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PUTTING THINGS IN EVEN BETTER ORDER: THE ADVANTAGES OF CANONICAL CORRESPONDENCE ANALYSIS'
Canonical Correspondence Analysis (CCA) is quickly becoming the most widely used gradient analysis technique in ecology. The CCA algorithm is based upon Correspondence Analysis (CA), an indirectExpand
The Estimation of Species Richness by Extrapolation
Numerous methods have been proposed for estimating the number of species, or species richness (SR) in a community. Most methods assume taxa are sampled as "individuals" (e.g., Fisher et al. 1943,Expand
EDAPHIC FACTORS AND THE LANDSCAPE-SCALE DISTRIBUTIONS OF TROPICAL RAIN FOREST TREES
Tropical rain forests have the highest tree diversity on earth. Nonrandom spatial distributions of these species in relation to edaphic factors could be one mechanism responsible for maintaining thisExpand
Quantitative tools for perfecting species lists
TLDR
This work proposes several strategies for utilizing external data (such as might be obtained using GIS) to aid in the completion of species lists, and demonstrates the potential of these approaches using simulation and case studies from Oklahoma. Expand
Fractal geometry: a tool for describing spatial patterns of plant communities
Vegetation is a fractal because it exhibits variation over a continuum of scales. The spatial structure of sandrim, bryophyte, pocosin, suburban lawn, forest tree, and forest understory communitiesExpand
Sustainable Biofuels Redux
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Science-based policy is essential for guiding an environmentally sustainable approach to cellulosic biofuels and it is important to have a strategy that acknowledges the role of science in promoting sustainability. Expand
Scale Dependence and the Species-Area Relationship
The complex relationship between species richness and area can be simplified by decomposing spatial scale into its components: grain, extent, and number of samples. We designed a 256 x 256-m studyExpand
The Coexistence of Species in Fractal Landscapes
  • M. Palmer
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
  • 1 February 1992
TLDR
Observed habitat breadths are increased (and beta diversity is decreased) as a function of D and it is suggested that these patterns can be explained by habitat area, the mass effect, ecological equivalency, and global biological constraints. Expand
How much and at what scale? Multiscale analyses as decision support for conservation of saproxylic oak beetles
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The main general conclusions were: (i) a multi-scale approach is especially valuable to identify the characteristic scale of response; and that assuming a joint, single scale for all species may result in very poor decision support. Expand
Estimating Species Richness: The Second‐Order Jackknife Reconsidered
In Palmer (1990) I compared how well eight estimators of species richness predicted true species richness in hardwood forest plots in the North Carolina piedmont. One surprising result was that theExpand
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