m = number of patch types (classes) present in the landscape, excluding the landscape border if present.
Description RPR equals the number of different patch types present within the landscape boundary divided by the maximum potential number of patch types specified by the user, based on the particular patch type classification scheme, multiplied by 100 (to convert to percent).
Units Percent
Range 0 < RPR ≦ 100
RPR approaches 0 when the landscape contains a single patch type, yet the number of potential patch types is very large. RPR = 100 when all possible patch types are represented in the landscape.
Comments Relative patch richness is similar to patch richness, but it represents richness as a percentage of the maximum potential richness as specified by the user. Note, this metric is redundant with both patch richness and patch richness density.