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AuthorCauston, D. R. author
TitleAn Introduction to Vegetation Analysis [electronic resource] : Principles, practice and interpretation / by D. R. Causton
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1988
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-9737-3
Descript XXI, 342 p. 75 illus. online resource

CONTENT

1 Introduction -- Nature of vegetation and analytical approaches -- Purposes of vegetation analysis -- Phytosociological and more objective methods -- Samples -- Types of data -- 2 Field methods -- Primary survey โ{128}{147} many species -- More detailed field work โ{128}{147} one or a few species -- Plotless sampling -- 3 Fundamental principles of analytical methods -- The geometric model -- Classification and ordination -- Normal and inverse analyses -- Qualitative and quantitative data -- Species of low occurrence in a data set โ{128}{147} retain or discard? -- 4 Case studies โ{128}{147} introduction -- Artificial Data -- Iping Common โ{128}{147} a lowland heath -- Coed Nant Lolwyn โ{128}{147} a deciduous wood -- 5 Association between species and similarity between stands -- Concepts -- Qualitative data -- Quantitative data -- Comparisons of similarity coefficients -- 6 Classification -- Normal Association Analysis -- Types of classification -- Divisive monothetic methods -- Agglomerative polythetic methods -- Divisive polythetic methods -- Comparison of the methods by the examples results -- Inverse classifications -- Nodal Analysis (Lambert & Williams 1962) -- 7 Ordination -- A classification of ordinations -- Direct Gradient Analysis โ{128}{147} one factor -- Direct Gradient Analysis โ{128}{147} many factors -- Indirect Gradient Analysis โ{128}{147} one factor -- Indirect Gradient Analysis โ{128}{147} many factors (ordination sensu stricto) -- Polar ordination -- Non-polar ordination -- Comparisons of ordination methods -- 8 Correlations between vegetation and environment -- Single species -- Several species -- Environmental factors in associations -- 9 Case studies analyses -- Iping Common -- Coed Nant Lolwyn -- Concluding remarks on vegetation analysis results -- References -- Indices


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