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Grainscape

Grainscape is a package in R developed for landscape connectivity analyses. Given a landscape resistance surface, functions in this package create grains of connectivity and minimum planar graph models that can be used to calculate effective distances for landscape connectivity at multiple scales. Distributed with SELES (Spatially Explicit Landscape Event Simulator) software.

About Grainscape
Website grainscape.r-forge.r-project.org
Author(s) Paul Galpern (University of Calgary), Andrew Fall and Micheline Manseau
Published 2012
Compatible with R
User Forum None
User Guide User Guide (updated January 2013)
Compatible OS Windows
Most Useful for
  • Creating a simple map of how patches can be connected
  • Modeling connectivity for highly mobile organisms that are not obligate patch occupants
Data Requirements
  • Proficiency in R
  • Landscape raster with associated resistance values

Figures and Examples

Figure 1 from Grainscape user manual © P. Galpern

Figure 1 from Grainscape user manual © P. Galpern

Figure 2 from Grainscape user manual © P. Galpern

Figure 2 from Grainscape user manual © P. Galpern