Heterogeneity Glossary

Heterogeneity

The quality or state of consisting of dissimilar elements, as with mixed habitats or cover types occurring on a landscape; opposite of homogeneity, in which elements are the same (Turner & Gardner, 2015)

Landscape

An area that is spatially heterogeneous in at least one factor of interest (Turner & Gardner, 2015)

Scale

The spatial or temporal dimension of an object or process, characterized by both grain and extent (Turner & Gardner, 2015)