Partialling out the spatial component of ecological variation

  title={Partialling out the spatial component of ecological variation},
  author={D. Borcard and P. Legendre and P. Drapeau},
  • D. Borcard, P. Legendre, P. Drapeau
  • Published 1992
  • Environmental Science
  • Ecology
  • A method is proposed to partition the variation of species abundance data into independent components: pure spatial, pure environmental, spatial component of environmental influence, and undetermined. The new method uses pre-existing techniques and computer programs of canonical ordination. The intrinsic spatial component of com- munity structure is partialled out of the species-environment relationship in order to see if the environmental control model still holds. The method is illustrated… CONTINUE READING
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