Table 3. Measures used to describe model results.


Measure

Abbr.

Units

Description

Largest Patch Index

LPI

%

% of developed area taken up by largest patch
Mean Patch Size
MPS
# Cells
Size of average developed patch
Edge Density
ED
# Cell Sides / Cell
Developed/non-developed boundaries
Mean Nearest Neighbor
MNN
Cells
Ave. distance between developed patches
Developed Outside Radius
DOR
# Cells
# developed cells outside 31 cell radius
Proportion Outside Radius
POR
proportion
Proportion of residents of a given type outside 31 cell radius
Mean Resident Utility
MRU
Utility Units
Ave. utility value at end of model run
Variance Resident Utility
VRU
Utility Units
Variance of utility values at end of run
Gini Coefficient of Resident Utility
GINI
N/A
Disparity of utility across residents