@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/2122,
	  title     = {Quantifying Landscape Connectivity: A GIS-based Approach},
	  author    = {Siqing S. Chen},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {Landscape connectivity combines a description of the
physical structure of the landscape with special species- response to
that structure, which forms the theoretical background of applying
landscape connectivity principles in the practices of landscape
planning and design. In this study, a residential development project in
the southern United States was used to explore the meaning of
landscape connectivity and its application in town planning. The vast
rural landscape in the southern United States is conspicuously
characterized by the hedgerow trees or groves. The patchwork
landscape of fields surrounded by high hedgerows is a traditional and
familiar feature of the American countryside. Hedgerows are in effect
linear strips of trees, groves, or woodlands, which are often critical
habitats for wildlife and important for the visual quality of the
landscape. Based on geographic information system (GIS) and
statistical analysis (FRAGSTAT), this study attempts to quantify the
landscape connectivity characterized by hedgerows in south Alabama
where substantial areas of authentic hedgerow landscape are being
urbanized due to the ever expanding real estate industry and high
demand for new residential development. The results of this study
shed lights on how to balance the needs of new urban development and
biodiversity conservation by maintaining a higher level of landscape
connectivity, thus will inform the design intervention.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering},
	  volume    = {4},
	  number    = {10},
	  year      = {2010},
	  pages     = {291 - 298},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/2122},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/46},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 46, 2010},