmental statistics the pennsylvania state university usa sprringer i. Landscape pattern analysis for assessing ecosystem condition series environmental and ecological statistics vol 1 johnson glen d patil ganapati p 2007. Publication landscape pattern analysis for assessing ecosystem condition one of our greatest current challenges is the preservation and remediation of ecosystem integrity this requires monitoring and assessment over large geographic areas repeated. Research is focused on the interaction between landscape patterns and ecological processes especially as they affect the natural flows of water energy nutrients and biota in the environment landscape pattern metrics related to size shape and connectivity are used as indicators of ecological processes and stressors. The assessing model focused on ecosystem services and landscape patterns and this was proven to be effective in quantifying urban ecosystem health with spatial differentiation in this respect land use was used as a quantitative bridge between urbanization and ecosystem health
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