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Isolation and inter-connection

Figure 14. Statistical distribution of the forest area of Ukraine among different classes of spatial integrity as expressed by the Index of Forest Spatial Integrity, FF, which combines information on patch size, shape and isolation. Such a distribution can be used as a baseline for monitoring forest condition with respect to fragmentation or for comparison with data from other locations (e.g. Fig 11). In (a) the distribution is shown for all the forest area of the Ukraine, while in (b) only forest falling within the zone of intermediate density (see Fig. 13) is included, allowing more detailed scrutiny of the distribution among intermediate integrity classes.

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