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Spatial Pattern Analysis in Plant Ecology

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The predictability of the physical arrangement of plants, at whatever scale it is viewed, is referred to as a spatial pattern. Spatial pattern is a crucial aspect of vegetation that has important implications not only for the plants themselves, but also for other organisms that interact with plants, such as herbivores and pollinators; or those animals for which plants provide a habitat. This book describes and evaluates methods for detecting and quantifying a variety of characteristics of spatial pattern. As well as discussing the concepts on which these techniques are based, the book includes examples from real field studies and worked examples, which, together with numerous line figures, help guide the reader through the text.

Synopsis:

Plants do not grow in places at random, either globally or locally. The predictability of their physical arrangement, termed their spatial pattern, has important implications not only for the plants themselves, but also for other organisms which interact with plants. This book describes and evaluates methods for detecting and quantifying a variety of characteristics of spatial pattern. Worked examples and examples from real field studies, together with numerous line figures, help guide the reader through the text.

Synopsis:

A review and evaluation of the analysis methods for studying spatial pattern in vegetation.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-313) and index.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Concepts of spatial pattern; 2. Sampling; 3. Basic methods for one dimension and one species; 4. Spatial pattern of two species; 5. Multispecies pattern; 6. Two-dimensional analysis of spatial pattern; 7. Point patterns; 8. Pattern on an environmental gradient; 9. Conclusions and future directions; Bibliography; Glossary of abbreviations; List of plant species; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521794374
Author:
Dale, Mark R.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Birks, H. J. B.
Editor:
Wiens, J. A.
Author:
Birks, H. J. B.
Author:
Wiens, J. A.
Author:
Mark R. T., Dale
Location:
Cambridge England
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Spatial analysis (statistics)
Subject:
Plant ecology -- Statistical methods.
Subject:
Spatial analysis.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Botany
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Abridged:
Abridged Edition
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Ecology (Paperback)
Publication Date:
August 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
146 b/w illus. 17 tables
Pages:
340
Dimensions:
9.00x6.00x.76 in. 1.10 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Plants do not grow in places at random, either globally or locally. The predictability of their physical arrangement, termed their spatial pattern, has important implications not only for the plants themselves, but also for other organisms which interact with plants. This book describes and evaluates methods for detecting and quantifying a variety of characteristics of spatial pattern. Worked examples and examples from real field studies, together with numerous line figures, help guide the reader through the text.
"Synopsis" by , A review and evaluation of the analysis methods for studying spatial pattern in vegetation.
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