m = number of patch types (classes) present in the landscape, excluding the landscape border if present.
A = total landscape area (m2).
Description PR equals the number of different patch types present within the landscape boundary divided by total landscape area (m2), multiplied by 10,000 and 100 (to convert to 100 hectares). Note, total landscape area (A) includes any internal background present.
Units Number per 100 hectares
Range PRD > 0, without limit
Comments Patch richness density standardizes richness to a per area basis that facilitates comparison among landscapes. Note, this metric is redundant with both patch richness and relative patch richness.