Environmental control and spatial structure in ecological communities: an example using oribatid mites (Acari, Oribatei)

@article{Borcard2004EnvironmentalCA,
  title={Environmental control and spatial structure in ecological communities: an example using oribatid mites (Acari, Oribatei)},
  author={Daniel Borcard and Pierre Legendre},
  journal={Environmental and Ecological Statistics},
  year={2004},
  volume={1},
  pages={37-61}
}
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 spatial component of the environmental influence, pure spatial, and an undetermined fraction. By means of an example, we show how to use the information contained in these fractions to provide better insight into the data. In particular, the interpretation is assisted by separately mapping the various canonical… CONTINUE READING