Heterogeneity and scale

ShopStrip_HeterogeneityHeterogeneity and scale are two important aspects of environmental patterns. Both can be represented in EVOs, e.g. by using procedural textures. This way, smooth continual spatial gradients can be visualized that my change gradually over time. Environmental components that respond sensitively to factor strengths represented by these patterns can be visualized. For example, EVO routines have been developed to manipulate the heterogeneity and scale of nutrient availability in soil which affect the visualized crop yield accordingly.