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Cambridge Studies in Ecology #1: Multivariate Analysis in Community Ecology

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Ecologists are making increasing use of computer methods in analyzing ecological data on plant and animal communities. Ecological problems naturally involve numerous variables and numerous individuals or samples. Multivariate techniques permit the summary of large, complex sets of data and provide the means to tackle many problems that cannot be investigated experimentally because of practical restraints. Ecologists are thus enabled to group similar species and similar sample sites together, and to generate hypotheses about environmental and historical factors that affect the communities. This timely book presents a full critical description of three methodologies - direct gradient analysis, ordination, and classification - from both theoretical and practical viewpoints. Both traditional and new methods are presented. Using a wide range of illustrative examples, Hugh Gauch provides an up-to-date synthesis of this field, which will be of interest to advanced students and ecologists. These mathematical tools are also used in a wide variety of other areas, from natural resource management and agronomy to the social and political sciences.

Synopsis:

Ecological problems involve numerous variables, individuals and samples. Multivariate techniques allow the summary of large, complex sets of data and provide the means to tackle many problems that cannot be investigated experimentally. This book describes three methodologies from a theoretical and practical viewpoint: direct gradient, ordination, and classification.

Synopsis:

A full description of computer-based methods of analysis used to define and solve ecological problems. Multivariate techniques permit summary of complex sets of data and allow investigation of many problems which cannot be tackled experimentally because of practical restraints.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Sampling methods; 3. Direct gradient analysis; 4. Ordination; 5. Classification; 6. Applications; 7. Conclusion; Appendix; References; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521282406
Preface:
Gauch, Hugh G., Jr.
Author:
Gauch, Hugh G., Jr.
Preface by:
Gauch, Hugh G., Jr.
Preface:
Gauch, Hugh G., Jr.
Preface:
Gauch, Hugh G., Jr. JR. JR.
Preface:
Gauch, Hugh G., Jr. JR.
Author:
Wiens, J. A.
Author:
Gauch, Hugh G., Jr. JR.
Author:
Birks, H. J. B.
Author:
Gauch, Hugh G., Jr.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge Cambridgeshire ;
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Multivariate analysis
Subject:
Statistics - Multivariate analysis
Subject:
Biotic communities
Subject:
Biotic communities -- Mathematics.
Subject:
Ecology -- Mathematics.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Probability & Statistics - Multivariate Analysis
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Ecology (Paperback)
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19821231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9.22x6.00x.83 in. 1.06 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Ecological problems involve numerous variables, individuals and samples. Multivariate techniques allow the summary of large, complex sets of data and provide the means to tackle many problems that cannot be investigated experimentally. This book describes three methodologies from a theoretical and practical viewpoint: direct gradient, ordination, and classification.
"Synopsis" by , A full description of computer-based methods of analysis used to define and solve ecological problems. Multivariate techniques permit summary of complex sets of data and allow investigation of many problems which cannot be tackled experimentally because of practical restraints.
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