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Table 3 Transition matrices estimating change between fragmentation classes in km2 from 2000 to 2005 (top) and from 2005 to 2010 (middle) and from 2010 to 2015 (bottom)

From: Using fragmentation to assess degradation of forest edges in Democratic Republic of Congo

Transition to (2005)
Transition from (2000) Core Inner edge Outer edge Patch Nonforest Total
Core 814,298 11,339 1425 11 751 827,824
Inner edge 0 79,574 1348 54 807 81,783
Outer edge    94,698 979 1670 97,347
Patch     34,539 604 35,143
Nonforest      1,305,354  
Transition to (2010)
Transition from (2005) Core Inner edge Outer edge Patch Nonforest Total
Core 798,605 12,405 2196 40 1073 814,319
Inner edge   85,764 3100 216 1865 90,945
Outer edge    92,656 1874 2952 97,482
Patch     85,764 1085 86,849
Nonforest      1,309,186  
Transition to (2015)
Transition from (2010) Core Inner edge Outer edge Patch Nonforest Total
Core 775,753 17,833 3087 61 1870 798,604
Inner edge   90,176 4765 460 2765 98,166
Outer edge    90,822 3065 4063 97,950
Patch     35,418 1209 36,627
Nonforest      1,316,162