The probability of connectivity metric (PC) PC is a graph-based habitat availability metric that quantifies functional connectivity Definition: probability that two points randomly placed within the landscape fall into habitat areas that are reachable from each other (interconnected) given a set of n habitat patches and the links (direct connections) among them. Useful as a relative metric in order to evaluate the importance of landscape elements or changes. The probability of connectivity metric (PC) Applicability: prioritization and ranking of landscape elements (patches and links) by their contribution to overall habitat connectivity. dPCk: percentage of variation (decrease) in PC caused by the removal of each individual element from the landscape - dPCk: importance of element k for the maintenance of overall habitat availability in the landscape. - PC: metric value in the original intact landscape, when each of the original elements, including k, is present. - PCremove,k: the metric value after the removal of k (computed by setting ak=0 and pij=0 when either i=k or j=k). dPCk and ΔPCk are affected only by PCnum and not by the denominator, since AL only depends on the extent of the study area and remains constant after removing any element. Useful as a relative metric in order to evaluate the importance of landscape elements or changes. The probability of connectivity metric (PC) Partitioning dPCk into three different fractions Intrapatch connectivity for patch k, corresponding to ai*aj when i=j=k (ak2), or the available habitat area (or some other relevant patch attribute) provided by the patch k itself, as related to the habitat availability concept. how well is connected patch k to other patches Area-weighted dispersal flux through the connections of patch k to or from all of the other patches in the landscape. It depends both on the attribute (e.g. area) of patch k and on its position within the landscape network. Sum of for each pair of patches for which either i=k or j=k and i≠j. The probability of connectivity metric (PC) Partitioning dPCk into three different fractions how important is patch k for maintaining connectivity between other patches Contribution of patch (or link) k to the connectivity between other habitat patches, as a connecting element or stepping stone between them. A certain patch or link k will contribute to dPCconnector,k only when it is part of the best (maximum product probability) path for dispersal between two other patches i and j. Part of the sum for each pair of patches i and j in which i≠k, j≠k and k is part of the maximum probability path between them (pij*). The probability of connectivity metric (PC) Equivalent Connectivity EC(PC) (ECA = Equivalent Connected Area) √ Useful for quantifying changes in landscape connectivity and comparing them with the changes in the amount of habitat in the landscape. ECA when the patch attribute is area. EC (Equivalent Connectivity) in the more general case of any attribute different from area. In the case of using area-weighted habitat quality as attribute of nodes (quality ranging between 0 and 1), EC corresponds to the sum of area (hectares) of habitat of the maximum quality, 2EC to the sum of area of habitat with a quality of 0.5, and so on. By calculating the area-weighted mean habitat quality for all the patches in the habitat network it is possible to obtain the value of total area with that average quality that corresponds to the EC of the current landscape. Consideraciones para el ejercicio 1) Cambiar configuración regional (punto por coma como separador decimal). 2) Crear campos nuevos en la capa de hábitat. ID: integer AWquality: float 3) Conefor Inputs: - usar como input los dos campos creados - calcular archivo de distancias borde-borde y archivo de nodos 4) Conefor: - calcular PC (usar archivos de conexiones y nodos generados por Conefor Inputs) - fijar la distancia mediana de dispersión de la especie utilizando los valores “Distance = 5000 (m), corresponds to probability = 0.5” - seleccionar el cálculo de deltas, vars y EC - ver y guardar resultados 5) Unir (con join) los resultados de Conefor a la tabla de atributos de la capa de hábitat original, usando el campo ID como campo de enlace entre las tablas.