I have a DEM of my research area and I want to assess how the topography/elevation changes. I am specifically looking to see what areas may be good suitable bat-roosting habitat so I am trying to identify which areas might be rocky hillsides or cliff-faces.
I am wondering what kind of function should I use to best assess this? Slope? Ruggedness?
I am also wondering HOW to go about utilizing the best function to do the job.
I am a beginner GIS student/ecologist, any advice or help would be fantastic! Thanks in advance!