Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): Jesus Danilo Chinea; Louis R. Iverson
    Date: 1997
    Source: Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science. 90(1,2): 21-28.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northern Research Station
    PDF: View PDF  (353.21 KB)

    Description

    The forest cover of Champaign County, in east-central Illinois, was mapped from 1993 aerial photography and entered in a geographical information system database. One hundred and six forest patches cover 3,380 ha. These patches have a mean area of 32 ha, a mean perimeter of 4,851 m, a mean perimeter to area ratio of 237, a fractal dimension of 1.59, and a mean nearest neighbor distance of 620 m. However, only 480 ha can be considered interior forest. These results are compared with results of previous landscape level studies of Illinois, and the implications of these results for conservation and management of this landscape are discussed.

    Publication Notes

    • Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
    • Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat.
    • During the capture process some typographical errors may occur.
    • Please contact Sharon Hobrla, shobrla@fs.fed.us if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

    Citation

    Chinea, Jesus Danilo; Iverson, Louis R. 1997. Forest cover of Champaign County, Illinois in 1993. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science. 90(1,2): 21-28.

    Related Search


    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page