Author(s): Erik van Rooijen; David Vetsch; Robert Boes; Davide Vanzo
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Abstract: The relatively recent spread of two-dimensional numerical hydrodynamic tools for ecohydraulic applications called for the development of automatic habitat detection methods, adopted as prediction tools for river habitat analysis. Previous research has shown promising results in the automatic identification of mesoscale habitat patches by using clustering algorithms together with numerical hydrodynamic model results. These algorithms attempt to implement and simulate some of the expert-based requirements adopted in the field to delineate habitat patches. Spatial contiguity is one of such expert-based requirements that has not been enforced and exploited in automatic mesohabitat identification so far.