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apcf: Adapted Pair Correlation Function


An R package for calculating the adapted pair correlation function which transfers the concept of the pair correlation function from point patterns to patterns of objects of finite size and irregular shape (eg. lakes within a country). This is a reimplementation of the method suggested by Nuske et al. (2009) <doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2009.09.050> using the libraries 'GEOS' and 'GDAL' directly instead of through 'PostGIS'.


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  • Nuske et al. (2009) Adapting the pair-correlation function for analysin g the spatial distribution of canopy gaps. Forest Ecology and Management 259(1): 107–116. DOI: 10.1016 /j.foreco.2009.09.050