Partial least squares regression as an alternative to current regression methods used in ecology

@inproceedings{Carrascal2009PartialLS,
  title={Partial least squares regression as an alternative to current regression methods used in ecology},
  author={Luis M Carrascal and Ismael Galv{\'a}n and Oscar Prieto Gordo},
  year={2009}
}
This paper briefly presents the aims, requirements and results of partial least squares regression analysis (PLSR), and its potential utility in ecological studies. This statistical technique is particularly well suited to analyzing a large array of related predictor variables (i.e. not truly independent), with a sample size not large enough compared to the number of independent variables, and in cases in which an attempt is made to approach complex phenomena or syndromes that must be defined… CONTINUE READING