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Partialling out the spatial component of ecological variation
A method is proposed to partition the variation of species abundance data into independent components: pure spatial, pure environmental, spatial component of environmental influence, andExpand
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Numerical Ecology with R
Numerical Ecology with R provides a long-awaited bridge between a textbook in Numerical Ecology and the implementation of this discipline in the R language. After short theoretical overviews, theExpand
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All-scale spatial analysis of ecological data by means of principal coordinates of neighbour matrices
Spatial heterogeneity of ecological structures originates either from the physical forcing of environmental variables or from community processes. In both cases, spatial structuring plays aExpand
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Forward selection of explanatory variables.
This paper proposes a new way of using forward selection of explanatory variables in regression or canonical redundancy analysis. The classical forward selection method presents two problems: aExpand
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Variation partitioning of species data matrices: estimation and comparison of fractions.
Establishing relationships between species distributions and environmental characteristics is a major goal in the search for forces driving species distributions. Canonical ordinations such asExpand
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DISSECTING THE SPATIAL STRUCTURE OF ECOLOGICAL DATA AT MULTIPLE SCALES
Spatial structures may not only result from ecological interactions, they may also play an essential functional role in organizing the interactions. Modeling spatial patterns at multiple spatial andExpand
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ANALYZING BETA DIVERSITY: PARTITIONING THE SPATIAL VARIATION OF COMMUNITY COMPOSITION DATA
Robert H. Whittaker defined beta diversity as the variation in species com- position among sites in a geographic area. Beta diversity is a key concept for understanding the functioning of ecosystems,Expand
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Modelling directional spatial processes in ecological data
Distributions of species, animals or plants, terrestrial or aquatic, are influenced by numerous factors such as physical and biogeographical gradients. Dominant wind and current directions cause theExpand
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Explaining variation in tropical plant community composition: influence of environmental and spatial data quality
The degree to which variation in plant community composition (beta-diversity) is predictable from environmental variation, relative to other spatial processes, is of considerable current interest. WeExpand
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Environmental control and spatial structure in ecological communities: an example using oribatid mites (Acari, Oribatei)
We have recently proposed to use partial canonical ordinations to partition the variation of species abundance data into four additive components: environmental at a local scale, the spatialExpand
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