The Interpretation of Ecological Data: A Primer on Classification and Ordination

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 6, 1984 - Science - 288 pages
A detailed introduction to the methods used by ecologists--classification and ordination--to clarify and interpret large, unwieldy masses of multivariate field data. Permits ecologists to understand, not just mechanically use, pre-packaged programs for multivariate analysis. Demonstrates these techniques using artificial data simple enough for every analytical step to be understood.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
8
CLASSIFICATION BY CLUSTERING
13
TRANSFORMING DATA MATRICES
83
ORDINATION
133
DIVISIVE CLASSIFICATION
203
DISCRIMINANT ORDINATION
223
ANSWERS TO EXERCISES
239
BIBLIOGRAPHY
257
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Evelyn Chrystalla "E.C." Pielou was a Canadian statistical ecologist. She began her career as a researcher for the Canadian Department of Forestry and the Canadian Department of Agriculture.

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