Conceptual and mathematical relationships among methods for spatial analysis

  title={Conceptual and mathematical relationships among methods for spatial analysis},
  author={Mark R. Dale and Philip Dixon and Marie-Jos{\'e}e Fortin and Pierre Legendre and D. E. Myers and Michael S. Rosenberg},
A large number of methods for the analysis of the spatial structure of natural phenomena (for example, the clumping or overdispersion of tree stems, the positions of veins of ore in a rock formation, the arrangement of habitat patches in a landscape, and so on) have been developed in a wide range of scientific fields. This paper reviews many of the methods and describes the relationships among them, both mathematically, using the cross-product as a unifying principle, and conceptually, based on… CONTINUE READING


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