Objectives and Applications of a Statistical Environmental Stratification of Europe

  title={Objectives and Applications of a Statistical Environmental Stratification of Europe},
  author={Rob H. G. Jongman and Robert Gerald Henry Bunce and Matthew J. Metzger and Caspar A. M{\"u}cher and David Howard and Vin{\'i}cius L Mateus},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
Stratifications are made to divide environmental gradients into convenient units and then to use these as areas in which objects and variables might have relatively consistent characteristics. Statistical classification is a useful approach for obtaining this insight into complex environmental patterns and help to simplify heterogeneity. Traditional classifications of the environment are mostly subjective and based on expert knowledge. They are largely intended for descriptive purposes. Present… CONTINUE READING
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