Numerical Ecology

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Elsevier, Aug 20, 2012 - Science - 990 pages
The book describes and discusses the numerical methods which are successfully being used for analysing ecological data, using a clear and comprehensive approach. These methods are derived from the fields of mathematical physics, parametric and nonparametric statistics, information theory, numerical taxonomy, archaeology, psychometry, sociometry, econometry and others.

  • An updated, 3rd English edition of the most widely cited book on quantitative analysis of multivariate ecological data
  • Relates ecological questions to methods of statistical analysis, with a clear description of complex numerical methods
  • All methods are illustrated by examples from the ecological literature so that ecologists clearly see how to use the methods and approaches in their own research
  • All calculations are available in R language functions
 

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Contents

Complex ecological data sets
1
Matrix algebra a summary
59
Dimensional analysis in ecology
109
Multidimensional quantitative data
143
Multidimensional semiquantitative data
195
Multidimensional qualitative data
219
Ecological resemblance
265
Cluster analysis
337
Interpretation of ecological structures
521
Canonical analysis
625
Ecological data series
711
Spatial analysis
785
Multiscale analysis spatial eigenfunctions
859
References
907
Subject index
969
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Ordination in reduced space
425

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